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KeyJazz

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Gordon Hayward's Max Deal: How it affects Alec Burks

This is the second piece evaluating the 2015 free agency market. The first dissected, I'm sure with errors, homerism, and subjectivity, how the market would dictate Enes Kanter's post-rookie...

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Gordon Hayward's Max Deal: How it affects Enes Kanter

One thing that this summer has taught me: the market dictates a player's value more than his play creates his own market worth. This is why Gordon Hayward was offered and then signed a max deal...

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Jazz Must, Will Keep Gordon Hayward

The "toxic contract" argument is a legitimate one for obvious reasons: No businessman or businesswoman wants to overpay for any part of their business, especially when it eats into a budget that...

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The Bafflement Report: "Lantics" and Hypocrisy Edition

The following rant is brought to you by my disgust for the Lance Stephenson archetype:. As basketball fans, we're not at all prone to the influence of sports media. If you're like me, you read and...

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Interesting Stats about Trey Burke

Here are some statistics according to Andy Bailey from BleacherReport on Trey Burke: "This season, Burke averaged 12.8 field-goal attempts and 4.8 three-point attempts per game. There was a total...

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The Bafflement Report: New Ideas for Gordon Hayward

Trey Burke isn't good. Harsh, right? Perhaps. However, the last time I began The Bafflement Report claiming that a player wasn't good, Alec Burks decided that he is freaking awesome and baffled...

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The Bafflement Report: Writing's on the Wall (and Roof)...in Urine?

There's a part of me that's never sure what is and what isn't appropriate on the Dunk. Can you put urine in a title? I'm not sure. Can one drink his/her own urine to stay hydrated? Fo-sho'. A...

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We Tyed Hard. We Corbed.

My mother always dropped some sort of anecdotal metaphor on me and my sisters. The one most appropriate for this season: "If you want to dance, you've got to pay the fiddler." Well, please pay...

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The Bafflement Report: What is Winning Culture?

Recently I posted a comment about winning culture producing wins and is a reflection of coaching staff. However, while I was walking home from the deli last night (just to give you an idea about...

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The Bafflement Report: Draft Status Droppings

If it's on the Internet machine, it must be true. I read that on the Internet. So it goes. According to my recent research of trustworthy sites such has "Hoopshype" and "The Onion," it appears...

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The Bafflement Report: Tristan Thompson a PF? No F-ING Way!

If you're anything like me, there are two things you feel comfortable with: sarcasm and love of inept coaching. Both make me feel at home, hit me where I live so to speak. I have been watching...

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The Bafflement Report: Stupidity in the Stocking

Merry freakin' Christmas from the Bafflement Report! There's no way to sugarcoat this with gumdrop ferries and twinkling north stars that lead wise men to the holy birth of the messiah. In fact,...

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The Bafflement Report: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Edition

At the beginning of this season, I set out to do the Bafflement Report, a non-game-by-game write-up of what baffles me about this team--the good, the bad, the ugly. Boy, have I been slacking as of...

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The Bafflement Report: Jazz Win Despite...

Watching games on NBA TV is very difficult for me. I can't watch Jazz games locally because I'm not local. There are no sports bars in my town, so taking the train 6-7 stops to catch a Mountain...

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The Pre-Bafflement Report: Jazz vs OKC

In lieu of Marvin Williams' recent outstanding play and Kanter's, well, ya know. I'm going to bet that tonight Kanter doesn't start. Either Jeremy Evans or Marvin will start in his place. And yes,...

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Bafflement Report: Alec Burks

There's this concept in AP writing, which is different than most types of writing, where the author is supposed to sum up their entire written concept in a sentence. Honestly, I'm dancing around...

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Looking for Support in the "Bafflement Report"

Yesterday I posted my first "Bafflement Report," which plans to be a game-by-game synopsis of what baffles me. I don't believe that bafflement or bewilderment is either a positive or negative...

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Welcome to Bafflement

Welcome to the first installment of Bafflement. If you weren't baffled by this four-game road trip, God bless you. And I wouldn't say that it was solely last night's game that baffled me or just...

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Honk If You Hate Corbin

We're not playing with a full roster. I mean, well, the roster is full of players but it doesn't have NBA players on it, like professionals. And I won't sit here and say that I personally would be...

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Uncle Amaal and the Big 180

Let's start with Jamaal Tinsley. The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Uncle Amaal is back. Who should be more worried: us, the Jazz faithful, John Lucas III, or (God forbid) Trey Burke? There's...

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The Case for Neto

Let's be honest as Jazz fans: the most impressive players during the four games of summer league were Raul Neto and Rudy Gobert. The huge 7-plus-footer is on the team next year and will likely find...

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NBA Draft: The Case for Dennis Schroeder

A big thanks to all of you who participate on this website. There's not too many Jazz fans in Brooklyn, New York--in fact, I may be the only. So, it's nice to have a place where I can converse with...

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Corbin, Burks, and the Elephant in the Arena

Recently I read a fan post that compared Alec Burks to other players taken between the 10th and 14th picks. Its author suggested that we should lower our playing time expectations of Burks due to...

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