Are the Utah Jazz serious contenders or just ruining their lottery odds?

Last summer, the Knicks traded Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell for Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson.

By Friday, the Jazz led the Western Conference at 10-3 -- a game better than their start in 2020-21.

It becomes more difficult to call the team a fluke with each win.

In a season where this clubsticks together, how well will Utah do?

Does that potential outweigh trading vets and playing the lottery?

Could the Jazz maintain a playoff spot in the Western Conference based on their start?

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