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Checking the Metronome
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Checking the Metronome

December 5th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The new era of Jazz basketball is a quarter-season old following Utah’s Wednesday night loss to the league’s best team, so any attempt to discern the identity of this squad is probably a bit premature. Still, I can...
Diante Garrett: Helping the Jazz
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Diante Garrett: Helping the Jazz

December 4th, 2013 | by David J Smith
A few weeks ago, the point guard situation for the Utah Jazz was dire. Rookie Trey Burke was out with a fractured finger and the veteran duo of Jamaal Tinsley and John Lucas III were not cutting it (and that may be being a bit...
What A Difference A PG Makes
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What A Difference A PG Makes

December 3rd, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
It’s amazing what a difference a point guard makes. Since Trey Burke has been in the starting lineup, the Jazz are 3-2. But what’s even more incredible is how quickly this looks much more like a team that knows how to play...
Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories
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Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories

November 30th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter are the core duo to the Jazz’s grand design. One an athletic marvel and defensive game changer; the other an irresistible force with the polished offense of a cowhide prodigy — an anchor in...
Utah’s Offensive Evolution
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Utah’s Offensive Evolution

November 27th, 2013 | by Ben Dowsett
As part of my debut for Salt City Hoops last month, I wrote a two-part series on legendary Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and his impact on both the team and the league as a whole.  Much of part two delved into some of the systematical...
A Jazz Fan’s Thanksgiving Gratitude List
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A Jazz Fan’s Thanksgiving Gratitude List

November 26th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
This season has been more difficult than I was expecting. I was expecting a lot of losses, but I wasn’t expecting the losses to be by this many points, and with seemingly little offensive progress or defensive intensity to...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Bulls 11-25-2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Bulls 11-25-2013

November 25th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Sure, it’s cliche, but the Jazz needed this win. Whenever a team ends a losing streak, the phrase “X team needed this win” is used. In the long term, the Jazz don’t need this win, in fact, each win gets...
Gordon Hayward and the Shot Chart From Hell
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Gordon Hayward and the Shot Chart From Hell

November 22nd, 2013 | by Evan Hall
So before any internet writer is allowed to talk about the basketball failures of an NBA player, he should probably have to start with some disclaimer. We never do, of course, because that’s an understated but nonetheless...
Jazz Offensive Woes: Shot Selection or Shot Making?
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Jazz Offensive Woes: Shot Selection or Shot Making?

November 20th, 2013 | by Ben Dowsett
As a difficult season in Utah continues with another couple disheartening losses, it’s news to no one in Jazzland that the team is struggling mightily offensively.  Their young, inexperienced roster is dead last in the league...
Waiting With Bated Breath for Trey Burke’s Return
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Waiting With Bated Breath for Trey Burke’s Return

November 19th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Jazz fans have been getting rumblings that Trey Burke is close to returning, which is such welcome news for a team that has severely struggled at the point guard position in Burke’s absence. Alec Burks has spent some time at...