NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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Previous: 13th. Utah Jazz. 8. team. 118. . 34-18

Utah Jazz:

Offense: (111.6) 9th
Defense: (107.5) 8th
Net: (plus +4.1) 7th

Results Week 16: (2-1) Won vs. Blazers: 117-114, Rockets: 114-113, Lost vs. Nuggets: 95-98
Games Week 17: (2 games) Mon at Mavericks | Wed vs. Heat

Coming into this week the Jazz were reeling having lost four in a row and began week 16 with another loss to the Nuggets. Then they got the benefit of a no call on an obvious goaltend to ensure a victory over the Blazers and pulled out a squeaker over the Rockets.

If you’re the Jazz there should be some concerns moving into the stretch run since the team still struggles with Mike Conley in the mix. Perhaps most startling about Conley is even when he does have good offensive games for Utah he still isn’t fitting in defensively. The Jazz has climbed to eighth on that side of the court but this rating was achieved while the guard was out.