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Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues
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Utah’s Early Off-Ball Issues

November 24th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As the league reaches the end of November, initial excitement over a new season begins to give way to more of a “daily grind” temperament. Unsustainable early trends start to regress back toward the mean, fan bases grow...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Warriors 11/21/14
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Warriors 11/21/14

November 22nd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
1. There’s no D in “One-night trip to the Bay Area.” No, really, there’s not. The Jazz never held a lead in this one, and never had a tie after 0-0. In fact, the Warriors lead was in double figures for...
The First Utah Jazz Game Ball Awards
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The First Utah Jazz Game Ball Awards

November 20th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Unfortunately, the NBA can’t give away a game ball at the end of every contest. They reuse basketballs for a few games before retiring one, so actual Spaldings are only available on certain nights to commemorate special...
The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward
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The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward

November 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Sometimes I like to think of myself as a somewhat objective Jazz fan. While I’m certainly no Andy B. Larsen, Ben Dowsett, Dan Clayton, or any of the other fantastic advanced-analytics-based Jazz fans, I like to think of myself...
What’s Wrong With Alec Burks?
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What’s Wrong With Alec Burks?

November 17th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s been a mostly positive start for the young Jazz, who sit at a respectable 4-7 after a difficult slate of games to open the year. Quin Snyder’s motion system has breathed some life into the group offensively, Gordon...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Knicks 11/14/14
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Knicks 11/14/14

November 15th, 2014 | by David J Smith
The Jazz pulled out a 102-100 victory over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden tonight, capped by a game-winning shot by Trey Burke as time expired. Here are three keys to the game: 1. Welcome back, Trey Burke Trey Burke...
Derrick Favors’ Hot Start
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Derrick Favors’ Hot Start

November 13th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
Prior to the start of the Utah Jazz season, I wrote a JazzRank piece centered around how important Favors and his progression as a player was for the future of the organization. Alongside the pressures of being one of the biggest...
Early Myth-Busting on Utah Jazz Trends
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Early Myth-Busting on Utah Jazz Trends

November 13th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Nine games isn’t a lot of time to figure things out. But it is plenty of time for certain perceptions to spread like the flu and become part of the early dialogue before they’ve been pressure-tested. Today we tackle a...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Hawks 11/12/14
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Hawks 11/12/14

November 13th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Tonight the Jazz could have, should have, would have, but didn’t. The game had the feel of a contest that could swing either way going in, perhaps because of the multiplicity of connections shared between the two teams....
Early Utah Jazz Impressions: the Bench
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Early Utah Jazz Impressions: the Bench

November 12th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Each passing game gives Utah Jazz fans a little more of a sample size to gauge, assess, critique and react. Last week, we took a look at the Jazz starters; it is time to take a gander at Utah’s bench and look at how the...