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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Who Was Jerry Sloan’s Favorite Player?
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Who Was Jerry Sloan’s Favorite Player?

May 22nd, 2015 | by Jimbo Rudding
  Here at Salt City Hoops, we’re occasionally accused of being too analytical. Basketball is a fun sport, they say, and we’re being too objective about it. Jumbo Rudding, on the other hand, is not analytical. He...
5 on 5: Carmelo Hatred and Jerseys Graded
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5 on 5: Carmelo Hatred and Jerseys Graded

May 19th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
What current or former Jazz player (who was not that good) do you irrationally love? Dan Clayton: I’m still sad that Raul Lopez didn’t work out, and I’ll insist until my dying day that he had a chance to be really good....
Players Come and Go – Lessons from the Past
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Players Come and Go – Lessons from the Past

May 18th, 2015 | by Ken Clayton
Every year, players captivate the hearts of Jazz Nation and fans don’t want to let go. This year was no exception, as was very evident during the final week of the season. Some players made their final home appearances at...
Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Christian Wood
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Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Christian Wood

May 18th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
In my Jazz Draft Big Board, I noted that if the Jazz decide to either move out of the lottery or are still looking for another big with a load of upside late in the 1st round, UNLV’s Christian Wood might be the best option...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – Will Rodney Hood Be Traded?
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Will Rodney Hood Be Traded?

May 17th, 2015 | by Jimbo Rudding
Greetings Jimbo mailbaggers! I’m writing this from sunny Arizona, where it gets hotter than Cher in her “Believe” video. You 40-something gentlemen know what I’m talking about, right? Yowza! Now that I’ve got your...
Offseason Target: Raiding the Raptors’ Post-Playoff Mess
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Offseason Target: Raiding the Raptors’ Post-Playoff Mess

May 14th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
There are a lot of places the Utah Jazz could go talent-shopping as they look to turn all their promise and potential into a competitive club. For example, they could look to the North. Way North. The Jazz are a few steps away...
Offseason Target: Jrue Holiday
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Offseason Target: Jrue Holiday

May 12th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
As always, these playoffs are reminding us how the NBA game tightens up in the second season. Matchups become magnified as those with even the smallest of advantages lean heavily on them and force adjustments. Players with big...
Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Kristaps Porzingis
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Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Kristaps Porzingis

May 11th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
In our initial Jazz big board that dropped on Saturday, one of the things I touched on was the team’s need for more perimeter-minded weapons, particularly dealing with front-court players. Within this series, we’ve touched on...
5 on 5: Jazz and the Playoffs
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5 on 5: Jazz and the Playoffs

May 8th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
1.  How many of the 16 teams that made the Playoffs, if any, could the Jazz beat in a seven-game series? Clint Johnson: Five. They should beat Brooklyn in a seven game series. I see the Jazz as about even money against Boston...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – NBA Draft Good Luck Charms
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – NBA Draft Good Luck Charms

May 8th, 2015 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a losing team without any humor can be dreary. As such, we decided to add a little bit more levity to our site via Jimbo’s unique...