Now that we’ve seen a few games it should feel like the Jazz are right there and should start winning some games. The problem is the Jazz’s schedule is ridiculously tough this month. The Jazz play the next four on the road @Brooklyn, @Boston, @Chicago and @Toronto. Both the Boston and Toronto games should be winnable but they are on the 2nd night of a back to back. Brooklyn just got smoked by Orlando yesterday so I feel like the Jazz are in for a show on Tuesday.
Even if the Jazz pull out a win or two on the road trip the rest of the month is difficult. They have a three game home stand against Denver, New Orleans and San Antonio in which they could go 2-1. Follow that up with a Golden State twice hopefully splitting those games and then a three game roadie against @New Orleans, @Dallas and @OKC. If they can manage one of those games they will then follow that up with home against Chicago and Phoenix which both are winnable games and @Phoenix to end the month.
If you were following me that puts the Jazz at a 9-9 record to end the month which is the best possible outcome I can see happening. The more likely scenario is the Jazz win 2 games on the road this month and 3-4 at home putting them at a 6-12 record which has to be close to the lead for last place and best odds at a top pick.
The best part of this season is the Jazz have been entertaining but still find a way to lose which means we have the right guys for the future but are missing a piece or two. Trey should be one of those pieces but we’ll see when he gets back. The good news is this is probably the Jazz’s hardest month so if they can squeak out a victory or two against teams they shouldn’t then the Jazz might be pushing for a playoff spot come April.