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...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Thunder 11/26/14
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Thunder 11/26/14

November 27th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
1. The Jazz were bullied by a less talented team. Going into the night, Oklahoma City had won only 3 of 13 games, including dropping six straight – ample time to learn how little chance they have of out-talenting other NBA...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Hawks 11/12/14
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Hawks 11/12/14

November 13th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Tonight the Jazz could have, should have, would have, but didn’t. The game had the feel of a contest that could swing either way going in, perhaps because of the multiplicity of connections shared between the two teams....
12 Things to Watch for This Utah Jazz Season
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12 Things to Watch for This Utah Jazz Season

October 29th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Every season is a story – each game a page, each quarter a paragraph, ever evolving toward a final meaning.  The Little Team That Could in 2003-04.  The Apocalypse that was 2010-2011.  Last year’s Crucible of...