Morning links: Ben Simmons hoping for Dante Exum's success; will the Jazz make the playoffs?

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  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    March 14, 2018 2:58 a.m.

    water rocket:

    I'm sure it was unintentional, but to refer to Dante as "Exume" was almost on the money. He's been gone so long the Jazz must exhume Exum's game.

  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    March 13, 2018 3:47 p.m.

    @water rocket

    Yes, three-way record tie of 37-30, but the Jazz own the tie breaker over the Nuggets and Spurs so the Jazz are currently the 8th seed. If playoffs began today it would be Jazz-Rockets.

    With the way the Jazz are playing, and looking at the remaining schedules for the top of the West, my prediction is the Jazz move up past the Clippers, Timberwolves, and maybe Thunder and finish either as either the 6 of 5 seed.

  • Harrry G West Jordan, UT
    March 13, 2018 2:45 p.m.

    Looking at everyone’s schedule I think the Jazz end up 4th. But they would need to win 48 games.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    March 13, 2018 11:23 a.m.

    They are tied with two other teams for 8th place, but that will change real soon, when the Clippers loose to Houston. The Clippers are in 7th place by .02% points, because they have played two fewer games. The Jazz are actually only two games back of the 4th place team. If they keep winning like they are right now, they will easily make the playoffs. Right now, the only question is what place.

    As for Exume returning to the lineup, having not played with this team for pretty much two years, I highly doubt the chemistry would be there for him to make much of a positive impact. In fact, I think he would potentially have a bad impact.

    A few things that have made this year what it is as I see it are: 1) The rapid development of Mitchel. 2) Rubio, who started out as a bust, and is now playing the best ball of his career. 3) Gobert, while it is no surprise that his defense is all star caliber, his offense has matured. 4) Favors, who is finally healthy, and is playing well along side Gobert. 5) The development of other players to the point that any one can lead the team on any given night, depending on what is needed. 6) Last of all, the coaching, who get the best from everyone

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    March 13, 2018 9:41 a.m.

    They are currently sitting in the 8th spot according to nba.com. I think it's a lock, the real question is which spot they will end up occupying, my bet is 6th.