The Australian Connection: Dante Exum and Joe Ingles
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The Australian Connection: Dante Exum and Joe Ingles

March 24th, 2015 | by Laura Thompson
While the Suns–and now also the Heat–have the unique distinction of being teams with a set of brothers on the roster (the Morris twins and the Dragic brothers, respectively), the Utah Jazz have the unique distinction...
The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward
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The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward

November 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Sometimes I like to think of myself as a somewhat objective Jazz fan. While I’m certainly no Andy B. Larsen, Ben Dowsett, Dan Clayton, or any of the other fantastic advanced-analytics-based Jazz fans, I like to think of myself...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Clippers 11/3/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Clippers 11/3/2013

November 4th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I was at Staples last night for the Jazz/Clippers game and, aside from the fact that the Clippers intro is one of the coolest multimedia displays I’ve seen–the floor ended up being one giant big screen–here are...
JazzRank #6: Rudy Gobert
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JazzRank #6: Rudy Gobert

October 27th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Jazz fans have known since summer league that this season could be a break-out year—maybe even a special year—for Rudy Gobert, long before GMs took a poll of potential break-out players. Gobert’s performance in the World...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014

October 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I don’t think any Jazz fan likes seeing a loss to the Lakers, but there were some very encouraging moments from last night’s game. 1. The asterisk. Though technically a loss, I think this game has an asterisk next to the...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Clippers 10/17/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Clippers 10/17/2014

October 18th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
For all the talk about how we as fans had to temper our expectations after a 4-0 start in the preseason, I think last night showed that much of what we’ve seen so far may translate to the regular season, because that certainly...
A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?
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A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?

October 8th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
A little over a year ago, I wrote Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory discussing how, oftentimes, a coach who eventually becomes known as a defensive-minded coach, makes his mark on his team’s defensive identity usually...
Looking at Last Year’s Predictions and Making New Ones
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Looking at Last Year’s Predictions and Making New Ones

September 3rd, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Since I was so right on with my predictions for last year (that’s some serious sarcasm, folks), I thought I’d go for Round 2 and see if maybe, just maybe, practice will make perfect. I’ll dare to dream. Last year, I was...
Laura’s Utah Jazz Offseason Grades
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Laura’s Utah Jazz Offseason Grades

August 26th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Here are my offseason grades for the Jazz: 1. Ty Corbin / Quin Snyder Whether you want to call it a firing, or that the Jazz chose not to renew Tyrone Corbin’s contract, the outcome was the same: Corbin was no longer going to...
Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development
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Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development

August 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Listening to this recent interview with Quin Snyder, I came away so impressed with a few things: He’s incredibly articulate. You’d expect that from someone with a J.D./M.B.A., but it’s still wonderfully refreshing to...