Jazz, Nuggets on rise, yet Pels feel love

This week in the NBA, it’s all about streaks. The Utah Jazz are hot, and the market understands just how good this team could be. On the other hand, the betting public has yet to catch up with how much better Denver has been or how poor New Orleans really is.

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Utah’s Potential Finally Coming Through

 

Two summers ago, I ran to the window at the South Point as news broke that Mike Conley was being traded to Utah. I placed a bet on the Jazz to win the NBA championship at 40-1, thinking it was a steal of a price on a team that should fit together beautifully. Utah did not win the NBA title last season, though. The Jazz were eliminated in the first round after blowing a 3-1 series lead to Denver. I bring this up because I thought Utah had a chance to be a dynamic shooting team with high upside on defense when it brought in Conley that summer. Turns out I was right, but just a season too early.

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