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Jazz collective effort feasts before Thanksgiving

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SUMMARY: The Utah Jazz blow out an inferior Chicago Bulls team and have a group feast, 110-80.

  • Quin Snyder once talked about his team as a group who goes to Thanksgiving dinner and shares the meal, passes the yams, the stuffing and the turkey, passing it to all of the other people at the table. Some teams let one player eat everything they want and then they pass it and the next person takes everything they want. Tonight, the Jazz emulated exactly what Quin Snyder wanted from his team at Thanksgiving.

 

  • The first quarter was close as both teams shot relatively well, and the Jazz led 25-24. Utah took a 9-point lead at the half, going on a 15-6 run from 5:22 to 1:02 (remember this). In the third quarter, the Jazz went on a 24-9 run from 9:55 to 3:15 and blew the game out.

 

  • Timeouts had an impact tonight. The new rules mean that the first two timeouts are the two mandatory timeouts, no matter who takes them. In the second quarter, the second timeout got taken around the 7:20 mark and the same thing happened in the third quarter. This meant that there was extended basketball at altitude, and in both cases, the Jazz ran away from the Bulls. The only way to stop the clock is a team timeout and they are just a minute. It has been noticeable in the early portion of the season that these are not enough to stop a run. I think this is something Quin could consider using to the Jazz’s advantage. We are a deep team and are used to altitude.

 

  • Derrick Favors was the best player on the floor tonight. He was totally dominating. He was able to get inside and to the rim. He had a gorgeous floater. He was able to move inside and around Robin Lopez. Derrick has consistently been dominant against tall centers who aren’t as mobile as he is. He finished with 23 points, 7 rebounds and was a +27.

 

  • The Jazz moved the ball and got a bunch of good 3-point looks and it resulted in a night of 14 3-point shots on 35 attempts. That is 40% of the Jazz’s shots. This is heading in the correct direction from a shots composition standpoint. Since Gobert has been out, the Jazz have been taking 38% of their shots as 3-point shots. After tonight, they would rank second or third in percentage of FGA that are 3-point attempts. This is a great tribute to the offensive system Quin is running and how he is finding ways for guys to get good looks.

 

  • Over this same stretch, the Jazz have hit 40% of their 3-point shots. This is worth watching. They may have figured out something offensively with the spread floor and a roster of average to above to average 3-point shooters.

 

  • Ricky Rubio took 10 shots tonight. This is more in the realm of where he can be successful.

 

  • I love that Rodney Hood is able to get nine 3-point shots off. If he can add a few more free throw attempts to those nine attempts from 3, he will be become an efficient, bona fide offensive force.

 

  • Jonas Jerebko is playing really well for the Jazz. He had 10 points and 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. He is near 50% for the season from the 3-point range.

 

  • Donovan Mitchell went 1 for 10 and looked exhausted. He has never been through a stretch like this in his career. Lauri Markkanen looked the exact same way and was 1 for 9. Both of them are terrific players, but the schedule in the NBA is so brutal there is no way for a rookie to be able to prepare and be ready for it.

  • Mitchell did a nice job of doing other things when he realized he wasn’t making shots.

 

  • If you watched “On the Floor” — the Facebook Live show that airs on the Utah Jazz Facebook page an hour before the game — you saw Donovan learning a new way to finish at the rim. Remarkably, he was able to implement it in one night, though he was not able to finish with it yet. He is a little too strong with the attempt.

 

  • This was a solid win against an inferior opponent. The Jazz did what they needed to. The next two home games (along with some good rest) are really important. As Quin Snyder said, they may only be favored once in all of December.

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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