The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Rockets 4/15/15
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Rockets 4/15/15

April 15th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
1. The Jazz Carry a Taste of Big Boy Basketball into the Off-season After a year of success beyond nearly all expectation, it’s hard to imagine the Jazz had much to gain in this season finale.  The next developmental...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Timberwolves 3/30/15
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Timberwolves 3/30/15

March 31st, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  1. The Jazz Just Played the JV, with Predictable Results Utah won by 20, dominating the Timberwolves offensively and defensively – despite not playing that well.  Yeah, it was a good game, but certainly not...
Two Jazz Big Men: One Quiet, One Loud
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Two Jazz Big Men: One Quiet, One Loud

March 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Rudy Gobert has birthed a cult of personality never before seen in relation to the Utah Jazz. A large portion of the sudden celebrity is production-based.  Since permanently joining Derrick Favors in the starting lineup...
Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now
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Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now

February 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The trade of Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder for, in essence, a protected 1st round pick and 280 pounds of cap space is proving difficult for many Jazz fans to swallow.  That’s because they aren’t...
Using History to Determine Dante Exum’s Potential
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Using History to Determine Dante Exum’s Potential

February 11th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Jazz drafted Dante Exum because of his potential.  It wasn’t his current ability, great smile, irresistible Aussie accent, or even his admirable attitude and character.  Drafting Exum was betting on a ceiling without...
The Triple Team: Jazz at Suns 2/6/15
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The Triple Team: Jazz at Suns 2/6/15

February 7th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
1. Styles Make Fights, and The Jazz Lost This Fight When these Jazz play these Suns it’s always a fascinating combat of style: Utah’s power, with one more talented big than may fit on the roster, and Phoenix’s...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Bucks 1/22/15
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Bucks 1/22/15

January 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The Jazz won their first game in two years without the services of Derrick Favors.  It was a… weird win. We’ll take it! 1. The Start of the Dante Exum Era? With attention on Derrick Favors’ absence from...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls 1/7/15
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls 1/7/15

January 8th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The Jazz played their best game of the season.  Not simply best outcome, best played game.  They looked really good, so there’s a lot to say. 1. D-fence-tastic! The Jazz did more than out-defend the Bulls,...
Utah Jazz Players and Opponent Field Goal Percentage
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Utah Jazz Players and Opponent Field Goal Percentage

December 31st, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Perhaps the most fundamental defensive principle of all is Guard Your Man. Players who cannot effectively defend their assigned offensive player are weak points in defensive armor.  Put together enough such weaknesses and the...
This Year’s Gifts for the Utah Jazz
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This Year’s Gifts for the Utah Jazz

December 15th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
  Christmas is a time for generosity. So, while it may be easy to focus on the negatives of an early 6 – 16 season, this post assumes the young Utah Jazz are securely on Santa’s Nice List. After all, there is...