In the 2017 playoffs, the Warriors swept the Jazz in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Then Utah lost Gordon Hayward in free agency.
But the Jazz rallied behind a fantastic rookie season from Donovan Mitchell and won a playoff series again.
Quin Snyder finished runner-up for Coach of the Year and Rudy Gobert was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Utah should be really good in 2018-19 and some believe they have a shot to be one of the top two teams in the West.
This week, Gobert joined The Lowe Post Podcast and the following exchange ensued:
Lowe: "Are the Warriors beatable?"
Gobert: "Of course. It's basketball. Five guys playing against five guys."
Lowe: "You think you can beat 'em?"
Gobert: "Once again, it's basketball. Anyone can beat anyone. It just depends on how you do it. I'm a firm believer that in sport anything can happen."
Meh. Come on, Rudy. We need a bolder answer!
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller
Steph Curry lived up to his Splash Brother moniker on Sunday, and jumped into Lake Tahoe after losing a bet with his father, Dell Curry, at the American Century Championship.
The Splash Father bet the Splash Son he would trail by fewer than 20 points at the end of the tournament. The elder Curry had room to spare on Sunday, too, and was just 18 back of his son.
The two-time MVP was a man of his word.
Last year, the Currys made the same bet, and it was Dell Curry who had to purify himself in the waters of Lake Tahoe. He tied for 30th at the event this year, while Curry tied for 11th.
Move over, China Klay. Tahoe Steph is making a "triumphant" return of his own.
Last summer, Warriors guard Steph Curry unsuccessfully tried dunking on a hoop on the course at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe.
On Friday, the hoop made it 2-0.
Would Golden State remain resounding favorites to three-peat as NBA champions if the team had to play every game in golf attire? Maybe that's how commissioner Adam Silver can achieve "parity of opportunity."