• 5 on 5: Trading The #12 Pick
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    5 on 5: Trading The #12 Pick
    By Aaron Hefner: 1.  Jazz trade #12, OKC 1st, & Trey Burke to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jrue Holiday Ben Dowsett: All day, and twice on Sundays. I...

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John Stockton Was Really, Really Good
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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,...
Making Sense of an Unpredictable Draft
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Making Sense of an Unpredictable Draft

June 4th, 2013 | by Denim Millward
Ahh, June. The time of year when the internet goes from reasonably inundated to super saturated with NBA mock drafts.  From the most reputable sports news sources to every parent’s-basement-created blog, any website with a...
Jerry Sloan: Unexpected Piece of Jazz’s Puzzle?
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Jerry Sloan: Unexpected Piece of Jazz’s Puzzle?

June 3rd, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Late last night, Jody Genessy released this report that the Utah Jazz have talked to former head coach Jerry Sloan about returning to the club. There’s still much we don’t know: we don’t know if the interest...
Operation Point Guard
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Operation Point Guard

June 1st, 2013 | by Laura Thompson
When Mo Williams started off last season chucking up a shot pretty much every chance he got, I knew it was going to be a long season. In the first five games, he averaged 15.4 FGA per game, second-highest on the team at that...
Statue Potential: Who Gets a Statue Outside of ESA?
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Statue Potential: Who Gets a Statue Outside of ESA?

May 31st, 2013 | by Scott Stevens
Before the start of last season, there was a lot of hubbub surrounding the delayed decision to finally give Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a statue outside the Staples Center. While there may have been a few reasons as to why it took so...
Return Delivery: Coach Mailman to Work With Bigs
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Return Delivery: Coach Mailman to Work With Bigs

May 30th, 2013 | by Dan Clayton
Just as one legend from the Utah Jazz’s glory days left the Wasatch Front, another announced his return to the organization. Hall of Fame power forward Karl Malone is back in the fold. The NBA’s all-time...
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Announcements
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Introducing the New Salt City Hoops Writing Team

May 30th, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Upon introducing Salt City Hoops 2.0 last week, we promised that a renaissance was underway. Today, we’d like to announce the most important part of that renaissance: additions to our writing team. When we asked for...
DeMarre Carroll’s War on Possessions
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DeMarre Carroll’s War on Possessions

May 23rd, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
In today’s basketball analytics paradigm, all of the talk is on efficiency, and for good reason: efficiency is highly correlated with winning. Per possession statistics like Offensive and Defensive Rating, and...
On Kevin O’Connor’s Luck
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On Kevin O’Connor’s Luck

May 21st, 2013 | by Andy Larsen
Kevin O’Connor’s probably wearing his lucky green today. But will he be so sad tonight? “I got fired from that job, I’m not very good at representing at the draft lottery. We’re sending Randy...