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The Utah Jazz 2017-18 Watchability Guide

The Utah Jazz 2017-18 Watchability Guide

The most important and entertaining games to watch this season. The 2017-18 NBA season is just over two months away. The regular season schedule was released yesterday evening, and now it’s time to over-analyze future match-ups, stress about back-to-backs, and lose sleep over six-game road trips in December. The upcoming season should be an exciting one for the Utah Jazz, featuring the new looks of updated jersey’s, rookie Donovan Mitchell, and point guard Ricky Rubio. There are plenty of games that stick out on paper, for several different reasons. Here is a look at the 2017-18 Utah...
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The Downbeat: Ricky Rubio’s chance to prove himself

The Downbeat: Ricky Rubio’s chance to prove himself

This season is huge for Ricky Rubio to prove his worth The Ringer recently wrote about three point guards that show the evolution of the game. How do Reggie Jackson, Ricky Rubio, and Malcolm Brogdon all fit into the way the game is being played in 2017? https://t.co/Px8GPKjZzR— The Ringer (@ringer) August 16, 2017 It’s a great read from one of the best out there in Jonathan Tjarks. I have to agree when he talks about this being one of Ricky Rubio’s last chances to prove his worth. Count me as one of those who thinks Rubio will be a vital part of a very good season...
Aug 15, 2017
How many games will the Utah Jazz win?

How many games will the Utah Jazz win?

A highly unbiased and scientific look at the Utah Jazz season schedule The Utah Jazz schedule is out and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s great to talk about actual upcoming matchups and focus on the future for the Jazz. What I’m going to do now is a scientific study of the schedule. The way my formula works is I will look at the games, think about it, then decide whether they will win or lose them. If you do not understand the formula, that’s okay, it took me a long time to come up with it. I even have a degree. Alright, let’s go! pic.twitter.com/Z09yv4Q0LN— Utah Jazz PR...
Aug 15, 2017
2017-2018 Utah Jazz Schedule: Week by Week Breakdown

2017-2018 Utah Jazz Schedule: Week by Week Breakdown

Breaking down Utah’s schedule week by week. The NBA has released the 2017-2018 NBA schedule, and, in an attempt to structure the NBA schedule in a better way, the NBA has separated the schedule into 26 weeks. Now instead of saying, “In November ... ,” the NBA is hoping fans will refer to how teams are faring in week 13. If anything this feels like a shot across the bow of the NFL. But for us it makes it easier to break down the schedule. I’ll be breaking each week down based on # of +.500 matchups, if there is a back to back, road vs home games, and the matchup of the week. So...
Aug 15, 2017
The Downbeat: Utah Jazz Schedule Released Edition

The Downbeat: Utah Jazz Schedule Released Edition

Is it October 18th yet? And Return of the FanPosts. With the NBA announcing the schedule yesterday, we are one step closer to the beginning of next season. Unfortunately we are still 65+ days away from opening tipoff, so for now we just get to discuss, analyze, complain, celebrate etc. Here’s a simple look at the schedule for next year: Another look at the Utah Jazz schedule. pic.twitter.com/ndlKT03bR6— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) August 14, 2017 For those of you that somehow missed it, Diana’s initial piece can be found here. Mychal wrote about Haywood’s return...
Aug 14, 2017
Utah Jazz Schedule First Impressions - Back to Backs, Longest Home/Away Stands

Utah Jazz Schedule First Impressions - Back to Backs, Longest Home/Away Stands

A first glance at the newly revealed Utah Jazz 2017/18 schedule. As Diana just broke, the 2017-2018 NBA schedule has been announced. In accordance with tradition, we must now analyze it in way too much detail for the rest of the offseason to determine whether the Utah Jazz were put at an advantage or a disadvantage. In this initial post, we’ll break down how many back-to-back games are in our schedule, and determine where our longest road and home stretches are. Back to Backs I broke down back to back games by month, and counted how many of them are home-to-home, home-to-away,...
Aug 14, 2017
The Return: Gordon Hayward returns to Utah on March 28th

The Return: Gordon Hayward returns to Utah on March 28th

The Butler product won’t be back in Utah until the end of the season. Utah Jazz fans will have a long time to stew before Gordon Hayward makes his return to Utah. Almost a full year after Hayward’s last game in Utah, he will make his return on March 28th, 2018. The game will be televised on ESPN. One has to wonder at this point in the season if Gordon Hayward will even suit up against his former team. This game takes place in the 24th week of the season. With only 7 games left in the year, the Boston Celtics might be resting some of their players in anticipation of the playoffs. Boston...
Aug 14, 2017
The Utah Jazz Schedule is Out!!

The Utah Jazz Schedule is Out!!

Rejoice the 2017-2018 NBA Schedule is Out! The NBA and the Utah Jazz released the 2017-2018 NBA schedule. Here at SLC Dunk we want to give you the best coverage of that schedule in particular the Utah Jazz schedule. The schedule is out! We open the season 10/18 at home against the @nuggets!Full schedule: https://t.co/y2prXH80hs pic.twitter.com/ZIdkm787J1— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) August 14, 2017 The first game of the regular season is 10/18. it is against Paul Millsap and the Denver Nuggets. Nothing like the Rocky Mountain Rivalry to get the season going. The Nuggets made some big...
Aug 14, 2017
Utah Jazz Find Fountain of Youth: Name Mike Elliott Vice President of Performance Health Care

Utah Jazz Find Fountain of Youth: Name Mike Elliott Vice President of Performance Health Care

The Utah Jazz sign the former Phoenix Suns Strength And Condition Coach of the Year. Enough is enough for the Utah Jazz when it comes to injuries. After a second straight year of suffering major injuries—some have said the Jazz injuries cost them 9 wins last year—the Utah Jazz have gone to the Arizona fountain of youth. The Jazz have named Mike Elliott Vice President of Performance Health Care. pic.twitter.com/imolrHRovC— Utah Jazz PR (@UtahJazzPR) August 14, 2017 Mike Elliott worked on the award winning, and miracle working, Phoenix Suns staff from 2003-2017. He was known for...
Aug 14, 2017
[Audio] The SLC Punks Podcast: The NBA needs to get rid of conferences!

[Audio] The SLC Punks Podcast: The NBA needs to get rid of conferences!

Uneven conferences in the NBA have made things tough for the Utah Jazz Being the middle of August, it’s time for us to talk about the one thing we know needs to change to improve the NBA, Conferences! On this episode of SLC Punks we discuss what consequences the lopsided Easter and Western NBA conferences have had on the Utah Jazz and, if Adam Silver wanted to change that, what would it take. We discuss whether Gordon Hayward would have stayed if there were no conferences and what things will be like for him in Boston with a much tougher media. We then go over the different teams in both...
Aug 14, 2017
The Downbeat - Donovan Mitchell: All-Defensive Team Candidate?

The Downbeat - Donovan Mitchell: All-Defensive Team Candidate?

Donovan has unique goals for an NBA rookie, will he be able to attain them? It has been quite a busy weekend in the news, to say the least. We witnessed the emergence of ugly hate and evil that has grown like a mold in the dark corners of this country. It is my hope that we all take it upon ourselves to overcome our differences and unite against this repulsive infection that found its way into our society. On a brighter note, there is much Jazz news to discuss, and that is what we are here for. We’ll be taking a look at the wonder boy Donovan Mitchell, stopping by the Sydney Kings...
Aug 11, 2017
The Downbeat: Jazz miss the playoffs?

The Downbeat: Jazz miss the playoffs?

Utah fighting for respect as much as they are for wins As we creep along through the dreaded August, championing the return of the NFL (until we realize it’s just preseason football), the news will get less and less interesting. Still, there are things for us to look at and talk about until the NBA preseason rolls around and we can drool over Donovan Mitchell again. If you want to keep your optimism for the upcoming season, skip this first section. HoopsHype released a season preview for the Jazz and, spoiler alert, they don’t see Utah making the playoffs. Following a...
Aug 10, 2017
Rudy Gobert Will Prove You Wrong Again

Rudy Gobert Will Prove You Wrong Again

The often overlooked All-NBA center is looking to take yet another leap in his game next season. Rudy Gobert has made a living on proving people wrong. He’s been passed on, overlooked, underappreciated, and misevaluated. This has shaped his entire being and made him the intense competitor that he is. Photo by Mike Stobe/ Gobert was selected 27th in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, later to be traded to the Utah Jazz for a second-round pick and cash considerations. 26 NBA prospects were drafted before Gobert, and he hasn’t forgotten about it. He wears the...
Aug 10, 2017
The Downbeat: New Threads

The Downbeat: New Threads

The Jazz reveal two of the four new Nike-themed jerseys, players react. In one of the more exciting news days in the last couple of weeks, the Utah Jazz released two of the four new Nike jersey combinations for the 2017-18 season. The new threads featured white “Association” and navy “Icon” jerseys that the Jazz will sport as their primary uniforms next season. Utahjazz.com The jersey designs cosmetically are very similar to that of the 2016 jerseys, but Nike redesigned the structure and dynamics of the jersey to better fit NBA...
Aug 9, 2017
Utah Jazz unveil Nike Association and Icon Jerseys

Utah Jazz unveil Nike Association and Icon Jerseys

We have our first official look at the Utah Jazz’s primary jersey set from Nike. The Utah Jazz revealed their Association and Icon Jerseys this morning. While not a lot of big changes happened with the uniforms their were some small tweaks. Association Last year’s uniforms featured an updated word font with the patented custom numbers with angles cut at a 66 degree angle like the Utah Jazz’s note logo. It appears those are untouched and the side striping is untouched. However, the collar has been refined with only one color, blue, instead of multiple colors. And there’s now the 5...