Chemistry is the most undervalued aspect of any team. If a team connects well they seem to play above the competition even if the talent level isn’t as high. Google has the definition as:
the complex emotional or psychological interaction between two people.”
Now obviously a team has more than two people on the court but as long as two players are connecting then the team seems to run better. If you could measure chemistry within a team (which you can by looking at the numbers) then Stockton and Malone would take the cake on duo’s that connected well. The teams I think of when I think of chemistry are the San Antonio Spurs and the Chicago Bulls. This is because they play a more team oriented game that is flawless when you watch.
The Jazz this year have something most teams wish they could have and that is five young guys under contract that will start and play the majority of minutes together. If the guys click really well then this team could be together for the next ten years and they will definitely be contending for a title. Don’t listen to anyone that says that there is no way the Jazz can keep all five guys because that is not true.
If Trey Burke can establish himself as the guy at point and Hayward can establish himself as the leader of the team then the Jazz will grow exponentially faster than in years past where it seemed they couldn’t get over the hump. Add in Derrick Favors as the rock on defense and Enes Kanter as a go to guy on offense and the Jazz will be looking solid. The wildcard again for me is Alec Burks because I believe he can be an all-star with his talent, but he has to make the biggest jump out of anyone this year.
Chemistry is a very good thing and the young core will be able to build that all year and hopefully for years to come.
Unrelated note this video got me way excited for the season!