Draft

Pickonomics: The Market Value of Draft Ranges
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Pickonomics: The Market Value of Draft Ranges

June 18th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The NBA is a strange little marketplace, especially in June. There are a finite number of actors — 30 — and it’s never entirely clear who’s buying versus selling. The merchandise is NBA talent, which as...
Pondering Small Ball for the Jazz
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Pondering Small Ball for the Jazz

June 17th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
In a 2015 Finals series that was exhilarating for so many reasons, perhaps most intriguing for the nerds among us was the back-and-forth chess match between coaches. Steve Kerr and David Blatt traded haymakers in the form of...
Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Trey Lyles
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Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Trey Lyles

June 16th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
Throughout this prospect profile series, I’ve maintained a high level of optimism while discussing these players. Every prospect that I’ve profiled has a few flaws to their game, but their strengths have been consistently...
Dennis Lindsey Channels his Inner Daft Punk
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Dennis Lindsey Channels his Inner Daft Punk

June 14th, 2015 | by Ryan Hess
Perhaps more so than any of the other major professional sports, luck is a major factor in winning a championship in the NBA. In the 1996-97 season, the San Antonio Spurs finished with a record of 20-62, despite having completed...
Additional Notes and Quotes From My Interview with Steve Starks
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Additional Notes and Quotes From My Interview with Steve Starks

June 12th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
Here are some additional notes and quotes from my interview with and KSL profile of Steve Starks this week. We talked for over 30 minutes about a ton of different topics, and I couldn’t fit all of them into my article...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – You Guys Remember John Crotty?
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – You Guys Remember John Crotty?

June 12th, 2015 | by Jimbo Rudding
Here at Salt City Hoops, we’re occasionally accused of being too analytical. Basketball is a fun sport, they say, and we’re being too objective about it. Jumbo Rudding, on the other hand, is not analytical. He is zany. He...
Northwest Division Watch: Pre-Draft
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Northwest Division Watch: Pre-Draft

June 12th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
NBA divisions made a strong case that they are still relevant this year. The regular season survival-of-all-fittest that was the Southwest Division, which featured five playoff teams totaling 261 combined wins, drastically...
NBA Finals Surprise! And More Draft Talk – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700
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NBA Finals Surprise! And More Draft Talk – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700

June 10th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, Andy Larsen and Ben Dowsett eat significant crow as the Cavaliers have taken  2-1 series lead. After being so confident that the Warriors would run away with this series,...
No Stone Unturned: 2015’s Utah Jazz Free Agent Mini Camp
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No Stone Unturned: 2015’s Utah Jazz Free Agent Mini Camp

June 10th, 2015 | by David J Smith
On Tuesday, the Utah Jazz released information about a free agent mini camp the team will be conducting June 9-11. Most probably glossed over that information without taking much notice, especially in light of the constant...
On the Future of Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap
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On the Future of Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap

June 9th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Though they sport vastly different backgrounds and eventual paths to the NBA, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles have found themselves in a very similar place. Both were “rookies” in the traditional sense last season, this despite...