Utah Jazz

Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong
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Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong

June 1st, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The belief an NBA team needs a superstar to win a championship is strong, especially whenever the lottery and draft creep up, tempting fans and maybe even front offices to gut a roster for that magical ping-pong bullet. One major...
Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?
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Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?

May 25th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
It is against the rules of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in the NBA for a player to renegotiate their contract and take a smaller amount of money. However, when a team is under the cap, they can renegotiate current...
Tall-Ball: Has Utah Relented on Decision to Fight Small With Big?
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Tall-Ball: Has Utah Relented on Decision to Fight Small With Big?

May 18th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
The Golden State Warriors deserve (and get) a lot of credit for almost inadvertently reshaping the positional conversation within pro hoops. Down two games to one in last June’s NBA Finals, the Dubs didn’t just go small; it...
No Lotto Luck: Jazz Will Pick 12th in 2016 NBA Draft
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No Lotto Luck: Jazz Will Pick 12th in 2016 NBA Draft

May 17th, 2016 | by Angie Treasure
The NBA Draft Lottery is a night of potentially endless chaos. Teams could lose picks to rivals. Barely eligible lottery teams can make a jump into the top three slots, giving GMs the chance to select a franchise changer....
Jimbo’s Mailbag – The New Uniforms
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – The New Uniforms

May 13th, 2016 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a 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 outlook on...
The Five People You Meet in (Utah Jazz Offseason) Heaven
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The Five People You Meet in (Utah Jazz Offseason) Heaven

May 10th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
Before you read the title and think this blog post is about how the Jazz are going to sign Kevin Durant or Mike Conley this summer, be warned that it isn’t about that at all. This is about the five free agents that are most...
What the Quin Snyder Extension Means
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What the Quin Snyder Extension Means

May 6th, 2016 | by David J Smith
In the summer of 2014, the Utah Jazz were facing a daunting off-season. For the first time in literally decades, the team was encountering something very unfamiliar: a hiring search for a new head coach. With Tyrone...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – A Jazz Time Machine
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – A Jazz Time Machine

April 29th, 2016 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a 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 outlook on...
The Utah Jazz and the Roadblocks of Free Agency
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The Utah Jazz and the Roadblocks of Free Agency

April 26th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
Location, Location, Location Imagine you are a small business owner making a comfortable salary in whatever city you currently live in.  Let’s say you make $100,000 a year and you like your job. But you are considering a...
2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis
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2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis

April 22nd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) is a popular planning method whereby an organization assesses its own characteristics as well as its situation, be that within a market or professional sports league....