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Rodney Hood And The Third Year Leap
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Rodney Hood And The Third Year Leap

September 14th, 2016 | by Spencer Wixom
A year ago, the dialogue around the Utah Jazz centered around questions of player growth, such as whether Gordon Hayward could take a step to become a team’s lead dog and whether Rudy Gobert would develop offensively....
Why Rudy Gobert is Worth Following
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Why Rudy Gobert is Worth Following

September 6th, 2016 | by Julia Mecham
It’s nearly impossible to overlook Rudy Gobert. I discovered that quite literally a couple years ago standing behind his 7’1” frame in line at the grocery store. He browsed the candy at the check stand, impulsively taking...
League, Players’ Union Should Fix Counterproductive Draft Rights Rules
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League, Players’ Union Should Fix Counterproductive Draft Rights Rules

August 25th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
The Utah Jazz signed guard Marcus Paige this week, a move that makes it less likely they’ll still hold the former Tar Heel’s draft rights once the season begins. Yeah, you read that right. Less likely. Because of...
Tim Donahue, Ian Levy, and George Hill’s Strengths/Weaknesses – Salt City Hoops Show
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Tim Donahue, Ian Levy, and George Hill’s Strengths/Weaknesses – Salt City Hoops Show

July 28th, 2016 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Zach Harper begin by talking with Tim Donahue, writer for 8 Points, 9 Seconds, the famed Indiana Pacers blog. We ask him about George Hill’s...
Who is Boris Diaw?
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Who is Boris Diaw?

July 12th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, I scoured the interwebs looking for information on George Hill, and came away a big fan. For this post, I wanted to learn more about Boris Diaw and see what kind of character we’ll be lucky to have for the next year...
Who is George Hill?
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Who is George Hill?

June 28th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Dan Clayton and David J. Smith have covered George Hill’s numbers and how he’ll fit into the Jazz’s system, and they’ve covered it wonderfully and thoroughly. As I’ve been thinking about the trade for Hill—I was...
Hill Gives the Jazz An Interesting Year
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Hill Gives the Jazz An Interesting Year

June 23rd, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
365 days. That’s what the Utah Jazz acquired on Wednesday, at the modest cost of a mid-first round pick: an extra year of relevance. George Hill is a Jazz player, and as a result, the Jazz get twelve months’ worth of...
The George Hill Impact
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The George Hill Impact

June 22nd, 2016 | by David J Smith
The NBA Draft is a day away, but the Utah Jazz can already count themselves among the winners. In a big, sneaky good move, general manager Dennis Lindsey and company helped broker a three-team trade with the Atlanta Hawks and...
Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?
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Renegotiating Derrick Favors’ Contract: What Makes Sense?

May 25th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
It is against the rules of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in the NBA for a player to renegotiate their contract and take a smaller amount of money. However, when a team is under the cap, they can renegotiate current...
How The Salt Lake City Stars Can Help Jazz Shine
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How The Salt Lake City Stars Can Help Jazz Shine

May 3rd, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Even though the playoffs are happening, and supposedly they’re pretty exciting it’s hard not to feel the doldrums of the offseason. So in looking ahead to next season, what might make for an interesting storyline or bit of...