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Utah Jazz Positional Battles: The Starters

October 2nd, 2013 | by David J Smith
The season is, at long-last, finally here. Media day is in the books, two-a-days are going, and Saturday’s annual scrimmage will give the public the first look at the new era of Utah Jazz basketball. In less than a week,...
Gordon Hayward: What Kind of Leader Will He Be?
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Gordon Hayward: What Kind of Leader Will He Be?

September 24th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
Expectations were high for the 9th pick in the 2010 draft. Very high. The Jazz received the pick as part of the 2004 Tom Gugliotta trade, and before Jazz fans watched the Warriors’ record with bated breath, we watched the...
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Can Hayward or Favors be Utah’s First Options?

September 9th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
In an attempt to score, every team has a Plan A. Last season’s Plan A was Al Jefferson on the block.  Big Al’s execution of that plan earned frequent complaint from Jazz fans.  He was too slow, too finesse, too...
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The 2013-14 Jazz Season Can Be Enjoyable, if….

August 27th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
I’d like to begin this post with a hard truth about Jazz fans. We’re not great with objective analysis and reasonable expectations for our team. I don’t want to begin my post with such negativity, but it has to be said. ...
Top 5 Utah Jazz Fantasy Options in 2013
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Top 5 Utah Jazz Fantasy Options in 2013

August 20th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
  In terms of popularity, fantasy basketball is the Billy Baldwin of fantasy sports.  Maybe even Stephen. No, fantasy hoops can’t compete with the booming billion-dollar industry that is fantasy football, nor does it have...
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2013-2014 Utah Jazz Predictions

August 14th, 2013 | by David J Smith
This is the time of the year that most Utah Jazz fans dread. The part of the year that bridges the draft and free agency with training camp can be downright rough. The one saving grace is that each passing day brings us closer to...
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Derrick Favors & Gordon Hayward: Do They Get Extensions, and For How Much?

August 8th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz have just under three months to complete what would be their most important transactions of this off-season (no offense, Richard Jefferson). The extension deadline for Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors looms in late...
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Primer: NBA Contract Extension Rules

August 8th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
As Peter Novak and I were preparing for our nerd smackdown debate on extension values for Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, Peter aptly threw in a primer on extension rules. I decided to share those here as a companion post for...
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2013-14 Utah Jazz: Figuring out a Rotation

August 6th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
In a season that most anticipate to be a rebuilding effort for the Jazz, the prime objective seems to be giving the young core as much playing time as reasonably possible.  Despite this clear path, Utah’s rotation is, as my...
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Predicting the Pace for the New-Era Utah Jazz

August 1st, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
The question of what’s next for the Jazz has been a big one this summer and it has been asked dozens of different ways. But one that hasn’t been asked is what the Jazz’s new modus operandi will be with regard to...