The Utah Jazz’s season came to a disappointing conclusion last week after they were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks.
With the defeat, a year mired by nonstop infighting and seemingly incessant drama came to a merciful end. But in the process, several questions arose.
First and foremost, the statuses of team stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Clearly they can no longer co-exist.
Secondly, though – where head coach Quin Snyder goes from here. The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in stealing him away to fill the vacancy left behind by Frank Vogel’s ouster.
On Tuesday, Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report provided some clarity regarding where things stand on that front.
“The rampant speculation about his future has stemmed from the coach’s rebuffing Utah’s offers to extend him prior to this season,” Fischer wrote.
“And while the Lakers are known to have strong interest in Snyder, pessimism persists around the NBA and several sources familiar with Snyder’s thinking that Los Angeles does not present an attractive landing spot for the veteran coach. He is more often linked as a possible eventual replacement for Gregg Popovich in San Antonio.”
It will be interesting to see where things proceed from here. Clearly the Lakers have a Plan B in mind if Snyder ultimately spurns them, but it would be a blow for the franchise.
Equally fascinating will be to see how things unfold for the Jazz. Gobert currently has two teams interested in acquiring him. Mitchell has one notable admirer – and one dark horse suitor.
That’s a lot of moving pieces.
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Where will everyone ultimately be sitting when the music finally stops?
Time will tell.
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