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Episode 147: NBA Playoffs First Round Action

The Utah Jazz have tied up the series with the Oklahoma City Thunder! Back to Salt Lake City to protect home court! We take a look at all the NBA first round playoff action - there are surprised and crazy storylines galore. We revisit our preseason predictions based on Vegas odds. How did we fare? We also revisit our predictions for NBA individual season awards. John reviews Blockers and Alan FINALLY watched Deadpool. Join us! Please leave a review on iTunes and invite your friends to...


Episode 146: 2018 NBA Playoffs preview; Utah Jazz vs OKC Thunder

The Utah Jazz are back in the NBA Playoffs again and are the 5th seed facing a matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. We breakdown what the matchup looks like and what we expect. We compare the Jazz' first round matchup this year vs the matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers last year. The rest of the first round matchups are set and we discuss what we expect out of each. We revisit John's preseason predictions from Episode 123 and how they stack up now. Devin drops some additional...


Episode 145: Utah Jazz and NBA Playoff picture, Western Conference race

Are the Utah Jazz getting tired down the stretch? They’ve lost three of their last five after rattling off nine straight. With seven games remaining, where will they end up in the NBA Playoff seeding? How has Dante Exum’s return affected the team? We look at the final seven games. Injuries have headlined the NBA season. Devin looks at Johnny Football’s return in Quick Hits and John reviews the movie, The Death of Stalin. Please leave a review on iTunes and invite your friends to subscribe!


Episode 144: Utah Jazz - The Return of X and fight, fight, fight!!!

The Utah Jazz are 20-2 since January 24 and boast the franchise's second longest road win streak. Things got chippy and down right ugly in Phoenix, while Ricky Rubio continues to be other teams' target for frustration. Dante Exum returns!! In NBA News and Notes: Walking Wounded Warriors and we look at current playoff projections. Devin's Quick Hits looks at NFL moves and March Madness. Plus Alan gets roasted! In Pop Culture, John reviews Waco and Devin is aboard the Love train. Alan...


Episode 143: Utah Jazz heating up, Playoff race ramps up, Red Sparrow

The Utah Jazz have won 15 of 17 and are 17-4 since Rudy Gobert's return. They're the #1 defensive team in the NBA. Rudy has exploded on offense and the Jazz are on the cusp of another long winning streak. However, they're still sitting at 10th in the Western Conference playoff race, in a three-way tie for 8th. We look at the West and East playoff races and what has to happen for the Jazz to make it into the playoffs. We look ahead at the upcoming schedule. NBA Notes featurs a discussion of...


Episode 142: NBA Playoff race, Black Panther and The Oscars

The Utah Jazz are 3-2 since All-Star break, have won 14 of last 16, and they're still in 10th place in the Western Conference Playoff race. They are in a desperate battle for a playoff spot. We take a look at the standings and the upcoming games. John saw Black Panther and offers his review. The Oscars have completed. John looks back on the winners and events of the night that was.


Episode 141: NBA All-Star Weekend and the Streak

Alan, John, and Devin reflect on last weekend's All-star activities. As NBA action returns, how long can the Jazz keep their win streak alive? The crew discusses the latest from around the league, including Kawhi Leonard's injury, Mark Cuban's bad week, and potential changes to the playoff format. Devin tries to get everyone excited about the Olympics using curling. Yes, curling. Alan recaps Black Panther, and John and Devin give their latest Netflix recommendations.


Episode 140: Eleven! and Prepping for NBA All-Star Weekend

The Utah Jazz run their winning streak to eleven! Jae Crowder has an impact and the Jazz are well on their way down the path to the playoffs. We predict wins and losses of the final stretch and their overall final record. We look back on the NBA trade deadline and the impact on the respective teams since. Donovan Mitchell travels to Los Angeles as All-Star Festivities are set to get under way. We preview our favorites. Devin's Quick Hits continues looks in on the Winter Olympic Games and...


Episode 139: Utah Jazz are sizzling hot! NBA Trade Talk

The Utah Jazz have won seven straight. Yes, you read that right - SEVEN STRAIGHT! They're on fire and are 8-2 since Rudy Gobert's return. We take a look at some of the numbers and reasons for the hot streak. Ricky Rubio seems to have found his rhythm as well. We look at his recent play. Also, can the hot streak continue? Donovan Mitchell is finally in the dunk contest. Trade Deadline looms and rumors are rampant. NBA news: trades and moves, and the injuries keep piling up as Kristaps...


Episode 138: Utah Jazz - Getting hot and beating the champs

Holy crap, they killed the Warriors! The Utah Jazz are heating up. They are coming off their biggest win of the season, scoring a season high 129 and beating the Golden State Warriors by 30! We discuss what went right for the Jazz. We look ahead to their next eight games leading to NBA All-Star Weekend. We look at the playoff picture and get into trade talks as the deadline looms. Donovan Mitchell will be participating in All-Star Weekend. In NBA News and Notes Demarcus Cousins, Kevin Love...


Episode 137: Utah Jazz struggles and NBA Celebrity Deathmatch

The Utah Jazz are 17-26 overall and 4-15 in their last 19 games. 538 now projects them to finish at 36-46, good enough for 10th in West. The losing continues and frustrations are mounting. Fans boo Rodney Hood while the window for making the playoffs is narrowing to nigh impossible. More trade talks: Mirotic? Cleveland a possible suitor for Derrick Favors in exchange for Brooklyn pick? What about Orlando's Evan Fournier? NBA News and Notes features ejections, locker room invasions and...


Episode 136: Utah Jazz, Playoffs, Tanking, Trades, and the Golden Globes

The Utah Jazz have just crossed the midway point of the season. Are the playoffs still a possibility or should we be all in on tanking? Should the Jazz trade for Nikola Mirotic and does it improve the team's chances? John discusses 538's playoff projections. As we cross the midway point of the NBA season, it's time to take a look at the All-Star voting. Plus, this is the last year of flat-out tanking in the NBA. A listener asks who the worst Utah Jazz point guards of all time are. Devin's...


Episode 135: Utah Jazz New Year Resolutions, Best and Worst movies of 2017

The Utah Jazz finish 2017 off with a win versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and end the month of December with a 5-10 record. Join us as we ring in the New Year and look with anticipation to the Jazz schedule for the month of January. With the toughest stretch of their schedule behind them, the Jazz have opportunity to gain ground in the playoff race. We take a look around the NBA: The Houston Rockets face time without James Harden and we look at the current Conference standings. Listener...


Episode 132: NBA at the quarter mark, Utah Jazz struggles continue, Mudbound

We've reached the quarter mark of the NBA season. The Utah Jazz are below .500 and continue to struggle. We analyze the state of the team, including the flip from defense to offense. The Jazz struggles on defense coincide with the absence of Rudy Gobert. Devin says welcome to #TankNote; John and Alan disagree. Can the Utah Jazz right the ship? Plus John breaks down the current playoff outlook for the Eastern and Western Conferences. Is Brad Stevens the early favorite to win Coach of the...


Episode 129: The 2017-18 NBA Season has arrived!

It's go time for the 2017-18 NBA season! The Utah Jazz get a nice win over the Denver Nuggets on opening night. We give instant reaction and analysis on the game, particularly the positives to draw from it. We look ahead to the next few games and give our predictions. In NBA notes and news, we look over the other teams that have been in action and what games have stood out in the very young season. Gordon Hayward suffers a horrifying injury, while Jeremy Lin also goes down with injury. A...


Episode 127: NBA GM Survey, Utah Jazz preseason, American Made

This week guest host, and friend of the show, Shawn Heywood (not Hayward) joins the show. The Utah Jazz kick off preseason play. What are the takeaways from the games we've seen thus far? What's the best/worst case scenario for the season? The NBA GM Survey was released. How did the Jazz fare on the list? Hint: Rudy Gobert had a little something to say in response. What about the rest of the NBA, including season awards? We break down the results. Plus, the NBA institutes changes to the...


Episode 126: Utah Jazz Media Day and Vivint Arena

The 2017-18 NBA season is inching closer and closer. Utah Jazz training camp has kicked off, starting with media day this past Monday, September 25. We hit the highlights. We also discuss the newly renovated Vivint Smart Home Arena that opened to the public on Tuesday, including the unveiling of the newest addition out front - the J Note statue. Carmelo Anthony has a new home, as does Dwyane Wade. We'll look at their impact on their new teams. Plus our weekly edition of Devin's Quick Hits....


Episode 125: Utah Jazz Twitter Poll Rankings and Kevin Durant

For the last week, we've asked you on Twitter to rank the Utah Jazz players. Who's the MVP? Where does Dante Exum rank on the list and are fans too high on Donovan Mitchell? On this week's show, we discuss the results. ESPN and Vegas have the Jazz ranked at 9th in the west. Kevin Durant gets caught red-handed ripping his former teammates and ownership and later apologizes. Who lost money in the NBA last season? Devin's Quick Hits return. John reviews Mother! and discusses the 2017 Emmy's....


Episode 124: Utah Jazz, NBA News and Summer Box Office Recap

The Utah Jazz sign Nate Wolters to a 2-way contract; There are new promotions in the front office; Jazz players entertain on Twitter; Joe Ingles excited for the new practice facility and Vivint Arena is almost ready for the new season! We discuss the pros and cons of the NBA draft changes - John discusses the changes and previews his Tornbysports piece about them. NBA players vs the media - some players go after the media following Sports Illustrated and ESPN release player rankings. Utah...


Episode 123: NBA Predictions and BYU vs Utah

This week John gives his NBA predictions based on our over/under picks from Episode 122. Do the Utah Jazz make the playoff cut? Listen and find out. The Houston Rockets go for 2.2 million. Plus, it's Rivalry Week in Utah. BYU hosts Utah on Saturday. We discuss the big game and our predictions. And John reviews Wind River in this week's segment of Pop Culture. Please leave a review on iTunes and share us with your friends!


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