Players

Where are the Former Jazzmen this Season?
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Where are the Former Jazzmen this Season?

October 23rd, 2017 | by David J Smith
Now that the NBA regular season is well underway and the rosters are set, it is time for Salt City Hoops’ annual look at where former Utah Jazz players have landed. Here is a quick run-down on each player and what could...
What Exum’s Injury Means to Him, His Future, the Jazz
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What Exum’s Injury Means to Him, His Future, the Jazz

October 8th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
Right up until the moment when 230 pounds of shooting guard landed right on top of him, Dante Exum was having a terrific preseason. In fact, few Jazz players were playing as impressively relative to expectations and the...
The Unlikely Transformation of Rodney Hood
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The Unlikely Transformation of Rodney Hood

September 28th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Dennis Lindsey: “We believe Rodney Hood can be a primary scorer. It’s time for us to pivot, it’s time for us to move on.” — Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) July 6, 2017 Following Gordon Hayward’s...
The Rubio Effect: Jazz Offense About to Get Some Fluff
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The Rubio Effect: Jazz Offense About to Get Some Fluff

September 25th, 2017 | by Allen Schowengerdt
Utah’s “greatest snow on earth,” one of the state’s slogans, comes from a phenomenon called lake effect snow. As a snowstorm passes over the Great Salt Lake, it collects additional moisture from the lake that...
Globe Guide 2017: Where You Can Catch Jazz Players — OK, Player — in FIBA Competition
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Globe Guide 2017: Where You Can Catch Jazz Players — OK, Player — in FIBA Competition

August 17th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
As we like to do around these parts to survive the dog days of summer, let’s talk FIBA. Usually the very international Jazz have a lot of basketball to follow as national teams go to work during the NBA offseason. And we...
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...