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Draft
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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,...
Making Sense of an Unpredictable Draft
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?
Coaching
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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...