Rebuilding year for the Jazz
Posted by Nancy on February 13, 2012
There are a lot of people who are quite surprised that the Utah Jazz are off to such a good start this season. With all the changes and turmoil of last year there were many who didn’t give the team much of a chance. Losing long time coach Jerry Sloan, the trade of all-star Deron Williams and the mixing in of numerous new, young players wearing Jazz basketball uniforms has resulted in what appears to be a rebuilding year.
It may indeed be a year for rebuilding but in the process the guys are doing pretty well. After a dismal start to the season which left a lot of critics suggesting that the Jazz would end up losing nearly twice as many games as they would win the team has come together and racked up a 10-6 record so far in the 2011-2012 season. They have won 7 of the last 10 games they have played. The acquisitions of Derrick Favors and Devon Harris has been a bright spot for the team and their second year addition, Al Jefferson continues great play as well. Paul Millsap has come up big and is getting what many consider to be all-star numbers. With 50 games remaining for the regular season a lot can happen but given the level of energy shown by the Jazz we have good reason to think that they are going to finish much better than pundits had originally thought.