Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune

Andy Larsen

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Andy:

Andy Larsen: Yes, we can save enough water to preserve the Great Salt Lake. Here’s how.

How do we save enough water to save the Great Salt Lake? A collaborative report from scientists from the University of Utah and Utah State University, along with state officials, tells the tale. → Read More

Damian Lillard wins NBA 3-Point Contest while wearing his Weber State jersey

Damian Lillard paid tribute to Weber State University during the 3-point Shootout. → Read More

Charles Barkley’s unfiltered thoughts on Utah, the Jazz, winter sports, and the psyche of the modern NBA player

Charles Barkley, and the rest of the Inside The NBA team, are always honest. Here's what he said about Salt Lake City, the Utah Jazz, and the current state of the NBA. → Read More

The Triple Team: Shorthanded but fun Jazz team improbably fights back against Grizzlies

This Jazz team continues to surprise and impress, beating expectations. No matter who is on the floor, it's been fun to watch. Plus, a look at Ochai Agbaji and Damian Jones. → Read More

When the NBA comes to town next week, they’re running multiple social and community initiatives

The All-Star Game comes with some community-target perks, too. Here's how the NBA and its sponsors are sending money and spending time around SLC. → Read More

Analyzing Utah Jazz’s trade deadline deal: How much is that Lakers top-4 protected pick worth really?

The Jazz gave up four useful players for a long-term asset. How much is that asset worth? Andy Larsen does the math. → Read More

You sent us your Utah Jazz trade ideas. Here’s what our reporter thinks about them

The Jazz are reportedly one of the league's most active teams on the phones around this year's trade deadline. to break it down, we look at some various fan-suggested trade concepts to see how realistic they are. → Read More

Andy Larsen: How is Utah’s economy doing? Here are three clues.

The University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is partnering with the Tribune, here are three of their economic graphs from their January publication. → Read More

The Triple Team: The Hornets’ random collection of disappointing talent reminds us of what the Jazz could have been

The Jazz walloped the Hornets on Monday night, a blowout that wasn't exactly close. It reminds one that the Jazz could have been in this position, more than half way through the season. Plus, a thought on Gordon Hayward's return. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz, powered by Markkanen’s 28 points on only four field goals, beat Magic 112-108

The Jazz beat the Magic, in large part thanks to Lauri Markkanen's unusual contributions. Just how unusual were they? Plus, a look at Walker Kessler's closeouts, and Rudy Gay's lowlights. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz fans show the world their best, as Utah rallies to beat Donovan Mitchell’s Cavs

Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen was very impressed with Jazz fans in Donovan Mitchell's return to Utah. Plus, Jordan Clarkson's nine points in 37 seconds, and their crucial performance on the glass. → Read More

Andy Larsen: What are the most common New Year’s resolutions? What works? What doesn’t?

New Year's resolutions are a nearly ubiquitous tradition worldwide, but what does the science say about them? Here's the research on how the most common resolutions and how to make them work. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz succumb to 4th-quarter comeback from Warriors. What went wrong with the Jazz’s offense?

The Jazz had the lead against the shorthanded Warriors — and then couldn't buy a bucket. What happened? Then, a look at Collin Sexton's game, and a weird quirk of NBA scorekeeping. → Read More

The Triple Team: Lauri Markkanen’s 38 points lead Jazz to win over Pistons. Is he an All-Star this year?

Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz to another win this season, in a career year for the Finnish star. Is he an All-Star this year? An examination of his competition. That, plus an explanation as to why Rudy Gay is playing. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz get an overtime win over Pelicans with a brilliant clutch performance

The Jazz won another overtime game this season, this time to sweep the Pelicans. What did they do so right? How did Conley, Markkanen, and Kessler make an impact on the floor? → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz snap Pelicans’ 7-game winning streak by playing their best defensive game of the season

The Jazz bested the Pelicans with an awesome defensive poerformance on Tuesday. What did they do well? That, plus a look at offensive rebounding, and a new defensive technique that figures to take the NBA by storm. → Read More

How the Latter-day Saint population has changed over time in Utah’s counties

The U.S. Religion Census shows how LDS Church membership has changed over time — at least, since 1980. How has the number of Latter-day Saints changed in each of the 29 Utah counties? We've compiled the data for you. → Read More

Andy Larsen on doing things the hard way

It never, ever escapes me who my responsibility is to here: you, our readers. It’s your support that makes this work possible, even gratifying. → Read More

Utah Jazz polling fans on future jersey designs

The Utah Jazz are polling fans on new jersey designs this weekend at Vivint Arena. → Read More

The Triple Team: It’s now 8 straight below-average defensive performances for the Jazz. What’s been a consistent problem?

The Jazz have had 8 bad defensive games in a row, and of course, now five losses in a row. What's going on? That, plus what happened with Lauri Markkanen in Chicago, and a note on Udoka Azubuike. → Read More