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Extending Hill At (Almost) Any Cost
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Extending Hill At (Almost) Any Cost

November 8th, 2016 | by Aaron Hefner
The Utah Jazz just inked Rudy Gobert to a four year contract worth almost exactly what the Miller family paid Karl Malone during his entire 18-year career in Utah. And if that dollar figure seems exorbitant, buckle up: that is...
Salt City Seven: Hayward’s Healed, Hill’s Hot, and More
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Salt City Seven: Hayward’s Healed, Hill’s Hot, and More

November 6th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
  The big basketball-related Jazz stories of the past week have all centered around George Hill. And the biggest news involved Rudy Gobert. But before we get to that, there something bigger we need to discuss. The...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – My Brother, George Hill
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – My Brother, George Hill

November 5th, 2016 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag, our regular dose of levity here at Salt City Hoops. In each mailbag, Jimbo answers your burning questions with his unique outlook on Jazz basketball. Jimbo, by virtue of being...
Growing Pains: Bench Edition
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Growing Pains: Bench Edition

November 1st, 2016 | by Thatcher Olson
After an active NBA offseason, several different media outlets ranked the 30 teams’ starting units and benches. The Jazz bench consistently came out as one of the best in the league, if not the top bench. For example,...
Jazz, Gobert Agree to Four Year Extension
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Jazz, Gobert Agree to Four Year Extension

October 31st, 2016 | by Spencer Wixom
With the deadline approaching on Halloween day for contract extensions, the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert were reportedly able to come to terms on a four year extension worth approximately $102 million. Sources: Rudy Gobert agrees to...
Salt City Seven: Injury Woes, Historical Joe and More
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Salt City Seven: Injury Woes, Historical Joe and More

October 28th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
You’ve waited all summer, but one your favorite things finally returns this week. No, not just NBA basketball… The Salt City Seven. Last year, we started the tradition of a weekly check-in on all things Jazz. Every...
Where Should Our Expectations Be For Exum?
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Where Should Our Expectations Be For Exum?

October 25th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
How much should we adjust our expectations of Dante Exum after seeing him in the 2016 preseason? Exum could have an awesome, rock-star year where he surprises us with a series of The Exum Games. He could also look like a...
Phantom Cap Room Not a Reason to Make Rudy Wait
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Phantom Cap Room Not a Reason to Make Rudy Wait

October 20th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
In five days, the Utah Jazz will be playing basketball. Not exhibition basketball. Not glorified practice games. Real NBA basketball. But in 11 days, they have to have reached decisions on a contract extension for Rudy Gobert and...
The Exum Game: Coming Soon?
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The Exum Game: Coming Soon?

October 13th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
Just over three minutes into Wednesday night’s preseason game against Phoenix, Dante Exum was already cooking. At the 8:40 mark, the Jazz guard found himself in the corner, with Suns star Eric Bledsoe trying to deny him the...
George Hill Already Dishing Assists
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George Hill Already Dishing Assists

October 3rd, 2016 | by Julia Mecham
  This summer when then Pacers point guard, George Hill, received news he was being traded to the Jazz, the Indiana native was shocked. “Last time I checked, I was supposed to retire from Indiana,” Hill said per...