Opinion

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...
Alec Burks’ Promising Start
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Alec Burks’ Promising Start

November 8th, 2013 | by Ben Dowsett
Well, things haven’t exactly gotten off to the best of starts in Jazzland.  Despite several periods of entertaining and competitive basketball, the Jazz have found themselves overmatched late in games (or sometimes just the...
Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part II
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Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part II

November 8th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Today we continue looking at all 15 Jazzmen in terms of their likelihood of being traded between now and June 30. This is not a ranking of trade value; that list would look a lot different, as will be clear as soon as we crack...
Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part I
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Jazz Player Trade Likelihood Watch: Part I

November 7th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Throughout the preseason, the SCH staff brought you JazzRank, a series of player profiles released in rank order of expected basketball impact. But there are many ways to rank a roster, and today we look at all 15 Jazzmen in...
Upward Trajectory: A Look at the Utah Jazz’s 2013 Offseason
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Upward Trajectory: A Look at the Utah Jazz’s 2013 Offseason

November 7th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Halloween night came and went without Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz agreeing on an extension. While that was certainly disappointing, it may be the one tarnish is a very active offseason for the franchise. The summer of 2013...
The Two Jazz Fans Who Fell In Love On Twitter
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The Two Jazz Fans Who Fell In Love On Twitter

November 6th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Ashly Mae used to scare her daughter while watching Utah Jazz games. “When I watch a Jazz game alone, I’m a completely different person,” Ashly says. “I’m a lunatic. I’m screaming, I’m...
Review: John Stockton’s “Assisted”
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Review: John Stockton’s “Assisted”

November 5th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
If you’ve heard John Stockton in interviews before, you’ll be able to hear his voice throughout the book, because he writes very similarly to how he speaks. The style is classic Stockton: humble, gracious, and deflecting...