Dante Exum, Rodney Hood and Accelerated Developmental Timetables
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Dante Exum, Rodney Hood and Accelerated Developmental Timetables

March 17th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
A single play from Saturday night’s win over Detroit seemed to encapsulate much of the excitement surrounding the younger parts of Utah’s core. Rodney Hood fought through a screen before deflecting an entry pass into the...
On Quin Snyder’s Tinkering, Plus Player Grades for Hornets @ Jazz 3/16/15
Coaching
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On Quin Snyder’s Tinkering, Plus Player Grades for Hornets @ Jazz 3/16/15

March 16th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Process always trumps results for this Jazz team under Quin Snyder, part of what makes him so appealing from a strategic standpoint. So in a massive blowout win, it should be no surprise that the Jazz tried out a few things. Jack...
Derrick Favors, Manning his Post; Plus Player Grades for Pistons @ Jazz 3/14/15
Derrick Favors
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Derrick Favors, Manning his Post; Plus Player Grades for Pistons @ Jazz 3/14/15

March 14th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The departure of Enes Kanter helped the Jazz in several areas where the Turk was weak, but also unquestionably left a large hole in others. Utah lost its most polished big-man scorer, particularly in the post, and this is a skill...
On Rodney Hood’s Progression, Plus Player Grades for Knicks @ Jazz 3/10/15
Rodney Hood
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On Rodney Hood’s Progression, Plus Player Grades for Knicks @ Jazz 3/10/15

March 10th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s easy to forget at times given the speed with which an encouraging season has flown by, but Rodney Hood is still just learning the game at this level. Not only is he a rookie, he’s less experienced at this point...
Spreading their Wings: How Utah’s Perimeter D Has Flourished
Utah Jazz
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Spreading their Wings: How Utah’s Perimeter D Has Flourished

March 10th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
By now, any observant Jazz fan knows the numbers. Utah’s defensive ascension has been rapid and incredible, and they remain the league’s best per-possession unit since the All-Star break and, indeed, since the start of...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Celtics 3/4/15
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Celtics 3/4/15

March 4th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
1. Two matchups with Boston this year have exposed some flaws in Utah’s team construct. This game will be most discussed for the events in the final minute, but the other 47, combined with a January home loss to these same...
The Utah Jazz Through the Lens of Synergy Data
Analytics
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The Utah Jazz Through the Lens of Synergy Data

March 3rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
During the All-Star break, NBA.com unveiled yet another set of intriguing and informative stats, this time in the form of Synergy Sports figures that had been largely unavailable to the public since the site’s fan version shut...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Bucks @ Jazz 2/28/15
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Bucks @ Jazz 2/28/15

February 28th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
1. Trey Burke was Utah’s best player tonight, and had perhaps his best two-way game as a pro. Utah’s second-year point guard has been playing well for a period now, but tonight really seemed to up the ante. His...
On Differing Approaches to Analytics, and Player Grades for Lakers @ Jazz 2/25/15
Analytics
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On Differing Approaches to Analytics, and Player Grades for Lakers @ Jazz 2/25/15

February 25th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Analytics and all its accompanying elements has been one of the hottest topics among NBA die-hards for much of the year, and especially in the last few weeks. Comments by guys like Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal on...
Evaluating Utah’s On-Court Product Post-Kanter
Trades
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Evaluating Utah’s On-Court Product Post-Kanter

February 25th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Much of the hubbub surrounding Enes Kanter and Steve Novak’s trade out of town in the final hours of Thursday’s crazy deadline has had an eye on the future, and justifiably so. Kendrick Perkins won’t so much as set foot in...