Analytics

Pace Check-in, and Notes on Exum, Kanter & Ingles
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Pace Check-in, and Notes on Exum, Kanter & Ingles

December 18th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  As we’ve discussed plenty here at SCH, there is more to pace than anything a single number can convey. Sure, the Utah Jazz are still crawling along in the bottom three for possessions per game, but smart people know...
On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose
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On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose

December 11th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Oh good, you’re thinking. Another diagnostic piece about the Utah Jazz. Well, it comes with the territory. The Jazz narrowly avoided the worst losing streak since before all current Jazz players were born, so logic...
Some Positive (!) Notes Among Current Utah Jazz Players
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Some Positive (!) Notes Among Current Utah Jazz Players

December 8th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The Jazz lost their eighth consecutive game against a shorthanded Magic team Friday night, and morale surrounding the team has likely reached a season low. Utah continues to hemorrhage points at an alarming rate, still 29th in...
The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll
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The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll

December 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Perhaps earlier than some had hoped for, the mettle and resiliency of Jazz fans everywhere is being tested. After a summer full of bandying from every direction about just how differently this Utah team would be perceived than...
Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues
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Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues

November 24th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As the league reaches the end of November, initial excitement over a new season begins to give way to more of a “daily grind” temperament. Unsustainable early trends start to regress back toward the mean, fan bases grow...
Joe Ingles: Historically Unusual?
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Joe Ingles: Historically Unusual?

November 24th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Watch a Jazz game with a 10-year-old, as I often do, and they can be uncomfortably honest. “THAT guy is an NBA player?” my son asked a few weeks ago. That guy, is, of course, Joe Ingles. Ingles just doesn’t look like a...
Jazz Early Returns: Sustainable or Unsustainable?
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Jazz Early Returns: Sustainable or Unsustainable?

November 3rd, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Under a week into a fresh campaign and with hopes and dreams of success still mostly intact for all non-Lakers-and-Sixers fanbases, those of us attempting to analyze results thus far are in something of a temporary pickle. On one...
To Board Or Not To Board
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To Board Or Not To Board

October 16th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Like giddy teenagers on a fourth date, we’re still just getting to know the 2014-15 version of the Utah Jazz. With a new coach in the mix, you can’t take anything for granted. Pore over past performance if that makes...
The Right Kind of Mistakes: Passing TOs & Offensive Efficiency
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The Right Kind of Mistakes: Passing TOs & Offensive Efficiency

October 9th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
How much does Quin Snyder want to play with the pass? He’d rather see passing mistakes than mistake-free isolation plays. “Sometimes trying to make those passes doesn’t always give you the results you want right...
Tempo Talk: Snyder, Jazz Aim to Push the Pace
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Tempo Talk: Snyder, Jazz Aim to Push the Pace

October 3rd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
    The Utah Jazz can still count on one hand the number of 2014-15 practices they’ve had, and already they’ve introduced their new philosophy in the form of a triumvirate of “P” words. Play with...