The Utah Jazz are two wins away from a trip to the Western Conference Finals.
This would be their first trip there since 2007.
They are so close to the NBA Finals as well.
With the young talent they have on the roster, we assume that they will compete for years now.
They got over the hump and will constantly be in the hunt.
However, this might be their one and only shot at the title.
This franchise has been building a great team for a small market organization.
2021 is the year it has all come together.
So why is it now or never?
Here are three reason why.
3. Donovan Mitchell
The best player on this roster is definitely Donovan Mitchell.
The young guard has been the leader and best player on this team since he stepped on the court for the first time.
This postseason has been no exception.
Mitchell has been on a tear since Game 2 of their first-round series.
In fact, the Jazz have only lost one game with Mitchell in the lineup during the playoffs.
For five straight games, Mitchell has scored 30-plus points.
He is doing historical things at such a young age.
Highest PPG in playoff history (min 25 games):
33.4 — Michael Jordan
29.7 — Allen Iverson
29.2 — Kevin Durant
29.1 — Jerry West
28.7 — LeBron James
28.4 — Donovan Mitchell pic.twitter.com/IwHfAzprYI
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 11, 2021
The Jazz cannot waste these moments from Mitchell.
Last postseason was an example of that.
He went nuclear for most of the series against the Denver Nuggets, but ultimately collapsed and lost the series.
You don’t see special moments like this that often.
As stated above, he is on a historical pace.
However, we don’t know for how long.
Also, in today’s NBA climate, we don’t know how long he would want to stay with an organization that hasn’t won the title.
As a small market franchise, they cannot waste their chances.
This might be their best one with a superstar in the making.
2. They Have The Number One Seed
This Jazz team isn’t a team that is hot, or got lucky with matchups.
No, they are the number one overall seed in the playoffs.
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽.
— Jazz Uniform Tracker (@JazzUniTracker) May 17, 2021
Throughout the entire season, the Jazz have been dominant.
They finished the regular season in the top five in both offensive rating and defensive rating, respectively.
The Jazz are a for real contender this year.
However, do we expect them to be a top seed in the foreseeable future?
To be honest, that is hard to see.
The Jazz have home-court advantage for each round this year.
It would be hard to swallow if they squander this major opportunity.
1. Will We See Parity Again?
When was the last time we saw parity within the NBA?
For years, the title has been dominated by the Golden State Warriors.
LeBron James has dominated the Eastern Conference for most of his career.
This season is one of parity.
Last year the final eight teams in this year’s playoffs won an NBA title:
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) June 6, 2021
The Jazz and Phoenix Suns are the top two seeds in the Western Conference.
Who knows when this will happen again.
The Jazz need to strike in a season where the title is legitimately up for grabs.
The Los Angeles Lakers are for sure going to tinker with the roster and make a run for the title once again.
Teams like the Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers are ready to compete for years.
Maybe a team gets on a hot run of dominance for years to follow.
The Jazz can’t waste this window.