Why This Offseason Rocks: A Recent History Lesson
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Why This Offseason Rocks: A Recent History Lesson

August 23rd, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
In trying to temper expectations after a stellar offseason, I thought it might be interesting to look at recent offseasons and see if maybe, just maybe, it’s okay to get my hopes up. Going into a new season is often...
Great Expectations, Part II
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Great Expectations, Part II

August 9th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
  A couple of summers ago, I wrote about expectations. It’s always a delicate balance trying to find the line between realistic expectations and hopeful expectations, not getting too carried away and having unrealistic...
Who is Boris Diaw?
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Who is Boris Diaw?

July 12th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, I scoured the interwebs looking for information on George Hill, and came away a big fan. For this post, I wanted to learn more about Boris Diaw and see what kind of character we’ll be lucky to have for the next year...
Who is George Hill?
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Who is George Hill?

June 28th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Dan Clayton and David J. Smith have covered George Hill’s numbers and how he’ll fit into the Jazz’s system, and they’ve covered it wonderfully and thoroughly. As I’ve been thinking about the trade for Hill—I was...
What Can The Jazz Learn From The Warriors?
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What Can The Jazz Learn From The Warriors?

June 15th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Admittedly, this post would have packed a lot more punch had the Warriors won last night. But throughout this postseason, I’ve been thinking, What can the Jazz learn from this Warriors team? This team has been...
Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory, Part II
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Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory, Part II

May 31st, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Three years ago, I posted my theory on a coach’s timeline for defensive influence and stamp on a team. I thought it might be interesting to dig into some data and see if the theory continues to pull some weight, or if the...
How The Salt Lake City Stars Can Help Jazz Shine
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How The Salt Lake City Stars Can Help Jazz Shine

May 3rd, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Even though the playoffs are happening, and supposedly they’re pretty exciting it’s hard not to feel the doldrums of the offseason. So in looking ahead to next season, what might make for an interesting storyline or bit of...
The Five Stages of Jazz Grief
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The Five Stages of Jazz Grief

April 19th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, I wrote about the Psychology of a Jazz fan, and how the science behind fandom can contribute to our behaviors and our (sports) loves. Maybe it was arrogance, maybe it was naiveté, but I genuinely thought—when I...
Psychology of a Jazz Fan
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Psychology of a Jazz Fan

April 5th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
When Dante went down at the beginning of the season, I had to temper my expectations drastically. I was more excited for this season than I had been for years, partially because the young core was finally going to be given the...
Trey Lyles Appreciation Thread
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Trey Lyles Appreciation Thread

March 22nd, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
At the beginning of the season, the only highlights Lyles seemed to provide were those from the bench; his on-court play had many Jazz fans asking if Dennis Lindsey whiffed on the #12 pick, especially with Devin Booker still on...