Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15
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Gordon Hayward’s Subtle Excellence, and Player Grades for Spurs @ Jazz 2/23/15

February 23rd, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The truly great players in this league know that being successful means more than sinking shots or putting points up in a box score. And as Gordon Hayward takes aim at this sort of lofty perch, he’s already well aware of...
Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now
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Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert: An Elite NBA Frontcourt, Right Now

February 23rd, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
  The trade of Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder for, in essence, a protected 1st round pick and 280 pounds of cap space is proving difficult for many Jazz fans to swallow.  That’s because they aren’t...
How the Jazz Traded Enes Kanter, and What They Got Back
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How the Jazz Traded Enes Kanter, and What They Got Back

February 20th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
After weeks of speculation, the deal really occurred today: the Utah Jazz officially traded Enes Kanter and Steve Novak to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a protected future 1st round pick from OKC, a 2017 2nd round...
Utah Jazz All-Star History: Rising Stars Challenge
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Utah Jazz All-Star History: Rising Stars Challenge

February 13th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Because there is absolutely no Utah Jazz news out there at all, and all eyes are certainly riveted to the All-Star weekend which is upon, it is time for another look back at the franchise’s history in the mid-season...
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Enes Kanter Edition
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Choose Your Own Adventure: The Enes Kanter Edition

February 12th, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Enes Kanter is ready to flip ahead to the page where he’s in another city, another jersey, and another coach’s rotation. According to a late-night update from Aaron Falk that was then corroborated by Jody Genessy,...
Analysis: Enes Kanter Hopes To Be Traded From Utah Jazz
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Analysis: Enes Kanter Hopes To Be Traded From Utah Jazz

February 12th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Enes Kanter has told reporters that he hopes to be traded before this year’s trade deadline. Jody Genessy of the Deseret News confirmed. Kanter played just over 18 minutes tonight in the...
Using History to Determine Dante Exum’s Potential
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Using History to Determine Dante Exum’s Potential

February 11th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Jazz drafted Dante Exum because of his potential.  It wasn’t his current ability, great smile, irresistible Aussie accent, or even his admirable attitude and character.  Drafting Exum was betting on a ceiling without...
Scaling the Stifle Tower: How Teams Have Adjusted to Rudy Gobert
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Scaling the Stifle Tower: How Teams Have Adjusted to Rudy Gobert

February 9th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
The emphatic rise of Rudy Gobert has come in waves. His rookie season contained flashes of the spectacular within a raw game that most assumed would take several years to refine. His summer seemed to accelerate the process...
Derrick Favors’ Inspired Performance, and Player Grades for Jazz-Kings 2/7/2015
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Derrick Favors’ Inspired Performance, and Player Grades for Jazz-Kings 2/7/2015

February 7th, 2015 | by Ben Dowsett
As he continues a strong season marked by increased defensive understanding and a versatile, complete offensive game that has taken some by surprise, Derrick Favors knows it’s a long grind. Energy and motivation ebbs and...
The Kanter Question Revisited: What a Strong January Says (and Doesn’t)
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The Kanter Question Revisited: What a Strong January Says (and Doesn’t)

February 3rd, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Is there a more fascinating player this Utah Jazz season than Enes Kanter? Probably not. Understandably, much of the conversation has been directed elsewhere. Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are quietly putting together...