Utah Jazz NBA Championship Odds 2023-2024

The current Utah Jazz NBA championship odds are . Utah took a 180-degree turn in the 2022 off-season after moving on from Rudy Gobert and trading him to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a nearly unprecedented amount of draft picks. Not long after, the Jazz traded All-Star Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in what was another spectacular deal that should age like fine wine. Besides the nearly double-digit first-rounders that Utah secured in the deal, it also brought in its frontcourt of the future: All-Star Lauri Markkanen and DPOY candidate Walker Kessler.

How quickly will the Jazz be able to turn their draft capital and youth into a championship-contending squad? Only time will tell, but the beginning stages of their rebuild appear promising.

Utah Jazz NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2023-24

Utah’s futures are available, but like many teams in the midst of a rebuild, it is hardly justifiable to bet on it to win an NBA Championship. The Western Conference is stacked this season!

Still, the Jazz have championship, conference, and division odds in addition to their win total and odds of making the playoffs listed below!

Utah Jazz NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated May 2024)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
Western Conference Winner Odds
Northwest Division Odds
Regular Season Win Total Odds
Odds To Reach Playoffs

Similar to last season, the Jazz will probably have some bright moments, especially with their loaded frontcourt; however, with other Western Conference bottom-dwellers improving substantially also, their ceiling is limited. Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas all improved this off-season, too.

While the Jazz probably won’t finish in last place in the west, the depth of the conference could give them problems in the 2023-24 season. Check out the reasons why Utah could excel and beat out a few teams it is not currently projected to outperform below. Further, take a look at potential issues that the Jazz could run into during their quest to expedite their rebuild.

Reasons Why Utah Jazz Can & Can’t Win NBA 2023-24 Championship

Strengths

  • Rebuild/Youth: The Utah Jazz will have an assortment of first-round picks and young players necessary for a successful rebuild. Over the next seven years, Utah will have 15 first-round picks, most of which are courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jazz did an exceptional job building up the value of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert in the trade market and executing mind-bogglingly impressive deals; if they can’t win now, they might as well work on acquiring as many tools and assets for the future!
  • Interior Defense: Losing Rudy Gobert would have been enough to tank most teams’ interior defense, but the Utah Jazz were smart enough to bring in Walker Kessler as a young piece who could potentially replace him. It turns out that Kessler was the perfect replacement: he is nearly as effective as a paint presence and is much younger. Further, Kessler is only 22 years old and has a lot of great years ahead of him.
  • Frontcourt Talent/Depth: As mentioned above, the Jazz are in great shape with the frontcourt duo of Kessler and Markkanen; however, their depth and talent doesn’t stop there. Utah also just drafted Taylor Hendricks, a talented and versatile big man who can impact the game on both ends of the floor, and Brice Sensabaugh, who would have likely been a lottery pick if his injuries weren’t such a concern. Further, the Jazz traded for John Collins, who could be an extremely important piece if he can return to the form he was in a few years ago. Lastly, Utah can lean on Kelly Olynyk to help its youthful pieces develop and provide occasional minutes.

Weaknesses

  • Guard Play: Utah is in a tough position; it has a win-now piece in Jordan Clarkson, but also boasts a ton of young talent that it needs to develop, including Keyonte George, Collin Sexton, Ochai Agbaji, and Talen Horton-Tucker. The Jazz can get respectable offensive output from Clarkson, if they decide to hold onto him and not move him to a win-now contender for solid draft capital, but will likely be outperformed as a team nightly in guard play. As far as ranking Western Conference backcourts goes, Utah likely would be last or next-to-last in front of only San Antonio.
  • Turnovers/Ball Control: Part of having a weak backcourt is the inevitability of turnovers; Utah ranked 28th in turnovers per game during the 2022-23 regular season. Despite an otherwise efficient offense, the Jazz got themselves in a lot of turnover trouble, which can quickly swing the momentum of a game. This is an area that must be improved if they want to sniff the play-ins.
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