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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.”...
Bryce Cotton Makes His Case, Plus Player Grades for 76ers @ Jazz 7/9/15
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Bryce Cotton Makes His Case, Plus Player Grades for 76ers @ Jazz 7/9/15

July 9th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Bryce Cotton has had to fight every step of the way in his basketball career. As an undersized player in a game where height is of such paramount importance, he’s spent years being written off and underestimated, from his...
Chris Johnson is Making a Case
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Chris Johnson is Making a Case

July 8th, 2015 | by David J Smith
With two summer league games — and two victories — in the books for the Utah Jazz, it is more than understandable that Rodney Hood and Dante Exum have received most of the attention and praise. They are prized...