• Some Friendly 2014 NBA Playoff Wagers
    Opinion
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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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Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?
Derrick Favors
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Is Derrick Favors Too Short To Play Center?

March 7th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Coming into his first season as the top big man on Utah’s depth chart, folks familiar with Derrick Favors’ game had a pretty reasonable handle on what to expect from him for the year.  Still raw offensively, especially in...
The Difference a Screen Makes
Analytics
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The Difference a Screen Makes

March 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Ready for a bold prediction? I think the most significant early advances in the realm of video tracking will have to do with helping us understand and quantify the value of setting and using screens properly. The NBA, more than...
Updating The NBA Tank Race
Draft
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Updating The NBA Tank Race

March 6th, 2014 | by David J Smith
As the season slowly, but surely winds down, the off-season draws closer. It will once again be another vitally important one–one that could affect the trajectory of the Utah Jazz franchise for many years to come. There are...
Jazz Jolt Podcast: Sloan Sports Conference
Podcast
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Jazz Jolt Podcast: Sloan Sports Conference

March 5th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  On this week’s Jazz Jolt, host Ben Dowsett is joined by Salt City Hoops Editor Andy Larsen to discuss his return from last weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  Ben and Andy discuss some of the...
2014 NBA Draft Rankings: March Madness Is Coming
Draft
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2014 NBA Draft Rankings: March Madness Is Coming

March 5th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
The greatest month in American sports is nearly upon us.  Expect even more madness than usual with no team a dominant favorite and college hoops riding an influx of ultra-talented yet fascinatingly erratic freshmen.  Anything...
On Gordon Hayward’s Role Change
Gordon Hayward
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On Gordon Hayward’s Role Change

March 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
In a season full of disappointments and questions about his role, positives have been few and far between for Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward.  Marred in what feels like a season-long shooting slump as the days count down to his...
Anatomy of a Deal: How the Warriors used the Jazz to sign Andre Iguodala
Trades
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Anatomy of a Deal: How the Warriors used the Jazz to sign Andre Iguodala

March 1st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
It sounds obvious: if you can get both sides to win in a negotiation, it’s much easier to get a deal done. That was the basis of one of the ten tenets of negotiation in a panel entitled “The Science of a Deal”...
Undercover Boss Review: Kleenex Required
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Undercover Boss Review: Kleenex Required

March 1st, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Last night’s episode of Undercover Boss started with Greg Miller, the CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, talking about the Jazz, the years they made it to the NBA Finals, etc. And then he started talking about...
Predicting NBA Draft Prospects with Stats – Jazz Jolt Podcast
Podcast
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Predicting NBA Draft Prospects with Stats – Jazz Jolt Podcast

February 28th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Ben Dowsett and Clint Johnson are joined by draft aficionado Layne Vastro in this special extended version of the Jazz Jolt podcast. Layne has pioneered several rating systems for players in the upcoming draft class....
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Suns 2/26/2014
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Suns 2/26/2014

February 27th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. With Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, and Leandro Barbosa out, the Suns are a pretty easy team to defend. Without those three guys, they really don’t have anyone who can excel coming off the pick and roll and begin forcing...