Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke
Alec Burks
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Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke

July 29th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
  I was looking at some stats for the team, and what stood out to me was the discrepancy between Trey Burke’s free-throw rate (.126) and Alec Burks’ (.449). Burks has a FTr better than 3.5x that of Burke’s. I don’t...
What Jazz Story Intrigues You This Year? 2014 Edition
Opinion
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What Jazz Story Intrigues You This Year? 2014 Edition

July 23rd, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
A year ago, I posited a couple of potential storylines from the season that were very intriguing for me: The (hopeful) redemption of Marvin Williams and the (hopeful) emergence of Ian Clark. It’s a good thing I’m not a...
Great Expectations
Utah Jazz
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Great Expectations

July 15th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Expectations are such an interesting and a tricky thing. One of the keys to a happy life is having realistic expectations, right? You want your expectations to meet with reality so you’re not left disappointed time and time...
Trey Burke Comparisons: Mo Williams? Others?
Trey Burke
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Trey Burke Comparisons: Mo Williams? Others?

July 8th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Before Trey Burke was drafted, experts had a few comparisons lined up: Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul, and Ty Lawson. Now that Trey’s got one season under his belt, I’m starting to wonder if another comparison might be...
The Bipolarity of Jazz Fandom
Dante Exum
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The Bipolarity of Jazz Fandom

July 1st, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
This last week of Jazz fandom, including today, feels a little bit like I imagine being bipolar would feel like—an exhilarating high (Exum?! We seriously got Exum?!), followed by what may not be the lowest of the lows, but a...
What Does the Spurs’ Championship Mean for the Jazz?
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What Does the Spurs’ Championship Mean for the Jazz?

June 18th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Watching the Spurs win was great for this Jazz fan. In the Spurs you’ve got a team-first, small-market team that plays with precision, with passing, and without ego, and it was incredibly refreshing to see them beat the Heat so...
3 Things to Look Forward to in the Quin Snyder Era
Coaching
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3 Things to Look Forward to in the Quin Snyder Era

June 11th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a bit of a high following the news and press conference about Quin Snyder’s hiring. Obviously, proof will be in the pudding as to whether or not he’s a good coach–or maybe...
Larry Miller’s Perspective on Team Ownership
Ownership
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Larry Miller’s Perspective on Team Ownership

June 3rd, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
With the recent events in the NBA surround Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers, we’ve learned more about NBA owners and ownership (including the rules and constitution of the NBA owners). All of the information out...
15 Ways to Fill Time in a Long Offseason
Utah Jazz
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15 Ways to Fill Time in a Long Offseason

May 28th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
As Jazz fans, we’re not used to having this much time off in the offseason. For more than a decade, we were used to going well into the postseason, almost always into May, and often into June. But in the last several years,...
Feeling Lucky vs. Creating Luck
Draft
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Feeling Lucky vs. Creating Luck

May 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Tonight is the night Jazz fans have been looking forward to ever since the season ended and we won the non-coin flip against Boston: the NBA Draft Lottery. Currently slotted 4th, we are statistically more likely to be bumped back...