JazzRank #4: Trey Burke
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JazzRank #4: Trey Burke

October 28th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
I’m hopeful about the future of Trey Burke – for a somewhat unusual reason. Burke shot free throws extremely well last year. In his rookie season with the Jazz, the heralded Michigan alum made 102 of 113 free throws – over...
JazzRank #8: Trevor Booker
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JazzRank #8: Trevor Booker

October 22nd, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Read everything you can about the Jazz’ new power forward Trevor Booker, and two things jump out at you: The consistency of how he’s described. And the cereal. We’ll get to the crunchy breakfast thing in...
A $15 Million Man? One Fan’s Doubts About Max-Matching Gordon Hayward
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A $15 Million Man? One Fan’s Doubts About Max-Matching Gordon Hayward

July 7th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
The Utah Jazz face a critical decision as soon as next week: Whether to match a huge contract offer to their young swingman Gordon Hayward. Virtually every prominent voice and writer that cover the Jazz agree on two things: Not...
Jumping the Gun: Six Free Agents the Jazz Should Consider
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Jumping the Gun: Six Free Agents the Jazz Should Consider

June 23rd, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
In Salt Lake City, all eyes are on Thursday’s draft – indeed, some have been there for months. Sure, we’re all plotting Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker trades and pretending to be experts on Joel Embiid’s...
Coach D? Finding the Next Great Jazz Coach Among NBA Assistants
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Coach D? Finding the Next Great Jazz Coach Among NBA Assistants

April 28th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Let’s first state the obvious: there is no magic secret sauce recipe that will automatically produce the perfect coach for the Jazz. Successful NBA coaches have come from wide and far. Some are coaching lifers, who barely if...
What If We Had Kept Wesley Matthews? An Alternate History
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What If We Had Kept Wesley Matthews? An Alternate History

February 19th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
When your team is 19-33, it has plenty of needs. Ask a fan of the Utah Jazz what it lacks, and that list is sure to include 3-point shooting, wing defense and toughness. (Among other things.) That list raises an interesting...
Gordon Hayward’s Shooting %s: A Fleeting Dip or a Worrying Trend?
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Gordon Hayward’s Shooting %s: A Fleeting Dip or a Worrying Trend?

January 13th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Looking ahead to the 2014 offseason, the Jazz will face two decisions critical to their future: who to draft and whether to sign young wing Gordon Hayward. Hayward is a player many Jazz fans adore. His game has grown over his...
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No Fouls! No 3s! What Went Wrong With the 2012-13 Jazz Defense

June 17th, 2013 | by Matt Pacenza
The failure of the Utah Jazz to make the 2012-13 playoffs can be summed up in three colloquial words: Their defense sucked. They ranked 22nd in the NBA in defensive efficiency, the accepted measure. They allowed 104.3 pts per 100...