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Podcast
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Salt City Hoops Saturday Show – Analyzing the Biedrins/Jefferson/Rush Deal

July 9th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s show, Andy Larsen and Ben Gaines analyze the big trade with the Golden State Warriors, in which the Warriors sent Biedrins, Jefferson, Rush, two first rounders, and two second rounders to the Jazz in exchange...
Jazz Signal Offseason Plan with Trade Acquiring Jefferson, Biedrins, Rush, and Picks from GSW
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Jazz Signal Offseason Plan with Trade Acquiring Jefferson, Biedrins, Rush, and Picks from GSW

July 5th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
In a slowly announced trade Friday, the Jazz revealed part of their blueprint by taking on the contracts of Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush from the Golden State Warriors. The move frees up cap space for the...
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Podcast
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Salt City Hoops Saturday Show: Free Agency Plan Contest

June 30th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
In this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Saturday Show, we bring together 5 different bloggers from Jazzland: Andy Larsen, Dan Clayton, Laura Thompson, Clark Schmutz, and Peter Novak, and have them give their version...
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Analytics
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Looking at NBA Prospect Comparables

June 24th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
One time-honored tradition of this time of year is the comparison of NBA draft prospects to current NBA players, and it’s easy to understand why. In order to make things simpler on ourselves, we simply substitute an NBA...
Jazz Announce Gigantic New Jumbotron at Energy Solutions Arena
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Jazz Announce Gigantic New Jumbotron at Energy Solutions Arena

June 17th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
The Utah Jazz just announced a new $15 million dollar upgrade to Energy Solutions Arena, in the form of a massive video board and new audio system. The project, done by local Utah company YESCO, is scheduled to be finished in...
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NBA
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NBA Finals Game 2 Notes and Observations

June 10th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Even though the Miami Heat won Game 2 of this NBA Finals to put the series in a 1-1 deadlock, there’s still only about a week of basketball left to be played in the 2012-2013 season. While this isn’t Jazz-related, I...
Jerry Sloan: Unexpected Piece of Jazz’s Puzzle?
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Jerry Sloan: Unexpected Piece of Jazz’s Puzzle?

June 3rd, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Late last night, Jody Genessy released this report that the Utah Jazz have talked to former head coach Jerry Sloan about returning to the club. There’s still much we don’t know: we don’t know if the interest...
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Announcements
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Introducing the New Salt City Hoops Writing Team

May 30th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Upon introducing Salt City Hoops 2.0 last week, we promised that a renaissance was underway. Today, we’d like to announce the most important part of that renaissance: additions to our writing team. When we asked for...
DeMarre Carroll’s War on Possessions
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DeMarre Carroll’s War on Possessions

May 23rd, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
In today’s basketball analytics paradigm, all of the talk is on efficiency, and for good reason: efficiency is highly correlated with winning. Per possession statistics like Offensive and Defensive Rating, and...
On Kevin O’Connor’s Luck
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On Kevin O’Connor’s Luck

May 21st, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Kevin O’Connor’s probably wearing his lucky green today. But will he be so sad tonight? “I got fired from that job, I’m not very good at representing at the draft lottery. We’re sending Randy...