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Jazz next face West-best Lakers, who have a glitzy record, but whose résumé is getting a hard look

Both the Jazz and Lakers underwent massive rebuilds this summer, and both are facing intense scrutiny about what they’ve accomplished thus far in the 2019-20 campaign.

Utah just wrapped a five-game road trip with a 1-4 performance that saw the team frequently listless on offense and lax on defense, sending impatient fans careening into a DEFCON 2-level panic about how the front office blew up an elite defensive unit to acquire a struggling point guard and an inconsistent bench, while the outside shooting is no better off than it was before.

Los Angeles, meanwhile, is now on the receiving end of some serious eyeballing of an altogether different nature.