• JazzRank #1: Gordon Hayward
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    JazzRank #1: Gordon Hayward
    By Scott Stevens: At long last, we’ve arrived. The 2014-2105 Jazz season is finally here. As is the pinnacle of the Salt City Hoops #JazzRank countdown....

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JazzRank #14: Toure’ Murry
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JazzRank #14: Toure’ Murry

October 16th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Editor’s note: This is the first in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughout the preseason, we’ll count up through the current Jazz roster, from worst to first,...
Gordon Hayward’s Boast and the Path to Stardom
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Gordon Hayward’s Boast and the Path to Stardom

October 14th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Pride cometh before a fall. In this case, Gordon Hayward’s social media post of video game pride preceded the fall of his website. This Tuesday afternoon, Gordon Hayward’s PR staff at Athlete Interactive posted an...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Clippers 10/13/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Clippers 10/13/2014

October 13th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. The young Jazz came out of the fire alive. And perhaps a bit more seasoned, too. The first test came in the 1st quarter, when an experienced Clipper defense forced the Jazz into their 3rd and 4th options in sets, leading to...
How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)
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How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)

October 13th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Any major change in the coaching staff of an NBA franchise is going to bring about periods of adjustment. This is just as true defensively as on the other end, if not perhaps more so – even slight variations on a mostly similar...
Jazz Waive Kevin Murphy, Dee Bost
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Jazz Waive Kevin Murphy, Dee Bost

October 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The Jazz have waived wing Kevin Murphy and point guard Dee Bost, the team announced earlier today. The move leaves the team with 17 players on the active roster with just over two weeks to go before the season opener. Murphy was...
Jimbo’s Mailbag – The Coolest Play the Jazz Should Run
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – The Coolest Play the Jazz Should Run

October 10th, 2014 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a losing team without any humor can be dreary. As such, we decided to add a little bit more levity to our site via Jimbo’s unique...
Portland, Pace, and Passing – Salt City Hoops Podcast
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Portland, Pace, and Passing – Salt City Hoops Podcast

October 10th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Podcast, we first talk to Justin Sweeney, former broadcast assistant for the Jazz, now resident of Portland. He was at last night’s game, and gives us a rundown of his...
The Right Kind of Mistakes: Passing TOs & Offensive Efficiency
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The Right Kind of Mistakes: Passing TOs & Offensive Efficiency

October 9th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
How much does Quin Snyder want to play with the pass? He’d rather see passing mistakes than mistake-free isolation plays. “Sometimes trying to make those passes doesn’t always give you the results you want right...
Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason
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Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason

October 8th, 2014 | by David J Smith
The Utah Jazz got their feet wet with the open scrimmage (kudos to JP Gibson and the entire franchise), followed by a nice victory over the Portland Trailblazers in the preseason opener. With this in mind, what are a few...
A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?
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A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?

October 8th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
A little over a year ago, I wrote Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory discussing how, oftentimes, a coach who eventually becomes known as a defensive-minded coach, makes his mark on his team’s defensive identity usually...