Utah Jazz

Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason
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Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason

October 8th, 2014 | by David J Smith
The Utah Jazz got their feet wet with the open scrimmage (kudos to JP Gibson and the entire franchise), followed by a nice victory over the Portland Trailblazers in the preseason opener. With this in mind, what are a few...
Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz
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Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz

October 1st, 2014 | by David J Smith
With Utah Jazz media day in the books and training camp going full steam, optimism reigns supreme. That said, there should be a fair dose of realism, too. With this in mind, it’s time for my annual predictions. These are...
Reviewing My 2013-14 Utah Jazz Goals
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Reviewing My 2013-14 Utah Jazz Goals

April 10th, 2014 | by David J Smith
It is accountability time. Back in August 2013, I laid out some predictions for the 2013-14 Utah Jazz season. Some were bold, while some were the exact opposite. With four games remaining in the waning season, it’s safe to...
The Utah Jazz and Deadline Deals: 2004-2014
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The Utah Jazz and Deadline Deals: 2004-2014

February 12th, 2014 | by David J Smith
David J. Smith reviews the last decade of Jazz Deadline Day...
Is Derrick Favors Starved for Shots?
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Is Derrick Favors Starved for Shots?

January 3rd, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Reward the big. It’s a frequent mantra on the hardwood.  If a front court player sprints up the floor, give him the fast break dunk.  If a center is anchoring a defense and cleaning the glass, throw him a bone...
Looking Forward to the Utah Jazz’s 2014
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Looking Forward to the Utah Jazz’s 2014

January 2nd, 2014 | by David J Smith
Happy New Years to one and all. 2014 is upon us and like all dutiful Jazz fans, I have pondered what could transpire this year for the team. It could be one of the biggest years in franchise history, with many things to look...
First Trimester Awards, Utah Jazz Style
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First Trimester Awards, Utah Jazz Style

December 19th, 2013 | by David J Smith
Each season, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein comes out with his trimester awards–recognizing the NBA’s high achievers–always a fun read. Make sure to give it a perusal when it comes out. Because this is Salt City...
Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories
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Two Bigs, Ten Games, Opposite Trajectories

November 30th, 2013 | by Clint Johnson
Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter are the core duo to the Jazz’s grand design. One an athletic marvel and defensive game changer; the other an irresistible force with the polished offense of a cowhide prodigy — an anchor in...
Can Jeremy Evans be a Rotational Player?
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Can Jeremy Evans be a Rotational Player?

November 21st, 2013 | by David J Smith
For a team in need of some good news, the Utah Jazz received some yesterday: rookie point guard Trey Burke made his official NBA debut versus the New Orleans Pelicans. While the highly-anticipated return by Burke from his broken...
JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors’ Time to Shine
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JazzRank #2: Derrick Favors’ Time to Shine

October 29th, 2013 | by Tracy Weissenberg
Editor’s note: This is the penultimate in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughout the preseason, we’ll count up through the current Jazz roster, from worst to...