The Utah Jazz, arguably the hottest team in the NBA, will have a little more help Thursday night when they host the Phoenix Suns. Guard Dante Exum is expected to make his season debut after missing the first 68 games thanks to a shoulder injury.
It was a collision with Suns forward T.J. Warren in the preseason that sent Exum to the sideline. He appeared in 66 games in 2016-17. A year before that he missed the entire season due to an ACL tear.
Who knows how much time Exum will see, but it’s not a bad time to assess the 22-year-old. After Phoenix the Jazz get Sacramento, Atlanta, and Dallas. Presently Utah is on a seven-game win streak and has won 19 of its last 21.
The Suns have lost 21 of 23. After the Jazz they’ll host the Golden State Warriors. So, you know, BUCKLE UP.
Suns at Jazz. Game starts at 6p where I live. Probably at 7p where you live.