Utah Jazz forward Juwan Morgan (16) splits the Houston defense during the Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

Utah Jazz forward Juwan Morgan (16) splits the Houston defense during the Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Rookies Rayjon Tucker, Juwan Morgan, Miye Oni, Nigel Williams-Goss and two-way players Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman have become invaluable for things that won’t be seen on any stat sheet

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The most prevalent sound in the NBA bubble arena is not the music or the talking on the court. It’s the cheering from the team benches.

It’s pretty easy to tune out the artificial crowd noise and the virtual fans during the game, but it’s impossible to ignore the chatter and support that teammates are providing. It’s also incredibly noticeable when the bench quiets and fails to step up to plate as the only source of encouragement a team has.

“Oh, man, they’re super important right now. Normally back home, you don’t necessarily have to stand up on every play or you don’t have to be the loudest one in the gym, but you literally have to be the loudest ones and show the most emotion and just really be behind …read more


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