The Utah Jazz may not worry about having a conventional point guard

Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton of the Utah Jazz.
Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton of the Utah Jazz. /

The Utah Jazz may not worry about having a conventional point guard after all.

The Utah Jazz have had a lot of questions over the offseason about who would start at point guard. Ever since trading Mike Conley, the team has been looking through it catalogue of options to find the player who has the ability to come in and guide the team. To be the leader of the offense and help involve their teammates in the action.

The team has options, none that fortify the position but everyone has seemingly been tossed about. Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton, Talen Horton-Tucker, rookie Keyonte George, Kris Dunn, and even Johnny Juzang have been mentioned a time or two. But none of them is the complete package. Most, save for Dunn and maybe George actually pass, and so far, only Dunn plays good defense.

So the question of who plays the point guard spot is, suffice it to say, the leading topic heading into training camp. At least the leading topic outside of the trade rumors circling the team at the moment.

But it turns out the Jazz may not be looking for the next John Stockton after all, with Utah Jazz play-by-play guy Craig Bolerjack (via Sports Illustrated), telling Bill Reily on his show (the Bill Riely Show on ESPN 700) that the Jazz may do a point guard by committee, for lack of a better term, saying;

"Really, what direction the Jazz are going to go or if they’re going to go with that combo of guards—where anyone has the confidence to bring the ball in the front court and get the offense set and set in a hurry. I think that’s the one thing they’re going to do."

Now that would certainly be a choice, but it would also allow guys like Sexton and Clarkson to play alongside one another for most of the game. As they’re arguably the two best ball-handlers and scorers at their position, that would seriously boost the team’s offense.

It’s also fair to say that this affects Ochai Agbaji’s starting position at shooting guard, a position that many have rumored he’d have due to his shooting and defense. But if the goal is to have multiple ball-handlers to take the ball up the court, then that would presumably leave Agbaji to serve as a backup for Lauri Markkanen and Clarkson.

It’s not the best idea in the world but it could work if no better options arrive.

Next. 7 Difference-makers the Utah Jazz signed past their prime. dark