Clark Schmutz, #LOLakers, Jazz’s Bench, & More – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700
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(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, host Andy Larsen (yes, sadly, no Ben Dowsett) brings on 4 guests to talk about the state of the Utah Jazz and the NBA. The first is Clark Schmutz who looks at the …Share Tweet
The Importance of Trevor Bookersaltcityhoops.com Nov 25 (yesterday)Jazz third big Trevor Booker has struggled to start the season. Utah needs him moving forward. (Gary Dineen/Getty Images) Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert have been a dynamic duo for the Utah Jazz this season, as many expected. The tandem’s defense has pi…Share Tweet
Whistling Dixie: Do the Jazz Have a Fouling Problem?saltcityhoops.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images NBA basketball is the most difficult team sport in the world to officiate. Every game has its tough elements, but no other combines so many responsibilities for such a small number of officials. Three NBA referees ar…Share TweetAP Photo/George Frey Another mic drop speech from Quin Snyder would be a bit too much to ask for in such short order, right? Were it not for Snyder’s forceful words following a somewhat similar-looking defeat at the hands of these same Thunder late in t…Share Tweet
A Tale of Two Teams: AP Photo/LM Otero After a disappointing loss to t…saltcityhoops.com Nov 23 (4 days ago)AP Photo/LM Otero After a disappointing loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Utah Jazz are back to .500. At times it feels like the Jazz can do no wrong and other times it feels like they still have a lot of growing pains left to experience. Defensive rati…Share Tweet
Jazz shootaround: Is the jumper back? Hayward sure hopes sosltrib.com Nov 20 (7 days ago)Gordon Hayward simply shrugged and said âitâs something to build onâ That âsomethingâ would be his jump shot, which conveniently made a return on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City at the most opportune time. Hayward, in the fourth quarter of a…Share Tweet
Salt City Seven: Early Western Conference Tiers, Game Balls For Favors, and Moresaltcityhoops.com Nov 19(AP Photo/Alan Diaz) It’s been 168 hours since our last Salt City Seven, so we’re back with yet another weekly recap of all things Jazz. Here are seven themes, thoughts and miscellanea from the Jazz’s 2-2 week. Game 1 counts just as much as game 82, or …Share Tweet
The Rundown: Raptors @ Jazz 11/18/15saltcityhoops.com Nov 19AP Photo/Rick Bowmer They say a sign of a good team is the ability to win without playing your best ball, right? Turns out the Jazz might be a good team. Battling some of the same periods of inconsistency that have plagued them early on in the year, Uta…Share Tweetsltrib.com Nov 18Jazz shootaround notes: Hayward says 5-5 Jazz 'not exactly where we wanted to be'Share Tweet
Around the Horn: A Look at Former Jazzmen in the NBAsaltcityhoops.com Nov 18Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images Sunday’s tight, nail-biter of a match-up between the Utah Jazz and the Atlanta Hawks came down to the wire. The Jazz found themselves on Paul Millsap jumper away from a winless road trip. While that would not have been…Share Tweet
Wing-T Formation: The 3-Wing Lineup Makes a Case as Utah’s Bestsaltcityhoops.com Nov 17Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images From the moment Dante Exum went to the floor holding his knee with the Australian national team over the summer, the point guard position was going to be a hot topic for the Utah Jazz. Exum’s injury remov…Share Tweet
What Have We Learned Thus Far?saltcityhoops.com Nov 16AP Photo/David Zalubowski The Utah Jazz are finally home after a road trip that included losses to Cleveland, Miami and Orlando and a victory over Atlanta. A 1-3 record over the course of a road trip is hardly anything to write home about and 5-5 overal…Share TweetWhat Happened: Utah defeated the Hawks when Paul Millsapâs jumper at the buzzer hit the front of the rim and bounced harmlessly to the ground. The miss gave the Jazz their first win in the current four game trip, which means the Jazz finish the trip w…Share Tweet
News and Notes From Jazz @ Magic 11/13/15saltcityhoops.com Nov 14As was the case here with Trevor Booker and Aaron Gordon, the Jazz were simply a step behind the Magic all night. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr) It feels like ages or eons have passed since the Utah Jazz sported an impressive 4-2 record, good enough to t…Share Tweet
Jazz/Heat, Aaron Falk, and Jazz Season Surprises – Salt City Hoops Showsaltcityhoops.com Nov 13(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Ben Dowsett talk about the Utah Jazz’s beginning to the season, as Jazz vs. Heat plays in the background. We talk about 10 season surprises so far for the J…Share Tweet
Jazz face big test tonight if Gobert can't playsltrib.com Nov 12The Utah Jazz may or may not be shorthanded tonight when they face off against the Miami Heat. Star center Rudy Gobert remains questionable for the matchup against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, due to the ankle he sprained on Tuesday …Share Tweet
Salt City Seven: Hayward, Horns, Happy Birthday and Moresaltcityhoops.com Nov 12(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Welcome to Thursday: the warmup act for the weekend, a Jim Croce B-side, and the day for our new tradition of dropping seven nuggets of Jazz wisdom. This is the second installment of the Salt City Seven, a weekly recap of all…Share TweetAlec Burks and Trey Burke have been among the Jazz’s most consistent performers early on. (Melissa Majchrzak/Getty Images) Most of the attention the Utah Jazz have received after a solid — and surprising for some media members — 4-3 start has centered a…Share Tweet
Jazz shootaround: Utah knows defending James will be a difficult tasksltrib.com Nov 10The two go hand in hand. Thatâs what Quin Snyder and Gordon Hayward said about LeBron James and defending the Cleveland Cavaliers. When the Jazz and the Cavs match up tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the Jazz know James presents unique challenges that …Share Tweet
Using SportVU Motion Data to Examine Jazz Rolessaltcityhoops.com Nov 10NBASavant.com SportVU motion tracking data has brought a vast wealth of new information to basketball nerds everywhere. Even while only utilizing public data that’s barely the tip of the iceberg of what’s available to teams and high-paying clients, the …Share Tweet
It’s Trey Burke’s Timesaltcityhoops.com Nov 9AP Photo/Darron Cummings When the Utah Jazz drafted Trey Burke back in 2013 there was a lot of hype surrounding the point guard. Burke had just led the Michigan Wolverines to the NCAA National Championship game and was named the College Player of the Ye…Share Tweet
The Rundown: Grizzlies @ Jazz 11/7/15saltcityhoops.com Nov 8AP Photo/Rick Bowmer It would be tempting to call Saturday night’s explosion from the three-point line a breakout game for Trey Burke, but really, this was just part of what’s been a pretty excellent start for Utah’s oft-maligned third-year point guard.…Share Tweetsaltcityhoops.com Nov 6AP Photo/David Zalubowski It’s amazing what just a few made shots can do, both on the scoreboard and for a team’s confidence. For the second consecutive road game, the Jazz used the confidence boost from a few early buckets to open the second half to fl…Share Tweet
Hayward Leads Jazz Past LakersMar 19Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points in the Jazz's 80-73 win over the Lakers.
Jazz Rout HornetsMar 16The Jazz scored 61 points in the first half and went on to beat the Hornets 94-66.
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Atlanta Hawks' Mike Budenholzer fined for contact with officialNov 23The NBA's decision to fine, not suspend, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer for incidental contact with an official Saturday night has drawn the ire of the league's referees' union.