Utah Jazz Analysis

Rudy Gobert And The Case Against Defense In The MVP Race

by Rafael Canton

May 22, 2021 10:43 PM

The NBA has historically had a tough time rewarding elite defenders with limited or low usage style play on the offensive end. Rudy Gobert was the most valuable player on the team with the best record in the NBA but was nowhere near the MVP conversation. Read more »

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Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

May 18, 2021 2:30 PM

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »

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The Jazz, Suns Will Soon Get To Decide For Themselves What They Are

by Colin McGowan

May 12, 2021 1:42 PM

The Jazz and Suns have established themselves as two different types of main character but they're both defined by a kind of improbability, an anxiety about whether or not what they've been so far reflects what they're truly made of. Read more »

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Utah Is Trying To Break Basketball

by John Wilmes

Utah's system is reliable and, save for a few instances of especially inspired passing, as predictable as the math it tends toward. Safe money lies with teams who play above-average defense while also maximizing three-point volume and efficiency. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Utah Jazz

by Colin McGowan

Rudy Gobert is a tough one. He demands praise, to the point of importunance. He's sensitive to the idea that he's only a defensive stopper. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Northwest Division

by Keith P Smith

The Nuggets and Jazz will largely look the same, while the Blazers addressed their depth issues, Minnesota looks for a third star, and the Thunder begin their aggressive rebuild. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Basketball's Grandest Ballad: The Utah Jazz

by John Wilmes

Averaged out over a fifteen-year period, the contributions of Karl Malone and John Stockton were greater than anyone else's, but at no point during that time were they good enough to beat everyone. Read more »
2019-20 Northwest Division Season Preview

by Keith P Smith

While the Nuggets, Jazz and Blazers all try to climb to the elusive level of true contender, the Thunder begin their rebuild and the Wolves try to rebound from a lost season. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Utah Jazz

by Colin McGowan

If Greg Ostertag is remarkable, it is for representing the stark limits of Jazz fans' capacity to appreciate players who looked like them. They wanted him to be Mark Eaton, and they would have exalted him had he cleared that relatively low bar. Read more »
2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
Utah Jazz: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Utah has a starting five that is good enough to contend in the Western Conference, but they need to depth to support that. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Kyle Korver Never Left Utah But Now He's Back

by Colin McGowan

Don't look now, but is Kyle Korver one of the NBA's few remaining specialists? There aren't many single-skill guys kicking around these days; almost everybody is expected to do a few things well. Read more »
Joe Ingles Lives In The Now

by Jonny Auping

Joe Ingles was never assigned a ceiling and it's tough to talk about how good he actually is right now because of it. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Northwest Division

by Keith P Smith

On the offseason moves by the Nuggets, Wolves, Thunder, Blazers and Jazz. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Donovan Mitchell

by Colin McGowan

There's an outside chance Donovan Mitchell really will best Ben Simmons, in the long run, but he's going to have to actually make it happen. Nobody's going to grant him greatness on a technicality. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
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