Analyzing the 2017-18 Utah Jazz schedule; Gordon Hayward returns in March

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The 2017-18 NBA schedule has finally dropped and Utah Jazz fans have a date to circle on their calendar for the return of former Jazzman Gordon Hayward.

Utah Jazz LA Clippers Game 6 2017 NBA Playoffs Vivint Arena

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 28: General view of Vivint Smart Home Arena prior to Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the LA Clippers and the Utah Jazz during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

After months of anticipation, embattled Utah Jazz fans finally know when Gordon Hayward will make his return to Salt Lake City — March 28, 2018. The new-look Vivint Smart Home Arena will be rocking, so mark your calendars now. And be sure to have your best (tasteful) heckles at the ready by Spring.

The big reveal came on Monday when the NBA released its regular season schedule for the 2017-18 campaign.

With it came the full 82-game slate for the Jazz, as well as the league’s 29 other teams. And while Hayward and the Boston Celtics won’t be in town until very late in the season, there are number of big games early in the schedule.

Here’s an in-depth look at what Jazz fans can expect in the season ahead…

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