At this point, the Utah Jazz aren't losing anything by playing Luka Samanic

There's no reason not to play Luka Samanic at this point.
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The Utah Jazz are a mess. They're 6-12 and near the bottom of the standings in the NBA's Western Conference. They have a horribly built roster with a head coach who keeps failing to make adjustments that could help the team. They're locked into a deal with a terrible-two-way player in Jordan Clarkson, who the team can't trade until January, and are currently without their best scorer in Lauri Markkanen.

So why not play Luka Samanic? The Jazz aren't going to be competing for anything anytime soon, maybe after some trades get made in January, the Jazz can make a run for the postseason, if they're close enough to .500 but if they're not, this team is going to be full on tanking.

And if you're tankingg, why not give Samanic some time? He hasn't been given much so far this season, especially after having a solid outing last year with the Jazz. He got buried under the plethora of guards that Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy wants to keep playing, but he's shown both in his time last season and during the Summer League, that Samanic is a skilled player with potential.

He's proven he can be the centerpiece of offenses in the G-League and can average 20+ points and 10+ rebouonds per game if given the minutes. He's not a great three-point shooter, but he's better than the likes of Jordan Clarkson and Talen Horton-Tucker.

Not only is he a good player on offense, he can be a solid defender. If the Jazz gave him time to really put his work out there for all to see, he could be a pleasant surprise. We've seen John Collin struggle this season, so if the team is hellbent on keeping the status quo the same for the next bunch of weeks, why not play Samanic and see if he can't repeat some success in the NBA?

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