Free Agency

Who is Elliot Williams? A Brief Scouting Report
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Who is Elliot Williams? A Brief Scouting Report

January 7th, 2015 | by David J Smith
After waiving Patrick Christopher, the Jazz have inked swingman Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract. We’re bringing you multiple coverage angles, with a look first from David J Smith followed by Dakota Schmidt’s own...
Evaluating Trey Burke’s Development
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Evaluating Trey Burke’s Development

January 6th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Easily the most divisive, hot-button member of Utah’s roster this season has been second year point guard Trey Burke. He had an unusual rookie campaign that saw him buck certain negative first-year historical trends, but...
Lessons for Rudy Gobert, Grades for the Jazz
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Lessons for Rudy Gobert, Grades for the Jazz

January 5th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Rudy Gobert is learning new NBA lessons by the day, and tonight’s tough home loss to the Indiana Pacers was yet another on a long list. Matched up with Roy Hibbert, perhaps the most elite among a category of top rim...
Utah Jazz Game Ball Rankings: Batch Two
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Utah Jazz Game Ball Rankings: Batch Two

January 5th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz went nine long games without getting a game ball, from the “Wake Up” game on November 18, clear until the reigning champs visited on December 9. At least the Jazz have a flair for the dramatic. Still, the...
Just How Vital is Gordon Hayward?
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Just How Vital is Gordon Hayward?

December 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s no secret to any frequent observer that Gordon Hayward has been among Utah’s most pleasant bright spots in another developing season. Shouts of “overpay” at his matched extension in the summer have subsided in short...
Utah Jazz First Trimester Awards
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Utah Jazz First Trimester Awards

December 25th, 2014 | by David J Smith
It seems as if the NBA season just started a few weeks ago, but here we are, over a third of the way through the marathon. With that in mind, as we did last season–borrowing from ESPN.com’s Trimester...
Pace Check-in, and Notes on Exum, Kanter & Ingles
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Pace Check-in, and Notes on Exum, Kanter & Ingles

December 18th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  As we’ve discussed plenty here at SCH, there is more to pace than anything a single number can convey. Sure, the Utah Jazz are still crawling along in the bottom three for possessions per game, but smart people know...
How are Former Jazzmen Performing This Year?
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How are Former Jazzmen Performing This Year?

December 17th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Several former Utah Jazz players have been making the news lately. From Carlos Boozer coming off the bench, Andrei Kirilenko finally being moved and Deron Williams now rumored to be on the trading block, it is interesting to see...
This Year’s Gifts for the Utah Jazz
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This Year’s Gifts for the Utah Jazz

December 15th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
  Christmas is a time for generosity. So, while it may be easy to focus on the negatives of an early 6 – 16 season, this post assumes the young Utah Jazz are securely on Santa’s Nice List. After all, there is...
On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose
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On Actions, Outcomes and Playing with Purpose

December 11th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Oh good, you’re thinking. Another diagnostic piece about the Utah Jazz. Well, it comes with the territory. The Jazz narrowly avoided the worst losing streak since before all current Jazz players were born, so logic...