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.
Derrick Favors, C (free agency)
Tony Bradley, C (trade)
Emmanuel Mudiay, G (free agency)
Title odds: +4000
Win percentage: O/U 59.5
Donovan Mitchell MVP odds: +5000
Rudy Gobert DPOTY odds: +250
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
Starting F: Bojan Bogdanovic vs. Royce O’Neale vs. Joe Ingles
6th Man: Royce O’Neale vs. Jordan Clarkson
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.
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.