Schedule Spotlight: January Will Test the Surging Jazz
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Schedule Spotlight: January Will Test the Surging Jazz

January 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz 2017 dawns with the Utah Jazz (21-13) threatening to join the NBA elite: winners of of ten of their last 14 games, in an early position for home court in the first round of the playoffs, and boasting the...
Jazz Out-grind the Grizzlies 82 – 73
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Jazz Out-grind the Grizzlies 82 – 73

December 18th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Aesthetically, this was the athletic equivalent of watching two drunks pound each other with pillowcases full of doorknobs. Utah’s 46 percent shooting from the field doesn’t begin to communicate how...
How is Utah Performing Against the Three P Philosophy?
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How is Utah Performing Against the Three P Philosophy?

December 4th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
From the moment Quin Snyder was hired as head coach of the Utah Jazz, his intent was to play with the pass, with pace, and with purpose. It was a team mantra, bedrock philosophy ingrained through repetition. Now? The Jazz are,...
Schedule Spotlight: December
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Schedule Spotlight: December

November 30th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz “If the Jazz emerge from November with nine or 10 wins, it should be considered a quality start, given the schedule.”  Utah stands at 11-8 entering the final month of the calendar year, and given...
Favors’ Health, Contract May Define the Ceiling For This Jazz Iteration
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Favors’ Health, Contract May Define the Ceiling For This Jazz Iteration

November 23rd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
As the Jazz struggle to resolve a host of issues, it’s tempting for Jazz fans to feel the sky is falling. And it may be, at least in terms of the heights of potential for this roster. But not because of the adversity raining...
Jazz Smother Heat 102-91
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Jazz Smother Heat 102-91

November 13th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game The Jazz are the NBA’s anaconda: strong, long, systematic, and smothering. They coil around the paint and squeeze the life from those who dare enter. Teams lacking the ability to shoot Utah out of that...
Schedule Spotlight: October/November
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Schedule Spotlight: October/November

October 24th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
At the end of each month, SCH’s resident schedule expert, Clint Johnson is going to take a look at the month ahead, breaking down where the team is at and what is coming. This month’s edition drops a little early to...
Three Things to Watch This Season
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Three Things to Watch This Season

September 16th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
There’s a buzz of national anticipation about this Jazz season. A possible playoff push, veteran additions, the preamble to Gordon Hayward’s free agency, and the return of Dante Exum consume much of the conversation....
What Would a Quin Snyder All-Star Look Like?
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What Would a Quin Snyder All-Star Look Like?

August 5th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
While the Golden State Warriors and ex-golden boy Kevin Durant are the NBA flavor of the day, front office personnel, journalists, and other pundits who need a palate cleanse are drinking deep from the Utah Jazz cup. If anyone...
Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong
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Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong

June 1st, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The belief an NBA team needs a superstar to win a championship is strong, especially whenever the lottery and draft creep up, tempting fans and maybe even front offices to gut a roster for that magical ping-pong bullet. One major...