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The George Hill Impact
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The George Hill Impact

June 22nd, 2016 | by David J Smith
The NBA Draft is a day away, but the Utah Jazz can already count themselves among the winners. In a big, sneaky good move, general manager Dennis Lindsey and company helped broker a three-team trade with the Atlanta Hawks and...
SCH Visits ESPN 960 to Talk Jazz, Draft, Trades and More
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SCH Visits ESPN 960 to Talk Jazz, Draft, Trades and More

June 21st, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
Hours before Marc Stein reported that the Utah Jazz were not interested in trading star forward Gordon Hayward, a Salt City Hoops columnist told ESPN 960’s Tom Kirkland that trading Hayward didn’t make a lot of...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – Defensive Kyrie, Legos & What to Do on Draft Night
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Defensive Kyrie, Legos & What to Do on Draft Night

June 20th, 2016 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a team without any humor can be dreary. As such, we decided to add a little bit more levity to our site via Jimbo’s unique outlook on...
On Trades, Talent and Tiers
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On Trades, Talent and Tiers

June 17th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
  We’re a week away from the NBA Draft, which is great for people who have a physiological reaction to the words “upside” and “wingspan.” But we’re also seven days away from what is...
What Can The Jazz Learn From The Warriors?
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What Can The Jazz Learn From The Warriors?

June 15th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Admittedly, this post would have packed a lot more punch had the Warriors won last night. But throughout this postseason, I’ve been thinking, What can the Jazz learn from this Warriors team? This team has been...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – NBA Draft Rumblings
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – NBA Draft Rumblings

June 11th, 2016 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a team without any humor can be dreary. As such, we decided to add a little bit more levity to our site via Jimbo’s unique outlook on...
Keeping the Band Together: Can the Jazz Pay Everyone?
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Keeping the Band Together: Can the Jazz Pay Everyone?

June 7th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
After years of sacrificing short-term relevance to amass and develop young talent, the Utah Jazz have a solid core in place. An extra piece or two would certainly help accelerate the group’s contention, but Utah already...
Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong
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Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong

June 1st, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The belief an NBA team needs a superstar to win a championship is strong, especially whenever the lottery and draft creep up, tempting fans and maybe even front offices to gut a roster for that magical ping-pong bullet. One major...
Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?
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Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?

May 25th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
It is against the rules of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in the NBA for a player to renegotiate their contract and take a smaller amount of money. However, when a team is under the cap, they can renegotiate current...
Tall-Ball: Has Utah Relented on Decision to Fight Small With Big?
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Tall-Ball: Has Utah Relented on Decision to Fight Small With Big?

May 18th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
The Golden State Warriors deserve (and get) a lot of credit for almost inadvertently reshaping the positional conversation within pro hoops. Down two games to one in last June’s NBA Finals, the Dubs didn’t just go small; it...