Do the Jazz Have an On/Off Switch? Plus Player Grades for Kings @ Jazz 4/8/15
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Do the Jazz Have an On/Off Switch? Plus Player Grades for Kings @ Jazz 4/8/15

April 8th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s a common theme heard when referencing great teams, particularly those who have been so for multiple years: Does this team have an extra gear whenever they feel like it? It’s a fair question much of the time...
Gordon Hayward is Tired
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Gordon Hayward is Tired

April 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
There are two lines of thought when it comes to themes like fatigue and over-taxation of a given player’s body. The first is more of a short-term view: A guy is leaned upon too heavily within individual games, asked to do more...
Dante Exum’s Growing Comfort, Plus Player Grades for Nuggets @ Jazz 4/1/15
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Dante Exum’s Growing Comfort, Plus Player Grades for Nuggets @ Jazz 4/1/15

April 1st, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Dante Exum relentlessly got into the lane in Wednesday’s win over Denver. He flew past Ty Lawson, one of the quickest players in the league, on multiple occasions and sliced through Denver’s weak help defense on the...
How Utah’s Length Has Become a Defensive Weapon
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How Utah’s Length Has Become a Defensive Weapon

March 31st, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
During Utah’s emotionally-charged victory over Oklahoma City Saturday night, one particular play stood out as the Jazz began to mount their comeback in the second quarter: No, it wasn’t for the long shot of The Former Player...
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...