Some Friendly 2014 NBA Playoff Wagers
Opinion
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Some Friendly 2014 NBA Playoff Wagers

April 18th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As a trying and somewhat difficult season has come to a close, there are plenty of elements to look back on.  Jazz Nation, from the team to the organization to the media to the fans, has just made it through a season unlike any...
On Trey Burke’s Struggles Defensively
Trey Burke
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On Trey Burke’s Struggles Defensively

April 11th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Coming out of Michigan after a triumphant final college season that saw him capture not only a national title but also the country’s most prestigious individual awards, Jazz point guard Trey Burke fell into something of a mix...
MVP Ballot: Who’s Third?
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MVP Ballot: Who’s Third?

April 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
I have a confession to make: I irrationally love rankings and awards.  I take things like the All-NBA team seriously each year, and genuinely enjoy closely contested races for any of the league’s major awards.  It’s not...
Jazz Jolt: Analytics Podcast
Podcast
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Jazz Jolt: Analytics Podcast

April 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  On this week’s Jazz Jolt Podcast, host Ben Dowsett is joined by two esteemed members of Salt City Hoops, editor Andy Larsen and writer Dan Clayton, to discuss the wide world of basketball analytics.  They try to...
The Favors-Kanter Pairing Revisited
Analytics
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The Favors-Kanter Pairing Revisited

March 28th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As a long season winds down in Salt Lake City, we begin the transition to the offseason – both a look back at the results from the year that was, and a look forward to the future.  In this year’s case, there will be somewhat...
Jazz Jolt Podcast: Jazz Coaching Situation
Podcast
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Jazz Jolt Podcast: Jazz Coaching Situation

March 27th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
On this week’s Jazz Jolt Podcast, host Ben Dowsett is joined by Salt City Hoops writer Dan Clayton to discuss Utah’s coaching situation and the performance thus far of Ty Corbin.  They discuss Corbin’s time as...
The T Word
Opinion
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The T Word

March 21st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
I’ve loved hockey my whole life, even before I knew basketball.  I played competitively for 15 years until I got fat and lazy after high school, and now I just play in an adult league locally.  Just last weekend, my team was...
In His Words: Alec Burks On His Improving Defense
Alec Burks
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In His Words: Alec Burks On His Improving Defense

March 17th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Third-year Jazz guard Alec Burks has frequently been the topic of my adulation this season in all aspects, but particularly for his rapid improvement on the defensive side of the ball.  He’s made a noticeable leap from a...
A Partial Review of Ty Corbin’s Coaching
Coaching
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A Partial Review of Ty Corbin’s Coaching

March 14th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As the league enters the stretch run where playoff and title contenders make their push for positioning in the last month of the regular season, we simultaneously reach a period where, for developing teams, the time is ripe to...
Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?
Derrick Favors
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Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?

March 7th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Coming into his first season as the top big man on Utah’s depth chart, folks familiar with Derrick Favors’ game had a pretty reasonable handle on what to expect from him for the year.  Still raw offensively, especially in...