Can the Utah Jazz find a path to NBA greatness?

Can the Jazz find their own road to glory, or should they study the blueprints of other successful teams?

Collin Sexton celebrates as the Utah Jazz face off against the Phoenix Suns.
Collin Sexton celebrates as the Utah Jazz face off against the Phoenix Suns. / Alex Goodlett/GettyImages
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Step 4. Blaze Your Own Path

This step is important. Please pay close attention when I say there is no perfect path to winning a championship. The Utah Jazz are one of 10 teams that have never won it all. If a direct path to the Finals existed, 33% of the league wouldn't still be left ringless. The only way to reach the pantheon of hoops is by finding what your team does well, leaning into it, and praying that luck will break your way.

Is Lauri Markkanen alone capable of leading his team to a championship? If I have to be objective, probably not. As currently constructed, a championship isn't likely in the near future. I have no surefire plan to take the Jazz to the top, and I don't know how to best utilize the unique talents of this young roster, but I can tell the Jazz are moving in the right direction.

Here's to the future.

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