Game Recap: Jazz @ Warriors 12/23/15
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Game Recap: Jazz @ Warriors 12/23/15

December 24th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Warriors are who they are. The Jazz are trying to become who they want to be. The space between being and becoming is the biggest difference between these teams. It may seem implausible to claim that a 18-point margin of...
What Makes an Exceptional (or Exceptionally Bad) Quarter?
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What Makes an Exceptional (or Exceptionally Bad) Quarter?

December 11th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Jazz’s 29 to 11 first quarter domination of the Knicks was, metaphorically speaking, a ritualized slaughter. It summoned ghostly memories of Vivint Smart Home Arena’s past lives as an altar where visiting teams...
Derrick Favors, Superstar!
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Derrick Favors, Superstar!

November 28th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
“I think already have a superstar in development. His name is Derrick Favors.” I wrote that on January 8th, 2014. The premise met a healthy dose of skepticism. I suspect as I revisit the theme, the sentiment is not...
Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, and the Value of a Block
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Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, and the Value of a Block

November 17th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
As analytics continue to sweep the NBA, a misconception is growing: that improved numbers provide a “right” way to see the game. Analytics don’t offer the correct way to see anything; instead, they offer new...
Game Recap: Jazz @ 76ers 10/30/15
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Game Recap: Jazz @ 76ers 10/30/15

October 30th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Jazz are just who we thought they’d be. Utah’s 99 – 71 demolition of Philadelphia on the Sixers’ home floor displayed practically all the likely hallmarks of the team going forward. What will certainly...
Game Recap: Jazz @ Pistons 10/28/15
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Game Recap: Jazz @ Pistons 10/28/15

October 28th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
One loss with 81 games to go is hardly cause for panic. But for those so inclined, the Jazz’s 87 – 92 loss to the Pistons provided plentiful reinforcement for existing anxiety. Practically every concern heading into...
Jazz Break into Big Three Territory
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Jazz Break into Big Three Territory

September 9th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney recently released their annual Top NBA Players for the upcoming season, and one of the greatest surprises is embedded so deeply that few but Utah Jazz fans are likely to see...
Five Jazz Duos to Watch This Season
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Five Jazz Duos to Watch This Season

July 21st, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Few basketball fans know the potency of a great dynamic duo better than Utahns. The Jazz franchise is built upon a frame laid by John Stockton’s passing and Karl Malone’s scoring. The modern Jazz lack a player the...
Rudy Gobert’s Offensive Repercussions
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Rudy Gobert’s Offensive Repercussions

June 22nd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Rudy Gobert makes the Utah Jazz a defensive powerhouse. After Gobert’s insertion into the starting lineup following the trade of Enes Kanter, the Jazz became the NBA’s new It! team – with Gobert himself the...
Northwest Division Watch: Pre-Draft
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Northwest Division Watch: Pre-Draft

June 12th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
NBA divisions made a strong case that they are still relevant this year. The regular season survival-of-all-fittest that was the Southwest Division, which featured five playoff teams totaling 261 combined wins, drastically...