Utah Jazz: Most intriguing individual matchups series – Northwest Division

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – FEBRUARY 2: Rudy Gobert #27, and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz hug during the game against the Houston Rockets on February 2, 2019 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images) /

This is part one of a multi-part series observing the best individual matchups the Utah Jazz will face on every team in the NBA beginning with the Northwest Division.

The 2019-20 NBA season is ever-so-close upon us. Utah Jazz Media Day is set for September 30th with training camp to start thereafter as well. Shortly after that, preseason will get underway on October 5th as the Utah Jazz will play host to the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s NBL.

In other words, it won’t be long before we can stop daydreaming about the highly-anticipated upcoming campaign. Instead, we’ll be able to live, breathe, eat and sleep it.

But for now, we’re still in dream mode. Which means we’ll continue to speculate and anticipate with eagerness for the new season to get underway.

As such, I thought I’d kick off a fun series where we’ll look at every opponent in the NBA by division, beginning with today’s specimen, the Utah Jazz’s own Northwest Division. But rather than break down each opponent as whole, we’ll be looking at something much more specified – which individual matchup from each opposing team will be the most exciting to look forward to when the two teams meet.

The Jazz have a slew of exciting new faces such as Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley as well as their established guys like Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles who will all be thrilling to see matched up against the league’s best. Therefore, let’s go ahead and break down which individual matchup will be the most exciting each and every time the Jazz face off against particular players and teams, beginning with Utah’s division rivals.