Dennis Lindsey Will Bring Utah A Championship

Jazz fans have been highly skeptical if their team will ever be able to get back to the level that John Stockton and Karl Malone played at.  In fact most people I talk to would put money on the Jazz never winning a title in their lifetime.  So then why do we watch and put ourselves through the torture of always ending the season in April or May and never really making it to June?  Because there is hope.

Whatever little hope there is it seems that fans especially die hard Jazz fans still believe that the Jazz are a piece or two away from getting back there.  Which is always true if a team lands a Lebron James or Kobe Bryant type player, but for the Jazz it’s about the team.

Enter Dennis Lindsey, the new GM for the Jazz as of last year and the guy that overhauled the roster during this off season letting all free agents walk and sign with other teams.  To come into a place like Utah where there is a culture of  making the playoffs and finding gems that work hard and play above and beyond their ability, and to change it in one year takes stones.

Unlike the guys before, Lindsey is willing to take the necessary change to make this team into a title contender.  Yes the Jazz will not compete this year and probably not next year either but in 3-4 years if the core stays together then watch out.  Lindsey wants to see what he has with all this potential in these young guys so he can put together the other pieces this next off season when the Jazz will have money to spend and possibly could even be in the running for a top 5 pick in next years coveted draft.

With all these teams looking for that “next piece” to help them move to the next level, the Jazz found theirs with Dennis Lindsey.  He is the missing piece that has been needed these past 10 years to compete with the best.  With a core of Hayward, Favors and Kanter mixed with wild cards with Alec Burks, Trey Burke, Brandon Rush, Rudy Gobert and future pick Raul Neto, the Jazz with 30 million next year in cap room will be able to know exactly what they want and need to put together a team not too different from the San Antonio Spurs.  What did the Spurs do?  They got a great player in Duncan and surrounded him with foreign talent and guys that could shoot the three and that’s the way I see the Jazz going.

Will the Jazz have the same result?  Hopefully as I fully expect the Jazz to be a top 5 team in 3-4 years under Dennis Lindsey.

Topics: Dennis Lindsey, Utah Jazz

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  • Olivier Batiste

    Hope you’re right! Even if it’s gonna be quite long I’d love to see the Jazz ahead of western conference, fighting and winning to reach conference finals at least. Things change for the Jazz, and it seems to be an interesting way.

    • Josh Haslam

      The next couple years are going to be fun to watch.

  • Josh Carley

    Need a different coach.

  • M_england83

    I absolutely love Dennis Lindsey but it hit me as I was reading your article that Dennis Lindsey will be successful because of Kevin O’ Conner. That might be the reason Lindsey took the job but if he did not have the core 4 then the future would not be that bright. At this point Lindsey drafted Burke and let a bunch of mediocre free agents walk. No disrespect but there should be a little more love to KOC

    • Josh Haslam

      KOC did a lot for the Jazz and kept them semi competitive but the word on the street is he didn’t let Dennis Lindsey trade Al or Sap at the deadline or last off season when he really wanted to.. (maybe for the best). Either way they are a good combo and I definitely agree KOC deserves some credit as well.