The Utah Jazz were flying high before the All-Star Break and comfortably sitting in that final Playoff spot. They had dreams of winning and moving up the standings to get better Playoff positioning.
Then the Lakers got hot and the Jazz started to plummet.
Utah decided to stand pat at the trade deadline even with the pending free agencies of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Even then, Utah had a team that snuck into the Playoffs and the belief that it could do it again. The Jazz have a good Playoff formula with a team of big post players and decent shooters in Mo Williams, Gordon Hayward and Marvin Williams.
They are not world beater by any stretch. No one will confuse the Jazz with a championship contender. However, a Playoff team they certainly seemed to be.
However, since the All-Star Break, the Jazz have completely fallen apart.
Utah is 4-11 since the All-Star Break and is posting a 43.6 percent field goal percentage (down from 45.2 percent before the All-Star...