Derrick Favors

Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving
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Trade Trails: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

July 31st, 2015 | by Dan Clayton
Without looking, take a wild guess at how many of the 18 Jazz players who have contracts for 2015-16 were acquired using Utah’s own picks. Go ahead, guess. I’ll wait… For a program that has ostensibly been built...
Former Jazzmen Who Became NBA Champions
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Former Jazzmen Who Became NBA Champions

June 22nd, 2015 | by David J Smith
One of the best teams in NBA history, the Golden State Warriors are the new world champions — very well-deserved. After winning 67 games and displaying some of the best advanced stats ever, they finished the job and...
Players Come and Go – Lessons from the Past
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Players Come and Go – Lessons from the Past

May 18th, 2015 | by Ken Clayton
Every year, players captivate the hearts of Jazz Nation and fans don’t want to let go. This year was no exception, as was very evident during the final week of the season. Some players made their final home appearances at...
The Numbers Don’t Lie: The Greatness of John Stockton
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The Numbers Don’t Lie: The Greatness of John Stockton

March 25th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Personal confession time: growing up, beyond family and a few close friends, John Stockton was perhaps the most influential person in my life. Sad, but true. #12 was my number of choice for all my basketball teams. Most of my...
A Look at the Retro Jazz – Salt City Hoops Podcast
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A Look at the Retro Jazz – Salt City Hoops Podcast

September 5th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Podcast, Andy Larsen and Ben Dowsett are joined by Salt City Hoops writer David J. Smith as they discuss the great era of Utah Jazz history. We look at some big questions: how...
What if: Rony Seikaly had come to the Utah Jazz in 1998?
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What if: Rony Seikaly had come to the Utah Jazz in 1998?

September 4th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Off the heels of an impressive 1996-97 season, which saw the team go 64-18 en route to its first-ever NBA Finals appearance, the Utah Jazz came back the following year more determined to not only get back to the big stage, but...
My First Favorite Player: Jeff Hornacek
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My First Favorite Player: Jeff Hornacek

September 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Last week, I re-watched the 1998 Finals between Utah and Michael Jordan’s Bulls for what was the first complete time since my childhood, and “live-blogged” the retro experience, if you will. It was a fun exercise, both as a...
My First Basketball Memory: 1998 NBA Finals
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My First Basketball Memory: 1998 NBA Finals

August 25th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
My family moved from North Andover, Massachusetts (suburb north of Boston) to Salt Lake City in August, 1997. Up to that point in my nine-year-old life, I was mostly a hockey kid, with my dad (thankfully) filtering my rooting...
A History of Left-Handed Utah Jazz Players
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A History of Left-Handed Utah Jazz Players

August 13th, 2014 | by David J Smith
In case you were not aware, August 13th is officially Left-Handers Day. With that in mind, and because it is also interesting to review Jazz history,  it seems fitting that Salt City Hoops takes a look back at Utah’s...
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The Greatness of Jeff Hornacek

August 7th, 2013 | by David J Smith
While some of the different articles out there have varying opinions on how the Jazz off-season has fared (NBA.com’s David Aldridge, for instance, listed Utah 29th of 30), in many ways, I think the Jazz are having a very...