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Examining the Utah Jazz Bench

Examining the Utah Jazz Bench

saltcityhoops.com Updated Aug 29 (4 days ago)
Jeremy Evans and Rudy Gobert will play important bench roles for the Jazz. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images) The key to how good the Utah Jazz can be in 2014-15 probably lies in the developmental leaps by key players such as Gordon Hayward a…
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  • Freelance Friday: 3 Positives and Negatives of Dante Exum’s Pla…

    Freelance Friday: 3 Positives and Negatives of Dante Exum’s Play in FIBA Warmups

    saltcityhoops.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    (news.com.au) Editor’s note: This is one of our Freelance Friday posts, a chance for users from around the Jazz community to contribute to Salt City Hoops. This post was written by Brad Tilley. Brad (@bradjtilley) is a devoted Jazz fan who can’t watch a…
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  • What If: the Utah Jazz had kept Donyell Marshall?

    What If: the Utah Jazz had kept Donyell Marshall?

    saltcityhoops.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    Associated Press Pondering the “what ifs” in sports can be painful and unhealthy. But like so many things in life that are painful and unhealthy, we do it. We spent time analyzing, scrutinizing, occasionally obsessing on what might have been. You know y…
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  • Utah Jazz sign free agent guard Kevin Murphy

    Utah Jazz sign free agent guard Kevin Murphy

    sltrib.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    A year after being traded away by the Jazz, guard Kevin Murphy has come full circle, signing a deal with Utah on Wednesday. Murphy was the Jazz’s offering to Golden State in the salary dump trade that brought Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brand…
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  • Utah Jazz sign Brock Motum, Toure Murry

    Utah Jazz sign Brock Motum, Toure Murry

    sltrib.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    Add two more names to the Utah Jazz roster. The team on Tuesday announced the signing of Australian forward Brock Motum and, according to league sources, the team has also reached a deal with free agent guard Touré Murry. Murry and the Jazz have been in…
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  • Laura’s Utah Jazz Offseason Grades

    Laura’s Utah Jazz Offseason Grades

    saltcityhoops.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    Nathaniel S. Butler – NBAE via Getty Images Here are my offseason grades for the Jazz: 1. Ty Corbin / Quin Snyder Whether you want to call it a firing, or that the Jazz chose not to renew Tyrone Corbin’s contract, the outcome was the same: Corbin was no…
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  • Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has apparently forgiven Dick Bave…

    Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has apparently forgiven Dick Bavetta for two blown Finals calls

    yahoo.com Aug 25
    Dick Bavetta retired last week after a 39-year career as an NBA referee. The longtime whistleblower did so in a relatively unspectacular fashion, considering his accomplishments, granting interviews to the league’s website and the Associated Press, hard…
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  • Jazz hopeful Bost looks to avoid return to Boise

    Jazz hopeful Bost looks to avoid return to Boise

    sltrib.com Aug 23
    There is a steep road near Dee Bost’s home in North Carolina, where he has spent his summer working out at his old high school, and he runs up it every day. “It goes straight up,” says Bost, the 24-year-old point guard. “It’s tough. I’m just trying to g…
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  • Utah Jazz Roster Additions: Dee Bost, Kevin Murphy, and Jack Co…

    Utah Jazz Roster Additions: Dee Bost, Kevin Murphy, and Jack Cooley

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE While training camp is still several weeks away, the Utah Jazz roster is starting to materialize quickly. In the past week, three names have emerged: point guard Dee Bost, shooting guard Kevin Murphy and forward Jack Cooley. Who a…
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  • Jazz sign free agent Cooley

    Jazz sign free agent Cooley

    nba.com Aug 19
    The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent forward Jack Cooley. Per team policy, financial terms were not released.
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  • Trey Burke Video Scouting Report

    Trey Burke Video Scouting Report

    Photo by Melissa Majchrzak – NBAE via Getty Images After the expected departures of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap during the 2013 offseason, it was apparent that the Jazz were in the midst of an extended rebuilding period. While that chapter of the fran…
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    dimemag.com Aug 17
    July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Rosters are pretty much set, the dog days of hefty contracts h…
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  • TeamSPACE and the Jazz’s “Core Five”

    TeamSPACE and the Jazz’s “Core Five”

    Earlier in the week, I spent some time breaking down last year’s Jazz starting (and most-used) lineup using shooting data expertly compiled by Matt D’Anna of Nylon Calculus – how the five-man unit as a whole as well as individuals within it functioned i…
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  • Monson: As Utah Jazz pucker up, their schedule leans away from …

    Monson: As Utah Jazz pucker up, their schedule leans away from them

    sltrib.com Aug 14
    Somebody once said the two hardest things in the world to do are climbing a wall that’s leaning toward you and kissing someone who’s leaning away. The Jazz in 2014-15 will be attempting the equivalent of both. Their schedule was released on Wednesday, a…
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  • Utah Jazz will be seeing stars early in their season

    Utah Jazz will be seeing stars early in their season

    sltrib.com Aug 13
    Some of the NBA’s biggest names are coming to EnergySolutions Arena in November. Dwight Howard and the Rockets, LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, Derrick Rose, and the star-studded Clippers will all make thei…
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  • Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' Murry

    Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' Murry

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    The Utah Jazz are closing in on a deal to sign free-agent guard Toure Murry away from the New York Knicks, according to NBA front-office sources.
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  • A History of Left-Handed Utah Jazz Players

    A History of Left-Handed Utah Jazz Players

    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images In case you were not aware, August 13th is officially Left-Handers Day. With that in mind, and because it is also interesting to review Jazz history, it seems fitting that Salt City Hoops takes a look b…
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  • Utah Jazz could benefit from Ballmer’s purchase of  Clippers

    Utah Jazz could benefit from Ballmer’s purchase of Clippers

    sltrib.com Aug 12
    Donald Sterling is no longer the owner of the Clippers, no longer a part of the NBA. The league on Tuesday announced it had finalized the sale of the L.A. franchise, transferring control from the team’s disgraced long-time owner to former Microsoft CEO …
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  • TeamSPACE and the 13-14 Jazz, Part 1

    TeamSPACE and the 13-14 Jazz, Part 1

    The NBA may take the summer off, particularly the typically dead month of August, but nerdiness has no “season”, so neither do I. Last week I used this space to look at some contextualized elements of last season for the Jazz through the lens of SportVU…
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  • Enes Kanter Freelance Friday Roundtable

    Enes Kanter Freelance Friday Roundtable

    (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) Editor’s note: This Freelance Friday, we had 3 different submissions focusing on Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter. As a result, I decided that the best way to include all 3 point of views was a roundtable o…
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  • World Watch: Utah Jazz Guys Tuning Up With National Teams

    World Watch: Utah Jazz Guys Tuning Up With National Teams

    A hoopless August? No way. A few Jazz players are keeping busy this summer in preparation for FIBA’s World Cup of Basketball in Spain. And even though that tournament doesn’t start until the very end of August, the exhibition lead-up has some Jazz guys …
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  • The Utah Jazz Search for a Third Point Guard

    The Utah Jazz Search for a Third Point Guard

    Photo: Anthony J. Causi, NY Post The Utah Jazz always carry three point guards on the roster. That is one of the constant constants with this organization, going back to the dawn of time. With the team guaranteeing combo guard Ian Clark’s deal for the 2…
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  • Why the Utah Jazz Signed Trevor Booker

    Why the Utah Jazz Signed Trevor Booker

    (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) When looking at their team’s performances last season, one thing Jazz management noticed was a lack of toughness. This came out especially on the defensive end: despite a seemingly capable roster, with …
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  • Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward survives first Team USA cuts

    Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward survives first Team USA cuts

    sltrib.com Aug 5
    Gordon Hayward is a step closer to basketball’s World Cup. The Utah Jazz swingman survived a first round of cuts, and will be one of 16 finalists to continue training with the national team in Chicago later this month. The cuts come after a three-day ca…
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  • Video - Rookie Class, "One Four" The Ages 07:39

    Rookie Class, "One Four" The Ages

    Jul 31
    After watching them up close, David Thorpe says even beyond the big names the draft class of 2014 has a chance to be the best since 1984.
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    Jazz Roll Nuggets

    Jul 15
    Big first half led the Jazz past the Nuggets 87-69 in summer league action.
  • Video - Future of Jazz Sounds Good 08:50

    Future of Jazz Sounds Good

    Jul 14
    Utah Jazz rookies Dante Exum and Rodney Hood dish on their new roles, throwing out first pitches, frying catfish and what's weird about America.
  • Video - Hayward, Hornets Agree 00:42

    Hayward, Hornets Agree

    Jul 9
    Chris Broussard discusses the news that the Charlotte Hornets and restricted free agent Gordon Hayward have agreed to a four-year, $63 million offer sheet.

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