After a massive overhaul during the 2010-11 season, the Utah Jazz spent the majority of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign figuring out what they had with their roster and evaluating head coach Tyrone Corbin.
It worked out quite well, as the team was able to finish a respectable 36-30—nabbing a No. 8 seed in the competitive Western Conference and making it back to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
However, the Jazz brass realized there was still plenty of work to do and spent the better part of the summer tinkering with the roster—cutting the fat and bringing in fresh blood following a sweep against the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
It seems like they have done a quality job given the circumstances and dearth of talented free agents, but that all remains to be seen, and plenty of questions are waiting to be answered concerning this team.
Do the Jazz have what it takes to make a leap forward? Will the new additions mesh with coach Corbin and the up-and-comers in the lineup? Can Utah make it past the opening round of the playoffs?
Let’s take a look at that and much more in the 2012-13 season preview for the Utah Jazz, which includes the offseason acquisitions and departures, a projected starting lineup and depth chart, strengths and weaknesses of the roster, a predicted outcome and much more.