The Utah Jazz’s 0-4 start is the worst since the team moved from New Orleans in 1979. The roster was designed to not win many games, but there’s a difference between that and not winning any games. Even if their record isn’t their highest priority this year, the glaring talent hole at the point guard position affects what the rest of the team can do.
The Utah Jazz point-guard position has had its luminaries like John Stockton and Deron Williams, and its stop-gaps like Carlos Arroyo and Devin Harris. They traded up to get Trey Burke, Trey Burke is their guy, and the intention was to give Burke a John Wall/Damian Lillard sink-or-swim rookie year. It’ll be a few more games before Burke can play, and tonight’s game against Boston represents the Jazz’s best hope to not still be winless when he returns.
A quick comparison to the rest of the league shows just how far behind the Jazz are.
Detroit’s intended starter – Brandon Jennings – hasn’t been 100%, but they still have Will Bynum (11...