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Previewing the Utah Jazz heading into the 2020-21 NBA season

We go over the Jazz depth chart, odds to win a championship and provide fantasy basketball analysis for the 2020-21 NBA season.

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets during Round One, Game Seven of the NBA Playoffs on September 1, 2020 at the AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is a few weeks away and training camp is underway. The Utah Jazz had a disappointing exit from the 2020 postseason, dropping Game 7 to the Denver Nuggets in the first round. It was nothing to hang their heads on, however, Donovan Mitchell had a coming out party of sorts. The All-Star guard has a chance to take another step in 2020-21 with just about the same roster as last season. Here we’re going to take a look at the Jazz offseason, plus look ahead to the 2020-21 season.

2020 offseason

Key additions

Derrick Favors, C (free agency)

Key losses

Tony Bradley, C (trade)
Emmanuel Mudiay, G (free agency)

2020-21 odds

Title odds: +4000
Win percentage: O/U 59.5
Donovan Mitchell MVP odds: +5000
Rudy Gobert DPOTY odds: +250

2020-21 roster

Depth Chart

PG: Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson
SG: Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale
PF: Royce O’Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic, Georges Niang
C: Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, Udoka Azubuike

Roster battles

Starting F: Bojan Bogdanovic vs. Royce O’Neale vs. Joe Ingles
6th Man: Royce O’Neale vs. Jordan Clarkson

Fantasy basketball

Best Sleeper

Jordan Clarkson — Clarkson was a spark plug off the bench for the Jazz after being acquired from the Cavaliers. He’s exactly the type of volume shooter they needed as the 6th man. There’s a chance we could see him in more crunch time lineups with Mike Conley dealing with injuries this past season. Clarkson could play SG with Mitchell at PG and isn’t a bad late-round snag if you need scoring and 3-point shooting.

Likely Bust

Mike Conley — I’m not very high on Conley, who was OK in his first season in Utah. The hamstring injury is a major concern. If it flares up again, I wonder if the Jazz just take it easy with Conley all season, resting him for 10-15 games. If that’s the case, I don’t see Conley returning much fantasy value.