FIBA Scouting Reports: Rudy Gobert, Dante Exum, Raul Neto, and Ante Tomic
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FIBA Scouting Reports: Rudy Gobert, Dante Exum, Raul Neto, and Ante Tomic

September 11th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
In a gym some 5,000 miles away from Salt Lake City, a Jazz reserve was the talk of the basketball community on Wednesday. The FIBA World Cup marches on, with medals being handed out on Sunday. Four Jazz players — or...
Utah Jazz Yearbook: Most Likely To…
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Utah Jazz Yearbook: Most Likely To…

September 4th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
With a nod to yearbook staffs everywhere, we’re pulling out our own “Most Likely” ballot. Which current Jazz players have a shot at being in the conversation for All-Star appearances, defensive awards or even...
Examining the Utah Jazz Bench
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Examining the Utah Jazz Bench

August 28th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The key to how good the Utah Jazz can be in 2014-15 probably lies in the developmental leaps by key players such as Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors. The key to how bad they could be might be on the bench. The reality is, with...
How Ready is Rudy Gobert?
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How Ready is Rudy Gobert?

August 12th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
If you like bold predictions, then the recent throwback installment of the Salt City Hoops podcast is right up your alley. Among other gutsy calls, SCH founder Spencer Hall said he expects Rudy Gobert to play his way past...
World Watch: Utah Jazz Guys Tuning Up With National Teams
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World Watch: Utah Jazz Guys Tuning Up With National Teams

August 8th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
A hoopless August? No way. A few Jazz players are keeping busy this summer in preparation for FIBA’s World Cup of Basketball in Spain. And even though that tournament doesn’t start until the very end of August, the...
Can the Utah Jazz Escape the Hamster Wheel of Losing?
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Can the Utah Jazz Escape the Hamster Wheel of Losing?

July 30th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Eighty-two percent of recently bad teams have some tough news to share with Jazz fans: getting off the lottery hamster wheel is tough work. It’s easy for teams to get stuck on the treadmill of multiple losing seasons. The...
Salt City Stigma: An NBA Veteran Tells All
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Salt City Stigma: An NBA Veteran Tells All

July 22nd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
If you’re following NBA free agency, you’ve no doubt heard mention of the difficulty the Utah Jazz have in attracting top free agents. It’s sort of a built-in part of the discussion, mentioned now without...
Dante Exum: Quote Machine
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Dante Exum: Quote Machine

July 17th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Dante Exum the Prospect was tantalizing and mysterious. Dante Exum the Jazz Draftee was exciting. Dante Exum the NBA Player has shown nice flashes. But Dante Exum the Quote Machine is just sublime. It seems that for about a...
The “After” Math: Hayward’s Offer and the Jazz Cap Sheet
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The “After” Math: Hayward’s Offer and the Jazz Cap Sheet

July 10th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Time to rework some numbers. A Tuesday BonnellBomb told us that restricted free agent Gordon Hayward is getting paid by somebody, and that we need to update our spreadsheets. By now, you know the basics. The Charlotte Horcats...
Why Our Gordon Hayward Comps Are All Wrong
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Why Our Gordon Hayward Comps Are All Wrong

July 3rd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Before you jump off the Gordon Hayward bandwagon, there are some things you should know. Particularly if your discomfort at the idea of matching a max or near-max offer sheet for the versatile wing has to do with...