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    Examining Utah Jazz Shot Charts
    By Ben Dowsett: In today’s media-savvy basketball world, there are a number of methods available to analysts like myself to evaluate players, teams,...

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On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds
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On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds

February 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Basketball, it turns out, is complicated. I mean, there’s a more simplistic, linear way to approach it, but in the NBA, that route hardly ever makes you very good. Reaching a special level (see: San Antonio Spurs) requires...
Finding Comparables for Jazz Starters
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Finding Comparables for Jazz Starters

February 5th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
We at Salt City Hoops, and myself especially, spend a lot of time talking about Jazz players within the context of the team as whole.  That’s likely the case for most similar sites, particularly those covering a young team...
What’s the Solution for a Slump?
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What’s the Solution for a Slump?

February 4th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
There’s a lot to like about the all-around, two-way game of Gordon Hayward. But I think Jazz fans are also pretty realistic about the fact that he is not the #1 guy on a great playoff team. He’s a very good second or third...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Raptors 2/3/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Raptors 2/3/2014

February 3rd, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. Enes Kanter was pulled in favor of Rudy Gobert twice tonight. Coming off a performance in Los Angeles in which Enes Kanter led the Jazz in scoring, Raptors coach Dwane Casey built his game plan around preventing Enes Kanter...
How Steph Curry Stole the Show
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How Steph Curry Stole the Show

February 3rd, 2014 | by Kyle Hunt
The Jerry Sloan retirement ceremony I attended at Energy Solutions Arena on Jan. 31 caused me to reflect on a number of painful truths, including how far the Jazz have fallen in just a few years.  Yes, the Jazz are focusing on...
Jerry Sloan Memories and Hayward’s Game – Salt City Hoops Saturday Show
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Jerry Sloan Memories and Hayward’s Game – Salt City Hoops Saturday Show

February 3rd, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Saturday Show, we lead off with a recap of Jerry Sloan Night in Salt Lake City. John Stockton, Karl Malone, and the man himself all had interesting memories of 23 successful...
Salt City Hoops on ABC4′s Real Sports Live
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Salt City Hoops on ABC4′s Real Sports Live

February 3rd, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Salt City Hoops managing editor Andy Larsen joined ABC4′s Bill Riley and Wesley Ruff to talk about the Jazz’s season so far, which players have impressed, Derrick Favors not making the USA roster, and...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Warriors 1/31/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Warriors 1/31/2014

February 1st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. The night belonged to Jerry Sloan. Yes, a game was played at EnergySolutions Arena Friday night, in front of a nationally-televised audience and a sellout crowd. But the game, especially in this season of non-contending, came...
A Salt City Hoops Roundtable Jerry Sloan Retrospective
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A Salt City Hoops Roundtable Jerry Sloan Retrospective

January 31st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Now an official state holiday, Jerry Sloan Day gave all of us the opportunity to reminisce. What follows is a look at our memories of Jerry Sloan: as both player and coach, in moments both great and...
Do Mid-Range Attempts Hurt Offensive Efficiency?
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Do Mid-Range Attempts Hurt Offensive Efficiency?

January 31st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
The midrange taboo A whole legion of sports fans with fancy spreadsheets have waged a war on the long two. Many have gone as far as to refer to shot charts with few to no long twos as “moneyball” shot charts. I wonder if...