Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Lakers Roster. Who owns who and why?

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Lakers_Slapper, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Lakers_Slapper

    Lakers_Slapper Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    L.A. Lakers
    Potential starting 5

    PG- Rajon Rondo
    SF/SG- Danny Green
    SF/PF- LeBron James
    SF/PF- Kyle Kuzma
    PF/C- Anthony Davis
    Notable Bench
    PF/C- Dwight Howard
    C- JaVale McGee
    PG- Quin Cook
    PG/SG- Avery Bradley
    SF- KCP
    SG- Alex Caruso

    Utah Jazz
    Potential starting 5
    PG- Mike Conley
    SG- Donovan Mitchell
    SF- Bojan Bogdanovic
    PF- Ed Davis
    C- Rudy Gobert
    Notable Bench
    SF- Joe Ingles
    PG- Dante Exum
    PG- Emmanual Mudiay
    SF- Jeff Green
    SF/PF- Royce O'neal
    PF- Georges Niang
    PG- Nigel Williams-Goss

    The more I look at our Roster lined out, the more excited I get. I think it makes sense to put Ingles in the role of our 6th man. He's so valuable to our offense and defense, I think his value could be used best as a 6th man, still receiving ample minutes as well as jump starting our subs. The same way that POP used Manu for so many years.
    As far as back up PG's go, we definitely have em! Mudiay is going to kill it under Coach Q's system and I give props to Mudiay's agent BJ Armstrong for recognizing this right from the beginning of free agency.
    Exum is a great player when healthy, but I think his time is limited to the first 3 months of the season. If he doesn't jump out and demand recognition than he's on the block by January no matter what.

    Lakers are relying a lot on their starting 5 and star power. I have no doubt that their team will look very different after the trade deadline. They have the roster to come out and run, but only for the short term. This is a team that will be worn down by the time the playoffs start.
    I think the Jazz have the edge based on the fact that we're 2 players deep in almost every position.

    I would really like to hear the opinions of the community, let's discuss!!

  2. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2017
    Ed Davis won't be starting. Neither he nor Rudy can hit a shot outside of 5 ft. Would be even worse than Derrick and Rudy.

    It will be Green or Jazz will go small with Bogdanovich and Jingles.
  3. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

    May 23, 2018
    Yeah, Davis definitely won't be in the starting lineup and I doubt he and Rudy will ever be on the floor together. Our fifth starter is either going to be Ingles, Royce or Green.
  4. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    If we start Ed Davis and Gobert together, you’ll see us score maybe once a month. Those two together would destroy all spacing out there.
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  5. gregbroncs

    gregbroncs Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    I disagree about Ingles on the bench. He can't be your main ball handler/ play maker on the floor. And this team doesn't have anybody that can roll to the basket on the bench and that was his main attack with the ball. He plays better with other players on the floor to take pressure away from him and this Jazz bench doesn't have that. I think Bogy starts at PF and they play small to start and Green and Davis come in later at PF C and get a little bigger. If necessary Bogy can be the scorer off of the bench with those guys. Even if he is starting
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  6. Lakers_Slapper

    Lakers_Slapper Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Cool, thanks, Davis should be on the bench. I did mention that it was a "Potential" Starting 5. The main question is do the Jazz have a better team or the Lakers? With 4 replies in it would be great to see a reply of someone that can answer the question that's in the topic line.
    Regardless of Starting 5, roster to roster, who is better, Jazz or Lakers?? JFC
  7. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Jazz, duh.
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  8. MVP

    MVP Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    One team is legit championship contender, the other will barely ( if ) make playoffs and is primed for 1st round exit at best. I let you figure out which one is the Jazz.
  9. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

    Jun 13, 2014
    I think 2 of DM, Conley, Bojan, Joe should be on the floor at all times when healthy. Bench vs Start doesn’t bother me one way or the other... I think Green starts unless Royce sets the world on fire. Joe comes off the bench but I believe the closers will be Bojan Joe DM Conley Rudy.

    Also Luck the Fakers!
  10. hawkeye

    hawkeye Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    PG: Conley>Rondo
    SG: Mitchell>Green
    SF: Ingles/Bogey<Lebron
    PF: Ingles/Bogey>Kuzma
    C: Gobert=Davis

    Though, if that's the Lakers starting lineup they wouldn't be able to get a point from their bench. I think a starting 5 of Rondo, Bradley, Lebron, Davis & McGee would be WAY better for them. Kuzma is only good for offense and he isn't getting touches if he's on the floor with LBJ, Davis, Green/Bradley.
  11. hawkeye

    hawkeye Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Also, we're still better, but if the lakers did start Rondo, Green, Lebron, Davis & McGee that would be a tough & LONG defensive lineup.
  12. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

    Dec 13, 2011
    Lakers are deeper than I thought they’d be tbh. Damn LeBron and LA

    I once again wish for the Jazz path to be through the Clips, Lakers and Rockets in no order. Then destroy the Sixers.

    I want ALL the glory.
  13. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    Rondo is such a negative on the court. He is such a bad player

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  14. Dali

    Dali Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2017
    I personally cannot wait for LeBron to get Jingled.



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  15. Shad

    Shad Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    I love Gobert, but at least be real. Davis is definitely better than him when healthy
  16. Jazzmix

    Jazzmix Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    That's good point. I also think that guarding both Lebron and Davis will be the challange for us giving our weakness at 4. Some are really underestimeting Lakers but if they get healthy to playoffs they may be tough. I still like our chances because our team is more balanced and deeper but I don't think that it will be so easy as some paint it.
  17. TheTrippleThreat

    TheTrippleThreat Member

    Sep 16, 2019
    I dont see any spacing for the Lakers sso they will be forced to challenge Rudy at the rim. We on the other hand are going to crush them from outside with Bojan and Jingles receiving kickouts from Don and Conley pnr's with Rudy. Take that away and it lobs all day. I think we can take the Lakers in 5.
  18. framer

    framer Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    You would think that would show up in the win column. Has the Jazz roster been significantly better than the Pelicans outside of their stars? I think Davis coasts a lot. Is he a much better player than he was 3 years ago? I know without a doubt that Rudy will be better this year than last. Until proven otherwise, I consider Davis to be the Tracey McGrady of centers. Godly in spurts, but when the chips are down? Ehhhhh.
  19. tonstermits

    tonstermits Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    Quin + anyone > Vogel + Kidd
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  20. MVP

    MVP Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    The only addition I hate for Lakers is D. Green. That guy is ultimate champion, role player and very versatile defender. Not even talking his 3pt shooting. I wish he would have gone somewhere else. He will give Mitchell problems.

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