Jazz 2013-14 SportVU Snapshot
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Jazz 2013-14 SportVU Snapshot

August 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As I mentioned in my piece last week, I’m lucky enough to count myself a writer for Nylon Calculus, the new analytics arm of Hardwood Paroxysm (under the Sports Illustrated/Fansided banner). Several of my colleagues are...
Freelance Friday: How Would Potential Lottery Changes Impact the Jazz?
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Freelance Friday: How Would Potential Lottery Changes Impact the Jazz?

August 1st, 2014 | by Freelance Friday
As reported by ESPN, the NBA is currently in discussions to change the current lottery format, to help eliminate the incentive for teams to tank, most notably at the end of a...
Who is Brock Motum?
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Who is Brock Motum?

July 31st, 2014 | by David J Smith
When the Utah Jazz summer league roster was made public, most people scanned right past Brock Motum’s name, focusing naturally on the returning players and recent draftees. A month later, people are much more familiar with...
Trevor Booker, Carrick Felix & More – Salt City Hoops Podcast
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Trevor Booker, Carrick Felix & More – Salt City Hoops Podcast

July 31st, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Ben Dowsett returns to the Salt City Hoops Podcast after his Canadian excursion, allowing us to talk about the last two weeks of Jazz news. In that time, the Jazz have signed Trevor Booker and traded for Carrick Felix, we talk...
Can the Utah Jazz Escape the Hamster Wheel of Losing?
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Can the Utah Jazz Escape the Hamster Wheel of Losing?

July 30th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Eighty-two percent of recently bad teams have some tough news to share with Jazz fans: getting off the lottery hamster wheel is tough work. It’s easy for teams to get stuck on the treadmill of multiple losing seasons. The...
Call for Contributors: Freelance Friday
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Call for Contributors: Freelance Friday

July 29th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Sometimes, an idea is just too good not to steal. Last week, Hardwood Paroxysm’s Nylon Calculus blog debuted. As a gigantic basketball nerd, I immediately loved the statistical content of the site, managed by Ian Levy, who...
Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke
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Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke

July 29th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
  I was looking at some stats for the team, and what stood out to me was the discrepancy between Trey Burke’s free-throw rate (.126) and Alec Burks’ (.449). Burks has a FTr better than 3.5x that of Burke’s. I don’t...
A Dissenting Opinion on Gordon Hayward’s Max Contract
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A Dissenting Opinion on Gordon Hayward’s Max Contract

July 28th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Everything is awesome!  Everything is cool when you’re part of the team, especially when they pay you $63 million dollars! That is pretty much the sentiment in Jazz land.  Following the Jazz formally matching...
Examining Utah Jazz Shot Charts
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Examining Utah Jazz Shot Charts

July 25th, 2014 | 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, lineups and everything in between. As part of our natural human tendency, in many cases we...
How Important is Passing?
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How Important is Passing?

July 24th, 2014 | by Denim Millward
Being that most of you are all supporters of the former team of the NBA all-time assists leader and one of the greatest passers in history, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you know a thing or two about passing....