Clint Johnson’s Post-Lottery Mock Draft
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Clint Johnson’s Post-Lottery Mock Draft

May 21st, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Now that the draft order is set, I finally share my mock draft of the full first round.  Explanations for each selection will be forthcoming. 1 – Cleveland: Joel Embiid, C 2 – Milwaukee: Jabari Parker, SF/PF 3...
5 Things You May Not Know About Each Of The Top NBA Draft Prospects
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5 Things You May Not Know About Each Of The Top NBA Draft Prospects

April 23rd, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
The greatest tournament in American sport has concluded, a champion has been crowned, and now life turns toward the culmination of the college basketball year, at least in the minds of Jazz fans this season: the NBA Lottery and...
This Sordid Season
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This Sordid Season

April 8th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
I have not been a happy Jazz fan this season – and I am not alone. Gordon Hayward started the year unhappy with his contract impasse with the team and ends it unhappy at his disappointing performance as team option number...
2014 NBA Draft Rankings: March Madness Is Coming
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2014 NBA Draft Rankings: March Madness Is Coming

March 5th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
The greatest month in American sports is nearly upon us.  Expect even more madness than usual with no team a dominant favorite and college hoops riding an influx of ultra-talented yet fascinatingly erratic freshmen.  Anything...
The Share and Stop Doctrine
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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
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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...