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  1. Avery Johnson and the expectations game

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mike Ehrmann/NBAE/Getty ImagesIn 28 games this season, Avery Johnson couldn't point the Nets in the right direction. The buzzards had been circling in Brooklyn over Avery Johnson for the better part of two weeks. After finishing November at 11-4, th...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  2. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Pop Quiz: Who is the NBA's leader in corner-3 accuracy (minimum of 30 attempts)? (A) Paul George (B) Ray Allen (C) Wes Matthews (D) Shane Battier (E) Klay Thompson. You'll find the correct answer is at the bottom of the post. Dwight Howard says the...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  3. Christmas primer: 10 questions for 10 teams

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty ImagesWorking on Christmas: Deron Williams, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. A third of the NBA will be in action on Christmas Day, as fans will be treated to 14 consecutive hours of basketball featuring the league's top four teams and seven ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  4. Olympic quarterfinals big-game performers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to the knockout phase of the Olympic basketball event. The NBA game affords teams a two-week chess match in each playoff round, during which a team can slip up, adjust, then eventually figure it out. That's not the case in London, where o...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kyle Weidie of Truth About It offers up a multimedia presentation of how Deron Williams tied the Wizards in knots with ball screens. The Heat posted unsightly numbers against the Celtics' zone on Tuesday night but, as Zach Lowe of The Point Forward...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  6. The NBA's chemistry lab

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images A new study says a Chris Paul-for-Deron Williams trade would've helped both New Orleans and Utah. Before Allan Maymin, Philip Maymin, and Eugene Shen introduce their new basketball metric, "Skills Plus Minus," th...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  7. The 1-5 pick-and-roll: your common household appliance

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Denver assistant coach Adrian Dantley didn't have a particularly triumphant 2010 postseason. Dantley was handed the first chair after head coach George Karl took a leave of absence to receive cancer treatment, but the Nuggets were outwitted during th...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  8. What the Chicago Bulls can learn from the Utah Jazz

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images The Bulls would be smart to use these former Jazzmen to install the flex offense in Chicago. The Utah Jazz feature one of the longest-tenured, most consistently successful offensive systems in the NBA. Jerry ...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  9. The Game 3 thriller in Utah

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The enduring images of Utah's painful 111-110 loss on Saturday evening will be Deron Williams' missed jumper with one second remaining and Wesley Matthews' subsequent oh-so-close tip attempt at the buzzer. But the deeper source of heartbreak for the ...

    Blog | May 09, 2010
  10. The long and short of the Lakers-Jazz matchup

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Seeing the forest for the trees won't be easy for the Jazz. LOS ANGELES -- If you saw Utah dismantle Denver during the first round of the postseason then you have a good idea of how efficient the Jazz's offensi...

    Blog | May 02, 2010
  11. Misunderestimating the offensively-challenged big man

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Johan Petro will be the starting center for Denver in Game 6, as Nene sits out with a sprained left knee. In theory, that swap should provide the Jazz the same break the Nuggets supposedly got when Mehmet Okur was lost for the serie...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  12. Are the Jazz really underdogs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Deron Williams: Too good to be an underdog? SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Utah Jazz greet the media at their practice facility in Salt Lake City, each player (and the head coach) stakes out a familiar spot in the gym wher...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  13. The Jazz take control

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Utah's mood: It's up ... and it's good. SALT LAKE CITY -- "Fun" is not exactly a high usage word in Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan's vocabulary, but on Sunday prior to Game 4 between the Jazz and the Nuggets, the plai...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  14. Nuggets-Jazz: notes from practice

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SALT LAKE CITY -- A few themes that emerged Saturday as the Jazz and Nuggets practiced for Game 4: System vs. Soloists The Jazz play a very programmatic brand of basketball. "We run a great system that Coach Sloan and Coach Johnson put in...uhhh...30...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  15. The Jazz surge while the Nuggets look for answers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images The Jazz stand tall. SALT LAKE CITY -- It's not that Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams isn't an emotional player, but during the course of a game, that palette of emotions rarely features a smile. So when he fla...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  16. The Jazz get their reps

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images What's the secret? SALT LAKE CITY -- It's something you hear frequently when talking to people inside the Utah Jazz organization and opponents around the league: Jerry Sloan has been running the same stuff for...

    Blog | April 22, 2010