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    that didn't take long!

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    Justin Zanik says team is 100% vaccinated

    There was a bit of happiness and relief as Jazz general manager Justin Zanik announced it: The Utah Jazz are 100% vaccinated.


    With differing COVID-19 protocols from state to state, that means things will be a bit easier as the Jazz begin to navigate the season – and save them potential headaches on road trips to places like New York, San Francisco and others where unvaccinated players may not be able to even play.
    "I think it's every person's choice, but the fact that our players and our coaches and health performance and the entire organization chose to do that to protect each other," Zanik said. "You already know how high character guys are and how much they care about each other. It's a simple gesture between them, as well as their fans and communities. I am proud of them."


    Rudy Gobert said that he took his time before deciding, and "won't judge" any player who chose to not to receive a vaccination. For Joe Ingles, he said it was a bit comforting to be able to go to his family after being in an environment that is "more or less" the safest it can be.
    they're winners already!

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    Derrick Alston probably makes Joe Ingles feel rather old

    The presence of the rookie from Boise State in camp might have one Jazz member feeling a bit old. How so?
    Joe Ingles played against a Derrick Alston as he started his career in Australia, but that was Derrick Altson Sr.
    "Joe's been really great with me because him and my dad played together in Australia," the younger Alston said. "So there's kind of a connection there. So he's been really helping me."

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    https://kslsports.com/468904/utah-ja...training-camp/

    two staright years with less than 20. Is this just COVID related? Can't find enough guys that will vaccinate? You do have a sStars roster to think about as well.

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    https://kslsports.com/468662/24-the-...ke-city-stars/

    However, with a healthy Trent Forrest, Elijah Hughes, Udoka Azubuike, and Justin James, and rookies Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Derrick Alston Jr., the Stars should field a more complete roster than they did last season.
    more complete how? They had plenty of bodies last year. Hopefully better bodies. Forrest for starters

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    https://www.slcdunk.com/2021/9/27/22...-training-camp

    Of all the offseason moves, Rudy Gay’s free agency signing is the only serious candidate for impacting the playoffs.
    hardly. Whiteside or someone needs to when Rudy isn't on the court. BFF. Butler... If Clarkson and Whiteside are out by the playoffs and COTY too it could only be better

    Though as mentioned in the first sentence, we probably shouldn’t expect him to.
    won't change unless there's a coaching change

    Bogie on his offseason. His wrist is healthy and was able to work on his game for 2 months. Expecting to take advantage of mismatches thru some iso play. The injury made it a struggle to find his rhythm early last year.



    Said team had great FA signings and definitely has the best bench in the league. Expects Quin to use to keep everyone fresh.

    had a bench last year and refused to use it

    Rudy on why joined the Jazz: Had played with Mike before; Q talked to him for 30 to 45 minutes on his role with the team; and really liked the culture from what he saw. Wants to be a part of something. Still hungry. Needs a purpose at this stage of his career to keep going.

    3 year guaranteed contract

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    https://www.slcdunk.com/2021/9/26/22...a-jared-butler

    The first thing I’ll be paying attention to is the play of Udoka Azubuike. The Jazz brought in Hassan Whiteside as their backup center and it is likely set, but maybe not in stone. Azubuike was impressive in his first summer league games. He was too much to handle for any opposing summer league center and showed why he garnered the interest of the Jazz’s former general manager, Dennis Lindsey. He still has some polishing to do on his game but if he’s given a fair shot, he could definitely slide into that backup role at some point during the season. The Jazz front office and coaching staff have obviously not been on the same page for years now and so seeing Udoka thrive would be a welcome sign for a coaching staff that hasn’t successfully developed a drafted player since Donovan Mitchell.
    ideally by the trade deadline he makes Hassan expendable

    This is another matchup around the edges of the Jazz roster that should be a fun one. Trent Forrest was fantastic in summer league. It was clear he was beyond the talent level of the other players on the floor pretty quickly. The only issue was still the 3-point shot. If he can get that to fall with more regularity, and he may never do that, he has a chance to be a very nice NBA rotation player. The player he’ll be competing against will definitely be Jared Butler.
    Oni?

    Butler comes in as a steal in the draft. Questions about his health lead to him dropping but he was slated as a late lottery pick/late first round pick in most mock drafts. If he’s healthy, Butler looks to be a very nice option for the Jazz as a third guard. He can handle the ball, drive and shoot it (47% FG and 41.6% 3PT in college). He’s also got good size at the position at 6’3.75” with shoes. Theoretically, he’s the perfect player to play off of Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley. The only issue is we haven’t seen it. Butler was held out of summer league and it would have been nice to see what he can do. Training camp will be the first time we hear how Butler fits on an NBA court against NBA talent. The Jazz will likely always give Butler the edge because of his talent level, but he needs to outplay Forrest to solidify any sort of solid rotation minutes. If he’s as good as so many draft experts said, that should be no problem.
    don't see how outplaying a non rotation player gets you rotation minutes? The perfect player opposite Conley/Mitchell would have size like O'Neale or Ingles

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    https://thejnotes.com/2021/09/27/uta...nings-history/

    Young NBA fans may know Bell primarily for his podcast work at The Ringer. Without question, Bell is an insightful and engaging NBA analyst, but he also had a productive NBA career worth remembering.
    Another guy Sloan loved too much

    Bogdanovic and his elite floor-spacing was a huge component of the formula that led to the Jazz’s immense regular season success. He can hardly be blamed for the team’s second round playoff collapse either, as he averaged 18.1 points per game while shooting an even-more-impressive 46.1% from deep on 6.9 attempts per game in last season’s playoffs.
    D was there problem so plenty of blame to go around

    He’s a perfect fit for this roster, and if the Jazz can make-good on their championship aspirations over the course of his tenure with the squad, he may end up looking better than the fourth-best free agency signing in franchise history.
    the perfect fit would play the 4 so O'Neale doesn't have to

    Green didn’t project as an All-Star caliber player when the Jazz acquired him through free agency that year. He was the 16th overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft. He spent a single season with the Golden State Warriors before moving on to the Detroit Pistons, where he also only stuck for a year.
    wouldn't exactly call him a free agent. He was playing in the CBA so technically he was but

    He was statistically underwhelming at both of those stops, and that trend actually carried over into Salt Lake City for a season. In Green’s first season with the Utah Jazz he produced a solid, but underwhelming 9.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
    you get a guy from the minors and he puts up those numbers you aren't underwhelmed

    It’s hard to say what happened to Green over the 1980 offseason. If the Utah Jazz could mine history and figure out what it was, they’d bottle it, store it and give it to every player on their roster.
    he was a high draft pick who finally figured it out and got a chance to play on a crappy team. Not much to figure out

    That’s pretty good for a team featuring a guy who’d projected as a career backup running the point.
    1st round pick who was out of the league. Career backup?

    Given his aforementioned floor-spacing, that’s an impressive, modernized shot profile that any coach would be happy with in 2020-21. It’s enough to qualify Okur as the second-best free agency signing in Utah Jazz history.
    if we're using Green who I wouldn't he's first

    Boozer was an All-Star for the Utah Jazz that season, as well as the following one. Furthermore, his individual accomplishments translated into team success. In particular, 2006-07 was one of the finest seasons in Utah Jazz history, as the team finished with a 51-31 record and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
    too bad his backup was the better player

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    https://thejnotes.com/2021/09/26/uta...every-starter/

    Here, we’re predicting a modest increase in Mitchell’s scoring output that is born purely out of his improvement as a player. We’re also anticipating a more significant increase in his assists per game. An improvement in that area would take Mitchell’s game to the next level: players who are a threat to both score and set-up teammates are more difficult to predict. Mitchell’s 5.2 per night were already a reasonably impressive figure from an off-guard, and he has the general offensive talent to increase that output.
    that's what they need but of course he hasn't mentioned passing more

    Like any NBA player, Bogdanovic’s play and statistics will inevitably regress at some point. The gamble here is that it won’t happen this season.
    hopefully he ends up as 6th man and his stats plummet!

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    https://www.ksl.com/article/50250620...s-so-important

    The Jazz announced a lot of moves throughout the organization Monday, with the major ones being that assistant general David Morway had stepped into an advisory role and vice president of performance health care Mike Elliott had left the organization. But even with those changes, Zanik's proclamation was the biggest news that came out of Monday's media day.
    3 gm's now advisors? Is O'Conner still and advisor? Dell Demps back to the front office?

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