Opinion

The Natural Selection of Jazz Fans
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The Natural Selection of Jazz Fans

December 9th, 2014 | by Scott Stevens
I had a conversation with my dad the other day that went something like this: “So how are the Jazz doing this year?” To which I hesitantly responded, “ummm…not…great.” “Oh, so pretty much like normal...
Some Positive (!) Notes Among Current Utah Jazz Players
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Some Positive (!) Notes Among Current Utah Jazz Players

December 8th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The Jazz lost their eighth consecutive game against a shorthanded Magic team Friday night, and morale surrounding the team has likely reached a season low. Utah continues to hemorrhage points at an alarming rate, still 29th in...
The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll
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The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll

December 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Perhaps earlier than some had hoped for, the mettle and resiliency of Jazz fans everywhere is being tested. After a summer full of bandying from every direction about just how differently this Utah team would be perceived than...
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...