Utah Jazz starting lineup: Ranking their projected starting five

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The Utah Jazz rounded out their starting lineup when they signed Derrick Favors. Let’s rank each of their projected starting five.

The Utah Jazz had a hole at the power forward position last season when playing against the bigger frontcourts of the NBA. Royce O’Neale tried his hardest but was undersized to take on the likes of Anthony Davis, Zion Williamson and Danilo Gallinari.

He is an incredible perimeter defender but also could not step over to the pivot when Rudy Gobert sat, meaning that the Jazz had a severe issue during this time. By signing veteran Derrick Favors, they have filled both of these needs for the season.

The Jazz have a solid bench with  Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles, Shaquille Harrison, Miye Oni, Georges Niang and rookie Udoka Azubuike. This means that the franchise has the potential to go deep into the playoffs this coming season as they can cover off most of the starting five’s in the league,

Is this the best starting five the Utah Jazz have had this century?

This means the Jazz have their best starting five that they have had in a long time. It may in fact be the best one since the Karl Malone/John Stockton days. They have two elite paint defenders in Gobert and Favors who can look after the pivot duties when the other sits.

They also have an elite floor spacer in Bojan Bogdanovic, a creative genius in Donovan Mitchell, and a solid scorer who defends at a high level in Mike Conley.  With all that in mind, let’s rank each member of the starting five for the Utah Jazz.