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The Nays Have It: Lotto Lives On
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The Nays Have It: Lotto Lives On

October 23rd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Well, it turns out the Philadelphia 76ers are capable of winning something after all. Thirteen teams, rallied by the Sixers and Thunder, blocked lottery reform that most people assumed would pass without a fight. Those two might...
Breaking Down the End of the Utah Jazz Bench
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Breaking Down the End of the Utah Jazz Bench

October 22nd, 2014 | by David J Smith
With the Utah Jazz winding down the somewhat drawn out preseason shortly, things are starting to get settled. Jazz fans are getting familiar with head coach Quin Snyder’s style on both ends of the court. Likewise, as...
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...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/16/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/16/2014

October 16th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
1. Preseason or no, Trevor Booker looks ready to prove himself. Quickly endearing himself to a Jazz fan base that will just love his hustle and workmanlike approach, the former Washington Wizard is sneakily making a case for...
How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)
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How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)

October 13th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Any major change in the coaching staff of an NBA franchise is going to bring about periods of adjustment. This is just as true defensively as on the other end, if not perhaps more so – even slight variations on a mostly similar...
Jazz Waive Kevin Murphy, Dee Bost
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Jazz Waive Kevin Murphy, Dee Bost

October 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The Jazz have waived wing Kevin Murphy and point guard Dee Bost, the team announced earlier today. The move leaves the team with 17 players on the active roster with just over two weeks to go before the season opener. Murphy was...
Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason
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Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason

October 8th, 2014 | by David J Smith
The Utah Jazz got their feet wet with the open scrimmage (kudos to JP Gibson and the entire franchise), followed by a nice victory over the Portland Trailblazers in the preseason opener. With this in mind, what are a few...
A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?
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A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?

October 8th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
A little over a year ago, I wrote Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory discussing how, oftentimes, a coach who eventually becomes known as a defensive-minded coach, makes his mark on his team’s defensive identity usually...
Expensive Air: A New TV Deal and the Utah Jazz
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Expensive Air: A New TV Deal and the Utah Jazz

October 7th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Don’t touch that dial. Things are about to get interesting. ESPN and TNT are making it rain in the NBA world, with a nine-year $24 billion TV deal that could change the NBA’s economic landscape forever. This...
Previewing the Utah Jazz’s Open Scrimmage
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Previewing the Utah Jazz’s Open Scrimmage

October 6th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
You guys, there’s real basketball! Five guys on one side, five on the other, bouncy orange ball, nylon-lined buckets at both ends…basketball! Stop tugging my arm, I’m totally under control. In the minds of many Jazz fans,...