Utah Jazz

The Relative Value of Age: Comparing 90’s to Today
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The Relative Value of Age: Comparing 90’s to Today

October 3rd, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Youth is often described as both a commodity and a liability in the NBA. A “divine treasure,” sure, but there’s also a lot of talk to suggest that being young and being elite are mutually exclusive. The Jazz are...
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Utah Jazz Positional Battles: The Starters

October 2nd, 2013 | by David J Smith
The season is, at long-last, finally here. Media day is in the books, two-a-days are going, and Saturday’s annual scrimmage will give the public the first look at the new era of Utah Jazz basketball. In less than a week,...
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Don’t Reward Losing: Reworking the NBA Lottery

October 2nd, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
With every Jazz loss this season—and odds are there will be plenty—many Jazz fans will salve their pain with thoughts of the 2014 NBA Draft.  Enough L’s might translate into Andrew Wiggins, after all, with Jabari Parker...
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50 Questions 2013-2014 Will Answer

October 1st, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Being a Jazz fan lately means asking a million questions. Luckily, this season is going to be very interesting as we watch the answers play out. Here are my top 50 questions. What are yours? 1. What will the Win/Loss totals look...
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JazzRank #13: Andris Biedrins

October 1st, 2013 | by David J Smith
Editor’s note: This is the first in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughout the preseason, we’ll count up through the current Jazz roster, from worst to...
How the Jazz Spent Their Summer Vacation at P3 – Part 2
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How the Jazz Spent Their Summer Vacation at P3 – Part 2

September 27th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
For the past several years, Jazz players have been spending weeks at a time during the summer training with the Peak Performance Project, or P3, in Santa Barbara. I sat down with several members of the P3 staff at their facility...
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The Rewards of Selfishness: How Young Players Are Incentivized To Look Out For #1

September 27th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Rumors swirled around Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins all summer regarding his availability for an extension this summer, and finally last night, the news came through: according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports,...
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Can Scott Machado Make the Roster?

September 26th, 2013 | by David J Smith
There was not that much excitement surrounding the 2012 NBA Draft for Utah Jazz fans. At one point in the season, there was the possibility that the Jazz would have two first-round draft picks: their own and Golden State’s....
Gordon Hayward: What Kind of Leader Will He Be?
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Gordon Hayward: What Kind of Leader Will He Be?

September 24th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Expectations were high for the 9th pick in the 2010 draft. Very high. The Jazz received the pick as part of the 2004 Tom Gugliotta trade, and before Jazz fans watched the Warriors’ record with bated breath, we watched the...
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Response to Readers: Hayward and Kanter’s Offense

September 23rd, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
We at Salt City Hoops aim to please, and that includes responding to comments and requests, such as these to my September 9th post projecting Hayward and Favors as primary offensive options this season. Casey said: I’d be...