Derrick Favors

Favorable Returns? Jazz Can Benefit from a Big Man Resurgence
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Favorable Returns? Jazz Can Benefit from a Big Man Resurgence

July 20th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
There are a lot of reasons to still believe in a version of the Utah Jazz without 2017 All-Star Gordon Hayward, and some of them have been chronicled nationally since the Jazz’s top scorer left via free agency. They still...
A Final Appeal: Open Letter to All-Star Free Agent Gordon Hayward
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A Final Appeal: Open Letter to All-Star Free Agent Gordon Hayward

June 30th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
Gordon, On behalf of Salt City Hoops, as well as a broader community of Jazz writers, followers and fans, let’s start here: Thanks. Thank you for lifting the franchise back to relevance. Seven years ago, you joined a team...
Latest Hayward Chatter Creates a Conundrum
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Latest Hayward Chatter Creates a Conundrum

June 29th, 2017 | by Ken Clayton
The advent of the free agency period is usually brings excitement. But this offseason, Jazz fans are experiencing more trepidation than anticipation, thanks to Jazzman (for now) Gordon Hayward’s free agency. Thursday afternoon...
Hayward Watch Part III: Utah’s Case Revolves around Gobert & the Teams’s Progress
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Hayward Watch Part III: Utah’s Case Revolves around Gobert & the Teams’s Progress

June 1st, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
The summer of nerves continues for Jazz fans, who feel a jolt of anxiety every time someone utters the word “Boston” anywhere near Gordon Hayward’s name. In roughly a month, the Jazz star’s immediate future will be...
Hayward Watch: Threats in the Eastern Conference
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Hayward Watch: Threats in the Eastern Conference

May 18th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
With the basketballs back on the rack and the locker stalls cleaned out, the next six and a half weeks in Utah Jazz territory will primary be about three things: Gordon. Daniel. Hayward. As a series of newly unveiled, fan-funded...
Jazz vs. Clippers: The Wings Take Flight
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Jazz vs. Clippers: The Wings Take Flight

April 15th, 2017 | by Thatcher Olson
With the playoffs underway shortly, the Jazz are ready to go. After a several year absence, the Jazz will face the playoff-tested Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers are an experienced team that relies heavily on star talent....
Jazz vs. Clippers: Previewing the Point
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Jazz vs. Clippers: Previewing the Point

April 14th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
What if I told you that the NBA’s leader in real plus-minus hasn’t really even been mentioned in the race for Most Valuable Player? The same guy is shooting the three as well as Steph Curry, ranks just behind MVP...
Jazz vs. Clippers: Battle of the Bigs
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Jazz vs. Clippers: Battle of the Bigs

April 14th, 2017 | by Jarom Moore
Ahead of the Jazz-Clippers first-round playoff series, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the talent and matchups. Here, Jarom Moore dives deep on the big men from each roster. Who has better big men? Really,...
Dazed and Contused: Further Disruption to Jazz’s Rotation
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Dazed and Contused: Further Disruption to Jazz’s Rotation

March 14th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
By now, operating at less than full strength is just business as usual for the Utah Jazz. Sixty-six games into their season, they’ve still had just four games where nobody was out for health or rest, or had their minutes...
SC7: Swiss Army Superstar, Dissecting Cold Spells, Turnover Paradox
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SC7: Swiss Army Superstar, Dissecting Cold Spells, Turnover Paradox

March 3rd, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
An up-and-down week brought Utah two of its most convincing road wins of the year and then two discouraging losses that could impact the playoff race. This week’s all-things-Jazz recap will cover that, but we’ll also...