Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune

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Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Andy:

How will the Utah Jazz approach the luxury tax in 2022-23? Juancho Hernangomez’s future may tell the tale

The Jazz's luxury tax situation is likely to have a big impact on what the Jazz do this offseason in free agency. Will they guarantee Juancho Hernangomez's salary, or use the mid-level exception? → Read More

Andy Larsen: Short-term blip or longer trend? Surveys shed light on the LDS Church membership stagnation.

How do LDS Church membership changes over the past decade compare to those of other religions? Andy Larsen investigates. → Read More

Body of drowned 14-year-old kayaker found in Newcastle Reservoir

Underwater drones and sonar devices were used to find the body of a 14-year-old who drowned Saturday at Newcastle Reservoir, near Cedar City. → Read More

If the Utah Jazz decide to reset, what could they get for Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell?

There's widespread speculation that the Jazz could trade Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert this offseason — if they did, what could the Jazz get back? → Read More

The Triple Team: What were the issues at the heart of a disappointing 2021-22 Utah Jazz season?

The issues that the Jazz showed in their series vs. the Mavericks were mostly old news — but some were surprising. What happened there? And eulogizing one of the most disappointing Jazz seasons in memory. → Read More

Report: Mavericks’ Luka Doncic “expected to miss” Game 1 vs. Jazz, team says he hasn’t been ruled out

Early reports indicate that Luka Doncic is expected to miss Game 1 of the Jazz's series vs. the Mavericks. → Read More

5 on-court factors that will decide the Jazz and Mavericks’ Round 1 playoff matchup

According to oddsmakers, the Jazz and Mavericks series is nearly a toss-up. What do the Jazz need to do in order to win the series? Here are five key factors to watch. → Read More

Will Luka Doncic play in Game 1? Reading the tea leaves on Dallas Mavericks star’s calf injury

Will Mavericks star Luka Doncic be available for Game 1 against the Jazz on Sunday? Here's everything we know right now. → Read More

The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell falters down the stretch, again. Can or should he change his late-game approach?

Things aren't great in Jazzland: they lost another 4th quarter lead. It wasn't surprising. A dive into Donovan Mitchell's performance in 4th quarters recently, and what he had to say about it. → Read More

The Triple Team: The Jazz lost another 20-point lead, as Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell can’t connect on court vs. Warriors

The Jazz had a big lead against the Golden State Warriors. Naturally, and predictably, they lost it. What happened, who's to blame, and where is the relationship between the team's two best players? → Read More

The Triple Team: Rudy Gobert gets going in the paint; Rudy Gay gets his first DNP-CD

The Jazz snapped their 5-game losing streak against a weak Lakers team. It was a tale of two Rudys: Rudy Gobert got going, while Rudy Gay got benched. → Read More

Surrounded by friends, family and rumors in New York, Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell focuses on present

Donovan Mitchell visited New York for the only time this season, prompting cheers from legitimate well-wishers and those who want to see him play closer to home. Is there fire behind the smoke? → Read More

The Triple Team: Donovan Mitchell sets a new career high in threes. Is he one of the NBA’s best shooters?

Donovan Mitchell had a career high with nine 3-point shots in the game, including seven in the third quarter alone. Exploring his 3-point growth, Jordan Clarkson's responsible scoring, and the Jazz's deep bench options being stronger than last year. → Read More

The Triple Team: Is Donovan Mitchell clutch? Answering that and more after loss vs. Bucks

Looking at the data: is Donovan Mitchell especially clutch or unclutch? We examine after a rough 4Q for the Jazz star. That, plus the rim protection of Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside, and the Jazz's place in the standings. → Read More

The Triple Team: With LoveLoud, the Utah Jazz truly embrace Pride Night at Vivint Arena

The Jazz blew out one of the worst NBA team's I've ever seen come through Vivint. Rudy Gobert dominates in these circumstances. Meanwhile, teaching fans about Portland's Keljin Blevins, and some thoughts on the team's first real go at a Pride Night. → Read More

The Triple Team: If you were Quin Snyder, how would you defend Luka Doncic pick and rolls?

I want you to put yourself in the shoes of Jazz head coach Quin Snyder. You're asked to put together a game plan to defend Luka Doncic in pick and rolls. How would you do it? That, plus thoughts on Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz lose another big lead in the 4th quarter. Is this team mentally tough enough to contend?

The Jazz let another big lead slip late in a fourth quarter. What does that say about their mental toughness? And what needs to change? → Read More

Jazz, Vivint Arena to no longer require vaccination or negative test

The Utah Jazz and Vivint Arena announced that the team will no longer require vaccination or a negative test for attendance at Jazz games and other selected arena events. → Read More

Utah Jazz trade Joe Ingles, receive Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Juancho Hernangomez

The Jazz completed a trade on Wednesday, sending away Joe Ingles' contract for two younger pieces. → Read More

These 3 players have been mentioned in trade rumors. How might they fit the Utah Jazz?

Three NBA players have been recently mentioned in trade rumors with the Jazz. What are the pros and cons of those deals, and how could they unfold? → Read More