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Utah Jazz: Fixing Enes Kanter’s Defense

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When the Utah Jazz decided to let Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap walk in free agency this summer, the majority of us Jazz fans assumed that our defense would improve. I mean, how could it not? Our interior defense was manned by undersized Paul Millsap and the slow-footed Al Jefferson, neither of whom are rim protectors. Al Jefferson was especially ... Read More »

Utah Jazz Testing Fans’ Loyalty

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“Stockton to Malone” was the common phrase for nearly two decades for Jazz fans. Usually it would end up in a one handed Mailman slam. Over the years, Utah Jazz fans have been spoiled with two of the greatest players to ever hit the hardwood. Oh, how things have changed. Coming into the 2013-2014 season, Jazz nation knew it would ... Read More »

Utah Jazz @ Toronto Raptors: Key Match-up

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Because this season cannot be measured by wins and losses, I have decided it’s beneficial to focus in on key match ups this year.  As this has been dubbed a “season of discovery”, this helps us judge improvement as the season progresses.  By doing so we won’t get as disappointed when we lose as many games as we could lose.  ... Read More »

Utah @ Chicago Key Match up

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Because this season cannot be measured by wins and losses, I have decided it’s beneficial to focus in on key match ups this year.  As this has been dubbed a “season of discovery”, let us judge improvement as the season progresses.  By doing so we won’t get as disappointed when we lose as many games as we could lose.  The ... Read More »

Evaluating the 0-5 Utah Jazz

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We’re five games into the regular season, and while many fans may have thought a 2-3 or 1-4 start was in the cards, they’re 0-5. So how good or bad is this team, and these players? Compare the Core 4 with everyone else on the team. They’re top 4 in scoring, in PER, in field-goal percentage. But to break it ... Read More »

Utah Jazz: My kingdom for a point guard

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The Utah Jazz’s 0-4 start is the worst since the team moved from New Orleans in 1979. The roster was designed to not win many games, but there’s a difference between that and not winning any games.  Even if their record isn’t their highest priority this year, the glaring talent hole at the point guard position affects what the rest ... Read More »

Utah Jazz barely lose to OKC Thunder 101-98

Hayward and company soak in how close they came to beating the Thunder. (Trent Nelson/SLTrib)

We arrived at the ESA with ten minutes to spare. Portal AA, Section 140, Row 9, Seats 3-4. It’s weird to see just how many people are not in their seats at 7:00, but by the time tip-off hit, I’d say we were 80% full. They showed a montage of Jazz players past. My first reaction was to be annoyed ... Read More »

A Home for The Jimmer

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Don’t worry folks:  this isn’t going from some BYU honk who wants Jimmer on the Jazz more than anything.  I’m going to start off with that caveat. But with today’s announcement that the Sacramento Kings would not be picking up the option on Jimmer Fredette’ s final year of his contract, it’s worth looking ahead to identify some teams and ... Read More »

Jazz Core Players Needed Improvements

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The 2013-2014 season will not be judged by wins or losses.  However, the hype for a Jazz season has not been this high since the 2007 Western Conference Finals team.  This is due to the interest in player improvement this year.  Jazz fans believe they have a core of solid young players that could grow into a championship caliber team.  ... Read More »

How Much Is Gordon Hayward Worth?

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ESPN ranked him the 90th best player in the NBA. Sports Illustrated ranked him 67th. Both see him finishing with a higher rank next year. How high will he go and what is his worth? Could he be 30th next year? The 30th highest salary this year is Andrew Bogut’s $14.2 million. Consider some similar players and what they’re making. ... Read More »