The Utah Jazz were named one of the teams to have a “sneakily good” offseason.
It’s fair to say the Utah Jazz didn’t have a headline-making offseason, but it’s also fair to say that the Jazz had a wonderful offseason. They got younger with three new rookies, acquired a high-ceiling player in John Collins for Rudy Gay and a second-rounder, while also signing some low-key players like Omer Yurtseven who could develop into something wonderful for the team.
Considering the team is seen as still rebuilding by some and also a playoff contender by others, moves made by the squad this offseason are maybe even more important than ever, as these moves not only help the team compete for a playoff spot this year but could also set them up for years to come.
So, while the conversations around the Jazz seem split, it appears more and more people are taking the stance that the Jazz’s offseason is one of the better from around the league. The draft picks are unknown, so the perception of the 2023 offseason can go up and down as time goes on, but for now, many seem to think the ’23 offseason was a hit for the Jazz.
So that’s why it’s good to see less conventional critics of the NBA, like Hoops Reference, talking about the Jazz’s deceptively good offseason.
The video cites the usual suspects for reasons to be hyped about this offseason. Guys like Taylor Hendricks and Keyonte George are heavily praised, and of course, the arrival of John Collins has everyone thinking big things for next season, but that’s not all.
The Jazz did a great job bringing back key guys who could be huge for them. Kris Dunn, Luka Samanic, Johnny Juzang, and others give this team depth in a very quiet and deceptive way. This is not a squad to sleep on and we are very happy to see others wake up to see how good the Jazz’s offseason was.