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
Coaching
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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...
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
Derrick Favors
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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
Derrick Favors
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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
Triple Teams
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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...