Salt City Hoops Saturday Show Talks Fan Response to Team Plan

August 1st, 2013 | by Andy Larsen

On this week’s edition of the SCH Saturday Show, Austin Horton, Dan Clayton, and Andy Larsen talk about the fan reaction to the Jazz’s new rebuilding plan. Austin says that opinions on the plan are split roughly 50/50… do Dan and Andy agree? Is this the right move for the franchise, and will fans support the team during the tough road ahead in the 2013-14 season. Also, the team talks about Karl Malone’s 50th birthday, and his role with the organization. That, plus steroids talk. Before the Biogenesis report, are steroids a real worry in the NBA? All that on this week’s episode!

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen


  1. I just can’t wait the see Derrick Favor finally getting the minutes and the opportunity after playing behind All Jefferson for the past two or so seasons, I not only expect big things from him, but also Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter too. Those three have the makings of possibly being the the next Bird/Parish, and McHale.

  2. Clint Johnson says:

    I think the NBA would be wise to take PEDs very seriously. Of the big three US sports (football, basketball, and baseball), basketball is by far in the best position on this issue. But I don’t buy the argument that drugs don’t give that much advantage because of the nature of basketball. There are PEDs designed to increase strength, stamina, explosiveness, recovery, and endurance. This was a sports issue in swimming, pentathlon, and track and field long before it rose its ugly head in baseball. If world class sprinters like Marion Jones, Tyson Gay, or Asafa Powell can benefit from PEDs, a basketball player can. And it looks like newer generations of the drugs make them more useful to boosting athletic prowess beyond sheer strength.

    The NBA is in a prime position to institute harsh enough penalties now to keep this from ever becoming a major issue. If they don’t, however, I have no doubt that at some point in the future a major star will be found out as partially the product of a sophisticated drug concoction. Maybe some combination of EPO, HGH, and steroids to produce an overall increase in physical ability and enhanced recovery. If that happens, the problem will be widespread enough to demand a cleansing, and ask baseball how that feels. Far better to stop a problem before it truly starts, because if they don’t, a problem it will become.

    • Ryan says:

      I agree 100%, as a previous user (and having many friends as users), I don’t think people realize how much PED’s really do affect athletes! You literally are Bigger, Stronger, and Faster! And quite honestly, I think the benifits from them, would affect the game of basketball as much, if not more than baseball. As a basketball player, would you like to be bigger? How about stronger? Would you like to jump higher, run faster? Absolutely, not even a question! I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a giant bust came down in the NBA. I mean look at Lebron and Dwight Howard! They’re freaks of nature! Now are they naturally like that or are they using PED’s? Don’t be oblivious to what’s going on! PED’S all do the same thing but just work in slightly different ways, they help your body recover 2 to 3 times faster, allowing you to build more muscle faster.

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