Trey Burke

On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds
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On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds

February 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Basketball, it turns out, is complicated. I mean, there’s a more simplistic, linear way to approach it, but in the NBA, that route hardly ever makes you very good. Reaching a special level (see: San Antonio Spurs) requires...
Finding Comparables for Jazz Starters
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Finding Comparables for Jazz Starters

February 5th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
We at Salt City Hoops, and myself especially, spend a lot of time talking about Jazz players within the context of the team as whole.  That’s likely the case for most similar sites, particularly those covering a young team...
What’s the Solution for a Slump?
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What’s the Solution for a Slump?

February 4th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
There’s a lot to like about the all-around, two-way game of Gordon Hayward. But I think Jazz fans are also pretty realistic about the fact that he is not the #1 guy on a great playoff team. He’s a very good second or third...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Raptors 2/3/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Raptors 2/3/2014

February 3rd, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. Enes Kanter was pulled in favor of Rudy Gobert twice tonight. Coming off a performance in Los Angeles in which Enes Kanter led the Jazz in scoring, Raptors coach Dwane Casey built his game plan around preventing Enes Kanter...
How Steph Curry Stole the Show
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How Steph Curry Stole the Show

February 3rd, 2014 | by Kyle Hunt
The Jerry Sloan retirement ceremony I attended at Energy Solutions Arena on Jan. 31 caused me to reflect on a number of painful truths, including how far the Jazz have fallen in just a few years.  Yes, the Jazz are focusing on...
Do Mid-Range Attempts Hurt Offensive Efficiency?
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Do Mid-Range Attempts Hurt Offensive Efficiency?

January 31st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
The midrange taboo A whole legion of sports fans with fancy spreadsheets have waged a war on the long two. Many have gone as far as to refer to shot charts with few to no long twos as “moneyball” shot charts. I wonder if...
Rudy Gobert Scouting Report
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Rudy Gobert Scouting Report

January 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
What have we learned about Rudy Gobert in his 226 minutes of playing time? We have the scouting...
Jazz Struggle on Nights When Numbers are Retired
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Jazz Struggle on Nights When Numbers are Retired

January 29th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Utah governor Gary Herbert declared January 31st to be Jerry Sloan day. For Utah Jazz fans, given the ceremonies that will transpire that day, it was already going to be Jerry’s day. From the sound of things, many Jazz...
A History of Jazz Midseason Signings
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A History of Jazz Midseason Signings

January 28th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
With Malcolm Thomas’s recent signing (and check out Dakota’s fantastic breakdown of his game here), I’ve been thinking about other pickups over the last few years—whether D-League call ups or picking up off waivers or...
Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader
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Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader

January 27th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Because Adjusted Plus-Minus (APM; full description here) is a metric designed to track the actual scoreboard impact of individual players, it has some tendencies that aren’t shared by other common player evaluation metrics. ...