Schedule Spotlight: October a Season-Determining Start?
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Schedule Spotlight: October a Season-Determining Start?

October 13th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz The NBA’s 82-game regular season is a marathon. But in the West, competition is so intense that teams who aspire to reach the playoffs will need to sprint out of the gate. Utah’s ability to do that...
The Unlikely Transformation of Rodney Hood
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The Unlikely Transformation of Rodney Hood

September 28th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Dennis Lindsey: “We believe Rodney Hood can be a primary scorer. It’s time for us to pivot, it’s time for us to move on.” — Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) July 6, 2017 Following Gordon Hayward’s...
Why This Season’s Jazz Will Be MORE Fun to Watch
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Why This Season’s Jazz Will Be MORE Fun to Watch

July 23rd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Jazz fans should be giddy at the prospect of the upcoming NBA season, which may well provide the most pure fun the fanbase has had in a long, long time. To be clear: I am not saying this team will be better or win more this...
Utah’s Place in a Warriors’ World
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Utah’s Place in a Warriors’ World

June 15th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Like it or not, it’s the Warriors’ world. Everyone else simply lives in it. For competing NBA teams like the Jazz, that presents a uniquely difficult and potentially discouraging challenge. Golden State’s 4-1...
Schedule Spotlight: April’s Sprint to Playoff Position
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Schedule Spotlight: April’s Sprint to Playoff Position

April 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz Six games and three teams left with home court in the West at stake. To your gates! In gate one: the 47-29 Utah Jazz. In gate two: the 47-31 Los Angeles Clippers. In gate three: the 43-32 Oklahoma City Thunder....
Schedule Spotlight: A Make or Break March
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Schedule Spotlight: A Make or Break March

March 1st, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz The Jazz have given fans reason to believe — regardless what one believes. The optimistic fan has plenty of fuel for hope. Entering the final 22 games of the season, Utah stands fourth in the Western...
Schedule Spotlight: February Will Challenge Jazz
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Schedule Spotlight: February Will Challenge Jazz

January 30th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz Utah nears the All-Star break boasting a top ten record (30-19) and point differential (+3.8). They also sit in the top 12 in both offensive and defensive efficiency, a feat matched by only the veteran-laden...
Gassed Jazz Gutsy in Memphis Loss, 79 – 88
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Gassed Jazz Gutsy in Memphis Loss, 79 – 88

January 8th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game There are opponents who would present a less probable win at the end of a road trip than the Grizzlies, but perhaps none who are physically less pleasant to play in such a situation. There’s a strong...
Jazz Break Away from Nets Late 101 – 89
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Jazz Break Away from Nets Late 101 – 89

January 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Utah’s two All-Stars, Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert, may not be able to win games alone but they can keep their team in position to win seemingly without assistance. Through three quarters, Hayward and...
Schedule Spotlight: January Will Test the Surging Jazz
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Schedule Spotlight: January Will Test the Surging Jazz

January 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz 2017 dawns with the Utah Jazz (21-13) threatening to join the NBA elite: winners of of ten of their last 14 games, in an early position for home court in the first round of the playoffs, and boasting the...