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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Collective effort leads to 8th straight win

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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN

Summary:  For the 18th time in franchise history, the first time since 2010 and for the first time in Quin Snyder’s career the Utah Jazz have won 8 straight games.

  • The Jazz outscored the Hornets 22-17 to separate from the Hornets.  The Jazz were in control almost all game, but the Hornets would never fade.   This is how the Hornets have been all season, they are an average offensive team and an above average defensive team and yet they are 9 games under .500.   This game followed the script of their season tonight.

 

  • Joe Ingles was brilliant and tortured Dwight Howard all night. Ingles would come down the lane on the pick and roll and Howard was so obsessed with not letting Gobert score (they were in a personal battle) that Ingles would ball fake, nod or look Howard off and Ingles scored time and time again in the paint.  Joe has diversified his game tremendously and continues to become a better player.  Tonight was his career high 23 points and he had 5 rebounds and 5 assists for a rare 20-5-5 game.

 

  • The Jazz came out with a specific game plan to put Dwight Howard in the pick and roll all night and that is exactly what they did.

 

  • Rudy Gobert was great. The Jazz defense since Gobert returned from injury has been one of the tops in the league and it is stunning how many plays he impacts.  Last time the Jazz played the Hornets Kemba Walker took only one shot in the restricted area and tonight he made a layup on the first play of the game and then was absent from the rim for most of the evening.

 

  • Jazz defensive rating tonight was a 99. That means the Hornets were below 1 point per possession.

 

  • The collective confidence and connectedness of the Jazz right now is remarkable. The basketball is gorgeous.  They are moving it, sharing it and slicing defenses up.   Quin Snyder has talked about the blender all season.  Break the seams of the defense, quick out and then repeat if needed and watch what happens to the defense .  Eventually it looks like a human playing a twister game and it falls flat.

 

  • 6 Jazz players had 3 assists tonight to symbolize the vast ball movement

 

  • Derrick Favors box score won’t wow you, but he had a terrific game.. He and Rudy Gobert continue to play well together and give the Jazz a look that is very different than what teams are used to in the NBA

 

  • Donovan Mitchell gave the fans some highlights to talk about for weeks to come. His off the bounce three point shooting is still not very good, but he is able to score 25 points a game without that.  When he is able to add that, which he will, he is going to be unguardable.

  • Ricky Rubio injured his hip and was not able to finish the game.

 

  • Jonas Jerebko had a great game playing Joe Johnson’s minutes with 10 points and 5 rebounds.

 

  • 8 straight

David Locke enters his ninth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, having spent the majority of his career in radio in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the summer of 2016, Locke created the Locked on Podcast Network which has podcast daily bite sized podcasts for every NBA and NFL team. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Locke graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Locke and his wife have a son and a daughter.

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NBA Free Agency is here for the Utah Jazz

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NBA Free Agency is day is here for the Utah Jazz. What can we expect to take place? Will the Utah Jazz make a trade? Is this the day Rudy Gobert or Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell gets traded? Do the Jazz have a free agency move to be made? David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA insider take a look at all of these questions and gives you the free agency primer. Is the market drying up on the Utah Jazz? The Clippers and Wizards have already made moves and the Atlanta Hawks have used their draft capital. Rumors continue with Rudy Gobert at the forefront and we take a look at what those deals might be for the Utah Jazz and what would have to be included to make a deal happen. Then a look at the Utah Jazz options at the tax payer mid level contractsand what the Jazz current roster looks like and what could take place. Locked On Jazz Podcast 💻 https://www.lockedonjazz.net/ 🎧 LockedOnJazz.com https://buff.ly/2FEZTVY 🎧 Apple https://apple.co/3Dc8QBq 🎧 Spotify https://spoti.fi/3IfvgVX 🎧Stitcher https://bit.ly/3pkGyzB 🎧 Google https://bit.ly/3I8TwJz

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New Utah Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy: What formed him, what influences, style of play and staff

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Reports have the Utah Jazz hiring Will Hardy as their new head coach. The 34 year old assistant to the Boston Celtics and formerly of the San Antionio Spurs is on the verge of becoming the next head coach of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz believe in Hardy giving him a reportidly 5 year deal. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, breaks down the influences that formed Will Hardy from his unique college experience at Williams College to his journey to the Spurs bench and all the coaches that have touched him along the way. One thing has been universally true about Will Hardy, everyone knew he was on the path to great things and leading people. The quotes about him from his high school coach to his college coach to Gregg Popovich all tell the same story. Locke also digs into what he believes the style of play will be and what will happen with his coaching staff.

 

0:00: Open

3:00: What is Will Hardy’s journey

5:00: The influence of Williams College

8:00: Curt Tong, the life changer

12:00: Quotes from his coaches

15:00: 6 to 60 it didn’t matter

24:00: Style of play

28:00: Will Alex Jensen stay with the Utah Jazz

31:00: Coaching circles

 

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Utah Jazz free agency decision making tree, the case for Johnnie Bryant and NBA Menus

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The NBA Free agency is looking and the Utah Jazz decison making tree is becoming more and more clear. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes you through the steps the Utah Jazz front office is going through to determine what they do in the off-season. the real question is there a good solution and a correct route for the Utah Jazz and do they dictate that ability. Yesterday we looked at the case for the Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen as the Utah Jazz head coach. Today we do the same with New York Knicks and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant. The case for Bryant is very similar to numerous other coaches in the search. Then it is time to go shopping and look at the menus of NBA rosters. Locked On Jazz Podcast https://www.lockedonjazz.net/ LockedOnJazz.com https://buff.ly/2FEZTVY Apple https://apple.co/3Dc8QBq Spotify https://spoti.fi/3IfvgVX Stitcher https://bit.ly/3pkGyzB Google https://bit.ly/3I8TwJz

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