Analytics

The Utah Jazz Through the Lens of Synergy Data
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The Utah Jazz Through the Lens of Synergy Data

March 3rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
During the All-Star break, NBA.com unveiled yet another set of intriguing and informative stats, this time in the form of Synergy Sports figures that had been largely unavailable to the public since the site’s fan version shut...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Bucks @ Jazz 2/28/15
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Bucks @ Jazz 2/28/15

February 28th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
1. Trey Burke was Utah’s best player tonight, and had perhaps his best two-way game as a pro. Utah’s second-year point guard has been playing well for a period now, but tonight really seemed to up the ante. His...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets 2/27/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets 2/27/2015

February 27th, 2015 | by David J Smith
1. All in all, it was a very nice bounce back game for the Utah Jazz.  A young team is going to have its share of ups and downs. After a pair of stellar games versus two contenders, Wednesday’s horrible loss to the Los...
Game Ball Batch Four (a.k.a. An Ode to Gordon Hayward)
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Game Ball Batch Four (a.k.a. An Ode to Gordon Hayward)

February 26th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
You’re going to read a lot about Gordon Hayward in this fourth edition of the Game Ball rankings. Another batch of glowing recognition for some of Utah’s recent victory engineers seemed like exactly what Jazzland...
On Differing Approaches to Analytics, and Player Grades for Lakers @ Jazz 2/25/15
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On Differing Approaches to Analytics, and Player Grades for Lakers @ Jazz 2/25/15

February 25th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Analytics and all its accompanying elements has been one of the hottest topics among NBA die-hards for much of the year, and especially in the last few weeks. Comments by guys like Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal on...
Evaluating Utah’s On-Court Product Post-Kanter
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Evaluating Utah’s On-Court Product Post-Kanter

February 25th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Much of the hubbub surrounding Enes Kanter and Steve Novak’s trade out of town in the final hours of Thursday’s crazy deadline has had an eye on the future, and justifiably so. Kendrick Perkins won’t so much as set foot in...
Talking Jazz Greatness Post Enes Kanter Trade – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700
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Talking Jazz Greatness Post Enes Kanter Trade – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700

February 24th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700, we talk about an exciting time in Jazzland: the Jazz, having freshly traded Enes Kanter and Steve Novak away, have put together two incredibly impressive wins...
Who are Jack Cooley and Bryce Cotton?
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Who are Jack Cooley and Bryce Cotton?

February 24th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Last week’s big trade that sent center Enes Kanter and sharpshooter Steve Novak to the Oklahoma City Thunder not only altered the Utah Jazz’s rotation. It also provided some roster flexibility with a few vacancies....
Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15
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Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15

February 23rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The truly great players in this league know that being successful means more than sinking shots or putting points up in a box score. And as Gordon Hayward takes aim at this sort of lofty perch, he’s already well aware of...
Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now
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Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now

February 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The trade of Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder for, in essence, a protected 1st round pick and 280 pounds of cap space is proving difficult for many Jazz fans to swallow.  That’s because they aren’t...