Analytics

Joe Ingles: Historically Unusual?
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Joe Ingles: Historically Unusual?

November 24th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Watch a Jazz game with a 10-year-old, as I often do, and they can be uncomfortably honest. “THAT guy is an NBA player?” my son asked a few weeks ago. That guy, is, of course, Joe Ingles. Ingles just doesn’t look like a...
The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward
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The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward

November 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Sometimes I like to think of myself as a somewhat objective Jazz fan. While I’m certainly no Andy B. Larsen, Ben Dowsett, Dan Clayton, or any of the other fantastic advanced-analytics-based Jazz fans, I like to think of myself...
Gordon Hayward: The NBA’s Finest Swiss Army Knife
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Gordon Hayward: The NBA’s Finest Swiss Army Knife

November 18th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
After the Utah Jazz matched Charlotte’s four-year, $63 million offer sheet, there was a mix of negative and positive feedback about the deal and Gordon Hayward’s actual worth. While there was no doubt that Hayward is...
What’s Wrong With Alec Burks?
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What’s Wrong With Alec Burks?

November 17th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
It’s been a mostly positive start for the young Jazz, who sit at a respectable 4-7 after a difficult slate of games to open the year. Quin Snyder’s motion system has breathed some life into the group offensively, Gordon...
Should Trevor Booker Start?
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Should Trevor Booker Start?

November 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Over the course of the summer, speculation began to be whispered around Salt Lake City that a controversy could begin emerging in Utah’s frontcourt before long once the season got started. If Enes Kanter was unable to improve...
The Three Emerging Utah Jazz Stars
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The Three Emerging Utah Jazz Stars

November 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Yes, it’s early. Yes, the Jazz are still sub-.500. And yes, the record will probably get worse before it gets significantly better. But Jazz personnel are off to a nice start making names for themselves. In particular,...
Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Starters
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Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Starters

November 5th, 2014 | by David J Smith
  We are now a week into the NBA regular season and it’s a great feeling to have  basketball back. It’s like being reunited with a good friend who’s been away for a while. The Utah Jazz faithful are...
JazzRank #1: Gordon Hayward
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JazzRank #1: Gordon Hayward

October 31st, 2014 | by Scott Stevens
At long last, we’ve arrived. The 2014-2105 Jazz season is finally here. As is the pinnacle of the Salt City Hoops #JazzRank countdown. We’ve finally reached number one on the list, and if you hadn’t already deduced from the...
JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors
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JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors

October 30th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
As the overall landscape of the Jazz franchise changed dramatically during the off-season, the team’s cornerstone continued to stay put. He’s always stood as the lone guaranteed long-term player on an organization...
JazzRank #3: Alec Burks
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JazzRank #3: Alec Burks

October 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The first few years of a young NBA player’s career are all about layering of skills. Whether a can’t miss blue-chipper or an undrafted upstart trying to stick with a roster somewhere, everyone begins with a baseline and...