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The Jazz Junkies Power Rankings & Jazz MVP Rankings!

November 29th, 2008 by Jay

Just a heads up: The Jazz will be releasing their own version of the NBA Power Rankings. We will try to be as objective, fair, and thorough as possible, but as huge Jazz fans, they may have a Jazz-bias at times as well as be less knowledgeable about some of the lower 15 NBA teams.

Along with the Power Rankings, also look out for a The Jazz Junkies original, Utah Jazz Player MVP Rankings. We will be ranking each Utah Jazz player from 1-15 on how important they have been to the Jazz so far this season. Taken into account will be stats, leadership, impact with them on the floor, durability, consistency, etc.

We will try our

best to release each of these every Sunday. So stay tuned…. and if you haven’t signed up for The Jazz Junkies newsletter – do it! Go Jazz!

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Deron Out at Least 2 Weeks

October 20th, 2008 by Jay

Any Jazz fan that watched in horror as D-will landed on the ankle of Derrick Rose and had to be carried off the court had to be nervous and terrified as to the extent of the injury and the amount of time he might miss.  X-rays were negative, and the MRI scheduled today showed there was no damage to the bones, ligaments, or tendons, and classified it as a second-degree ankle sprain with a minimum recovery time of 2 weeks.

Deron Williams holds his sprained ankle

Deron Williams holds his sprained ankle

This means he will miss the last pre-season game, and at least the first 2 regular season games, including the season opener against division-rival Denver Nuggets.

Assuming how bad it COULD have been, this is great news.  He will miss just a couple of games early and the season, and praying he comes back healthy and stays healthy, we should still have him for the rest of the season.

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October 20th, 2008 by Jay

Sorry loyal Jazz fans about the 2-month drought of Jazz commentary!  I (Jay) was busy moving, then busy working and other miscellaneous events [like flag football :-)].  But Jazz news has been pretty slow up until now with the regular season less than 2 weeks away!

To catch everyone up on Jazz news that they should already know…….. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rocky Mtn. Revue Pictures

August 7th, 2008 by Jay

One of the days Ben and I were at the Rocky Mountain Revue, I took a couple photos.  We were just kickin’ back in the nose-bleed seats, so they’re not that great.  The photographer for NBA Photos was sitting next to us, but I don’t have a $20,000 camera like she did, haha.  Mine fits in my pocket for convenient carrying.

Ben and Jay (me) at the game

Ben and Jay (me) at the game

Local Utah State kid Jaycee Carroll tore it up

Local Utah State kid Jaycee Carroll tore it up

A few more pictures of Jazz players at the Revue.  Check ’em out!

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Ben’s Rocky Mountain Revue Analysis Part 2

August 5th, 2008 by Ben

I am sorry that I could not post this part sooner.  Due to working and travel I have not even had a spare moment.  Also wanted to apologize about all of the spelling and grammatical errors in the last post.  I wrote that post at around 2 a.m…. so needless to say I was not thinking straight.

As for the 2nd Analysis of the Rocky Mountain Revue, here we go!! Read the rest of this entry »

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Ben’s Rocky Moutain Revue Analysis Part 1

July 26th, 2008 by Ben

The Rocky Mountain Revue was a blast!  I only was able to go for two of the nights (hopefully next year I’ll be able to go to more), but I also have been able to watch plenty of the games/highlights on t.v.  That being said, I have many comments and opinions about many of the rookies/second year players that played for the Jazz and also a couple opinions about other teams’ players.  Because I have several notes and analysis, I am going to break the posts up my on this blog into a few segments…  So here is part 1of Ben’s Rocky Mountain Revue analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thank Goodness CJ Was Signed!

July 26th, 2008 by Ben

I know that I will be criticized by many for believing this, but I am truly glad that the Jazz matched the offer that C.J. Miles was offered, and that Miles will be staying with the Jazz.

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Jazz Match for CJ!

July 25th, 2008 by Jay

With the deadline to match the offer from Oklahoma City, the Jazz have decided that CJ Miles is simply too talented to just let walk away.  The offer was for 4 years, $15 million, though the terms of the Jazz’s agreement have not been released.  This makes me wonder Read the rest of this entry »

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Will The Jazz Match the Offer for CJ Miles??

July 24th, 2008 by Jay

I’m sure by now, everyone has heard that the new Oklahoma City Thunder have offered CJ Miles a 4-year, $15 million contract – one which Utah has until Friday to match, or lose him to a division rival.  So will the Jazz match the offer to keep him?  Or will they let him go?  The answer is….. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jason Hart Traded For Brevin Knight

July 24th, 2008 by Ben

Jason Hart from the Jazz was traded to the L.A. Clippers for Brevin Knight, a straight one man for one man trade.  To be really honest, I could not be more thrilled!  Jason Hart was not very helpful to the Jazz team, as we obviously know.  He was a backup to a backup which, to me is quite worthless. Aside from that minor point, he was not very good on defense and a very inconsistent player.    He really had nothing to add to the Jazz franchise.

As for receiving Brevin Knight..  Yes his stats are not that great, and he has been traded to almost half of the NBA teams in the league, but the thing that I like most about this guy is Read the rest of this entry »

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Rocky Mountain Revue Day 1

July 22nd, 2008 by Ben

Jay and I were finally able to go to the Rocky Mountain Revue yesterday, (Monday).. and it was a blast!!  The game we were able to view was against the Iranian team.  They performed decent but still got rocked by the Jazz.  Some of the more veteran/expected to be great players i.e. Almond, Koufos, looked Read the rest of this entry »

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Deron Williams signs 3 year possible 4 year extension.

July 19th, 2008 by Ben

The Utah Jazz and Deron Williams agreed to a 3 year/approximately 50 million dollar deal with the possibility of extending to a 4 year deal for another 20 million.  We as Jazz Junkies could not be any happier, especially with Boozer and Okur becoming free agents next year.  Williams has expressed his excitement to be with the Jazz and hopes to win the Championship in the near future.

As much as I would have liked to see him sign for a little more time, I believe that this signing was smart on Deron’s part.  I really do believe that the Jazz have a chance to win the next NBA championship, and possibly go two year consecutive.  If I were Deron, I would Read the rest of this entry »

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Jazz Sign 1st Round Pick Kosta Koufos

July 10th, 2008 by Jay

The Utah Jazz inked their first round draft choice Kosta Koufos to a deal today.  The terms were not released yet, but this is good news, simply because that’s one less thing to worry about for the Jazz AND Koufos, who can now begin practicing with the Jazz Rocky Mountain Revue team next week.

Kosta Koufos, Utah Jazz

Also of interest, Deron Williams and the Jazz have met to discuss his contract extension, and I believe the two sides are very close, but D-will is just concerned with Read the rest of this entry »

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Utah Jazz News (Past Couple Days)

July 10th, 2008 by Jay

To recap some of the summer’s happenings, The Jazz Junkies will take a look at contract situations for Paul Millsap and CJ Miles; Deron Williams’s future with the Jazz, The Jazz’s approach to free agency, Kyle Korver’s charity work; the blog of a NuSkin Jazz Dancer, and lastly, whether Carlos Boozer will opt out of his contract after next season.

First, The Jazz have, as we all expected, exercised the team option on Paul Millsap for the last year of his rookie contract. After they sign D-will to an extension, I hope they begin negotiations with Millsap, and of course Boozer and Okur – who could all be free agents next summer. More on that in a second.

Paul Millsap Dunking

Second, the Jazz also extended a qualifying offer [1 year $1.2 million] to CJ Miles making him a restricted free agent. That means he is free to sign with another team, but the Jazz have the option to match any offer. Personally, I would love to see us keep CJ. He barely ever gets to play, but when AK or Brewer is injured, now all of a sudden he’s a starter, putting up 30 points in one game. Besides Ronnie Brewer, CJ Miles is the most athletic player on the Jazz. I know there isn’t room for him at the 2 spot, so maybe they could try rotating him in at the SF position. I know coach Sloan has said Read the rest of this entry »

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Utah Jazz 2008 Draft Grades

July 4th, 2008 by Jay

Here is a compilation of links to different Utah Jazz Draft grades:  Click the links to read the analysis.

Draft Express:  A


ESPN:  A-  Analysis

For a bunch more Utah Jazz grades, click to read the rest…. Read the rest of this entry »

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