Utah Jazz Roster, Schedule, And Important Dates

Jul 23, 2020, 2:25 PM
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz is congratulated by teammate on his way to the bench after a time out in their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on January 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz will resume their season against the Phoenix Suns Thursday night. The game if the first of three scrimmages the Jazz will play before reopening the NBA season on July 30 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA season was suspended on March 11 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. The first NBA scrimmages began on Wednesday, the final scrimmages will be played Tuesday July 28. With the NBA season having taken a four-month hiatus, this is a quick reminder of the all the dates, games, and payers you need to know ahead of the Jazz and NBA return.

Jazz Roster

The Jazz roster will be nearly full when the team retakes the floor in Orlando. Bojan Bogdanovic underwent season-ending wrist surgery in May when the NBA’s return was in doubt. The Jazz brought 16 players to Orlando, including two-way players Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman.

Tony Bradley
Jarrell Brantley
Jordan Clarkson
Mike Conley
Ed Davis
Rudy Gobert
Joe Ingles
Donovan Mitchell
Juwan Morgan
Emmanuel Mudiay
Georges Niang
Royce O’Neale
Miye Oni
Rayjon Tucker
Nigel Williams-Goss
Justin Wright-Foreman

Projected Rotation

PG: Mike Conley/Emmanuel Mudiay/Nigel Williams-Goss/Justin Wright-Foreman
SG: Donovan Mitchell/Jordan Clarkson/Miye Oni
SF: Joe Ingles/Rayjon Tucker
PF: Royce O’Neale/Georges Niang/Jarrell Brantley
C: Rudy Gobert/Tony Bradley/Juwan Morgan/Ed Davis

*Bojan Bogdanovic out for the season after undergoing wrist surgery

Jazz Scrimmage Schedule

Each team within the NBA bubble will play three scrimmage games before reopening the season. The first scrimmage for each team consists of four 10 minute quarters. The final two scrimmages feature full 12 minute quarters.

Scrimmage No. 1: Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz 7/23

Time: 6:00 p.m. (MDT)

Venue: Arena

Scrimmage No. 2: Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz 7/25

Time: 2:00 p.m. (MDT)

Venue: HP Fieldhouse

Scrimmage No. 3: Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets 7/27

Time: 3:30 p.m. (MDT)

Venue: HP Fieldhouse

Jazz Eight Game Seeding Schedule

The Jazz will play eight seeding games before opening the NBA playoffs in mid-August. The Jazz currently own the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Based on current standings, the Jazz can climb as high as the West’s second seed, and fall as low a the seventh seed before the end of the seeding games.

The Jazz have the fifth easiest remaining schedule of the Western Conference teams returning to Orlando.

Game 1 –  vs. New Orleans Pelicans 7/30

Time: 4:30 p.m (MDT)

TV: TNT, AT&T SportsNet

Game 2 – vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1

Time: 1:30 p.m. (MDT)

TV: ESPN, AT&T SportsNet

Game 3 – vs. Los Angeles Lakers 8/3

Time: 7 p.m. (MDT)

TV: ESPN, AT&T SportsNet

Game 4 – vs. Memphis Grizzles 8/5

Time: 12:30 p.m. (MDT)

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Game 5 – vs. San Antonio Spurs 8/7

Time: 11 a.m. (MDT)

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Game 6 – vs. Denver Nuggets 8/8

Time: 1:30 p.m. (MDT)

TV: TNT, AT&T SportsNet

Game 7 – vs. Dallas Mavericks 8/10

Time: 1 p.m. (MDT)

TV: NBATV, AT&T SportsNet

Game 8 – vs. San Antonio Spurs 8/13

Time: TBD

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Standings & Teams In Orlando

Western Conference

1. Los Angeles Lakers – 49-14

2. Los Angeles Clippers – 44-20

3. Denver Nuggets – 43-22

4. Utah Jazz – 41-23

5. Oklahoma City Thunder – 40-24

6. Houston Rockets – 40-24

7. Dallas Mavericks – 40-27

8. Memphis Grizzlies – 32-33

9. Portland Trailblazers – 29-37

10. New Orleans Pelicans – 28-36

11. Sacramento Kings – 28-36

12. San Antonio Spurs – 27-36

13. Phoenix Suns – 26-39

Eastern Conference

1. Milwaukee Bucks – 53-12

2. Toronto Raptors – 46-18

3. Boston Celtics – 43-21

4. Miami Heat – 41-24

5. Indiana Pacers – 39-26

6. Philadelphia 76ers – 39-26

7. Brooklyn Nets – 30-34

8. Orlando Magic – 30-35

9. Washington Wizards – 24-40

Important NBA Dates

Season Reopener: July 30

Play-In Games: August 15-16

Playoffs Begin: August 17

NBA Draft Lottery: August 20

NBA Semifinals:  August 31

NBA Conference Finals: September 15

NBA Finals: September 30

Last Day of Season: October 12

NBA Draft: October 16

Free Agency Negotiations Begin: October 18

Free Agency Begins: October 23

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