The Utah Jazz have the best record in the league at 24-6. They have a two and half-game lead on the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.
Last night on Clubhouse Jazz forward Royce O’Neale watched some of the Lakers and Heat game as a part of the NBA Watch Party with Rosalyn Gold-Onwude and others.
Onwude asked O’Neale what has been the key to the Jazz success thus far this season?
‘I think it has been our chemistry and how much we love playing with each other, and I feel any night anybody can get hot. That’s the greatest thing about it, and other our offense feeds off our defense,” said O’Neale.
“We take pride in playing defense, getting stops, and getting easy buckets on the offensive end, shooting threes, and getting all the way to the paint.”
ESPN resident NBA news breaker Adrian Wojnarowski was also on the panel and was asked what makes the Jazz special to him.
“It has been a remarkable start for the Jazz. I had their GM Justin Zanik on my podcast on Friday and talked about building this team. How they brought in if look at players like Royce [O’Neale] and Joy Ingles, who have bounced around a little bit before they found a home in Utah. Finding stability and becoming significant starting players or sixth man on that team. Just an organization that has drafted well, certainly Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell,” said Woj.
” They get two all-star caliber players, with one at 27th in the draft, and they moved up in the draft to get Donovan Mitchell. Up into the lottery, and it is one of the best-coached teams in the league. Quin Snyder, look, there has been a lot of seasons where he has been in the coach of the year is, but this year, he has to be the front runner for that.”
Wojnarowski also noted that he has spoken to many teams, and they have not had much to time practice this season. The Jazz are one of those teams, but their familiarity with each other has given them an advantage compared to their competitors.
The Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets will play on Monday, according to the schedule. However, according to Royce O’Neale, there might be a chance that the game might not have to be rescheduled. The Hornets had to cancel a couple of games due to COVID-related cases.