Aug 17, 2022 - Sports

Utah Jazz schedule release: Here's what we're watching

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz

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The Utah Jazz released their 2022-23 schedule Wednesday.

State of play: The Jazz start the season against the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 19 at Vivint Arena.

The intrigue: They enter the year with new head coach Will Hardy and without their defensive anchor Rudy Gobert who was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves this offseason.

Notable home games: A matchup between the Jazz and New York Knicks is slated for Nov. 15. The Knicks have come up often as a potential landing spot for All-Star Donovan Mitchell.

  • Gobert and the Timberwolves make their first trip to Salt Lake City on Dec. 9. (The Jazz also play against Minnesota for their second game of the year but that's a roadie.)
  • The Jazz will host the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 28 in a playoff rematch. Dallas eliminated Utah in the first round last year.
  • Fans will get a chance to see LeBron James and the Lakers on Nov. 7.
  • And our editor Ross' team, the Atlanta Hawks, pay Utah a visit on Feb. 3. You will see him there.

Of note: No games will be held on Election Day, Nov. 8, in an effort to encourage civic engagement, the AP reports.

  • Instead, every NBA team will play the night before midterm elections and are being asked to encourage fans to get to the polls.

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