Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Starters
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Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Starters

December 1st, 2015 | by David J Smith
Believe it or not, one month of the NBA season is past us.  It has been an exciting start for the Utah Jazz, full of impressive road wins, a few disappointing losses and some nail-biters versus some of the NBA’s elite...
The Importance of Trevor Booker
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The Importance of Trevor Booker

November 25th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert have been a dynamic duo for the Utah Jazz this season, as many expected. The tandem’s defense has picked up where it left off. They are dominating things on that end, forcing opposing teams to...
Around the Horn: A Look at Former Jazzmen in the NBA
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Around the Horn: A Look at Former Jazzmen in the NBA

November 18th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Sunday’s tight, nail-biter of a match-up between the Utah Jazz and the Atlanta Hawks came down to the wire. The Jazz found themselves on Paul Millsap jumper away from a winless road trip. While that would not have been a...
News and Notes From Jazz @ Magic 11/13/15
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News and Notes From Jazz @ Magic 11/13/15

November 14th, 2015 | by David J Smith
It feels like ages or eons have passed since the Utah Jazz sported an impressive 4-2 record, good enough to tie for the second best record in the Western Conference. The team was heading off on a four-game road trip, and while...
Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Bench
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Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Bench

November 11th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Most of the attention the Utah Jazz have received after a solid — and surprising for some media members — 4-3 start has centered around Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward. They are, after all, Utah’s...
The Underrated Importance of Joe Ingles
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The Underrated Importance of Joe Ingles

October 28th, 2015 | by David J Smith
The Utah Jazz’s offseason mantra has been one focused on internal improvement. Organic growth. Naturally, a lot of that is focused on the young core of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert, Alec Burks, Rodney Hood...
Free Throw Shooting: A Key to the Utah Jazz Season
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Free Throw Shooting: A Key to the Utah Jazz Season

October 21st, 2015 | by David J Smith
Free throws are among the least exciting aspects of a typical NBA contest. After all, it sometimes takes 90 seconds or so for a player to shoot his two or three attempts, thus slowing the game. In outings where the officials are...
Predictions for the 2015-16 Utah Jazz
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Predictions for the 2015-16 Utah Jazz

October 14th, 2015 | by David J Smith
With half the preseason in the books, we are starting to get a better idea of what the 2015-16 Utah Jazz will look like. Not a clear picture, but better than two weeks ago. There have been some encouraging elements along with...
Aloha, Hawaii: Utah Jazz Preseason Observations
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Aloha, Hawaii: Utah Jazz Preseason Observations

October 7th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Hawaii, you treated the Utah Jazz well. The team’s time in Paradise included a pair of nice preseason victories over the Los Angeles Lakers, the second being a dramatic overtime win in the wee hours of Wednesday morning....
Playing With the Pass: A Key for the Utah Jazz
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Playing With the Pass: A Key for the Utah Jazz

October 1st, 2015 | by David J Smith
When Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder was hired in the summer of 2014, one of the points of emphasis that was consistently mentioned was his desire to see his team “play with the pass.” A focus on a pass-heavy system...