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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Who Will Be the Starting Five?
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Who Will Be the Starting Five?

August 1st, 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 is zany. He...
Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving
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Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

July 31st, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Without looking, take a wild guess at how many of the 18 Jazz players who have contracts for 2015-16 were acquired using Utah’s own picks. Go ahead, guess. I’ll wait… For a program that has ostensibly been built...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – Latest Jazz Rumors and Jazz Mount Rushmore
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Latest Jazz Rumors and Jazz Mount Rushmore

July 24th, 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 is zany. He...
The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O’Brien
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The Why Behind the Jazz Signing J.J. O’Brien

July 24th, 2015 | by David J Smith
During the Utah Jazz’s recent summer league performance, most eyes were focused on Trey Lyles, Bryce Cotton and the other returning players. Forward J.J. O’Brien felt like an afterthought — a warm body to fill...
Five Jazz Duos to Watch This Season
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Five Jazz Duos to Watch This Season

July 21st, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
Few basketball fans know the potency of a great dynamic duo better than Utahns. The Jazz franchise is built upon a frame laid by John Stockton’s passing and Karl Malone’s scoring. The modern Jazz lack a player the...
How D-League Rules Impact Jazz’s Roster Math
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How D-League Rules Impact Jazz’s Roster Math

July 16th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Rosters can fill up fast, even for teams who are deliberately passive in the free agent market — like the Utah Jazz. Despite not signing a single player they didn’t have free agent or draft rights to retain, Utah...
5 on 5: Jazz Roster & UJSL Thoughts
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5 on 5: Jazz Roster & UJSL Thoughts

July 14th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
1. In light of Raul Neto’s signing, which three point guards would you like to see on the Jazz roster for 2015-2016? Dan Clayton: Dante Exum, John Jenkins, and Neto. Mostly kidding about Jenkins, but that’s my way of...
There’s a Time and Pleiss For Everything
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There’s a Time and Pleiss For Everything

July 13th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
More than two weeks after Jody Gennesey’s mysterious TSA source broke the news that Tibor Pleiss had arrived in Salt Lake City, the towering German is finalizing a deal worth $10 million over three years with the Utah Jazz (per...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – How to Make Summer League Better
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – How to Make Summer League Better

July 10th, 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 is zany. He...
Utah Jazz Free Agency: Why Standing Still Is (Now) The Right Move
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Utah Jazz Free Agency: Why Standing Still Is (Now) The Right Move

July 10th, 2015 | by Clark Schmutz
In 1963 Paul Simon probably didn’t realize it, but he was penning an anthem that would perfectly describe the Utah Jazz offseason of 2015. “Hello darkness, my old friend, its nice to talk with you again.”...