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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.

Why fans shouldn’t just pay attention to the Jazz down the stretch

With Utah wrapping up the #1 seed with each passing game, fans should begin paying attention to the likely play-in tournament candidates

A look at the Utah Jazz playoff picture

With the NBA Playoffs just 51 days away, a look at the Jazz’s likely opponents and their path to the NBA Finals

Utah Jazz need to consider resting players down the stretch

Fresh legs often win in the playoffs and Utah is at risk of not having that

Donovan Mitchell should be in the MVP conversation

And it’s a joke that he’s not

Are “All-NBA” honors in the cards for Donovan Mitchell?

Donovan Mitchell’s tear since the All-Star break is putting him in serious contention for his first career All-NBA selection

Jazz stay quiet at trade deadline, will make a run at title with current squad

No big trades, no big news - just vibes, and hopefully a deep playoff run

Joe Ingles and fine wine; you get the idea

Joe Ingles must be connoisseur of all things that better with age as he puts together the best season of his career at age 33

The Utah Jazz need to feast on their upcoming schedule

Approaching the softest part of their remaining games, Jazz need to distance themselves in the Western Conference.

A Utah Jazz March Madness Bracket

Oil and water don’t mix; neither should Mitchell and Clarkson

As dynamic and fun as you’d think a Mitchell-Clarkson backcourt would be, the data shows such lineups are killing the defense

Rudy Gobert, Covid, and the historic NBA shutdown one year later

A look back at one of the craziest moments in NBA history

Should the Utah Jazz be Active in the Buyout Market?

Utah Jazz belong at All-Star Weekend

All-Star weekend is better when the Jazz and its history are a part of the action

Jazz enter All-Stear break with a new sense of motivation

The way the Jazz reacted to last night’s tough loss shows that they are anything but complacent heading into the All-Star break.

Should the Utah Jazz be Looking to Make a Move?

The trade deadline is fast approaching

Common themes from Jazz’s 7 losses

As we near the season’s half-way point, let’s reflect on common lesson’s to be learned from Utah’s 7 losses

Mike Conley: The All-Star that never was

After missing out on another All-Star selection, a look back at his amazing underrated career, and a look forward to the ultimate goal of an NBA championship.

Jazz are looking like a historically dangerous team

As Utah closes the first half of the season, a look at their nightly shooting advantage indicates the Jazz are a very dangerous team

The Utah Jazz are not the ‘14 Hawks, ‘13 Spurs, or ‘03 Pistons, they’re JAZZ

The 2020-2021 Utah Jazz are riffing on classic teams’ melodies from the past.

The Utah Jazz can win in many ways

And they are here to stay atop the West

The evolution of Donovan Mitchell as a passer

Spida’s web-slinging highlights are just scratching the surface of the massive improvement in passing he’s made over his short career

Are the Utah Jazz WCF favorites?

New ESPN BPI model gives Jazz 51% chance to reach WCF

With Conley out, Point Donovan has been unleashed

63 points, 20 assists in two games is...a lot like the rest of the times Mitchell has started at PG.

Are the 2021 Utah Jazz like the 2015 Atlanta Hawks?

Hopefully the end result will be a little different

Is it time to give up on Donovan Mitchell’s defense?

Donovan’s defense is declining at a nearly inverse rate as he comments on his personal defensive improvement

Could Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley, and Royce O’Neale make the All-Defensive Team?

Could the Utah Jazz get three All-Stars?

The Jazz’s big three might make history

2006-2007 Utah Jazz vs the 2020-2021 Utah Jazz

This could be a special season

A look at the Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets matchup; the good, the bad, the ugly

The more the Jazz play the Nuggets, the more it looks like good news, bad news

The Utah Jazz are dominating the NBA

After a 10-game winning streak, the Jazz find themselves with the best record in the league

Bojan needs to join the Jazz party

The Jazz are off to one of their best starts in history, but Bogey is off to one of his worst.

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Jordan Clarkson isn’t your average 6th Man of the Year

And the reward is his to lose

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