Does Offensive Rebounding Hurt Transition Defense?
Analytics
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Does Offensive Rebounding Hurt Transition Defense?

January 30th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Uh oh, fellow basketball math nerds: we might have overcorrected. The analytics movement has given us so many new ways to see and understand NBA basketball. I myself am an ardent subscriber, and I think we’re just starting to...
The Myth of Movement & the Jazz Fan Conundrum
Opinion
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The Myth of Movement & the Jazz Fan Conundrum

January 24th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The subway, the snow and the polar vortex conspired this week to remind me about the myth of movement. And since there’s a basketball metaphor trapped inside my very chilly commute story, you get to hear about it. I arrived...
Can the Jazz Use Their Remaining Cap Room in Trades?
Trades
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Can the Jazz Use Their Remaining Cap Room in Trades?

January 9th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
If a week’s worth of Andrew Bynum speculation wasn’t a strong enough clue, we’re in the thick of the NBA trade season. And it appears the Jazz are more than willing to sell the chunks of flexibility they have...
14 for ’14: Top Storylines for the New Year
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14 for ’14: Top Storylines for the New Year

January 2nd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Whatever happens in the next 12 months, we’ll know a lot more about the Utah Jazz’s future when 2014 is over. When was the last calendar year in which Jazz fans knew on January 1 that the trajectory of the franchise...
Method to the Minute Madness?
Utah Jazz
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Method to the Minute Madness?

December 27th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Already a lightning rod for criticism in the Jazz fan community, forward Richard Jefferson probably didn’t do himself many favors by announcing on Thursday that he plans on going “championship hunting” as a free...
Checking the Metronome
Analytics
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Checking the Metronome

December 5th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The new era of Jazz basketball is a quarter-season old following Utah’s Wednesday night loss to the league’s best team, so any attempt to discern the identity of this squad is probably a bit premature. Still, I can...
The End of Rookie Initiation
Opinion
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The End of Rookie Initiation

November 15th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Goodbye, kids’ backpacks. Ciao, glittery manicures. Adieu, kicking balls into the stands and forcing the kids to fetch them. Hasta luego, rookie rites of passage. The NBA put an end to the tradition of rookie hazing last...
Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part II
Trades
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Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part II

November 8th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Today we continue looking at all 15 Jazzmen in terms of their likelihood of being traded between now and June 30. This is not a ranking of trade value; that list would look a lot different, as will be clear as soon as we crack...
Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part I
Trades
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Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part I

November 7th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Throughout the preseason, the SCH staff brought you JazzRank, a series of player profiles released in rank order of expected basketball impact. But there are many ways to rank a roster, and today we look at all 15 Jazzmen in...
Gordon Hayward & Restricted Free Agency FAQ
Gordon Hayward
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Gordon Hayward & Restricted Free Agency FAQ

November 1st, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
There are WojBombs and then there are WojBombs. Much of Jazz nation spent Halloween with one eye on the candy bowl and the other eye on Twitter, hoping news would surface on the 10 p.m. MDT deadline for the Jazz to extend Gordon...