Utah Jazz

An Expert’s Perspective on the Jazz: An Interview with Chad Ford
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An Expert’s Perspective on the Jazz: An Interview with Chad Ford

December 7th, 2016 | by David J Smith
NBA fans all know Chad Ford, the long-time ESPN writer who is an NBA Draft guru. Few do it better than Ford, whose analysis has been a constant for years. His ESPN work only entails one aspect of his incredibly busy, fascinating...
What the Quin Snyder Extension Means
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What the Quin Snyder Extension Means

May 6th, 2016 | by David J Smith
In the summer of 2014, the Utah Jazz were facing a daunting off-season. For the first time in literally decades, the team was encountering something very unfamiliar: a hiring search for a new head coach. With Tyrone...
The Jazz’s Forgotten Man: Jeff Withey
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The Jazz’s Forgotten Man: Jeff Withey

February 24th, 2016 | by David J Smith
Things are starting to really hum smoothly for the Utah Jazz. While they dropped a few heart-breakers of late, they have emerged victorious in nine of their past 12 outings. They look every bit the part of a Playoff team in the...
Predictions for the 2015-16 Utah Jazz
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Predictions for the 2015-16 Utah Jazz

October 14th, 2015 | by David J Smith
With half the preseason in the books, we are starting to get a better idea of what the 2015-16 Utah Jazz will look like. Not a clear picture, but better than two weeks ago. There have been some encouraging elements along with...
Playing With the Pass: A Key for the Utah Jazz
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Playing With the Pass: A Key for the Utah Jazz

October 1st, 2015 | by David J Smith
When Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder was hired in the summer of 2014, one of the points of emphasis that was consistently mentioned was his desire to see his team “play with the pass.” A focus on a pass-heavy system...
Player to Watch: Rodney Hood
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Player to Watch: Rodney Hood

September 2nd, 2015 | by David J Smith
The NBA off-season, especially the months of August and September, are always interesting. With little news out there — especially after the joy that is June and July — it can sometimes be a struggle for basketball...
Reviewing My Preseason Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz
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Reviewing My Preseason Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz

April 15th, 2015 | by David J Smith
As the final moments of the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz season sadly tick down, it is accountability time. Back in October, this writer took the opportunity to jot down some predictions for this season. Some were bold, others were...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings 4/5/2015
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings 4/5/2015

April 5th, 2015 | by David J Smith
1. Rodney Hood is the real deal. Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward have gotten the most publicity and credit for the Utah Jazz’s post-All-Star game surge, and rightfully so. Not to be overlooked, though, is...
The Value of Alec Burks
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The Value of Alec Burks

April 1st, 2015 | by David J Smith
The Utah Jazz have been one of the league’s really fun stories over the second half of the season. The defense has been the league’s best, experiencing an absolutely stellar metamorphosis right before our very eyes....
A Post-All-Star Break Statistical Look: the Reserves
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A Post-All-Star Break Statistical Look: the Reserves

March 19th, 2015 | by David J Smith
While Wednesday’s loss to the Washington Wizards was a tough one, the Utah Jazz continue to be one of the NBA’s great stories this second half of the season. Last week, we delved into a post All-Star break analysis of...