SALT LAKE CITY — The NBA is officially set to return on July 31st. Twenty-two teams will call Orlando, Florida home for three months as they play eight regular season games, each which will determine the seeding for a complete 16-team playoff.
The Utah Jazz have secured a playoff berth by sitting 4th in the West before COVID-19 halted play.
The Jazz will play without Bojan Bogdanovic, who had wrist surgery in May, but Jazz play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack said that Utah's "next man up" mentality will allow them to compete in the playoffs.
Bolerjack expects Joe Ingles to step up in place of Bogdanovic, and he has a lot of faith in Jordan Clarkson's experience as well as Georges Niang and Tony Bradley.