Utah Jazz Have Intriguing First Game To Open Up 2013-14 NBA Season

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The Utah Jazz finished last season with a 43-39 record. The team will be very young in the 2013-14 NBA season to say the least and it will have a tough test in the very first game of the season. Utah will tip off the year against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 30.

The Thunder should be the favorites in that game since they have a Kevin Durant, but don’t count out the Jazz in that game or during the season either.

Rookie Trey Burke could and should open the season as the starting point guard, but we will have to wait and see if that is actually the case. He has the potential to be great, but who knows if he will be able to have an instant impact right off of the bat.

Assuming the Jazz go with a young lineup, as they should, it may take some time before they compete in the league. This is not a problem to have for the future, but it is certainly a problem to have to start off the regular season, especially when Utah has to play a team as good as Oklahoma City.

At the very least, this game will be played at home for the Jazz, so there is that. It should be an interesting season for the Jazz to say the least and it really could go either way.

Just after one game at home to open the season, Utah will take its talents on the road to play the Phoenix Suns.

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  • H2OSKI

    OKC “should” be the favorite? Uh, that could be the understatement of the year.

    A close second though could be your statement about assuming they go with a young lineup.

    Since they have mostly all young players and exactly zero veterans they plan to build around, it is safe to say that unfortunately there will be a lot of losing while their very young lineup hopefully gains some chemistry and learns how to win.

    After the first game against Westbrook my guess is Trey Burke will wonder if he should have stayed in College.