Utah Jazz forward Kelly Olynyk catches his breath near the end of the game against the Knicks in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Olynyk and his teammates are looking forward to a rare and much-needed day off Thursday.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

For the first time this season the Utah Jazz actually have a chance to sleep in their own beds and wake up the next day to an actual break.

On Thursday the Jazz don’t have a game, don’t have practice and don’t have to get on a flight to travel to another city; it’s the first time since the season started nearly a month ago that they’ve had a chance to kind of relax.

“People say Utah’s beautiful, I have no clue, I haven’t seen it. It’s a grind. We were worn out at the end of that trip in Philly and then coming back and you get back at 6 a.m. East Coast time. You know what I mean?” — Kelly Olynyk

“People say Utah’s beautiful, I have no clue, I haven’t seen it,” Kelly Olynyk said with a laugh. “It’s a grind. We were worn out at the end of that trip in Philly and then coming back and you get back at 6 a.m. East Coast time. You know what I mean?”

That’s been the way the Jazz have operated over the last few weeks. It’s been late flights and multiple back-to-back sets and trying to find time to practice on the road and then barely having time to catch their breath in the moments when they are in town before it all starting back up the next day.

Of course, that’s every NBA season. The 82-game schedule is not forgiving and …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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