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Past articles by Eric:

Utah Jazz trade deadline roundup: Vanderbilt, Olynyk, Toppin

With the trade deadline coming Thursday, the Utah Jazz are once again in the thick of many rumors making their way around the NBA. Here are a handful or two of theoretical deals they’re tied to. → Read More

Ex-Jazz star Adrian Dantley makes a long-time-coming return to Utah

Adrian Dantley, the Utah Jazz's former franchise centerpiece-turned-pariah, made a pre-All-Star weekend appearance Saturday night for the organization he’s on good terms with now, and recalled some of his better times here. → Read More

Can Will Hardy still dunk? What about Mike Conley?

In the latest "How ’Bout This Jazz" newsletter edition, Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy and point guard Mike Conley discuss whether they’ve still got enough hops to throw down a dunk. Plus, another — more serious — free-throw game comes to practice. → Read More

As the World Cup continues, a few members of the Utah Jazz reveal their soccer backgrounds

As the World Cup enters the knockout rounds, Utah Jazz coach Will Hardy and rookie center Walker Kessler reveal their respective soccer backgrounds → Read More

Utah Jazz’s lineup experimentation pays off late in win vs. Suns

Utah Jazz rookie coach Will Hardy's lineup experimentation paid dividends in Friday's win over the Suns, as his gamble in sacrificing some size and rebounding late in order to maximize defensive switchability vs. Devin Booker and to utilize Malik Beasley’s floor-spacing paid off. → Read More

Mike Conley helped prepare Collin Sexton for Collin Sexton to fill in for Mike Conley

With veteran point guard Mike Conley sitting out Saturday, understudy Collin Sexton made his first start in the Utah Jazz's win over the Grizzlies. The duo have been working together behind the scenes to get the “Young Bull” prepared for a bigger role. → Read More

Why did the Utah Jazz get blown out Friday? Not enough chaos

While execution remains important, several members of the Utah Jazz said the team is at its best when players are playing fast and loose and instinctually, wreaking some havoc — none of which they did in Friday's loss vs. the Nuggets. → Read More

Utah Jazz rookie Simone Fontecchio finally gets his shot — and uses it to take nine of them

After playing all of 1 minute, 4 seconds before Monday night, 26-year-old rookie Simone Fontecchio got his first extended stretch for the Utah Jazz and played very well, dropping in 13 points in less than 16 minutes. → Read More

Utah Jazz GM Justin Zanik gets multiyear extension

Despite the Utah Jazz's recent playoff failures, management decides that General Manager Justin Zanik is the right man to continue the massive rebuild it is undertaking, giving him a multiyear contract extension Tuesday. → Read More

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith reportedly has ‘no intentions’ of trading Jordan Clarkson

A report from The Athletic said Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith doesn't want to part with Jordan Clarkson. With the team needing to unload several more guaranteed contracts, could trading the former Sixth Man of the Year really be totally off the table on the owner’s say-so? → Read More

Are Bojan Bogdanovic, Mike Conley, and Jordan Clarkson next to be traded? Where the Utah Jazz vets might land

With the Utah Jazz tearing it down, will Bojan Bogdanovic, Mike Conley, and Jordan Clarkson be the next to go? And if they are, what can the Jazz get in return? → Read More

Another pro team in Utah? Smith Entertainment Group brings in new investors with that plan in mind.

Smith Entertainment Group, the parent company of the Utah Jazz and an investor in Real Salt Lake, is selling a minority stake to private equity group Arctos Sports Partners with the intention of partnering to bring a third professional sports franchise to Utah. → Read More

Ex-Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles’ Salt Lake City house goes up for sale for $3.5M

Former Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles has put his Salt Lake City house up for sale. The asking price for the six-bedroom, five and a half-bathroom property with a custom Utah Jazz sport court is $3.5 million. → Read More

Utah Jazz signing veteran forward Paris Bass, according to report

Paris Bass, a well-traveled, soon-to-be 27-year-old forward who has played in the G League, extensively overseas, and exactly two NBA games, has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz. → Read More

Patrick Beverley highlights Utah Jazz’s holding pattern

Patrick Beverley, acquired in the Rudy Gobert trade, was asked about playing for the Utah Jazz and said he wants to see what the team looks like “when the dust clears” — which means he’s curious, like everyone else, about what’s going to happen with Donovan Mitchell. → Read More

What would a Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz trade even look like?

A report has the Utah Jazz acting as a potential facilitator in getting ex-MVP Russell Westbrook off the Lakers’ roster, but making a deal with Los Angeles’ front office would require a bit of work from both sides. Here's a look at what it would take. → Read More

With a potential Donovan Mitchell deal looming, what are the biggest trades in Utah Jazz history?

With Rudy Gobert gone and Donovan Mitchell also likely on the move, we revisit some of the biggest trades in Utah Jazz history to provide some contet on the scope of the deals. → Read More

Rudy Gobert’s replacement? ‘Big nerd’ Walker Kessler aims to fill some big shoes with the Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz rookie center Walker Kessler has many of the same attributes as Rudy Gobert — a drop-big, shot-blocking menace with limited post moves — but is also bringing his own unique attributes and personality to the table. → Read More

Utah Jazz waive Juancho Hernangomez, as roster reshaping continues

The Utah Jazz waived forward Juancho Hernangomez on Thursday. → Read More

What the Utah Jazz are saying about Will Hardy now that the hire is official

The Utah Jazz officially announce the hiring of 34-year-old Will Hardy as the team's new head coach. → Read More