Dan and Ken Clayton huddle up to discuss the news that Rudy Gobert will miss four to six weeks with a bruised knee. The Jazz had already been slumping, and Gobert's injury raises the stakes for finding answers in the rotation and getting consistent performances from several key players. The Clayton bros discuss an expanded role for Derrick Favors, and talk about why Utah's recent poor play has a lot to do with the up-and-down production in the backcourt.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Ben Anderson look at what's going on with the 3-game winless Utah Jazz. Do moves need to be made? Changes to the starting lineup? What's the answer? As always, we take your Twitter questions and calls. Finally the big second hour segment is on possible Derrick Favors trades. With Favors unlikely to re-sign in 2018, what can and should the Jazz do? All that and more on this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show!
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, host Andy Larsen and guest host Marcos Aragon talk about the suddenly much more positive Jazz, who have gone 3-0 since our last episode. How much of Ricky Rubio's shooting and aggressiveness is sustainable? Donovan Mitchell has had two excellent games of the three, how much has he developed? Also in this show, new Deseret News Jazz beat writer Eric Woodyard joins the program, and old friend and SCH editor Dan Clayton talks about every facet of the Jazz's performance so far. It's the Salt City Hoops Show!
After the Jazz lost back to back games in ugly fashion to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns, things are looking pretty pessimistic in Salt Lake City. What's going wrong with the 2-3 Jazz? Will they ever be able to score? Will Donovan Mitchell get better? This Jazz team has a lot of questions. But how panicked should you be? We're still only five games in, after all. Hosts Ben Anderson and Andy Larsen look at how optimistic (or not) Jazz fans should be in the bigger picture.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Ben Anderson talk about the first week of Jazz happenings. Who has impressed, who hasn't, and other news and notes from training camp and whatnot. Donovan Mitchell has impressed, talking about all of the new players, and much more.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, Ben Anderson is out, so Andy Larsen called in some favors, filling in each segment with four of the biggest names in Jazz coverage. We start with Andy Bailey from Bleacher Report, talking about Ricky Rubio's performance during Eurobasket and Bailey's proposed Jazz rotation. Then, it's on to former show co-host Zach Harper, talking about Rubio (and in particular, his defense). Then, Dan Clayton comes on the show, talking about how the Jazz will play differently this season without Gordon Hayward. Finally, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones joins the program, giving us an update on the offseasons of Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and Dante Exum. All four guests answer two questions: 1) What would your final offer be to Rodney Hood if you were Dennis Lindsey? and 2) Where will the Jazz finish in the Western Conference, and how many games will they win? All that and more in
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Ben Anderson and Andy Larsen start by talking about the Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas trade. Why did the Celtics do this trade, of all trades? How good is Kyrie, anyway? And what does it mean for Gordon Hayward? Then, we talk about some Jazz news: new training staff, Stars employees and players, and more. Our big segment is about the All-Time Jazz rosters on NBA 2k. Who are the 15 best Jazz players of all time? Who belongs in the starting lineup? Finally, we look at the arena renovation and the rookie survey, featuring Donovan Mitchell. All that and more in this week's show!
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Ben Anderson talk about the future of the Utah Jazz. In particular, with Ekpe Udoh, Jonas Jerebko, and Thabo Sefolosha all having their second years of their contracts nonguaranteed, what options will the Jazz have in the summer of 2018? We look at the NBA schedule changes (though not the schedule itself), and the two announced Jazz uniforms. Then, we talk about Ricky Rubio's role, before moving on into looking at who the Jazz would protect in an expansion draft. All that and more on this week's Salt City Hoops Show!
On this week's offseason episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Ben Anderson take a look at some of the issues of this year's Jazz team. Will Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert play together? Will Ricky Rubio pick and roll work? We're optimistic. In our second hour, we look at the other 29 teams and try to figure out if they'll be looking to buy or sell talent come 2017-18. Are there opportunities for the Jazz to get some acquisitions? All that and more in this week's Salt City Hoops Show.
On this episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Ben Anderson and Andy Larsen review the Jazz's offseason so far. Gordon Hayward's departure is mentioned and discussed. Then, we look at Donovan Mitchell's summer league, and his NBA comparison from the past and present. We answer some calls and tweets, before talking to Dan Clayton about Derrick Favors. What will his role look like next season? Finally, we talk about the Jazz's free agent signings and what the best starting lineup and bench lineups will look like next season. All that and much more on this week's Salt City Hoops Show!
After a flurry of Utah Jazz signings, Salt City Hoops welcomes a European hoops journalist to talk about what the Jazz are getting with the addition of 2010 lottery pick Ekpe Udoh. Fans probably know a bit about Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko, but Udoh has spent the last two seasons overseas, and as such might be less familiar to SCH readers. Eurohoops.net writer George Orfanakis joins the podcast all the way from Greece to talk about Udoh's performance of the recently crowned Euroleague Final Four MVP. George has watched and spoken with Udoh and joins SCH associate editor Dan Clayton to talk about Udoh's skills and character -- and it's a glowing review. Bonus quote: A few minutes after we wrapped, George remembered a quote by Zeljico Obradovic, Udoh's coach at Fenerbahçe. Just after securing the Euroleague title, the coach was asked by a reporter what people don't know about the new Jazz man. Here was his response: "His concentrations is
Gordon Hayward's departure from the Utah Jazz has created a bunch of questions about the club's path forward. In this SCH podcast, associate editor Dan Clayton tackles reader questions about the state of the Jazz, the near-term options and likelihood of eventually replacing Hayward with another number one offensive option. This podcast belongs to you, so get your questions answered here!
Dan Clayton and Ken Clayton huddle up in the waning moments of free agency eve to talk about the Friday trade that landed Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio in Utah. They talks about what Rubio offers, and what this acquisition means to the Jazz's goal of re-signing Gordon Hayward. In the process, they talk about the buzz around Joe Ingles and muse as to what other deals the Jazz could be looking at before they sit down with Hayward on Monday.
On Zach Harper's last Salt City Hoops Show, we begin the show with talk about the blockbuster trades in the NBA. Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul have both been traded in the last week, how does that impact the Western Conference? Then, we start going local. Why would Gordon Hayward sign with Miami, Boston, or Utah. We break down the pros and cons of each destination. Late in the show, we get a crazy trade rumor. Will Kyrie Irving go to Salt Lake City? I'm very skeptical. Finally, we talk about the Jazz's draft and summer league, which starts next week. All that and more on this week's show!