On this week’s episode, with Andy Larsen and Austin Horton both unavailable, Spencer Ryan Hall (the fantastic founder of this site) and Benjamin Gaines both joined the Salt City Hoops Saturday Show this past week. They talk about the losses, and whether or not the Jazz are currently passing Spencer’s “Was I entertained?” test. Then, the team talks about the promise of this draft class: Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, and Jabari Parker are all discussed. Finally, Spencer and Ben talk about the state of basketball in the State of Utah. Why, in a state which has more basketball courts per capita than anywhere else in the nation, aren’t there more good basketball players from Utah? All that and more on this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show!
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On this week’s episode, the team takes a look at the winless, hapless Jazz. Sure, the Jazz are playing terribly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make light of the situation. Andy Larsen throws out Sad Jazz Facts, which Dan Clayton and Clark Schmutz rank overall. Even better, then Clark makes a real-life sad comparison of each Sad Jazz Fact. Is it the Jazz’s terrible shooting, the fact they haven’t won in a month, or the Jazz’s historically awful offense that depresses us most? Find out, with lots of laughs, on this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show!
This week on the Salt City Hoops Saturday Show, Andy Larsen, Austin Horton, and Ben Gaines take a closer look at Hayward’s non-extension. What does it mean for the team that he wasn’t extended before the October 31st deadline? Will it affect his play this season? Why weren’t the Jazz able to agree to terms? Then, we break down the first games of the regular season. The Jazz are staying competitive, but losing. Is that ideal for the team at this stage? What have we learned about the Core Four of Hayward, Burks, Favors, and Kanter so far? All that and more in this week’s Saturday Show!
On this episode, Andy Larsen, Austin Horton, and the newly returned Ben Gaines talk about the just-concluded preseason. What can we learn from the 8 games? We grade each of the top 5 players with an A-F grade. Then, after Ty Corbin was named most likely to be the first NBA coach fired, we talk Corbin’s future. What are the odds he stays with the Jazz the whole year, and does he still have time to earn a contract extension at the end of the season? Finally, we discuss the Jamaal Tinsley deal. Why did the Jazz sign him, and what will Tinsley’s role be on this young team in 2013-14? All these questions answered, and more, on this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show!
On this week’s Saturday Show, Andy Larsen, Austin Horton and Dan Clayton talk about Derrick Favors newly signed extension with the Utah Jazz. Is 4 years, $49 million too much, a bargain, or just right for the young big man? We’ll talk about how his deal works out statistically, and compare it to the contracts of other big men around the league. Then, we break down Dennis Lindsey’s interview on The Big Show from Friday. In Lindsey’s opinion, does Alec Burks make more sense as a starter or off the bench? Do we agree? How is Trey Burke’s development affected by his injury, both now and in the future? And how will the Jazz perform in the 4th quarter with the young guys? All that and more on this week’s Saturday Show!
This episode of the Salt City Hoops Saturday Show begins with a bang, as quotes and highlights from media day from around the Jazz roster are featured. Austin Horton, Andy Larsen, and Dan Clayton discuss the importance of the scrimmage, and what we can learn from it. Then, after being prompted by Greg Anthony of NBATV, we investigate the Most Improved Player award. Who’s likely to win it on the Utah Jazz, and who’s likely to actually improve the most? Finally, we do a quick review of the Summer of Jazz. Which was the most impactful move the Jazz made all year? All that, plus some silly hi-jinks courtesy David Locke, Marvin Williams, Enes Kanter, and Dan, on this week’s show!
On this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show, Austin Horton and Andy Larsen are joined by Daniel Tate of the WeAreJazzNation pages, representative of the voice of the fan. Besides giving away a autographed Trey Burke photo to the best caller, the group talks whether or not Trey Burke will start (and the consequences if he doesn’t) and what constitutes fair expectations for Brandon Rush. We also take a brief look at Scott Stevens’ P3 post, and discuss whether Paul George’s max deal makes an extension for Gordon Hayward impossible.
Midweek, Salt City Hoops Managing Editor Andy Larsen (hey, that’s me!) was interviewed by the crew at Purple and Blues, the Fansided Jazz affiliate. We talk about the Jazz projected starting lineup, and whether Alec Burks makes the cut. Will the Jazz’s youth hurt or help them this season? How big of a factor will home court advantage be this year? Finally, Andy rants about NBA 2K14′s Jazz ratings, especially Gordon Hayward’s disappointing 70. Yes, it’s a video game, but the lack of sense is so obvious as to be unavoidably discussed, and perhaps yelled about. All that, and more, on this podcast!
Salt City Hoops editor Andy Larsen calls up old podcast partner Clark Schmutz of SLCDunk.com to reprise the old Clark and Andy Show this week. Clark and Andy run down all of the Jazz moves this offseason, from the three trades in the draft (including the one acquiring Trey Burke), to letting a majority of players from last season’s roster go in free agency, to making the trade with Golden State and signing Ian Clark and John Lucas. Which moves were smart ones by the Jazz, and which are a little overrated? Could the Jazz have acquired more assets this offseason with their capspace? All of these questions and more are answered on this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show!
Without a Saturday Show this week, due to the return of college football, Salt City Hoops writer and Spanish Voice of the Jazz Dan Clayton joined his brother Ken for some familial Jazz talk to pick up the slack. In what should be the first in a series, Dan and Ken talk about an array of issues facing the Jazz. Will the Jazz will achieve 30 wins this season, and do they measure up to even the worst teams in the West? Will the Core 5 of Burke/Burks/Hayward/Favors/Kanter start, or could Biedrins somehow slide into a starting role? Finally, with John Stockton’s introduction of Gary Payton into the Basketball Hall Of Fame, Dan tells a story of the Payton/Stockton rivalry from up close. All that and more on this week’s show!