Utah Jazz: 5 takeaways from the 2018-19 NBA season

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With the Utah Jazz seeing their season come to an end in the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs, let’s take a look back at five takeaways from the 2018-19 NBA campaign.

The 2018-19 NBA season was certainly one filled with many ups and downs for the Utah Jazz.

The year began with the Jazz getting off to a somewhat slow start, floating around the .500 mark and looking to have taken a step back from their postseason appearance the year prior.

The season finished with Utah once again making an impressive second-half surge to push itself back into the postseason picture and conclude the regular season slate with a record of 50-32 to grab — its best record since the 2016-17 campaign.

The year also resulted in the Jazz reaching the playoffs for a third straight year as the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.

Individually, Utah’s roster had many storylines within it, most notably the career (and more importantly, healthy) season from big man Rudy Gobert, the early-season inconsistencies — yet strong finish — out of second-year guard Donovan Mitchell, the franchise’s growing expectation to move on from point guard Ricky Rubio and much more.

It was a busy season for the Jazz, but one that they can take away a lot from as they officially head into the offseason following being bounced from the Western Conference Quarterfinal round.

With the 2018-19 campaign in the books for Utah, let’s dive into five takeaways from the year and what they might mean for the Jazz moving forward.

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