Season Recap * 8: Reliving 2014-15 Ten Games At a Time
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Season Recap * 8: Reliving 2014-15 Ten Games At a Time

April 16th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The book is closed on a transformative season of Utah Jazz basketball. Or, if you’ve been paying attention to head coach Quin Snyder, several mini-seasons. On January 1, with exactly 50 games remaining, Snyder proposed to his...
Four To Go & Game Ball Batch 7
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Four To Go & Game Ball Batch 7

April 9th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Thirty-six game balls for 36 wins. And counting? The Jazz have only playoff-bound opponents in their final four outings, so there’s no telling how much more mantle candy will be doled out in this space. Given the way the...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns 4/4/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns 4/4/2015

April 5th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
1. The no-call. So obviously, any discussion of this one needs to start right here: (Vine credit: Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey.) While you can’t really expect refs to win games for you, this one was a painful no-call...
Dante Exum and the Third Defender
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Dante Exum and the Third Defender

April 3rd, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
When Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks about his young point guards, the conversation naturally steers towards their ability to make reads. So when Dante Exum had perhaps his best pro game, it’s only natural that...
Multi-Year Madness: Jazz Sign Two to Deals
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Multi-Year Madness: Jazz Sign Two to Deals

March 27th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Jack Cooley and Christapher Johnson just inked what are being termed “multi-year contracts” with the Utah Jazz. After playing just 26 minutes to date for the team, Cooley reaped a similar reward to those of Bryce...
Game Ball Rankings VI: The 31-Win Jazz Still Led by Hayward
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Game Ball Rankings VI: The 31-Win Jazz Still Led by Hayward

March 23rd, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The officially unofficial game ball rankings have five more wins to commemorate, a new entrant to coronate,  and a familiar name at the top of the leaderboard. With a maximum of 14 game balls still available, it’s getting...
Fantastic Four: How Favors Is Used Differently At PF
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Fantastic Four: How Favors Is Used Differently At PF

March 12th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
While one Utah Jazz big man is turning heads and garnering column inches, another is stealthily having his best season ever and becoming a two-way force. Rudy Gobert deserves every bit of the bushels of ink that have been...
Game Ball V: Team Basketball at the 26 Win Mark
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Game Ball V: Team Basketball at the 26 Win Mark

March 10th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The way the Utah Jazz are winning games right now, giving out game balls has become a much tougher job. And not just because of the volume. Sure, when I promised readers a game ball update every five wins or so, I thought that...
Spring Training: Why the Stretch Run Matters
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Spring Training: Why the Stretch Run Matters

March 5th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
A significant chunk of basketball still remains in the 2014-15 season. Sure, 22 games — or six weeks, as our friends from the other side of the Rockies reminded us — might seem paltry. But that means a quarter of the...
Game Ball Batch Four (a.k.a. An Ode to Gordon Hayward)
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Game Ball Batch Four (a.k.a. An Ode to Gordon Hayward)

February 26th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
You’re going to read a lot about Gordon Hayward in this fourth edition of the Game Ball rankings. Another batch of glowing recognition for some of Utah’s recent victory engineers seemed like exactly what Jazzland...