Evaluating Utah’s On-Court Product Post-Kanter
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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...
Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15
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Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15

February 23rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The truly great players in this league know that being successful means more than sinking shots or putting points up in a box score. And as Gordon Hayward takes aim at this sort of lofty perch, he’s already well aware of...
Taking Utah’s Temperature at the All-Star Break
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Taking Utah’s Temperature at the All-Star Break

February 16th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
An extended All-Star break is perfect not only for the players, who get more time to rest their ailing bodies, but for those of us covering them as well. Writers and bloggers alike need a reset button too, and what better time to...
Scaling the Stifle Tower: How Teams Have Adjusted to Rudy Gobert
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Scaling the Stifle Tower: How Teams Have Adjusted to Rudy Gobert

February 9th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The emphatic rise of Rudy Gobert has come in waves. His rookie season contained flashes of the spectacular within a raw game that most assumed would take several years to refine. His summer seemed to accelerate the process...
Derrick Favors’ Inspired Performance, and Player Grades for Jazz-Kings 2/7/2015
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Derrick Favors’ Inspired Performance, and Player Grades for Jazz-Kings 2/7/2015

February 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
As he continues a strong season marked by increased defensive understanding and a versatile, complete offensive game that has taken some by surprise, Derrick Favors knows it’s a long grind. Energy and motivation ebbs and...
On A Stern Defensive Challenge, Plus Player Grades for Grizzlies @ Jazz 2/4/2015
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On A Stern Defensive Challenge, Plus Player Grades for Grizzlies @ Jazz 2/4/2015

February 4th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The Memphis Grizzlies have developed a reputation over the years as a defense-first unit, a grit and grind bunch that ekes out enough points offensively to survive while they suffocate opponents. Their defense certainly...
Jingles All the Way
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Jingles All the Way

February 2nd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
At times, it’s tough to remember that Joe Ingles is an NBA rookie. Despite a growing number of foreign players making their way to the league, many not until midway through their professional careers, it’s still often natural...
Dante Exum vs. Marcus Smart, and Player Grades for Jazz – Celtics 1/26/15
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Dante Exum vs. Marcus Smart, and Player Grades for Jazz – Celtics 1/26/15

January 26th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
As we’re constantly reminded, process and experience is the name of the game for Dante Exum right now, and he got a stern reminder of that tonight in Utah’s loss to Boston. In one of his toughest professional games...
Derrick Favors’ Big Leap
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Derrick Favors’ Big Leap

January 26th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
While hardly anonymous to locals and those with a keen eye, Derrick Favors continues to impress in a way that feels somehow underappreciated. In a very broad sense, Favors just looks exponentially more comfortable in his own body...
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Ingles, Exum, and Grades for Nets @ Jazz 1/24/15
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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Ingles, Exum, and Grades for Nets @ Jazz 1/24/15

January 24th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Any major relocation or culture change will require an adjustment phase, even for professional basketball players. For rookies Joe Ingles and Dante Exum, both hailing from Down Under, this process has been evident to the naked...