Utah Jazz 2023 Season Forecast

Utah Jazz 2023 Forecast: Changes; Depth Chart; Strength & Weakness


  • John Collins
  • Keyonte George
  • Taylor Hendricks
  • Brice Sensabaugh


  • None

Forecast Depth Chart:

  1. Collin Sexton | Kris Dunn
  2. Jordan Clarkson | Keyonte George
  3. Taylor Hendricks | Ochai Agbaji | Brice Sensabaugh | Talen Horten-Tucker
  4. Lauri Markkanen | John Collins | Kelly Olynyk
  5. Walker Kessler
  • Sixth Man: John Collins
  • Third Big: John Collins

Team Profile:

The Jazz just performed far superior than assumed last season, as many assumed they were tanking, but along with a few solid veterans, they are starting this season as one of the NBA’s youngest teams. Obviously, Lauri Markkanen is the man in Utah, but after him and Walker Kessler, the Jazz are very green. Their three rookies will struggle for minutes, although I see Keyonte George and Taylor Hendricks finding a role. Utah also has a huge hole at point guard, as Sexton is and will remain a scoring guard first. The Jazz should have used one of their picks at point guard, although telling Danny Ainge how to draft is not a smart move. To me, they should trade Clarkson and Sexton and go young. As for John Collins, the fit’s poor, but to be fair, Utah got him for peanuts. The Jazz won’t win much, so they just need to see which guys are keepers and which aren’t.

Player Profile:

Walker Kessler is a random potential star, as the late first-round pick who was a throw in for Rudy Gobert, has already become Utah’s starting center and is a potentially elite defensive center. He was just a First-Team All-NBA Rookie and on Team USA, so it’s impossible to say just how excellent he may become.

Biggest Strength: Big Men

Biggest Weakness: PG

Record 33-49, 13th in Western Conference