• Some Friendly 2014 NBA Playoff Wagers
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    Apr 2014
    Some Friendly 2014 NBA Playoff Wagers
    As a trying and somewhat difficult season has come to a close, there are plenty of elements to look back on.  Jazz Nation, from the team to the organization...

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Salt City Hoops’ Andy Larsen on ABC4
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Salt City Hoops’ Andy Larsen on ABC4

April 7th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
This week’s Real Sports Live program again had me on to discuss the Jazz’s season so far, the legacy of Andris Biedrins, Corbin’s performance relative to expectations, and whether the most important part of this...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Pelicans 4/4/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Pelicans 4/4/2014

April 4th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. The benches determined tonight’s game. In the second quarter, the Jazz went with an ultra-small Diante Garrett/Ian Clark/Alec Burks/Marvin Williams/Jeremy Evans lineup for 5 minutes and 15 seconds. Perhaps...
MVP Ballot: Who’s Third?
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MVP Ballot: Who’s Third?

April 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
I have a confession to make: I irrationally love rankings and awards.  I take things like the All-NBA team seriously each year, and genuinely enjoy closely contested races for any of the league’s major awards.  It’s not...
Jazz Jolt: Analytics Podcast
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Jazz Jolt: Analytics Podcast

April 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  On this week’s Jazz Jolt Podcast, host Ben Dowsett is joined by two esteemed members of Salt City Hoops, editor Andy Larsen and writer Dan Clayton, to discuss the wide world of basketball analytics.  They try to...
PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch
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PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch

April 4th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Fourteen nights of NBA regular season action remain, meaning the rooting guide for the pickwatching Jazz crowd gets a lot simpler from here out. Of course, the rooting guide starts with the question of whether you’re...
Utah Jazz Mock Draft Round-Up 3.0
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Utah Jazz Mock Draft Round-Up 3.0

April 2nd, 2014 | by David J Smith
Hard to believe, but seven games remain in the 2013-2014 season. The time flies by when you’re having… well, when the time flies by. In seriousness, while there have been some struggles, there are a lot of positives...
Rebuilding Lessons from the 76ers?
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Rebuilding Lessons from the 76ers?

April 1st, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
This season has been a very interesting one within Jazz fandom. There are often two factions: those who want wins regardless, believing that a winning culture is important, contagious, and essential to keeping fans coming to...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Knicks 3/31/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Knicks 3/31/2014

March 31st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. Jazz started Marvin Williams tonight against Carmelo Anthony. I actually like this move. During the Knicks media session, coach Mike Woodson announced that Amare Stoudemire wouldn’t be playing, calling it a...
The Linearization of Basketball
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The Linearization of Basketball

March 28th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Is our desire to analyze leading us to oversimplify a complex game? If a=b and b=c, then a=c. That immutable truth your junior high math teacher taught you is unquestionable. It’s tidy. It’s neat. It’s linear. It’s easy...
The Favors-Kanter Pairing Revisited
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The Favors-Kanter Pairing Revisited

March 28th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As a long season winds down in Salt Lake City, we begin the transition to the offseason – both a look back at the results from the year that was, and a look forward to the future.  In this year’s case, there will be somewhat...