The Jazz aren't going to the playoffs, but this postseason will be more enjoyable for Utah fans than the last several postseasons.

Think of the pain you endured the last couple of years especially.

Losing to the Clippers.

Losing to the Mavericks.

Rudy Gobert being put in no-man's land on defense and fully taken advantage of.

Quin Snyder and Donovan Mitchell being unable to close out games.

High expectations. High pain.

This year, the Jazz had one of the most fun and enjoyable seasons that a non-playoff team has ever had. At the end of their last game everybody was hugging and talking about how they couldn't wait for next year.

Awesome! Looking forward to next year and who Danny Ainge might bring in to help Lauri Markannen, Walker Kessler and Co.

But before we get there, it's time for the NBA Playoffs. And each Utah Jazz fan is a free agent. You're going to watch all of the games, you might as well find a team to root for.

Here's why it's the Milwaukee Bucks.

Small market Milwaukee


Jazz fans should be rooting for a fellow mid-market franchise to do well and do well. I know the Bucks have already won a title and it can be hard to cheer for the number one seed, but Milwaukee deserves our support.

Giannis Antetokounmpo stayed!

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Nobody stays anymore! It's Giannis and it's Damian Lillard. That's it. Jazz fans should be cheering for Giannis because he didn't bolt to Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Miami, or New York.

Joe Ingles

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That's it. That's your rationale. Cheer for the Bucks. They represent every small market again in this year's playoffs.

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