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Blazers, Jazz, Pelicans And The Merits Of Middle Class Improvement

by Colin McGowan

Jul 12, 2016 3:21 PM

There's nothing the Blazers, Jazz or Pelicans can do that would effectively counter Golden State nearly running out an All-NBA team as a starting lineup. It is heartening, though, that a handful of relatively young teams from the NBA's middle class have decided they might as well go about the business of improvement anyway. Read more »

Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, NBA

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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 24, 2016 1:26 AM

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Grading The Deal: Teague To Pacers, George Hill To Jazz, 12th Overall To Hawks

by Christopher Reina

Jun 22, 2016 3:08 PM

It is a win for all three teams on the surface as the Pacers slightly upgrade at point guard, the Jazz definitely upgrade at point guard and the Hawks acquire a lottery pick, albeit in a weak draft, for a player that was no longer in their plans. Read more »

Tags: George Hill, Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, NBA

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2016 Offseason Preview: Utah Jazz

by Keith P Smith

With a smart front office led by Dennis Lindsey and Kevin O'Connor and a good young coach in Quin Snyder, in addition to their solid asset base and cap space, Utah is positioned to add a piece or two and finally take the last step back to the playoffs. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
How Good Can The Jazz Become

by Matt Lurie

When the core four of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood and Rudy Gobert are all healthy and playing together, this team brings one of the most stifling defenses in the entire league, coupled with a very improved offense. Read more »
How Rodney Hood Could Go From Utilitarian Cog To Budding All-Star

by Michael Pina

Is Rodney Hood the next James Harden? The question is too deep, fatuous and impossible to process only 100 games in his career-and the answer is probably "no"-but let's consider the similarities anyway. Read more »
Too Much Talent At The End Of The 2015 Lottery

by Jonathan Tjarks

In terms of the strength of the 2015 NBA Draft, maybe the most impressive part comes from the end of the lottery, where Myles Turner, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles look like future stars. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

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 »
The Young Jazz With An Old Soul

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
NBA Season Preview: Utah Jazz

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
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 »