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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,...
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JazzRank #13: Andris Biedrins

October 1st, 2013 | by David J Smith
Editor’s note: This is the first in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughout the preseason, we’ll count up through the current Jazz roster, from worst to...
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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Response to Readers: Hayward and Kanter’s Offense

September 23rd, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
We at Salt City Hoops aim to please, and that includes responding to comments and requests, such as these to my September 9th post projecting Hayward and Favors as primary offensive options this season. Casey said: I’d be...
A Few Players the Jazz Would Love to Have Back
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A Few Players the Jazz Would Love to Have Back

September 22nd, 2013 | by Kyle Hunt
Everyone makes poor relationship decisions at one time or another. Whether it’s letting an unhealthy relationship go on too long or cutting a good thing short, we’ve all experienced the feelings of relief, nausea, and...
Great Moments Get Remembered and Legends Never Die
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Great Moments Get Remembered and Legends Never Die

September 12th, 2013 | by Kyle Hunt
I remember holding my breath and leaning against the back of the couch for a moment, just to let the feeling settle in.  It’s not a usual occurrence, watching a defining moment of athletic greatness live on television. Did...
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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...
Ian Clark: Another Diamond in the Rough for the Jazz?
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Ian Clark: Another Diamond in the Rough for the Jazz?

September 4th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Ian Clark had a great college career at Belmont University: his senior year, he averaged 18.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and 2.4 APG. More incredibly, he also had a True Shooting Percentage of 68.8% and an eFG% of 67.0%. Clark was the Ohio...
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Once a Jazzman, Always a Jazzman

August 28th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Once a Jazzman, always a Jazzman. That is something I wholeheartedly believe and I think most Utah fans feel the same way. Some may show otherwise when former Jazz guys return to EnergySolutions, but I, for one, continue to root...
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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. ...