Utah Jazz Release 2019-2020 Regular Season Schedule
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NBA and the Utah Jazz announced their 2019-20 regular season schedule. They will open the season on October 23 at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
New Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley will return to Memphis for the first time since getting traded on November 15. Conley spent 12 seasons with the Grizzlies before the Jazz acquired him in exchange for Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and two first round draft picks.
Former point guard Ricky Rubio will play his first game in Salt Lake City against the Jazz on February 24 with the Phoenix Suns. Utah will face the Suns in Phoenix on October 28. Rubio played two seasons with the Jazz after getting traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jae Crowder will make his first appearance in Utah since being traded to Memphis on December 7. He played one and a half seasons with the Jazz after the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him to Utah.
Jazz fan favorite Kyle Korver will play his only game in Salt Lake City as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks on November 8. He was traded to Memphis after his second stint with the Jazz. Korver was then traded to the Phoenix Suns and was waived and later signed by the Bucks as a free agent.
Former Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward and the Boston Celtics will play their only game in Utah on February 26.
Derrick Favors will make his first appearance in Utah since being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans on November 23. The Jazz and Pelicans will face each other in preseason action in New Orleans. It will also be the first time that No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson will be playing in Utah.
Former Weber State star Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers will play twice at Vivint Smart Home Arena with the first meeting taking place on December 26.
The Jazz will play the revamped Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in Utah on December 4. Fans will get to see LeBron James, Anthony Davis, former Ute Kyle Kuzma and DeMarcus Cousins.
Utah will get their first crack at the Los Angeles Clippers on October 30. They signed free agent Kawhi Leonard and acquired Paul George in a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The new-look Jazz will play the Houston Rockets for the first time in the regular season on January 27. Utah will look for revenge after the Rockets have eliminated the Jazz in the postseason the last two seasons. Houston acquired Russell Westbrook in a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors come to Salt Lake City on Monday, March 9th.
Utah will play 16 nationally televised games on either TNT or ESPN beginning with their second game of the season on the road against the Lakers on Friday, October 25 on ESPN.
The Jazz will have 11 sets of back-to-back games.