In His Words: Alec Burks On His Improving Defense
Alec Burks
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In His Words: Alec Burks On His Improving Defense

March 17th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Third-year Jazz guard Alec Burks has frequently been the topic of my adulation this season in all aspects, but particularly for his rapid improvement on the defensive side of the ball.  He’s made a noticeable leap from a...
A Partial Review of Ty Corbin’s Coaching
Coaching
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A Partial Review of Ty Corbin’s Coaching

March 14th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As the league enters the stretch run where playoff and title contenders make their push for positioning in the last month of the regular season, we simultaneously reach a period where, for developing teams, the time is ripe to...
Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?
Derrick Favors
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Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?

March 7th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Coming into his first season as the top big man on Utah’s depth chart, folks familiar with Derrick Favors’ game had a pretty reasonable handle on what to expect from him for the year.  Still raw offensively, especially in...
Jazz Jolt Podcast: Sloan Sports Conference
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Jazz Jolt Podcast: Sloan Sports Conference

March 5th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  On this week’s Jazz Jolt, host Ben Dowsett is joined by Salt City Hoops Editor Andy Larsen to discuss his return from last weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  Ben and Andy discuss some of the...
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
Alec Burks
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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?
Analytics
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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!
Analytics
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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
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...