Triple Teams

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.┬áThe 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...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Thunder 10-30-2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Thunder 10-30-2013

October 31st, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. The Core Four showed a lot of ability. With the injury to Trey Burke, there’s no need to fabricate new names for the Jazz’s dynamic young team; the moniker “Core Four” suffices. And indeed, Utah’s...
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Blazers 10-16-2013

October 16th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1.┬áKanter’s strong start and slower finish Enes Kanter had his turn as the Jazz’s leading scoring man, finishing with 23 points after getting off to a blistering 16 point, 8-8 shooting start in the first. Despite...
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Clippers 10-12-2013

October 12th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
1. Trey Burke’s injury was the story of the game. Trey Burke injured his finger in the first quarter of tonight’s game. He explained that at first it looked as if it was just dislocated, but once the finger was popped...