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?
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen, Ben Anderson, and Zach Harper talk about the All-NBA announcements, and what they mean for the Jazz. Obviously, Rudy Gobert's naming to Second Team All-NBA is a big deal, but what does Hayward's status off the list (and his distance from being named All-NBA) do for his free agency choices this year? We talk about what it means. The other big topic of conversation: our lunch meeting with Dennis Lindsey today. What did we learn from talking with the Jazz executive about Derrick Favors, George Hill, Gordon Hayward, and even the luxury tax? We also talk about the possibility of the Jazz signing Milos Teodosic, and whether or not he'd be a good fit in a Jazz uniform. All that and more on this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show!
On this episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen, Zach Harper, and Ben Anderson talk about the end of the Jazz's season. We go through the Jazz's end of season media availability, talking about the players and what they said reveals about where they'll be headed in the offseason. Spoiler alert: some players are telling the truth more than others. That's most of the show, though we take breaks to talk about next week's Lottery and how it will impact the Jazz, answer some listener questions, and talk about famous Utahns.
The Claytons (Dan and Ken) are back to discuss the Utah Jazz's 2017 postseason, revisiting some of the keys to Utah's 7-game victory over the L.A. Clippers and talking about what success looks like as the Jazz prepare to face the Warriors. Ken even draws on his many moons as a follower of these Jazz to find a historical parallel to this year's squad trying to crash the party of a title-hungry superteam.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen, Zach Harper, and Ben Anderson talk about the state of the Jazz/Clippers series. What have we learned about how the Jazz defend without Rudy Gobert, and can they improve? What does Gordon Hayward need to do to get going? How does the Jazz's home court advantage and crowd change the series? How have J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford been slowed? We answer those questions, plus many of our listeners' questions, on the podcast. That, plus a quick look at the other playoff series, and our predictions for Game 3 of Jazz/Clippers.
After an intense first game of the Jazz-Clippers series, Dan and Ken Clayton get together to discuss the high highs and low lows. The game took on a very different feel 10 seconds in when Rudy Gobert suffered a knee injury, and got crazy in the final 13 seconds. The Clayton bros discuss all of that and everything in between in this latest playoff edition of the Salt City Hoops podcast.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen, Zach Harper, and Ben Anderson focus on the only thing that matters now: the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. We look at the best players of the series, going all the way from 1 to 20. Who is the best player on either team? Maybe more difficult, who is the second best player? We answer your Twitter questions, then talk about some of the off-court matchups: is Quin Snyder or Doc Rivers likely to win the coaching battle? Does either team have a home court advantage advantage? We bring on Tony Jones, of the Salt Lake Tribune, to talk about the series. Finally, we give our end predictions. All that and more on this week's Salt City Hoops Show!
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen, Zach Harper, and Ben Anderson talk about the Jazz's quest to keep the fourth seed in the Western Conference. How likely is it that they'll keep it? We break down schedules and more. And how important is it to their playoff chances (and beyond) to keep the fourth seed? Then, we talk about Rudy Gobert's comments this weekend, and arenas around the league. Is Golden 1 Center in Sacramento the best? Then, prompted by a report from the New York Daily News, we talk about the Jazz's offseason. Is Gordon Hayward likely to go to Miami? What will the Jazz do a the point guard position? We take a preliminary look. All that and more on this week's Salt City Hoops Show!
The Jazz have lost four of their last five, but are still holding down the fourth spot in the NBA's Western Conference. Ken and Dan Clayton discuss the playoff positioning heading into Utah's final nine-game stretch, including by talking about a cranky starting center and the underperforming teammate he might have been singling out with his comments about needing to compete harder.
On this week's episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, hosts Andy Larsen and Zach Harper talk about the emergence of Rudy Gobert, and how good he is compared to the rest of the league. Is he a top 15 player? Top 20? Top 30? Where does he rank? Then, we talk about the 1997 reunion, and our favorite part of the night. Gordon Hayward's thoughts on staying with one team for the rest of his career are discussed. In the show's second hour, Andrew Han of ESPN.com comes to talk about the Clippers, who the Jazz face on Saturday and will likely see in the first round of the playoffs. How would a series go? All that and more on this week's Salt City Hoops Show!
Zach Harper, Andy Larsen, and Ben Anderson talk about the Jazz's win over the Clippers this week, and what we learned about a potential playoff matchup. That, plus the 3-man DPOY race. Who will win it? Who should win it? Finally, potatoes are being sent to NBA players. Why? Can it be stopped?
On this week's episode, Ben Anderson joins Zach Harper and Andy Larsen as we talk about the Jazz's big win against the Houston Rockets, and what it means for their playoff potential moving forward. Who would the Jazz prefer to play in the playoffs, and why? The Rockets, the Clippers, the Grizzlies, and the Thunder are all candidates. Then, we talk about the Jazz's playoff rotation. Who will get minutes? Finally, we go around the NBA and talk about everything going on in the association. All that and more in this week's Salt City Hoops Show!
Dan Clayton and Ken Clayton discuss whether the Jazz did the right thing by standing pat at the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline. They talk about how the Jazz might use their remaining cap space, including by potentially welcoming a familiar face back to Utah. And they preview a tough home stretch over the Jazz’s final games.
Hosts Andy Larsen and Zach Harper begin by talking about the surprising DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans Pelicans trade. Then, we get into the latest Jazz rumors: the Jazz's interest in Lou Williams, Jazz "testing the market" for Derrick Favors, Shelvin Mack, and more.