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Utah’s Core Four: Daring to Dream

July 22nd, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
What could the Jazz’s season look like if the Core 4 made some great strides in improving their games? Obviously, we’d love for Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter to each average 30 and 18, but what are some realistic numbers for...
Once Upon a Time…Tim Duncan Had the Summer League Blues
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Once Upon a Time…Tim Duncan Had the Summer League Blues

July 21st, 2013 | by Kyle Hunt
Even the greatest NBA players of all time are susceptible to hunger, fatigue, the common cold, and streaky shooting in games of significant importance.  But history teaches us that star athletes (and potential star athletes),...
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Looking at Best PGs in a Draft: Where Does Trey Burke Fit?

July 20th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Hope soared among fans when the Utah Jazz traded up to procure Trey Burke in the 2013 draft, perhaps higher than at any time since the Stockton and Malone era.  Even the drafting of Deron Williams failed to achieve such...
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The Joy and Fear of Going Young

July 19th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
The dust from free agency has almost settled. Bobcats are now Hornets. And Hornets, Pelicans. If there is one constant in the NBA landscape right now, it’s change. The Jazz took Adidas’ advice. They are all in: All in for...
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Jazz to Auction Remaining Cap Space Via Trade?

July 18th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Still scanning the list of available free agents and photoshopping them into Jazz jerseys? You can probably stop. Utah, according to reports, is looking to spend the last $4 million and change of its cap space, but not that way....
What if the Deron Williams Trade Never Happened?
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What if the Deron Williams Trade Never Happened?

July 17th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
A wise man once said “dealing in hypotheticals is a fool’s errand.”  (Okay, I actually just made that up, but doesn’t that sound like something a wise man would say?)  Regardless, I’m preparing to embark on a...
Post Mortem For an Era
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Post Mortem For an Era

July 15th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
  I began my eulogy of a passing era of Jazz basketball before it was officially over. Last month, I shared a look at jump-shooting trends that defined recent Jazz basketball, and now that nearly every veteran free agent of...
Top Defense, Offenses, and Championships
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Top Defense, Offenses, and Championships

July 12th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
In pondering what the Jazz’s defensive ranking might be this year with increased minutes for Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter—and zero minutes for defensive liability Al Jefferson, now a Bobcat—I was curious as to how...
RAULZINHO! Why Raul Neto is Destined for Greatness in Utah
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RAULZINHO! Why Raul Neto is Destined for Greatness in Utah

July 12th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
Raulzinho! The name alone is fun enough. The unsuspecting nature of the man behind it is even better. Raul Neto took the Jazz summer league by storm and all with one simple...
Historical look at point guard height as a predictor for NBA success
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Historical look at point guard height as a predictor for NBA success

July 11th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Trey Burke has had a rough welcome to the NBA in his first three Summer League games in Orlando: shooting just 9 of 41.  He’s struggled finishing inside and had problems getting the same separation for jump shots he...