Draft

How Trey Lyles Fits in Utah
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How Trey Lyles Fits in Utah

June 30th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
Let’s get this out of the way from the jump: Trey Lyles wasn’t anywhere near the top of my Jazz draft board. If I were Dennis Lindsey, he wouldn’t be in a Jazz uniform. Luckily for everyone involved, I’m not Dennis...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – Fans Intensely Content at Jazz Draft Party
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Fans Intensely Content at Jazz Draft Party

June 26th, 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...
Well, the Jazz Drafted
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Well, the Jazz Drafted

June 26th, 2015 | by Aaron Hefner
You know that friend who hypes up a burger from a joint that you’ve never been to? After weeks and weeks of buildup, you accompany him to the restaurant only to find the “epic burgers” are just ho hum. They’re not bad,...
The Salt City Hoops Draft Day Live Blog!
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The Salt City Hoops Draft Day Live Blog!

June 25th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
The Salt City Hoops Live Blog is only an hour away! Come back at 4:30 MT to read the Salt City Hoops team of writers talk about the NBA...
UPDATED: Jazz’s Spending Ability Depends on Decisions
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UPDATED: Jazz’s Spending Ability Depends on Decisions

June 25th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Updated: Since the Jazz kept their #12 pick and don’t sound like they’ll be shopping Trey Lyles, the following pre-draft article has been updated. Now, the maximum the Jazz could clear just by waiving non-guaranteed...
Ben Dowsett’s Jazz Big Board: Part II
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Ben Dowsett’s Jazz Big Board: Part II

June 24th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
  Welcome to Part II of my Jazz Big Board! If you missed Part I yesterday, be sure to give it a read. Without further ado, here are picks 7-12 on my own personalized Jazz board: 7. Stanley Johnson My general thoughts on...
Ben Dowsett’s Jazz Big Board: Part I
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Ben Dowsett’s Jazz Big Board: Part I

June 23rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The time is nearly upon us. In just over two days, one of the more intriguing and fluid draft classes in recent years will finally be determined on a stage in New York City. We’ve had months of opining, hypothesizing, and...
Utah Jazz Draft Prospects: Justin Anderson
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Utah Jazz Draft Prospects: Justin Anderson

June 23rd, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
I’ve always fallen for an athletic, defensive-minded wing that’s projected to go late in the first round. While prospects like Jamaal Franklin (2013) and KJ McDaniels (2014) have had mixed success on the NBA level, it...
Pickonomics: The Market Value of Draft Ranges
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Pickonomics: The Market Value of Draft Ranges

June 18th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
The NBA is a strange little marketplace, especially in June. There are a finite number of actors — 30 — and it’s never entirely clear who’s buying versus selling. The merchandise is NBA talent, which as...
Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Trey Lyles
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Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Trey Lyles

June 16th, 2015 | by Dakota Schmidt
Throughout this prospect profile series, I’ve maintained a high level of optimism while discussing these players. Every prospect that I’ve profiled has a few flaws to their game, but their strengths have been consistently...