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Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 2:55 p.m. MDT

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CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Hmmmmmm.....If the Jazz are counting on Favors for wins, it's going to be a long season. And the MAX money guy, Hayward, can't play 4 quality quarters in any one game. Still, let's go with the 34 wins. It's possible if Hood can get on the court and Dante grows into an NBA player by all-star break. Kanter decides to actually play basketball on both ends and Burke learns to play 70% defense. On second thought, its going to be a long season.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

I think 34 wins would be a good season for the Jazz. They're still a ways away from making the playoffs but I enjoy watching the young guys improve and I'm excited to see what coach Snyder brings to the team. A young team really needs a lot of fan support so I'm hoping Jazz fans will be patient and be willing to support these guys. They want to win more than we do and hopefully when they're playing at ESA we can be the 6th man and keep their spirits high. Keep the faith Jazz fans.

Capsaicin
Salt Lake City, UT

This is an easy one. 15-25. If they are any better than last season I will be utterly shocked. Even with a new un-proven collegiately-shamed coach. Even with a top draft pick. They still have a bunch of over-paid under performing players. Seriously unbelievable to be paying a max contract to Gordon Hayward. He's not good enough.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

@Capsaicin

Be prepared to be shocked. The Jazz will win 37 games this season and lose 8-10 games by less than five points.

How is that possible?

Better coach, better team, with players who are going to improve a lot by the end of the season. Unfortunately, that means they will still finish out of the playoffs again, but a marked improvement will be seen in the team.

It's going to be a lot more fun to watch the Jazz play this season.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

I thought I would add that the main reason I believe the Jazz will improve is because Coach Snyder is a good coach. Unless forced by injuries or illness, I expect to see no more bad lineups or poor coaching.

How can I tell if Quin Snyder is a good coach without having watched him do it? Two reasons:

1. I researched his background on the internet and read what his former players have said about him.

2. Paul Millsap, a man whose opinion I trust, was bummed out that Coach Snyder was leaving the Hawks and gave him high praise for knowing what he is doing.

I've also read and listened to what Snyder has said in the past. It's obvious (at least to me) that he understands the game of basketball. He may not yet have the team he needs to go deep into the playoffs, but I have no doubts about the man's ability to coach.

The rest of what happens this upcoming season is going to be up to the players. 37 wins or bust.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I think Favors will prove to be the best player on the floor for the Jazz not just in win/shares stats but passing the eye test too, he improved quite a bit last year but he left realizing that he wasn't as good as he should be or could be and that he needed to work alot harder and come back in better shape and with improved skills, especially his 17 ft jumper, I'll be disappointed if he doesn't. I think Hayward will show improvement too and Burks is the player I think will show the most improvement next to Favors. I hope Kanter comes back ready to show he can shoot the 3 and therefore helps spread the floor, he also needs to show he can play some D. I think Gobert will get more minutes and if he can continue to get stronger he can be a difference maker with how he can play D and protect the rim. I think Exum can be a good player but I think it will take some time, he needs to play the point to maximize his strength and his potential.

eagle
Provo, UT

30-52 and I doubt I will be off more than 1-2 games either way...

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

I will go with 26 wins. I just hope players develop, stay healthy, and the future works out with talent vs. cap space.

scalman
Temecula, CA

I'll guess 39 wins. Kanter needs to hit from the outside more, Gobert needs to show improvement and back up Favors well. These things should happens. Hayward will thrive in Snyder's system, and Alec Burks will blossom and perhaps win league's best sixth man award. Exum will contribute more in the second half.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

I say the Jazz win 41 plus and make the playoffs.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

based on the comments, most of you expect bad players to all of the sudden be good players.
Gobert: Too weak for the NBA game and season
Burks: Zero jump shot
Hayward: No comment
Kanter: No heart
Favors: No offense
Unless Snyder can change those things overnight, its the same season as last season because the two rookies are rookies.

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