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The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll
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The Utah Jazz’s Continued Problems Versus the Pick-and-Roll

December 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Perhaps earlier than some had hoped for, the mettle and resiliency of Jazz fans everywhere is being tested. After a summer full of bandying from every direction about just how differently this Utah team would be perceived than...
JazzRank #4: Trey Burke
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JazzRank #4: Trey Burke

October 28th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
I’m hopeful about the future of Trey Burke – for a somewhat unusual reason. Burke shot free throws extremely well last year. In his rookie season with the Jazz, the heralded Michigan alum made 102 of 113 free throws – over...
Trey Burke Video Scouting Report
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Trey Burke Video Scouting Report

August 18th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
After the expected departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap during the 2013 offseason, it was apparent that the Jazz were in the midst of an extended rebuilding period. While that chapter of the franchise was on the verge of...
Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke
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Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke

July 29th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
  I was looking at some stats for the team, and what stood out to me was the discrepancy between Trey Burke’s free-throw rate (.126) and Alec Burks’ (.449). Burks has a FTr better than 3.5x that of Burke’s. I don’t...
Trey Burke Comparisons: Mo Williams? Others?
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Trey Burke Comparisons: Mo Williams? Others?

July 8th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Before Trey Burke was drafted, experts had a few comparisons lined up: Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul, and Ty Lawson. Now that Trey’s got one season under his belt, I’m starting to wonder if another comparison might be...
On Trey Burke’s Struggles Defensively
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On Trey Burke’s Struggles Defensively

April 11th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Coming out of Michigan after a triumphant final college season that saw him capture not only a national title but also the country’s most prestigious individual awards, Jazz point guard Trey Burke fell into something of a mix...
Should Trey Burke Shoot Less?
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Should Trey Burke Shoot Less?

February 25th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
In the 41 games since Trey Burke has been a starter, the Jazz are 19-22, for a 46% winning percentage. That’s obviously a significant increase over the Jazz’s record when Burke was injured. But as we’ve been hearing about...
On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds
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On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds

February 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Basketball, it turns out, is complicated. I mean, there’s a more simplistic, linear way to approach it, but in the NBA, that route hardly ever makes you very good. Reaching a special level (see: San Antonio Spurs) requires...
Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader
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Trey Burke, Plus/Minus Rookie Leader

January 27th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Because Adjusted Plus-Minus (APM; full description here) is a metric designed to track the actual scoreboard impact of individual players, it has some tendencies that aren’t shared by other common player evaluation metrics. ...
Trey Burke Vs. The World (Of Point Guards)
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Trey Burke Vs. The World (Of Point Guards)

January 20th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
Since John Stockton hung up his Jazz jersey in the spring of 2003, Utah has struggled to find that one special point guard that can be the general for a brigade of talented basketball players. From Mo Williams to Jamaal Tinsley,...