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A Fresh Take on Player Development and Potential

September 19th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Is our understanding of player potential all wrong? According to an expert in development psychology, it probably is. Every now and then I read a non-sports book with so many sports linkages that I can’t help but relate it...
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Hoping for the Worst from the Golden State Warriors: Part 3

September 16th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz organization and its fans are about to enter a third straight season of intense Warrior-watching. Once again, the two franchises’ futures will be simultaneously and inversely determined. The better the play by the...
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Analytics
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Analytics Wish List

September 5th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
September is a funny time of year for basketball geeks whose interest in other sports ranges between “casual” and “yawn.” For true basketheads, all you can really do in September is a) watch EuroBasket and...
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On “Skipping Steps”

August 29th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
You’ve heard it. You’ve heard it, in fact, so often that it’s becoming a quick cliche in the new Jazz narrative. You’ve heard it from the architect of the team’s future so many times that you...
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August Jazz Odds and Ends

August 23rd, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
We’re deep in the dog days now, which means relevant basketball topics are hard to find with both hands and a flashlight. Here, for want of anything truly novel in the Jazz universe, are a few random thoughts about the...
Can a Rookie (like Trey Burke) Lead?
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Can a Rookie (like Trey Burke) Lead?

August 15th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Last week’s SCH Saturday Show was full of great conversation about who will assume the reins of a young Jazz team suddenly lacking top-flight veterans. Kyle Hunt continued that conversation in a Sunday post where he...
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Derrick Favors & Gordon Hayward: Do They Get Extensions, and For How Much?

August 8th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz have just under three months to complete what would be their most important transactions of this off-season (no offense, Richard Jefferson). The extension deadline for Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors looms in late...
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Primer: NBA Contract Extension Rules

August 8th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
As Peter Novak and I were preparing for our nerd smackdown debate on extension values for Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, Peter aptly threw in a primer on extension rules. I decided to share those here as a companion post for...
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Predicting the Pace for the New-Era Utah Jazz

August 1st, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The question of what’s next for the Jazz has been a big one this summer and it has been asked dozens of different ways. But one that hasn’t been asked is what the Jazz’s new modus operandi will be with regard to...
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Three X Factors for the ’13-14 Jazz

July 26th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
During a great discussion on last week’s Saturday Show where we dissected Dennis Lindsay’s comments about the current roster, I suddenly started to see players grouped in a completely different way than how we always...