On Quin Snyder and Process, Plus Player Grades for Thunder @ Jazz 3/28/15
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On Quin Snyder and Process, Plus Player Grades for Thunder @ Jazz 3/28/15

March 28th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Process, process, process. Those who follow Jazz coach Quin Snyder closely are surely more than familiar with this simple word, one Snyder stresses in all forms on a regular basis. The route his team takes and the habits they...
Joe Ingles Steps Up, Plus Player Grades for Blazers @ Jazz 3/25/15
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Joe Ingles Steps Up, Plus Player Grades for Blazers @ Jazz 3/25/15

March 25th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Confession time: I was wrong about Joe Ingles. Frequent readers (and followers on Twitter) could likely recount multiple instances where this writer was patently unconvinced by the Aussie’s game during the earlier parts of...
Trey Burke, Searching for an Identity
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Trey Burke, Searching for an Identity

March 24th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
In the midst of rampant Jazz optimism and excitement, Trey Burke occupies a strange place. He’s recently been spared some of the harsher critiques often levied on him during tougher days for the team as a whole, but the tides...
On a Few Stiff Learning Experiences, Plus Player Grades for Wizards @ Jazz 3/18/15
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On a Few Stiff Learning Experiences, Plus Player Grades for Wizards @ Jazz 3/18/15

March 19th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
For a young Jazz team that’s been streaking of late and among the toasts of the league, Wednesday night’s loss to the Wizards was a reminder of the way this league can be at times. These games will happen over the...
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...