Ty Corbin, Quin Snyder, and How We Evaluate Coaches
Coaching
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Ty Corbin, Quin Snyder, and How We Evaluate Coaches

December 16th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s been a whirlwind 36 hour period for NBA junkies, as news surfaced late Sunday night of a mostly shocking decision from the Sacramento Kings to fire coach Mike Malone, replacing him on an interim basis (for now) with Ty...
Some Positive (!) Notes Among Current Utah Jazz Players
Analytics
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Some Positive (!) Notes Among Current Utah Jazz Players

December 8th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The Jazz lost their eighth consecutive game against a shorthanded Magic team Friday night, and morale surrounding the team has likely reached a season low. Utah continues to hemorrhage points at an alarming rate, still 29th in...
The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll
Analytics
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The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll

December 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Perhaps earlier than some had hoped for, the mettle and resiliency of Jazz fans everywhere is being tested. After a summer full of bandying from every direction about just how differently this Utah team would be perceived than...
Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues
Analytics
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Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues

November 24th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As the league reaches the end of November, initial excitement over a new season begins to give way to more of a “daily grind” temperament. Unsustainable early trends start to regress back toward the mean, fan bases grow...
What’s Wrong With Alec Burks?
Alec Burks
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What’s Wrong With Alec Burks?

November 17th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s been a mostly positive start for the young Jazz, who sit at a respectable 4-7 after a difficult slate of games to open the year. Quin Snyder’s motion system has breathed some life into the group offensively, Gordon...
Should Trevor Booker Start?
Trevor Booker
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Should Trevor Booker Start?

November 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Over the course of the summer, speculation began to be whispered around Salt Lake City that a controversy could begin emerging in Utah’s frontcourt before long once the season got started. If Enes Kanter was unable to improve...
Jazz Early Returns: Sustainable or Unsustainable?
Analytics
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Jazz Early Returns: Sustainable or Unsustainable?

November 3rd, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Under a week into a fresh campaign and with hopes and dreams of success still mostly intact for all non-Lakers-and-Sixers fanbases, those of us attempting to analyze results thus far are in something of a temporary pickle. On one...
JazzRank #3: Alec Burks
Alec Burks
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JazzRank #3: Alec Burks

October 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The first few years of a young NBA player’s career are all about layering of skills. Whether a can’t miss blue-chipper or an undrafted upstart trying to stick with a roster somewhere, everyone begins with a baseline and...
10 Utah Jazz Season Predictions
Opinion
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10 Utah Jazz Season Predictions

October 28th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The NBA season begins tonight, and the Jazz season begins tomorrow. I won’t waste any more than this sentence telling you all how excited I am: I’m excited. Without further ado, here are 10 of my predictions for the Jazz this...
JazzRank #9: Rodney Hood
JazzRank
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JazzRank #9: Rodney Hood

October 21st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Rodney Hood and his new coach Quin Snyder are more similar than you might imagine. That sentence may seem strange, but it shouldn’t. Sure, they’re separated by 26 years of age and, sure, one is from rural Mississippi while...