The complete NBA schedule for the 2019-20 season was released Monday at 1 p.m. MT. Jazz fans had been equal parts eager and anxious for its arrival, wondering if yet another perilous early stretch was in the offing.
And while the first part of the team’s schedule does have some difficult moments, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden both came away with the notion that it’s nothing to be up in arms about, and nothing this new-look team shouldn’t be able to handle.
At 2:28 • Andy declares “this is a very fair, very easy schedule" for the Jazz, given the low number of back-to-backs and tough road trips.
At 5:50 • The Jazz actually have a month that skews heavily in their favor this year, with eight of their 11 games in February coming at Vivint Arena. The beginning of January also features an easy stretch.
At 7:02 • The first 10 games of the season may actually be the toughest part. But there are mitigating circumstances that can help Utah during that time.
At 12:30 • Andy and Eric get into how the schedule stacks up for them as traveling beat writers. Andy loves him some Sacramento riverboat!
At 15:39 • The number of one-offs the Jazz have this year add up to the team leading the NBA in total miles traveled this season.
At 17:31 • Donovan Mitchell, in working out for Team USA, developed some quick backcourt chemistry with Kemba Walker and will have a big role on the squad.
At 21:14 • If Jazz execs were given truth serum, would they be “happy” that Donovan is playing for Team USA?
At 23:39 • This Jazz team is theoretically now talented enough that is can withstand having Donovan, Rudy, and Jingles all playing for their national teams.
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