Comments for Salt City Hoops http://saltcityhoops.com The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:41:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Offseason Grades – Salt City Hoops Podcast by Mewko http://saltcityhoops.com/offseason-grades-salt-city-hoops-podcast/#comment-94875 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:41:42 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12633#comment-94875 I would give the Jazz a B- in the offseason overall.

Hiring Quin Snyder and coaching staff was a great move, Rigby said the Jazz marry a coach, Quin was the perfect match. But it took them a while, and I was doubtful they’d get a coach before the draft. That tells me he wasn’t their first choice. (I think Jeff Gundy was the first choice) Grade: B+

The draft was perfect, no mistakes there, they did get lucky that nobody before them picked Exum or Hood. Grade: A

I’m stoked that they kept Ian Clark, they turned Lucas, Murphy and Thomas into assets. Trevor Booker will have a great impact on the bigs, and small impact through the whole team to hustle. Grade: C

Matching Hayward was the right thing to do, they would’ve gotten an A- on this one if Hayward was getting paid 10 mil/yr. But he’s getting paid 15 mil/yr, so the grade is C.

I’m pleased with the offseason, but you can’t give any team a grade higher than B+ unless they wooed a superstar to their team, so Cleveland won the offseason. (By the way, the Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins/Thaddeus Young deal is official)

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Comment on Offseason Grades – Salt City Hoops Podcast by Jeremy Bowers http://saltcityhoops.com/offseason-grades-salt-city-hoops-podcast/#comment-94874 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:17:35 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12633#comment-94874 +1 for the Clark and Andy show!!!!!

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Comment on Offseason Grades – Salt City Hoops Podcast by LKA http://saltcityhoops.com/offseason-grades-salt-city-hoops-podcast/#comment-94873 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:59:08 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12633#comment-94873 Now looks like the new podcast got put to the side and the old one with the body of the new article. Anyway don’t like the trade idea whatsoever. Thought Oglesby was spot on. He was the best at the grades. Rudding should get a F-.. I guess when the cake is baked and served we will all findout the results. I look for a fun season. I also think Hood will be a better surprise than not. May have some crow served later on??

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Comment on Offseason Grades – Salt City Hoops Podcast by Andy Larsen http://saltcityhoops.com/offseason-grades-salt-city-hoops-podcast/#comment-94872 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:15:08 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12633#comment-94872 Hmm… looks like I uploaded the wrong podcast player at first. This one is actually very different than last week’s… try it now?

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Comment on Offseason Grades – Salt City Hoops Podcast by LKA http://saltcityhoops.com/offseason-grades-salt-city-hoops-podcast/#comment-94871 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:04:26 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12633#comment-94871 Usually enjoy podcast. But this one was just a rerun (word perfect) of last weeks podcast on the Beat writer. Once was good information but twice????

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Comment on Jimbo’s Mailbag – Why Are Balding BYU Guys So Good At Basketball? by Brett H http://saltcityhoops.com/jimbos-mailbag-why-are-balding-byu-guys-so-good-at-basketball/#comment-94870 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:28:32 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12626#comment-94870 There will always be some no-fun-having readers who will create blowback on this kind of stuff, but this is great. Sure, serious writing and statistical analysis enriches the fan life, but so does remembering that sports are fun and can be fun and funny.

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Comment on Utah Jazz Roster Additions: Dee Bost, Kevin Murphy, and Jack Cooley by LKA http://saltcityhoops.com/utah-jazz-roster-additions-dee-bost-kevin-murphy-and-jack-cooley/#comment-94869 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:38:02 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12607#comment-94869 Think Motum and Bost make the squad. NBA needs to do like MLB and have a farm club with all the players on both team property of that NBA team. Then call ups and send downs could be done all the time. This would also do away with the 10 day contract in the NBA, and injured player exception.
Thanks again for a great post.

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Comment on Trey Burke Video Scouting Report by Mewko http://saltcityhoops.com/trey-burke-video-scouting-report/#comment-94868 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:33:48 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12571#comment-94868 I like Trey, he has good natural instincts and feel for the game, something that you can’t teach. I honestly hope Burke is here for the future, he is the captain of the team, although he’ll never be our best player. He showed some flaws, but I’m optimistic that with playing time plus Coach Snyder, those flaws will mostly disappear.

He’s got the desire to play defense, he’s got to stay passionate, focused, and aggressive on that end because of his small NBA body.

He’s got the “wolverine” mentality (he was a Michigan Wolverine) to go after rebounds, for most of the 2013-14 season he was near 3 rebounds per game. That will only get better with Trevor Booker on the team.

His jumpshot…..will have to get better in Snyder’s system. That is something that can be improved by all players, Trey Burke happens to have a better work ethic than all of the core four. So I know he will put in the work and repetition. His shooting numbers and efficiency will hopefully follow the pattern of Jeff Teague’s career. 39, 43, 47 in Teague’s first 3 years.

These flaws were brought out more last year because he had his rookie jitters, and the pressure of the NBA to win Rookie of the Year. He had a lot of attention. I think with work and playing time, Trey Burke can be a top 15 point guard in the league.

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Comment on Trey Burke Video Scouting Report by Mewko http://saltcityhoops.com/trey-burke-video-scouting-report/#comment-94867 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:51:19 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12571#comment-94867 The Western Conference is getting stronger, but so are the Jazz. I’m expecting 33 wins, give or take one. Anything more is fabulous, especially if we have the worst lottery odds but still get the #1 pick.

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Comment on Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development by Mewko http://saltcityhoops.com/coach-quin-snyder-communication-and-development/#comment-94866 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:48:22 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=12598#comment-94866 I’m so ready for this season, one of the core four (or Trey Burke) can have a breakout season. There will be competition for the starting spot, which can motivate everyone. Favors will still have Alex Jensen on the coaching staff, so he can still grow, and this year his teammates will have more effort on defense. I’m Loving It!

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