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...
Early Myth-Busting on Utah Jazz Trends
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Early Myth-Busting on Utah Jazz Trends

November 13th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Nine games isn’t a lot of time to figure things out. But it is plenty of time for certain perceptions to spread like the flu and become part of the early dialogue before they’ve been pressure-tested. Today we tackle a...
The Three Emerging Utah Jazz Stars
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The Three Emerging Utah Jazz Stars

November 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Yes, it’s early. Yes, the Jazz are still sub-.500. And yes, the record will probably get worse before it gets significantly better. But Jazz personnel are off to a nice start making names for themselves. In particular,...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Mavericks
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Mavericks

October 30th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz suffered a wire-to-wire beatdown in Northern Texas. Here’s your recap in the form of a rare Thursday Triple Team. 1. Utah lost this one early, and on the defensive end. Dallas scored early, often and without...