NBA Live 19: Utah Jazz Player Ratings and Roster

The Jazz were one of the most intriguing teams of the 2017/18 season - so how do they shape up heading into 2018/19?


The Jazz were the surprise package of last season, going 29-6 to finish the season entrenched in the Western Conference’s top eight. Offensively they are limited, but with a great coach and the best defense in the league, they’ll be aiming for close to 50 wins again this season. Check out their full roster and all their NBA Live 19 player ratings below.

Ricky Rubio, PG, 84

Age: 27  

Position: PG

Height: 6’4’’

Playstyle: Floor General

Best stats: 93 Steal, 93 Defensive Awareness, 92 Stamina

Rubio’s game will always be somewhat limited by his shooting – though it has improved in the last year – but his defense and ability to create for teammates make him a valuable player for the Jazz. In 2017/18, his first season with the Jazz, he averaged a career high 13.1 points per game while knocking down 35.1% of 3-point attempts (also comfortably a career-high), though his assist numbers dropped significantly – a product of sharing ball-handling duties with Mitchell.

Donovan Mitchell, SG, 86

Age: 22 

Position: SG

Height: 6’3’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 96 Stamina, 96 Dunk, 95 Vertical

Mitchell’s first year in the NBA was one to remember. In any other year he would have won Rookie of the Year in a heartbeat, with the former Louisville player leading the Jazz to the second round of the playoffs on the back of a year which saw him average 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. It wouldn’t be surprising to see some sort of regression after a breakout first season, but regardless, he is shaping up as a steal for the Jazz.

Joe Ingles, SF, 79

Age: 30 

Position: SF

Height: 6’8’’

Playstyle: Wing Shooter

Best stats: 90 3-point Shot, 86 Mid-Range Shot, 86 Stamina

Janglin’ Joe Ingles has gradually increased his role at Utah, from occasional bench player, to role player, to valuable starter. Last season he averaged 11.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists – all career-highs – as well as 1.1 steals per game, and his 44% shooting from beyond the arc again had him in the top handful of 3-point shooters in the league.

Derrick Favors, PF, 82

Age: 27

Position: PF

Height: 6’10’’

Playstyle: Post Anchor

Best stats: 91 Inside Shot, 88 Stamina, 87 Post Defense

Favors has played at Utah for all but 56 games of his nine year long career, and has become a valuable member of their lineup in that time. Though his pairing with Gobert in the frontcourt limits their ability to stretch the floor, he is a good interior finisher and a strong defender, fitting perfectly into the Jazz game style.

Rudy Gobert, C, 89

Age: 26

Position: C

Height: 7’1’’

Playstyle: Rim Protector

Best stats: 99 Defensive Awareness, 98 Shot Block, 96 Post Defense

The fact that Rudy Gobert won Defensive Player of the Year last season while playing just 56 games goes some way to demonstrate how dominant he is at that end of the floor. The Frenchman, who had the longest wingspan in the league until Mo Bamba was drafted to Orlando a couple of months ago, is never going to be scoring from more than a couple of feet from the rim, but he is an improved offensive player and elite rim protector, and will play a huge role in the Jazz’s fortunes this season.

NBA Live 19 Utah Jazz Roster

NameOVRPositionHeightPlaystyleBest Stats
Rudy Gobert89C7’1″Rim Protector99 Defensive Awareness, 98 Shot Block
Donovan Mitchell86SG6’3″Slasher96 Stamina, 96 Dunk
Ricky Rubio84PG6’4″Floor General93 Steal, 93 Defensive Awareness
Derrick Favors82PF6’10”Post Anchor91 Inside Shot, 88 Stamina
Joe Ingles79SF6’8″Wing Shooter90 3-point Shot, 86 Mid-Range Shot
Grayson Allen79SG6’5″Wing Shooter88 Speed, 85 Free Throw
Thabo Sefolosha77SF6’7″Wing Defender87 On Ball Defense, 80 Defensive Awareness
Alec Burks77SG6’6″Slasher86 Stamina, 85 Speed
Jae Crowder77SF6’6″Wing Defender90 Stamina, 83 On Ball Defense
Royce O’Neale76SF6’6″Wing Defender86 On Ball Defense, 86 Speed
Ekpe Udoh75PF6’10”Rim Protector84 Shot Block, 80 Post Defense
Raul Neto73PG6’1″Floor General82 3-point Shot, 81 Speed
Dante Exum73PG6’6″Slasher86 Speed, 85 Stamina
Tony Bradley71C6’10”Rim Protector85 Stamina, 82 Rebounding
Tyler Cavanaugh67PF6’9″Stretch Big77 Speed, 70 Defensive Awareness
Georges Niang63SF6’8″Playmaker85 Stamina, 75 3-point Shot

Playbooks

The Jazz have an extensive list of plays you can run with them on NBA Live 19. Check out the full list below.

Play NamePlay Type
PG Horns 35 RubPick and Roll
PG Pitch 13 HighPick and Roll
PG DragPick and Roll
PG 14 Low HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 High AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 Quick HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak UpPick and Roll
PG 41 LiftedPick and Roll
SG 41 Strong Reverse Down HighPick and Roll
SG Horns Al AnglePick and Roll
SG Horns 25 Gut MixPick and Roll
SG High Pistol AnglePick and Roll
SF Horns Al Elbow Mix HammerPick and Roll
SF 41 Pin AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse GetPick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse AnglePick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch SpreadPick and Roll
PF 41 Weak HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back PinScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse PinScreen
SG Horns Away StaggerScreen
SG 41 Strong Reverse DownScreen
SG 41 Reverse StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak Reverse PinScreen
SG Elbow QuickScreen
SG 41 High StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak StaggerScreen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back DownScreen
SF 41 Strong Reverse Down StaggerScreen
SF 41 Strong Reverse Down PinScreen
SF Pistol StaggerScreen
SF 41 PinScreen
SF 41 High AwayScreen
PF 41 High DownScreen
C 41 Strong Reverse DownScreen
C 41 DownScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse SlicePostup
SG 41 Duck InPostup
SG 41 Strong Reverse FlexPostup
SF 41 Low Quick PostPostup
PF 41 Strong Up HammerPostup
PF 41 Strong UpPostup
C 41 Quick PostPostup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing EntryPostup
C 41 Quick EntryPostup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing EntryPostup

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James Salmon

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A 25 year old freelance writer with a Masters Degree in Sports Management. Passionate about a variety of sports, particularly basketball, Australian Rules Football, cricket, golf and surfing. Currently undertaking further studies in the field of exercise science.

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