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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Spurs 12/14/13
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Spurs 12/14/13

December 14th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. A tired Spurs beat the tired Jazz.  This was the Spurs 4th game in 5 nights, and it showed in the demeanor of the team, especially from coach Gregg Popovich. Of course, Popovich has been known to be curt in interviews...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Blazers 12/9/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Blazers 12/9/2013

December 9th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Surprisingly subversive tweets from Jazz players and parents tonight. With the frontcourt of Richard Jefferson, Mike Harris, and Andris Biedrins starting the 4th quarter tonight, Alec Burks not getting playing time in crunch...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Pacers 12/4/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Pacers 12/4/2013

December 4th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Indiana’s defense, designed to force mid-range shots, did so by minimizing scrambling rotations.  Perhaps the main ingredient to Indiana’s defensive success is how they discourage teams from taking high-efficiency...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Rockets 12/2/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Rockets 12/2/2013

December 2nd, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Trey Burke’s ability to get an advantage on a defense portends good things for his NBA future. This game continued Trey Burke’s coming-out party, scoring 21 points and accumulating 6 assists in tonight’s...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Suns 11/29/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Suns 11/29/2013

November 29th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Jazz allowed Suns to get what they wanted offensively. The Jazz are again not getting it done defensively, a major disappointment for a team that wanted its calling card to be paint protection. I asked Corbin what went wrong...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Bulls 11-25-2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Bulls 11-25-2013

November 25th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Sure, it’s cliche, but the Jazz needed this win. Whenever a team ends a losing streak, the phrase “X team needed this win” is used. In the long term, the Jazz don’t need this win, in fact, each win gets...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Spurs 11/15/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Spurs 11/15/2013

November 15th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. The Jazz’s shooting woes are nearly entirely outside the paint. The Jazz shot 38.5% tonight, another negative mark in their campaign to avoid being the worst shooting team in NBA history. When an NBA team shoots 38%,...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts On Jazz vs. Pelicans 11/13/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts On Jazz vs. Pelicans 11/13/2013

November 13th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Utah’s shifted point guard position paid dividends. The Jazz made significant changes to their point guard position in the last 36 hours. First, the Jazz waived Jamaal Tinsley, dropping the 35-year-old point guard after...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Nuggets 11/11/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Nuggets 11/11/2013

November 11th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. The Jazz are a terrible shooting team. We talked about it on this week’s Salt City Hoops Saturday Show, but it’s worth mentioning in print: The Jazz are the worst shooting team in the history of the NBA since the...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Rockets 11/2/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Rockets 11/2/2013

November 2nd, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. In the second half, the Jazz fell apart both offensively and defensively. The Jazz took a 16 point lead into halftime of this one, having both out-executed and out-hustled the Rockets on both ends of the floor. But in the...