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  1. Gordon Hayward, Free Agency, and the NBA's Middle Class

    Zach Lowe

    As the world waits on LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, private planes, Vegas meetings, overpriced meals, and mystery pickup games, a few of the league's non-glamour teams are engaging in real and interesting transactions! The headliner is Gordon ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Q&A: Gordon Hayward on Getting Love in Utah and the Chase-Dow...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a predictably tough year for Gordon Hayward, thrust into a no. 1 role on a rebuilding team that let its starting front line walk in exchange for cap space it used on fringe players. Hayward has proven well-rounded, but his shooting has su...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Catching Up With Derrick Favors

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a whirlwind first few years in the NBA for Derrick Favors, who was barely 19 years old when he made his on-court debut. His short career has included being drafted no. 3 overall by the New Joisey Nets; spending his entire rookie year as a...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  4. The Utah Plan: What Derrick Favors's Extension Means for the Jazz...

    Zach Lowe

    Rookie-scale contracts have given teams time to assess talent, but they still have to make bets on very young players, often committing borderline star money to guys who have never worked as anything close to primary options — or who have perha...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  5. Q&A: New Phoenix Head Coach Jeff Hornacek on the Rebuilding Suns ...

    Zach Lowe

    The Suns, by any measure besides championship banners, are one of the most successful franchises in NBA history. They missed the playoffs just seven times from 1975-76 through 2009-10, with 19 50-win seasons in that span. But they've missed the playo...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. Salt Lake Sadness: Playoff-Bound or Not, the Jazz Can't Escape Th...

    Zach Lowe

    The Jazz looked dead after a dispiriting road loss to Dallas two Sundays ago, and it's tempting to write them off again after their defense no-showed (or, alternatively, showed up in its usual form) last night against a very enthusiastic Denver team ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. An Open Letter to Kobe Bryant About His Defense

    Zach Lowe

    Dear Kobe Bryant, In the middle of a playoff chase that has you clinging tenaciously to the no. 8 seed and yapping about how you have to take more control of the team's defensive strategy, why are you doing this? In the 71st game of your 17...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Tyrone Corbin, and the future of the ...

    Zach Lowe

    Utah has a million and one questions. Namely, who's part of its future? Plus: Boogie Cousins problems and the binary reaction to Brandon Knight's posterization.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  9. You're on Notice: The Players to Watch Post-Trade Deadline

    Zach Lowe

    The trade deadline, even a mild one, reshuffles rosters and hints at franchise priorities going forward. The changes and the signals combine to heighten the scrutiny and pressure placed on certain players. Here, we present a list of who — and w...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  10. Q&A: Utah Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin on His Team's Three Bigs

    Zach Lowe

    The Jazz look to be settling in as a solid bottom-four playoff seed in the Western Conference, though with Golden State off to a surprising 17-8 start, making the playoffs at all is no guarantee for the incumbent No. 8 seed. Utah is 14-12 after an ex...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  11. Trade Season: More Potential Names on the NBA Market

    Zach Lowe

    Saturday has come and gone, meaning the majority of free agents who signed with new teams over the summer are now trade-eligible. Last week, Grantland took a look at some of the bigger names on that December 15 eligibility list, including Ryan Anders...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  12. Your Guide to the NBA's All-League Pass Teams

    Zach Lowe

    We all know the Lakers are the single biggest story of the season, with four great players trying to reach an undetermined ceiling within the Princeton offense — and despite an uncertain bench whose only plus defensive big, Jordan Hill, is alre...

    Blog | October 10, 2012