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NBA
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Don’t Reward Losing: Reworking the NBA Lottery

October 2nd, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
With every Jazz loss this season—and odds are there will be plenty—many Jazz fans will salve their pain with thoughts of the 2014 NBA Draft.  Enough L’s might translate into Andrew Wiggins, after all, with Jabari Parker...
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Analytics
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Response to Readers: Hayward and Kanter’s Offense

September 23rd, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
We at Salt City Hoops aim to please, and that includes responding to comments and requests, such as these to my September 9th post projecting Hayward and Favors as primary offensive options this season. Casey said: I’d be...
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Analytics
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Can Hayward or Favors be Utah’s First Options?

September 9th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
In an attempt to score, every team has a Plan A. Last season’s Plan A was Al Jefferson on the block.  Big Al’s execution of that plan earned frequent complaint from Jazz fans.  He was too slow, too finesse, too...
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Opinion
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Where Good Character and Good Play Meet

September 4th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
In athletics, “character” is often equated to mean “virtue.”  They aren’t synonyms.  Character is the product of all a person’s traits, good and bad.  Virtue is adherence to a standard of good,...
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Uncategorized
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The Utah Jazz Channel: The Inevitable Next Step in Jazz Marketing!

August 12th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Anticipating the possibility that the 2013-2014 season might provide some hard to watch moments for Jazz fans, the franchise has executed a major PR and marketing blitz.  A new HD jumbotron will greet fans entering Energy...
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Utah Jazz
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3 Reasons for Tempered Expectations for the 2013-14 Utah Jazz

July 25th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
“Rejoice, friends! that we are alive And that we’re young and vigorous. Never has there been a year like this, And never has youth been so blessed.” ~Bruno Frank This poem sums up how many Jazz fans feel about the upcoming...
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Analytics
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Looking at Best PGs in a Draft: Where Does Trey Burke Fit?

July 20th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Hope soared among fans when the Utah Jazz traded up to procure Trey Burke in the 2013 draft, perhaps higher than at any time since the Stockton and Malone era.  Even the drafting of Deron Williams failed to achieve such...
Historical look at point guard height as a predictor for NBA success
Analytics
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Historical look at point guard height as a predictor for NBA success

July 11th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Trey Burke has had a rough welcome to the NBA in his first three Summer League games in Orlando: shooting just 9 of 41.  He’s struggled finishing inside and had problems getting the same separation for jump shots he...
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Utah Jazz
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Free Agency: Jazz Right Now

July 8th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
While free agents can’t sign contracts until July 10th and gentlemen’s agreements sometimes have a way of changing suddenly when not contractually enforced, at this point, the trade with Golden State (read Andy’s post on...
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Draft
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Draft Comparison: Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin, and Dennis Schroeder Part 3

June 26th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Today, we post the final Part 3 of Clint Johnson’s PG prospect breakdown of Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin, and Dennis Schroeder. In case you missed them, you can read Part 1 and Part 2. Ball Handling...