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According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey 88 percent of Jazz fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 75 percent last week but down from 94 percent the week before.
This probably doesn’t come as much surprise with Utah’s latest 3-game winning streak. The Jazz have had impressive wins against theand then two in a row against the . These were dominant wins that came without two of their best players, Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
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Another reason Jazz fans are likely excited is the improved play of Bojan Bogdanovic. In his last 18 games, Bogdanovic is shooting 45% from the field and 41% from three. What’s more exciting is that shooting has held strong without Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell. This is the Bojan Bogdanovic that Jazz fans missed during the playoffs last year. If this version of Bojan Bogdanovic is what the Jazz get during the playoffs, it’s safe to assume that the Jazz will be making a lot of noise in the playoffs.
Utah, like every other team in the league, is working through a non-stop schedule to end the season. With the end of the regular season scheduled to come May 16, the NBA is forcing teams to finish their schedule.
However, more than two-thirds of fans around the NBA think the league condensed the schedule too much.
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Brooklyn got Kevin Durant back, won a couple of big games, and that moves them into the top slot. 1. Nets (42-20, Last Week No. 7). Steve Nash has a legitimate Coach of the Year case: His team is 42-20 and in first place in the East, with a +4.5 net rating and the best offense in the NBA. All that despite injuries forcing constant lineup adjustments and Nash having to reach deep into his bench (Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving have played just seven games together). Nash’s calm and cool style is exactly what the Nets needed in a coach’s demeanor.
One major reason it’s believed the league was so adamant on finishing this early is because of the expected 2021 Olympics this summer. However, only 44 percent of fans believe that’s a worthy reason for playing games at this pace.
While the schedule is difficult for everyone, some teams are having more success than others. That’s in large part due to the success of star players around the league. This year’s MVP race has seen a changing group of players from start to finish.
As the season nears its end, though, one player has emerged as the front runner for the award. 61 percent of fans nationally thinkbig man Nikola Jokić is the league’s MVP. guard Chris Paul was the next closest with 17 percent.
While Jokić appears to be the clear MVP, that doesn’t mean he’s considered the best player in the game right now. That title, according to fans, still goes tosuperstar LeBron James.
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Paul’s re-emergence with the Suns has been a game-changer. The point guard was picked as the player who has made the biggest difference on their new team, far surpassing Brooklyn’s James Harden.
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