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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...

Duration: 01:03:09

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...

Duration: 01:17:17

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...

Duration: 01:11:31

Episode 134: Utah Jazz Road Trippin', More Donovan Mitchell, The Last Jedi

The Utah Jazz just wrapped up their Pre-Christmas road trip and it wasn't pretty. We breakdown the struggles and bemoan the constant barrage of injuries that the Jazz seem unable to avoid. We look ahead to the next five games and, with anticipation, the lighter January schedule. Can the Jazz still make the playoffs? Could a trade still happen? Kevin Pelton has Donovan Mitchell third on his rookie rankings. We continue to look at the rookie race. In NBA News and Notes: An intimate video of...

Duration: 00:54:57

Episode 133: Rookie of the Year candidate Donovan Mitchell, Justice League

This week we look at the NBA Rookie of the Year race. Can Donovan Mitchell catch Ben Simmons. We discuss Mitchell's surge of late and just how special an NBA player he's becoming. The Utah Jazz have lost four straight and face a mountain of a brutal schedule over the next seven games. We look ahead on what to expect. In NBA news, the Brooklyn Nets trade Trevor Booker to Philadelphia for Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas. John Wall makes his return to the Wizards. What are the current...

Duration: 01:00:56

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...

Duration: 01:14:43

Episode 131: Utah Jazz struggles, early NBA indicators, Stranger Things

The Utah Jazz are struggling. After a strong start at home, they've dropped three in a row, including two at home. What is the root of the struggles? Ricky Rubio and Rodney Hood are struggling offensively. A listener asks why Rudy Gobert isn't getting more lobs and shots at the rim. We discuss the chemistry between Gobert and Rubio as well as the way other teams are playing Gobert. Donovan Mitchell continues to impress. The Phoenix Suns trade Eric Bledsoe to Milwaukee for Greg Monroe and a...

Duration: 00:53:22

Episode 130: Utah Jazz week one reaction and analysis

NBA opening week is in the books. Week one reaction and analysis of the Utah Jazz first five games. We look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ekpe Udoh is the backup center the Jazz have been looking for. Rudy Gobert and Udoh dominate the paint. How good is Donovan Mitchell? Alec Burks return is rejuvenating and promising. What are the concerns to watch for in the coming weeks for the Jazz? We look ahead to the upcoming four game home stand. Earl Watson is the first fired coach in the...

Duration: 00:54:17

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...

Duration: 01:09:06

Episode 128: Our NBA Season Predictions, Dante Exum, Blade Runner 2049

It's time for our annual season predictions! Who will be in the NBA Finals? Who will win MVP, DPOY, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year? We discuss our predictions. The Utah Jazz have completed their 2017-18 preseason campaign undefeated. We talk about the highlights. Dante Exum goes down with injury. Super Rudy Block! Possible changes to the NBA Playoff format. Stay tuned for another fabulous edition of Devin's Quick Hits. John reviews Blade Runner 2049. We discuss the latest trailer...

Duration: 01:28:04

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...

Duration: 01:01:58

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....

Duration: 01:10:10

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....

Duration: 01:12:22

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...

Duration: 01:14:25

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!

Duration: 01:04:46

Episode 122: NBA Vegas Odds over/under

Vivint SmartHome Arena has a new statue out front, but is it the right one? We continue the Kyrie Irving trade-watch discussion and visit the latest developments in the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics standoff. Vegas has released their NBA win projections. We pick our over/under for all 30 teams. Devin's Quick Hits offer a boxing flavor and BYU vs LAY picks. Plus all eyes on Houston. Finally, John reviews the season finale of Game of Thrones and looks back on the season. Please leave...

Duration: 01:14:12

Episode 120: NBA Schedule is released, Melo and Kyrie trade-talk

The 2017-18 NBA schedule has been released and it will provide a brutal challenge for the Utah Jazz. We discuss the highlights and lowlights of the schedule and some of the implications for the Jazz. We look at the national TV schedule and discuss the Christmas Day lineup. Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony trade-talks and rumors still continue to simmer. What are some scenarios that still exist? One listener asks our favorite Jazz moments in this week's listener question segment and we hit...

Duration: 01:10:06

Episode 119: A trip to Boston, NBA Offseason grades, and Netflix binge-on

This week, John reports on his trip to Boston. The Utah Jazz 2017-18 salaries are set. We discuss the Kyrie Irving carousel. Kevin Pelton grades the western conference teams' offseason. Listeners ask our thoughts on the rumors of the Utah Jazz wearing yellow or gold jerseys. Stay tuned in for another round of Devin's Quick Hits. In the final segment, John reviews Dunkirk and Atomic Blonde, while Alan asks listeners to share their Netflix binge shows. Join us! Please leave a review on...

Duration: 01:13:45

Episode 118: Jonas Jerebko, Ekpe Udoh, Carmello Anthony, and The Big Sick

This week we discuss the Utah Jazz newest members, Ekpe Udoh and Jonas Jerbko, and what their additions mean for the team. Eric Griffin is offered an NBA and G-League 2-way contract. "Melo to Houston talks" still seem to be simmering. We offer our thoughts on whether a deal materializes. A listener asks where LeBron James ends up next season (Devin drops a hot-take you won't want to miss). Quick Hits carries a heavy NBA notes theme. Plus, John reviews The Big Sick and The Beguiled. Please...

Duration: 01:01:30

Episode 117: Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke, NBA Summer League

It's been a week since Gordon Hayward took his talents to Boston. We finally discuss the aftermath and share our thoughts. Plus, Trey Burke gives us a little mention and we hit big time! Trey says "no one wants to play" in Utah. Is there a negative stigma associated with playing for the Utah Jazz? Should fans be worried? The discussion transitions to NBA Summer League and the hottest new Jazz commodity! Donovan Mitchell lights it up and wows Summer League attendees while establishing...

Duration: 00:59:36

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