The long, complicated, disappointing NBA season is over for the Utah Jazz.
Dallas took the Jazz out of the first round on Thursday night, pushing by them with an impressive 98-96 win.
That means that the Jazz have once again experienced another letdown of a postseason.
Sadly, that isn’t a huge surprise for fans.
The Jazz last 4 seasons:
.633 in regular season (2nd in NBA)
.414 in playoffs
They made it past the first round only once. pic.twitter.com/e1wErGY8gj
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 29, 2022
As noted by StatMuse, the Jazz have made a habit of falling apart in the playoffs.
Over the last four seasons, the team has a winning percentage of .633.
However, in the playoffs, they have been just .414.
Because of that huge disparity between regular and postseason, the team has made it through the first round just once in that time period.
How do they change that pattern?
The Jazz need to shake things up if they want to redirect their future.
But they aren’t working as a unit in the postseason.
That suggests that the way they are being used together needs to be altered.
Unsurprisingly, there are many rumors that head coach Quin Snyder will be departing from the team in the offseason.
Meanwhile, the team’s new CEO Danny Ainge will definitely look to find a new HC who can tweak the team’s style and improve postseason chances.
What are the chances of enormous trades happening for the Jazz?
Will Gobert or Mitchell head to a different team?
They are both signed with the Jazz for a few more seasons with large contracts so that seems less likely.
However, they are both young and usually healthy so another team might want to spend that money on them.
One way or another, the Jazz will be changing.