The Plan Explained: GM Dennis Lindsey on Decision Time
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The Plan Explained: GM Dennis Lindsey on Decision Time

April 18th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
When Jazz faithful, talk about “The Plan”, it’s with a certain amount of reverence, as though it’s a sacred document sitting under glass in an undisclosed location right next to the Magna Carta and the...
The RPM Smell Test and the Utah Jazz
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The RPM Smell Test and the Utah Jazz

April 10th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
This week the basketball metrics community gave us another lens through which to analyze player performance. ESPN’s new Real Plus Minus (RPM) stat combines on-court plus/minus with absolute statistical contribution to give...
PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch
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PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch

April 4th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Fourteen nights of NBA regular season action remain, meaning the rooting guide for the pickwatching Jazz crowd gets a lot simpler from here out. Of course, the rooting guide starts with the question of whether you’re...
The Linearization of Basketball
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The Linearization of Basketball

March 28th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Is our desire to analyze leading us to oversimplify a complex game? If a=b and b=c, then a=c. That immutable truth your junior high math teacher taught you is unquestionable. It’s tidy. It’s neat. It’s linear. It’s easy...
They Said It: Telling Jazz Quotes
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They Said It: Telling Jazz Quotes

March 21st, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Going straight to the source for insights on the...
Franchise Four: Getting a Star in the 2014 Draft
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Franchise Four: Getting a Star in the 2014 Draft

March 14th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Wiggins. Parker. Embiid. Exum. Like it or not, this season is as much about those guys now as it is about Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors or Ty Corbin. Like it or not, the story from here revolves around whether Utah will...
The Difference a Screen Makes
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The Difference a Screen Makes

March 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Ready for a bold prediction? I think the most significant early advances in the realm of video tracking will have to do with helping us understand and quantify the value of setting and using screens properly. The NBA, more than...
Jazz Make No Moves at Trade Deadline
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Jazz Make No Moves at Trade Deadline

February 20th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
On an NBA trade deadline that mostly featured tank trades, salary dumps and cosmetic upgrades to a couple teams’ benches, the Utah Jazz again stood pat. Let’s dive in and look at what happened — and didn’t...
Trade Deadline Central: Around the Western Conference
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Trade Deadline Central: Around the Western Conference

February 18th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Last updated 2/19/14 at 2:18 p.m. EDT. February 20 will be an interesting day, either because of breaking Jazz news or because of the lack of it. Either way, we’ll have a better sense in less than a week what the...
Trade Deadline Central: Around the Eastern Conference
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Trade Deadline Central: Around the Eastern Conference

February 17th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Last updated 2/19/14 2:24 p.m. EDT. February 20 will be an interesting day, either because of breaking Jazz news or because of the lack of it. Either way, we’ll have a better sense in less than a week what the Jazz’s...