The RPM Smell Test and the Utah Jazz
Analytics
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The RPM Smell Test and the Utah Jazz

April 10th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
This week the basketball metrics community gave us another lens through which to analyze player performance. ESPN’s new Real Plus Minus (RPM) stat combines on-court plus/minus with absolute statistical contribution to give...
Reviewing My 2013-14 Utah Jazz Goals
Blog
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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...
When Do Offseason Coaching Changes Happen?
Coaching
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When Do Offseason Coaching Changes Happen?

April 9th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
After yet another blowout loss by the Jazz, Twitter and Jazz Nation is abuzz, once again, with folks curious about if and when Ty Corbin will be shown the door when the season is over. Will it be before the team’s exit...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Mavs 4/8/2014
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Mavs 4/8/2014

April 8th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. Dirk’s own words of what allowed him to make the top 10 of NBA scoring. The main story of tonight’s game is Dirk Nowitzki’s ascendance into the top 10 of the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and fairly so....
This Sordid Season
Opinion
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This Sordid Season

April 8th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
I have not been a happy Jazz fan this season – and I am not alone. Gordon Hayward started the year unhappy with his contract impasse with the team and ends it unhappy at his disappointing performance as team option number...
Salt City Hoops’ Andy Larsen on ABC4
Video
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Salt City Hoops’ Andy Larsen on ABC4

April 7th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
This week’s Real Sports Live program again had me on to discuss the Jazz’s season so far, the legacy of Andris Biedrins, Corbin’s performance relative to expectations, and whether the most important part of this...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Pelicans 4/4/2014
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Pelicans 4/4/2014

April 4th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
1. The benches determined tonight’s game. In the second quarter, the Jazz went with an ultra-small Diante Garrett/Ian Clark/Alec Burks/Marvin Williams/Jeremy Evans lineup for 5 minutes and 15 seconds. Perhaps...
MVP Ballot: Who’s Third?
NBA
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MVP Ballot: Who’s Third?

April 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
I have a confession to make: I irrationally love rankings and awards.  I take things like the All-NBA team seriously each year, and genuinely enjoy closely contested races for any of the league’s major awards.  It’s not...
Jazz Jolt: Analytics Podcast
Podcast
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Jazz Jolt: Analytics Podcast

April 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
  On this week’s Jazz Jolt Podcast, host Ben Dowsett is joined by two esteemed members of Salt City Hoops, editor Andy Larsen and writer Dan Clayton, to discuss the wide world of basketball analytics.  They try to...
PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch
NBA
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PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch

April 4th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Fourteen nights of NBA regular season action remain, meaning the rooting guide for the pickwatching Jazz crowd gets a lot simpler from here out. Of course, the rooting guide starts with the question of whether you’re...