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Looking at NBA Prospect Comparables

June 24th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
One time-honored tradition of this time of year is the comparison of NBA draft prospects to current NBA players, and it’s easy to understand why. In order to make things simpler on ourselves, we simply substitute an NBA...
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Draft Comparison: Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin, and Dennis Schroeder Part 1

June 24th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Editor’s note: This is the first part in Clint’s three-part scouting report of the PG prospects the Jazz are most likely to draft: Michael Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin, and Dennis Schroeder. Part 2 will be released...
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A Point-less Jazz Draft is Possible

June 20th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
For reasons that make complete sense, everybody expects the Jazz to come away from next Thursday’s NBA Draft with a point guard. Good luck finding a mock draft that doesn’t land a PG in either the 14th or 21st...
Jazz Quietly Winning the Off-season
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Jazz Quietly Winning the Off-season

June 20th, 2013 | by David J Smith
A few weeks ago, assistant coach and Utah Jazz legend Jeff Hornacek left the team for the Phoenix Suns coaching gig. That was a bittersweet day for most fans, as few are as adored as Horny was/is. We were sad to see a beloved...
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Mock Draft Compilation 06.19

June 19th, 2013 | by David J Smith
We are now a week closer to the NBA Draft. There is excitement in the air as it approaches. The Jazz have continued bringing in their platoon of prospects. When it’s all said and done, Utah may very well have had a majority...
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06.12 NBA Mock Draft Compilation

June 12th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Like most of you passionate, die-hard, slightly (or greatly) obsessed Utah Jazz fans, I am counting the days and hours until the NBA Draft. The Playoffs have been stellar and I am thoroughly enjoying them. But with the Jazz...
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The Cost of Moving Into the Top 10

June 6th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
When ping pong balls failed to put someone like Trey Burke or CJ McCollum within the Jazz’s draft reach, fans immediately started hoping for a June trade that would do so. Not so fast. The history of draft trades confirms how...
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Bonus Content: Cost of Acquiring Picks

June 6th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
In today’s main post, Dan Clayton explores the economics behind trades involving top 10 picks and delivers bad news to Jazz fans who are pining for Trey Burke, et al. In this bonus post, his study continues with a glance at...
Making Sense of an Unpredictable Draft
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Making Sense of an Unpredictable Draft

June 4th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
Ahh, June. The time of year when the internet goes from reasonably inundated to super saturated with NBA mock drafts.  From the most reputable sports news sources to every parent’s-basement-created blog, any website with a...
On Kevin O’Connor’s Luck
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On Kevin O’Connor’s Luck

May 21st, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Kevin O’Connor’s probably wearing his lucky green today. But will he be so sad tonight? “I got fired from that job, I’m not very good at representing at the draft lottery. We’re sending Randy...