On Gordon Hayward’s Role Change
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On Gordon Hayward’s Role Change

March 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
In a season full of disappointments and questions about his role, positives have been few and far between for Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward.  Marred in what feels like a season-long shooting slump as the days count down to his...
How Alec Burks Uses Screens
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How Alec Burks Uses Screens

February 24th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
When breaking down this wonderful game of basketball we all know and love, we typically start with general assessments: is this guy a good rebounder?  How well does he understand the system and work with his teammates?  Is he a...
What’s Behind Gordon Hayward’s Inconsistency?
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What’s Behind Gordon Hayward’s Inconsistency?

February 21st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
From the moment he entered the basketball community’s collective consciousness, Gordon Hayward has always inspired mixed reviews.  Coming out of Butler following a magical run to the NCAA title game, optimistic scouts found...
All-Star Break Jazz Stat Party!
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All-Star Break Jazz Stat Party!

February 13th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s All-Star time, folks!  With just over half the season in the books, players will get a well-deserved break from the grind while the league’s elite head to New Orleans.  It’s sure to be a weekend full of dunks,...
The Development of Alec Burks
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The Development of Alec Burks

February 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Now in his 3rd year, where has Alec Burks improved since coming into the...
Finding Comparables for Jazz Starters
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Finding Comparables for Jazz Starters

February 5th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
We at Salt City Hoops, and myself especially, spend a lot of time talking about Jazz players within the context of the team as whole.  That’s likely the case for most similar sites, particularly those covering a young team...
Rudy Gobert Scouting Report
Rudy Gobert
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Rudy Gobert Scouting Report

January 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
What have we learned about Rudy Gobert in his 226 minutes of playing time? We have the scouting...
Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader
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Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader

January 27th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Because Adjusted Plus-Minus (APM; full description here) is a metric designed to track the actual scoreboard impact of individual players, it has some tendencies that aren’t shared by other common player evaluation metrics. ...
Can Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter Work Together?
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Can Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter Work Together?

January 22nd, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  Building and maintaining a competitive NBA roster from year to year is a complex task. More often than most GM’s around the league would prefer, crises arise in some area of this process. These situations can come up...
Utah’s Evolving Pick and Roll Defense
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Utah’s Evolving Pick and Roll Defense

January 6th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It almost goes without saying, but things have certainly stabilized to a high degree in Jazzland after an extremely rocky beginning to the season.  It kind of feels like ages ago that the doomsday drums were beating loudly as...