The Utah Jazz could have some interesting lineups this season.
The Utah Jazz are going to be a team in flux for the first few weeks of the season. You’ll likely see a lot of different combinations from the squad as it tries to find the right mix and match of guys. After adding three rookies, John Collins, and Omer Yurtseven, the standard lineups from last season will likely be overhauled.
At the very least you’re going to see a lot of Collins and rookie guard Keyonte George involved in the lineup. That doesn’t even factor in the possibility that Jordan Clarkson and Kelly Olynyk get shipped out at some point.
So considering the moving pieces and parts, the Jazz finds themselves in a situation where they could have some unique lineups, but of all the combinations and such, what lineup seems to be the most likely to cause some problems for the other team?
Well, some outlets like Salt City Hoops did their Top 5 interesting lineups, and we’ll do ours eventually, but we want to talk about our most interesting lineup. More specifically, the best hypothetical lineup we can think of.
Salt City Hoops did the starters, the best offensive lineup, the best defensive lineup, the international lineup, and the big-man lineup, but we’re not doing that.
No, we’re looking at the best lineup. Down three with four minutes to play; what five guys do you want on the court? That’s the lineup.
At point guard, we’re taking Kris Dunn at point guard. He’s arguably the best passer of all the guards, and he can play defense. At the shooting guard, we’re going Collin Sexton. He’s not a three-ball shooter like Ochai Agbaji, but he’s more efficient of a scorer than Jordan Clarkson.
Lauri Markkanen is our three, as he can attack the basket or hurt you from deep. Right now, we’re going with John Collins as he is, on paper anyway, the perfect stretch four for a team like Utah. Lastly, Walker Kessler. He and Dunn should be able to provide enough defense for the rest of the team on the court.
This fivesome provides a perfect blend of offense and defense and maybe the best collection of five players the Jazz end up having.