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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...
International Q&A With Sam Meyerkopf Of Euroleague Adventures
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International Q&A With Sam Meyerkopf Of Euroleague Adventures

June 9th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
Breaking away from the typical weekly NBA Draft prospect profiles (should have one up later this week), I decided to pull an interview that I did with Euroleague Adventures writer Sam Meyerkopf from mid-May, to explore the...
Salt Lin City? A Proposed Free Agent Target
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Salt Lin City? A Proposed Free Agent Target

June 8th, 2015 | by Matt Pacenza
It’s hard to exaggerate how woeful the Jazz point guard play was last year. That’s the bad news. The good news is that even with such poor production at PG, the Jazz by the end of 2014-15 were a playoff-caliber team in the...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – Jerry Sloan’s Commencement Speech
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Jerry Sloan’s Commencement Speech

June 5th, 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...
5 on 5: Depth Adding Trades
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5 on 5: Depth Adding Trades

June 5th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
1.  Jazz trade Trevor Booker & Non-Guaranteed Contracts to the Boston Celtics for Kelly Olynyk, Gerald Wallace, and 2018 Memphis 1st Round Pick Dan Clayton: Pass. The Jazz could do worse than Olynyk as a third big: he’s...
Who Are Some Potential Back-Up Center Free Agent Options for the Jazz?
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Who Are Some Potential Back-Up Center Free Agent Options for the Jazz?

June 5th, 2015 | by David J Smith
When the Utah Jazz consummated that Enes Kanter trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder in February, it left just Rudy Gobert as the lone true center on the roster. That was okay, as Gobert was obviously more than ready for...