The Utah Jazz are having a terrific 2020/21 NBA season, surprising everybody with their good game, becoming the best team in the Western Conference. After collapsing in the Orlando bubble against the Denver Nuggets, Quin Snyder's team have made the leap and now are considered a big threat to the Los Angeles Lakers in the West.
Everybody is waiting to see what this team is capable of doing this season. Milwaukee Bucks' superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo recently called them the best team in the conference, overlooking the Los Angeles Lakers and now one Lakers legend made the case for them to make a run at the NBA Finals this campaign. Magic Johnson took to Twitter to explain why he believes the Jazz have a big chance to come out of the West this year.
Of course, he credited their backcourt with Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell while pointing out all the good things their supporting cast bring to the table, like their defense and shooting ability.
"The Utah Jazz have everything you need to go to the NBA Finals...great guard play by Mike Conley & superstar Donovan Mitchell, dominate defense led by Rudy Gobert & Royce O'Neale, they are one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the league led by Joe Ingles & Bojan Bogdanovic," Johnson wrote on Twitter.
The biggest figures of this team are Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, who have taken this team to the next level and are the main reason why they're playing at a high level right now. On Monday, they went against the Philadelphia 76ers, the best team in the East, and confirmed they're the best squad in the association.
The Lakers will present a big challenge to the Jazz but they have the tools to beat them in a hypothetical Western Conference Finals. They're sitting at 23-5 right now and the future looks bright for them.