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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Bulls 11-25-2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Bulls 11-25-2013

November 25th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Sure, it’s cliche, but the Jazz needed this win. Whenever a team ends a losing streak, the phrase “X team needed this win” is used. In the long term, the Jazz don’t need this win, in fact, each win gets...
Gordon Hayward and the Shot Chart From Hell
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Gordon Hayward and the Shot Chart From Hell

November 22nd, 2013 | by Evan Hall
So before any internet writer is allowed to talk about the basketball failures of an NBA player, he should probably have to start with some disclaimer. We never do, of course, because that’s an understated but nonetheless...
Jazz Offensive Woes: Shot Selection or Shot Making?
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Jazz Offensive Woes: Shot Selection or Shot Making?

November 20th, 2013 | by Ben Dowsett
As a difficult season in Utah continues with another couple disheartening losses, it’s news to no one in Jazzland that the team is struggling mightily offensively.  Their young, inexperienced roster is dead last in the league...
Waiting With Bated Breath for Trey Burke’s Return
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Waiting With Bated Breath for Trey Burke’s Return

November 19th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Jazz fans have been getting rumblings that Trey Burke is close to returning, which is such welcome news for a team that has severely struggled at the point guard position in Burke’s absence. Alec Burks has spent some time at...
10 Games In, The State Of The Jazz
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10 Games In, The State Of The Jazz

November 16th, 2013 | by Ben Dowsett
Through nearly one-eighth of the NBA season, we’re just crossing into territory where we’ve seen enough basketball to start making some conclusions.  For the Jazz, it goes without saying that some of these conclusions...
The Problem with “Potential”
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The Problem with “Potential”

November 15th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
I’m starting to hate a certain P-word. It’s one that Utah fans have been hearing all too much lately. “Potential” is starting to have a dirty ring to it. What does potential mean anyway? It’s a supposed or possible...
The End of Rookie Initiation
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The End of Rookie Initiation

November 15th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Goodbye, kids’ backpacks. Ciao, glittery manicures. Adieu, kicking balls into the stands and forcing the kids to fetch them. Hasta luego, rookie rites of passage. The NBA put an end to the tradition of rookie hazing last...
Contenders and Pretenders… For The Top 2014 Draft Pick
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Contenders and Pretenders… For The Top 2014 Draft Pick

November 12th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
With the Champions Classic tonight in Chicago getting so much attention, what’s the landscape looking like for the top picks in the 2014 draft? I think you’ve got the Pretenders and the Contenders—but not for the...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Nuggets 11/11/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Nuggets 11/11/2013

November 11th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. The Jazz are a terrible shooting team. We talked about it on this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show, but it’s worth mentioning in print: The Jazz are the worst shooting team in the history of the NBA since the...
A Little Advice for Each Jazz Player
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A Little Advice for Each Jazz Player

November 11th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Seven games into the NBA season, all losses, and it’s tempting to believe that something significant needs to change.  Such is a good time to take a deep breath, remember that seven games really is just a beginning to a...