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Can Hayward or Favors be Utah’s First Options?

September 9th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
In an attempt to score, every team has a Plan A. Last season’s Plan A was Al Jefferson on the block.  Big Al’s execution of that plan earned frequent complaint from Jazz fans.  He was too slow, too finesse, too...
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Analytics Wish List

September 5th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
September is a funny time of year for basketball geeks whose interest in other sports ranges between “casual” and “yawn.” For true basketheads, all you can really do in September is a) watch EuroBasket and...
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Predicting the Pace for the New-Era Utah Jazz

August 1st, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The question of what’s next for the Jazz has been a big one this summer and it has been asked dozens of different ways. But one that hasn’t been asked is what the Jazz’s new modus operandi will be with regard to...
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Looking at Best PGs in a Draft: Where Does Trey Burke Fit?

July 20th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Hope soared among fans when the Utah Jazz traded up to procure Trey Burke in the 2013 draft, perhaps higher than at any time since the Stockton and Malone era.  Even the drafting of Deron Williams failed to achieve such...
Post Mortem For an Era
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Post Mortem For an Era

July 15th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
  I began my eulogy of a passing era of Jazz basketball before it was officially over. Last month, I shared a look at jump-shooting trends that defined recent Jazz basketball, and now that nearly every veteran free agent of...
Historical look at point guard height as a predictor for NBA success
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Historical look at point guard height as a predictor for NBA success

July 11th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Trey Burke has had a rough welcome to the NBA in his first three Summer League games in Orlando: shooting just 9 of 41.  He’s struggled finishing inside and had problems getting the same separation for jump shots he...
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Looking at NBA Prospect Comparables

June 24th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
One time-honored tradition of this time of year is the comparison of NBA draft prospects to current NBA players, and it’s easy to understand why. In order to make things simpler on ourselves, we simply substitute an NBA...
How “Inside-Out” Got Turned Inside-Out
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How “Inside-Out” Got Turned Inside-Out

June 13th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The NBA offseason hasn’t technically begun, and yet the Jazz are already preparing to craft a new offensive identity. Franchise brass has already hinted at changes to the offensive system, no small consideration as they...
Salt City Hoops Podcast: Kirk Goldsberry
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Salt City Hoops Podcast: Kirk Goldsberry

April 4th, 2012 | by Spencer Hall
Listen to this episode at 1320kfan.com. This week on the podcast from the 1320 KFAN studios I was joined by Kirk Goldsberry to talk about his work with statistical visualization and his presentation at the MIT Sloan Sports...