Utah Jazz

Who is Brock Motum?
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Who is Brock Motum?

July 31st, 2014 | by David J Smith
When the Utah Jazz summer league roster was made public, most people scanned right past Brock Motum’s name, focusing naturally on the returning players and recent draftees. A month later, people are much more familiar with...
Can the Utah Jazz Escape the Hamster Wheel of Losing?
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Can the Utah Jazz Escape the Hamster Wheel of Losing?

July 30th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Eighty-two percent of recently bad teams have some tough news to share with Jazz fans: getting off the lottery hamster wheel is tough work. It’s easy for teams to get stuck on the treadmill of multiple losing seasons. The...
Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke
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Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke

July 29th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
  I was looking at some stats for the team, and what stood out to me was the discrepancy between Trey Burke’s free-throw rate (.126) and Alec Burks’ (.449). Burks has a FTr better than 3.5x that of Burke’s. I don’t...
Examining Utah Jazz Shot Charts
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Examining Utah Jazz Shot Charts

July 25th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
In today’s media-savvy basketball world, there are a number of methods available to analysts like myself to evaluate players, teams, lineups and everything in between. As part of our natural human tendency, in many cases we...
How Important is Passing?
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How Important is Passing?

July 24th, 2014 | by Denim Millward
Being that most of you are all supporters of the former team of the NBA all-time assists leader and one of the greatest passers in history, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you know a thing or two about passing....
Salt City Stigma: An NBA Veteran Tells All
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Salt City Stigma: An NBA Veteran Tells All

July 22nd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
If you’re following NBA free agency, you’ve no doubt heard mention of the difficulty the Utah Jazz have in attracting top free agents. It’s sort of a built-in part of the discussion, mentioned now without...
Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

July 15th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Expectations are such an interesting and a tricky thing. One of the keys to a happy life is having realistic expectations, right? You want your expectations to meet with reality so you’re not left disappointed time and time...
The Pitfalls and Promises of Summer League
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The Pitfalls and Promises of Summer League

July 14th, 2014 | by Denim Millward
Nearly three months after the Utah Jazz ended its 2013-14 with a thrilling double-overtime defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Jazz at last took to the court in the first competition against another team Saturday night....
Utah Jazz Summer League Roster Rundown
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Utah Jazz Summer League Roster Rundown

July 11th, 2014 | by David J Smith
As the nearly 10,000 in attendance could attest, there was an excitement in the air at the Utah Jazz’s open practice and scrimmage. Certainly, most of the enthusiasm was directed toward Trey Burke, Rudy Gobert and 2014...
Should Hayward Get a Max If He’s Not The First Option?
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Should Hayward Get a Max If He’s Not The First Option?

July 11th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Well, it’s been an interesting couple days in Jazzland to say the least. Tuesday appeared to be coming to a close as one of the slowest and least newsworthy days thus far in the offseason until Charlotte beat man Rick Bonnell...