The Share and Stop Doctrine
Opinion
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The Share and Stop Doctrine

February 7th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
With the Jazz halfway through the first season of a new era, nothing is cemented yet.  Not the roster, not the coaching staff, not the systems or philosophy, not the identity.  So I’ve recently asked myself, who do I hope...
2014 NBA Draft Rankings: January Edition
Draft
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2014 NBA Draft Rankings: January Edition

January 17th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
The 2013 NBA Draft resembled a game of king of the hill played on a pitchers mound.  In a down class with no clear franchise prospects, a slew of players scaled what passed for the peak only to be displaced by a prospect little...
Derrick Favors, Superstar?
Derrick Favors
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Derrick Favors, Superstar?

January 8th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Last night, the Utah Jazz won their seventh game in the last twelve contests.  For those Jazz fans who believe the one overriding purpose of this season is to get a high draft pick, this winning is devastating.  The team that...
Is Derrick Favors Starved for Shots?
Derrick Favors
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Is Derrick Favors Starved for Shots?

January 3rd, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Reward the big. It’s a frequent mantra on the hardwood.  If a front court player sprints up the floor, give him the fast break dunk.  If a center is anchoring a defense and cleaning the glass, throw him a bone...
A Per Quarter Profile of Derrick Favors
Derrick Favors
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A Per Quarter Profile of Derrick Favors

December 30th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
At the end of the first quarter of the Jazz’s November 15th game against the Spurs, I had a thought: Derrick Favors is a beast!  He’d racked up six points and nine rebounds in the first quarter alone.  (Not bad when...
December 2014 NBA Draft Rankings: Things Muddy
Draft
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December 2014 NBA Draft Rankings: Things Muddy

December 12th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
For the anticipated top prospects in the draft, particularly the handful of “franchise” freshmen, the college basketball season started with all the tumult and glamour of a NASA launch.  The top hoops talent outside the NBA...
Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories
Derrick Favors
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Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories

November 30th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter are the core duo to the Jazz’s grand design. One an athletic marvel and defensive game changer; the other an irresistible force with the polished offense of a cowhide prodigy — an anchor in...
A Little Advice for Each Jazz Player
Utah Jazz
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A Little Advice for Each Jazz Player

November 11th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Seven games into the NBA season, all losses, and it’s tempting to believe that something significant needs to change.  Such is a good time to take a deep breath, remember that seven games really is just a beginning to a...
2014 NBA Draft Rankings: Out of the Gate
Draft
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2014 NBA Draft Rankings: Out of the Gate

November 1st, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
And they’re off!  How have the top prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft come out of the gate in the race to be the first overall pick?  One week into the season, here are my rankings. Andrew Wiggins, SF —...
2014 NBA Draft Rankings: Pre-Season Positions
Draft
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2014 NBA Draft Rankings: Pre-Season Positions

October 25th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
I doubt Jazz fans have ever anticipated a draft prior to a season’s beginning as highly as they now do the 2014 Draft.  With the Jazz looking to struggle this season, and the most highly anticipated draft class since 2003...