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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »

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The Young Jazz With An Old Soul

by Jonathan Tjarks

Nov 23, 2015 12:15 PM

For as dominant as they are on defense, the combination of Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors is nearly as ineffective on the other side of the ball. Read more »

Tags: Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz, NBA

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NBA Season Preview: Utah Jazz

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 1, 2015 4:39 PM

The "Utah to the playoffs" bandwagon thinned out some after Dante Exum's ACL tear. But the Jazz remain an intriguing team with Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward. Read more »

Tags: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz, NBA

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Pau Gasol Vs. Rudy Gobert In the Eurobasket Semifinals

by Jonathan Tjarks

It could have been a passing of the torch from one generation to the next. Instead, the 35-year-old showed the 23-year-old just how much more he still has to learn. Read more »
Utah's Internal Improvement

by Jonathan Tjarks

In an NBA where half of the rosters turn over every season, the Jazz will have a huge edge in continuity and culture. They dont need to wait until declining players hit the open market because they are getting improving players right when they come into the NBA. Read more »
The Case For Dante Exum: Tools Over Stats

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dante Exum still shows all the signs of becoming a really good player in the NBA for a long time to come, which makes the Jazz dangerous with all of their overwhelming length and talent. Read more »
Analyzing The Exum vs. Smart Summer League Duel

by Cameron Schott

While Marcus Smart and Dante Exum can still improve as jump shooters, both showed why they were such high draft picks on Monday. The sophomores already showed improvement from their rookie seasons and - if they can continue their development - can become valuable NBA point guards with rare size and talent. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jerrelle Benimon

by Cameron Schott

As a face-up four, Jerrelle Benimon has some intriguing aspects to his game that earned him the Call-Up. He excels as a passing big man and is at his best when operating out of the high post. Read more »
Scouting Report: Jack Cooley

by Cameron Schott

Jack Cooley may not excel as a scorer, but always finds his way into the scoring column. Cooley is a scrappy power forward that brings great energy to every game and adds an elite attribute with his rebounding. Read more »
Scouting Report: Bryce Cotton

by Cameron Schott

While there are questions about his size and athleticism, Bryce Cotton has simply been too productive to leave in the D-League. He’s the D-League’s third leading scorer and has emerged as a top-five three-point shooter. Read more »
Enes Kanter, Thunder And The Need For The Right Fit

by Jonathan Tjarks

Enes Kanter’s addition allows the Thunder to play total basketball in much the same way as the Spurs. They can attack you on offense from all five positions, something which they couldn’t do before. Read more »
The Emergence Of Rudy Gobert

by Wesley Share

Rudy Gobert has already arrived at the age of 22, yet he retains a ton of potential for improvement. He continues to emerge as one of the game’s top rim protectors, and one of the most unique and talented defenders at his position. Read more »
Coach's Corner: A Twist On Hero Ball, Trey Burke, Mozgov

by Brett Koremenos

End of game situations become easier for superstar shotmakers who play 'Hero Ball' when the offense cuts help defenders out of a driving gap. Read more »
Scouting Report: Chris Johnson

by Cameron Schott

Chris Johnson is a classic glue guy. His upside is as a “3-and-D” corner specialist, but can still improve offensively. While he’s still raw, Johnson is averaging an impressive 20.1 points per game in the D-League to compliment his stellar defensive play. Read more »
Prospect Report: Elliot Williams

by Cameron Schott

As a former first round pick that’s still just 25 years old, Elliot Williams is a good prospect to take a chance on. He averaged 21.3 points per game for Santa Cruz and is effective in transition. Read more »
Scouting Report: Elijah Millsap

by Cameron Schott

If Elijah Millsap shoots it well enough from deep, he could be another “3-and-D” prospect in the making. Read more »
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