The Kanter Question Revisited: What a Strong January Says (and Doesn’t)
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The Kanter Question Revisited: What a Strong January Says (and Doesn’t)

February 3rd, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Is there a more fascinating player this Utah Jazz season than Enes Kanter? Probably not. Understandably, much of the conversation has been directed elsewhere. Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are quietly putting together...
Utah Jazz Game Ball Rankings: Batch 3
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Utah Jazz Game Ball Rankings: Batch 3

January 29th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The hottest game-ball related question I’ve been getting recently is: “Was that The Exum Game?” For the uninitiated, I’ve been waiting all season for the game when Dante Exum would jump out and grab our...
The Notre Dime: Watch All of Rudy Gobert’s 42 Assists
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The Notre Dime: Watch All of Rudy Gobert’s 42 Assists

January 21st, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
In last week’s post about Rudy Gobert crashing what we might consider the core of the future Utah Jazz, I mentioned in passing the center’s passing. He has started to show some impressive court vision and what his...
Crashing the Core: Rudy Gobert is Making a Case for Himself
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Crashing the Core: Rudy Gobert is Making a Case for Himself

January 15th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
We keep saying that  decision time is approaching for the Utah Jazz in their journey back to contender status. One of these times, we’ll be right. The task of sussing out which of the current 15 Jazz players will be vital...
Utah Jazz Game Ball Rankings: Batch Two
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Utah Jazz Game Ball Rankings: Batch Two

January 5th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz went nine long games without getting a game ball, from the “Wake Up” game on November 18, clear until the reigning champs visited on December 9. At least the Jazz have a flair for the dramatic. Still, the...
Pace Check-in, and Notes on Exum, Kanter & Ingles
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Pace Check-in, and Notes on Exum, Kanter & Ingles

December 18th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  As we’ve discussed plenty here at SCH, there is more to pace than anything a single number can convey. Sure, the Utah Jazz are still crawling along in the bottom three for possessions per game, but smart people know...
On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose
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On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose

December 11th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Oh good, you’re thinking. Another diagnostic piece about the Utah Jazz. Well, it comes with the territory. The Jazz narrowly avoided the worst losing streak since before all current Jazz players were born, so logic...
Utah Jazz Trade LIkelihood Index 2014-15
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Utah Jazz Trade LIkelihood Index 2014-15

November 27th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
NBA trade season is just around the corner. Starting December 15, most NBA players are suddenly eligible to be traded, which is why the peak window for midseason NBA trades is the two-month span from December 15 to the February...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Warriors 11/21/14
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Warriors 11/21/14

November 22nd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
1. There’s no D in “One-night trip to the Bay Area.” No, really, there’s not. The Jazz never held a lead in this one, and never had a tie after 0-0. In fact, the Warriors lead was in double figures for...
The First Utah Jazz Game Ball Awards
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The First Utah Jazz Game Ball Awards

November 20th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Unfortunately, the NBA can’t give away a game ball at the end of every contest. They reuse basketballs for a few games before retiring one, so actual Spaldings are only available on certain nights to commemorate special...