The Utah Jazz disappointed their wild fanbase on Thursday night when they fell out of the first round of the playoffs following a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
It wasn’t exactly shocking to see the Jazz fail because they have been experiencing issues for the last few months.
In fact, some fans thought it was a miracle they even made it as far as they did.
What caused the team to let this chance slip through their fingers yet again?
Mike Conley on Jazz’s season: “We’re a team built on unity and playing for each other. At times, we lost that.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) April 29, 2022
Mike Conley had an idea about where things went wrong.
“We’re a team built on unity and playing for each other. At times, we lost that,” Conley said.
Conley is right: the team is always best when they are playing as a solid, unified squad.
That’s not a surprise because the Jazz still have a slew of terrific players.
Still, they are always coming up short.
This is the second season when the team didn’t meet its potential.
Some people forget this but the Jazz were actually the first-seeded team at the end of last season.
Despite that, they didn’t make the Western Conference Finals and were taken out by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Then they got wiped out in the first round this year, adding insult to the injury of last year.
Something needs to change inside the Jazz and it’s very likely that something will.