How the Utah Jazz stack up against all 29 other NBA teams

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 23: the Utah Jazz huddle prior to Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 23, 2018 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 23: the Utah Jazz huddle prior to Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 23, 2018 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – DECEMBER 30: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz goes to the basket in front of Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half of the 104-101 win by the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 30, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – DECEMBER 30: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz goes to the basket in front of Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half of the 104-101 win by the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 30, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • ’17-18 Record: 50-32
  • ’17-18 Season Series: 1-1
  • ’18-19 Advantage: Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a much better spot this time around compared to the last time LeBron James bolted in free agency, and that should leave Cavalier fans upbeat.

They still have Kevin Love, who is one of the more underappreciated stars in the league, in my opinion. He’s a double-double machine, and will try to lead the Cavaliers to the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference.

Obviously losing LeBron is devastating, but the team will compete. I don’t think they are a playoff team, but they will certainly not bottom out and tank the season.

I think the Jazz match-up really well against Cleveland. They overpower them in terms of shooting, athleticism and defense. I like Utah’s chances of potentially sweeping the season series.