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06.12 NBA Mock Draft Compilation

June 12th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Like most of you passionate, die-hard, slightly (or greatly) obsessed Utah Jazz fans, I am counting the days and hours until the NBA Draft. The Playoffs have been stellar and I am thoroughly enjoying them. But with the Jazz...
Jerry Sloan’s Greatest Accomplishment
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Jerry Sloan’s Greatest Accomplishment

June 11th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
“I think I’m finished.” With four simple words, John Stockton casually and unceremoniously closed the curtain on an historic NBA career.  In true Stockton style, calling no attention to himself, he made the announcement at...
Identity: Jazz 5.0
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Identity: Jazz 5.0

June 10th, 2013 | by Mario Alejandre
Identity. It’s a loaded term; one that is used in many different contexts. Yet, the word is often meant to point us in a particular direction. It’s often expressed as a singular idea that serves as an umbrella to organize...
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NBA
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NBA Finals Game 2 Notes and Observations

June 10th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Even though the Miami Heat won Game 2 of this NBA Finals to put the series in a 1-1 deadlock, there’s still only about a week of basketball left to be played in the 2012-2013 season. While this isn’t Jazz-related, I...
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Anatomy of a Favorite Play

June 9th, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
What are some of your favorite Jazz plays over the years? Do you have a Top 5? A Top 10? My guess is you’ve got at least a few on the tip of your tongue (or fingertips, unless you’re talking to the computer screen right...
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No, No, No…Yes

June 7th, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
As I sit and watch these Playoffs — with these 16 other teams not named the Utah Jazz — I can’t help but envy the rosters. Especially with the Heat and Spurs. It seems like 1-12, these guys each bring something unique...
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The Cost of Moving Into the Top 10

June 6th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
When ping pong balls failed to put someone like Trey Burke or CJ McCollum within the Jazz’s draft reach, fans immediately started hoping for a June trade that would do so. Not so fast. The history of draft trades confirms how...
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Bonus Content: Cost of Acquiring Picks

June 6th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
In today’s main post, Dan Clayton explores the economics behind trades involving top 10 picks and delivers bad news to Jazz fans who are pining for Trey Burke, et al. In this bonus post, his study continues with a glance at...
John Stockton Was Really, Really Good
John Stockton
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John Stockton Was Really, Really Good

June 5th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Within a matter of days, the NBA saw two all-time greats ride off into the sunset. After tremendous careers spanning parts of three decades, Grant Hill and Jason Kidd announced their retirements. The praise for their...
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Derrick Favors
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The 7 Ways Karl Malone Could Change Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors For The Better

June 5th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Welcome Coach Karl!  Or maybe it’s Periodic Expat Demi-coach of a Largely Undesignated Nature and Frequency Charged with Development of Players 6’8” and Taller (preferably far, far away from the press) Karl, but hey,...