Preview: Warriors vs Jazz, start time and how to watch
The reigning champion Golden State Warriors they are 9-10, rebounding from an early-season slump toward .500. Meanwhile the Utah Jazzpreemptively dropped for dead after sending out franchise mainstays Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, they’re off to a good start with a 12-8 record.
These two teams collide in San Francisco on Friday evening in a race to see who can get through Thanksgiving first.
November 25, 2022 | 7:00 PT
Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area | Listen: 95.7 The Game
Lauri Markkanen has been playing in Utah since arriving from Cleveland. He is shooting 53% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc. This former lottery pick was drafted in 2017 and is finally showing signs of realizing the potential of being a big 7-footer.
Here is yours Draft Express draft profile:
Markkanen’s sheer offensive prowess at 7-foot tall makes him such an interesting prospect. A versatile jump shooter, the freshman scored most of his goals in point, pick-and-pop situations, but also used his athleticism to attack closeouts, score off rebounds, show face-up ability in the mid-range, make shots off the dribble. at a good pace, and was even used off ball screens.
NBA scout: “Lauri Markkanen is killing it, and I’m so happy for him. This is what we thought Lauri Markkanen was going to be when the Bulls brought him [at No. 7 overall]. It took a while, but this is the guy we thought he could be.” https://t.co/9vsAcACu6L
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 19, 2022
It’s interesting how big man prospects can develop over time (for those watching Golden State youngster James Wiseman in the G-League with an eagle eye). I’m looking forward to seeing Draymond Green and Kevon Looney take it upon themselves to battle Markkanen and prevent him from scoring easy points.
The Dubs have won five of their last seven contests against the Jazz; let’s see if they can get another win over their Western Conference foes this holiday weekend.
Who do you have, Jazz or Warriors?
Jazz, they’re playing really well right now
Warriors, they don’t lose at home!
69 votes in total
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