A Jazz Fan’s Thanksgiving Gratitude List
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A Jazz Fan’s Thanksgiving Gratitude List

November 26th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
This season has been more difficult than I was expecting. I was expecting a lot of losses, but I wasn’t expecting the losses to be by this many points, and with seemingly little offensive progress or defensive intensity to...
Waiting With Bated Breath for Trey Burke’s Return
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Waiting With Bated Breath for Trey Burke’s Return

November 19th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Jazz fans have been getting rumblings that Trey Burke is close to returning, which is such welcome news for a team that has severely struggled at the point guard position in Burke’s absence. Alec Burks has spent some time at...
Contenders and Pretenders… For The Top 2014 Draft Pick
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Contenders and Pretenders… For The Top 2014 Draft Pick

November 12th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
With the Champions Classic tonight in Chicago getting so much attention, what’s the landscape looking like for the top picks in the 2014 draft? I think you’ve got the Pretenders and the Contenders—but not for the...
Review: John Stockton’s “Assisted”
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Review: John Stockton’s “Assisted”

November 5th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
If you’ve heard John Stockton in interviews before, you’ll be able to hear his voice throughout the book, because he writes very similarly to how he speaks. The style is classic Stockton: humble, gracious, and deflecting...
Quick Thoughts on John Lucas III and Jamaal Tinsley, Jazz Opening Night PGs
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Quick Thoughts on John Lucas III and Jamaal Tinsley, Jazz Opening Night PGs

October 29th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
I went to two of the preseason games in Los Angeles last week and came away with a few thoughts. The main thought was that our point guard play was pretty atrocious. Not completely surprising given Trey Burke’s injury, but...
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The Jazz At PG After Trey Burke’s Injury

October 15th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
In the first quarter of the preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Trey Burke fractured his finger. Thinking at first it was just a dislocation, Gary Briggs taped Burke’s first and second fingers together and Burke...
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What Story Intrigues You This Year?

October 8th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
What storylines will be the most compelling, the most intriguing, this season? I think we all love stories of redemption, or unexpected stories (Linsanity, anyone?), stories where the hero is someone so seemingly ordinary and...
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50 Questions 2013-2014 Will Answer

October 1st, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Being a Jazz fan lately means asking a million questions. Luckily, this season is going to be very interesting as we watch the answers play out. Here are my top 50 questions. What are yours? 1. What will the Win/Loss totals look...
Gordon Hayward: What Kind of Leader Will He Be?
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Gordon Hayward: What Kind of Leader Will He Be?

September 24th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Expectations were high for the 9th pick in the 2010 draft. Very high. The Jazz received the pick as part of the 2004 Tom Gugliotta trade, and before Jazz fans watched the Warriors’ record with bated breath, we watched the...
Jazz Player Nicknames: Past and Present
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Jazz Player Nicknames: Past and Present

September 17th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
There’s nothing like a good nickname, right? A good nickname can convey a lot with very little. Or, if you’re me, the nickname can be very long and slowly gets shortened over the years for brevity: “Little One of Many Moons...