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!
Dan Clayton and Ken Clayton are back, this time to look at the latest NBA stuff from a Jazz vantage point. Paul George gettable? Jimmy Butler on the block? Kevin Love available in a three-team deal? What would it take for Utah to get into any of those conversations? The Claytons explore that and get into the overall trade asset discussion.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen, Zach Harper, and Ben Anderson talk about the big goings on in the Jazz offseason. The first segment is on Gordon Hayward: what has Zach heard about Hayward's future? We talk about that, and the other "events" in Hayward's free agency this week. Then, we talk about trade possibilities for the Jazz draft picks at 24 and 30, before moving into a behind-the-scenes look at the NBA Finals from Zach. The second hour of the show is dedicated to a mock draft: we run through all 30 picks and decide who we would take if we were running those squads.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Ben Anderson talk about the upcoming NBA Draft, now just two weeks away. We look at the draft prospects in the Jazz's range: who do we like and do we not like? Why? Andrew Johnson of Nylon Calculus joins us to talk about his NBA draft models, and what goes into correctly predicting the success of NCAA prospects. That, plus a tiny dash of NBA Finals talk, and more in the Salt City Hoops Show!
Our two-part off-season Q&A continues with a bunch more reader questions about the value of Utah's trade pieces and potential talent targets. The SCH associate editor knocks out question after question, guessing at which assets would need to be involved in a major move that could allow the Jazz to continue their upward trajectory.
In this edition of the podcast, our listeners set the agenda. SCH's associate editor Dan Clayton tackles some of the toughest questions about Utah's off-season, starting in this segment with the sense around Gordon Hayward, the Jazz's plans to re-sign or replace George Hill, and their chances at signing a marquee free agent.
Dan and Ken Clayton dive deep on the Jazz personnel in their first post-playoff podcast. Much of the Jazz's offseason intrigue revolves around Gordon Hayward and George Hill, so the Claytons spend a chunk of time reading each guy's respective tea leaves. But then in the latter half, they go through all 15 Jazz men. Who's likely wearing Jazz colors this October, and who might have a new home before the summer's over?