Re: How good are the Jazz compared to top West teams?
Doesn't really matter where they finish. They're ultimately doomed as long as they stick with their coach and insist on having an inbalanced rotation and roster.
Too many holes. No true center(other than Fessenko at the end of the bench) or back-up point guard(sorry Price doesn't qualify) while having many options at the 4 and 2 and 3.
Too many guys at the 2 and 3 which could work if they had a coach that played guys based on what's happening on the court at the moment but they don't.
Giving away guys to the competetion certainly hasn't helped their situation as much as O'Conner and Miller try to spin it that way.