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How Steph Curry Stole the Show
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How Steph Curry Stole the Show

February 3rd, 2014 | by Kyle Hunt
The Jerry Sloan retirement ceremony I attended at Energy Solutions Arena on Jan. 31 caused me to reflect on a number of painful truths, including how far the Jazz have fallen in just a few years.  Yes, the Jazz are focusing on...
Do Mid-Range Attempts Hurt Offensive Efficiency?
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Do Mid-Range Attempts Hurt Offensive Efficiency?

January 31st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
The midrange taboo A whole legion of sports fans with fancy spreadsheets have waged a war on the long two. Many have gone as far as to refer to shot charts with few to no long twos as “moneyball” shot charts. I wonder if...
Rudy Gobert Scouting Report
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Rudy Gobert Scouting Report

January 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
What have we learned about Rudy Gobert in his 226 minutes of playing time? We have the scouting...
Jazz Struggle on Nights When Numbers are Retired
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Jazz Struggle on Nights When Numbers are Retired

January 29th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Utah governor Gary Herbert declared January 31st to be Jerry Sloan day. For Utah Jazz fans, given the ceremonies that will transpire that day, it was already going to be Jerry’s day. From the sound of things, many Jazz...
A History of Jazz Midseason Signings
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A History of Jazz Midseason Signings

January 28th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
With Malcolm Thomas’s recent signing (and check out Dakota’s fantastic breakdown of his game here), I’ve been thinking about other pickups over the last few years—whether D-League call ups or picking up off waivers or...
Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader
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Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader

January 27th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Because Adjusted Plus-Minus (APM; full description here) is a metric designed to track the actual scoreboard impact of individual players, it has some tendencies that aren’t shared by other common player evaluation metrics. ...
Jazz Sign Malcolm Thomas Off Waivers
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Jazz Sign Malcolm Thomas Off Waivers

January 25th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
The Utah Jazz picked up Malcolm Thomas off of waivers Saturday, two days after the San Antonio Spurs waived him on Thursday. Thomas, a 6’9” power forward from San Diego St, brings the Jazz’s roster to the...
Now, Injuries Only Consistency For Inconsistent Jazz
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Now, Injuries Only Consistency For Inconsistent Jazz

January 24th, 2014 | by Scott Stevens
The sequence of nine games since the start of January demonstrates the uncertainties that surround this team. They won at home against Milwaukee, no surprise. Then they lost to the Lakers, one of the few teams playing...
Hapless Jazz Brushed Aside By Spirited Wolves Display
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Hapless Jazz Brushed Aside By Spirited Wolves Display

January 22nd, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Wolves comfortably dispatched Jazz 112-97 Tuesday night at EnergySolutions Arena, completing a 210-169 aggregate win against a suddenly out-of-form Utah side.  After Saturday’s away 98-72 defeat to the Minnesota side, Jazz...
Utah’s Record After Blowout Losses
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Utah’s Record After Blowout Losses

January 21st, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I read a tweet this week that got me thinking. That made me curious: how did the Jazz respond after each one of these egg-laying losses? What is the team showing as far as toughness and resiliency after difficult losses? And is...