Derrick Favors, Superstar!
Derrick Favors
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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
Analytics
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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
Rudy Gobert
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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...
Why the Jazz Should Not Follow the Leader in Building a Contender
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Why the Jazz Should Not Follow the Leader in Building a Contender

June 4th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Ironically, it is the second team to enter the NBA Finals – the one without LeBron James – that every other franchise wants to be. The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a well-extolled historic season:...
Glimpses of the Game: The Dribble Handoff
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Glimpses of the Game: The Dribble Handoff

May 29th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Glimpses of the Game are short profiles on an aspect of the game of basketball.  Each includes a definition of the play, technique, or element, the purposes of it, and how the subject is employed by Quin Snyder within the Jazz...