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The Downbeat

The Downbeat

In measured music, the downbeat is the first impulse that can be heard in the beginning. It is the strongest part of the rhythm. At SLC Dunk, The Downbeat is the first story of the weekday. It's to jump start your Jazz fandom before work, school, or a long day watching the kids.

Potential Utah Jazz trade targets: Marcus Smart, Harrison Barnes, and more.

If the Jazz were to make a midseason trade, who could they target?

Rudy Gobert’s strong start, Jordan Clarkson’s slump, and much more: The Utah Jazz’s season, thus far

A review of the Utah Jazz’s season, three weeks in.

Shooters shoot, and Jordan Clarkson does just that

In the thick of his worst shooting slump as a Jazzman, Jordan Clarkson rose from the ashes and did what he does best; shoot the basketball

Now is the time for Jared Butler to be getting minutes (especially as an injury fill-in)

Get him up to speed now, or regret it later

Could Rudy Gobert be a legitimate MVP candidate?

As of right now, it doesn’t seem too crazy

Jazz efficiency advantage an early season bright spot

Earning a nightly advantage in shooting efficiency is the best avenue for pursuing the league’s best record and the Jazz are doing it splendidly

The Utah Jazz have a (good) problem coming soon

Is there such a thing as too much depth? (Spoiler: no)

When will we get the Jared Butler game?

The rookie is working with limited minutes, but hasn’t been able to take advantage quite yet.

Is the Utah Jazz defense changing?

The Jazz are showing a few new things on defense this year. Will they last?

Better days ahead for Jazz shooting

Utah’s abysmal shooting to start the year should be turning around but their upcoming matchups and history give some indication it might take another game

The Bojan Bogdanović Experience

When playing well, Bojan is phenomenal. The question is, which version of him will you get?

5 Takeaways from the Jazz’s Opening Night Win

What did we learn from game 1/82?

NBA Offseason Roundup

With the season just around the corner, we take a look at what happened around the NBA since we last watched

Will this be the year Rudy Gobert makes a three-pointer?

History might be in the making this season as Rudy Gobert’s jump-shot looks cleaner and cleaner by the day

What a regional sports specialized streaming service would look like for the Utah Jazz

There’s a lot of pessimism facing Jazz fans for wanting a specialized streaming service for the Jazz but we break down how reality is on their side

What are the NBA comps for Jared Butler?

Fans witnessed why Jared Butler was highly thought of ahead of the draft and realized why some are calling him the steal of the draft

What we want to hear and see out of Utah Jazz media day and training camp

Media day and training camp are exciting milestones for the return of Utah Jazz basketball and our first look into what this year’s team could do.

This Season is Make-or-Break for Multiple Jazz Players

Time is a luxury in the NBA. Some Jazz players are running out of it.

2021 Utah Jazz Player Profile: Udoka Azubuike

The big man looked dominant in the summer league. How could he fare in the big league?

Are the Utah Jazz Rebranding?

Photos of a new paint job in the Jazz training facility hint at a possible rebrand

Opportunity abounds for the Utah Jazz in scoring volume

A deficit in scoring volume over the past couple seasons is shaping up to be one of Utah’s biggest opportunities for 2021-22

Utah Jazz: What If...?

Seemingly small events can have lasting changes. What alternate Utah Jazz realities might exist?

Which Jazz player will breakout this season?

Even with an aging roster, the Jazz have multiple players who could take a big step this year.

2021 Utah Jazz Player Profile: Royce O’Neale

How important is Royce O’Neale for the Utah Jazz?

6 Jazz games you’ll want to attend this season

With an excellent Jazz team returning for the 2021-22 season, here are 6 games to attend this season and make your memories of the year

What should you expect from Joe Ingles this season?

Entering his 8th season, Ingles still has a big role on the Jazz

Current Jazz players and franchise records

Taking stock of current Jazz players and their movement on franchise leaderboards

Can Donovan Mitchell make a run at MVP this season?

If the Jazz can stay near the top of the NBA, and Mitchell makes another jump, it just might happen.

Is Rudy Gobert on pace to be the greatest French basketball player of all time?

Rudy Gobert’s resume through age 28 is rivaled only by fellow countryman Tony Parker; the two will undoubtedly be debated heavily in the coming years as France’s best ever ball player

What Can We Take Away From the Utah Jazz’s Summer League So Far?

It’s time to overreact to some meaningless basketball!

The Value of Mike Conley

Why you should be thrilled about Mike Conley’s contract

The Utah Jazz have Wasted an Embarrassing Amount of Assets on Backup Center

Yet it still looks like a position of weakness


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