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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...