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Recent articles by Andy:

The NBA’s trade deadline is less than a month away. Here are 4 trade ideas for the Utah Jazz to consider

The Jazz, it seems, could use a little bit of a shakeup. What could they get done? Here are four trade ideas — not real-life rumors, but just concepts — for Jazz fans to consider. → Read More

Andy Larsen: What you need to know to wade through this omicron wave

Omicron is spiking in Utah. Here are data columnist Andy Larsen's predictions for how bad this wave could get, notes on scientists recent findings about the virus, and some tips for taking and finding COVID tests. → Read More

Joe Ingles becomes first Utah Jazz player to enter COVID protocols this season

Joe Ingles became the first Jazz player to enter in COVID health and safety protocols on Tuesday. → Read More

Reports: Utah Jazz trade wing Miye Oni to Oklahoma City Thunder to save on luxury tax payments

The Jazz traded Miye Oni to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday in a move that will save the team millions in luxury tax payments. → Read More

The Triple Team: In a foul-laden and strange Christmas game, the Jazz come out on top over Mavericks

The game set a new season-high for free throws in a game this year — but the Jazz came out of it with a win anyway. On Joe Ingles' defense, three players who have been consistent for the Jazz this season, and fouling too much. → Read More

Hassan Whiteside’s truck, Big Shirley, is the Utah Jazz’s biggest kid’s new favorite toy

Hassan Whiteside's truck is a passion project for the new Jazz center — and also earns a lot of attention on Utah roads. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz’s Achilles’ heel strikes again, as they can’t defend scoring guards. What can they do about it?

The Jazz can't defend small guards — we've seen it in the playoffs, and we saw it Saturday night. What should they do about it? In addition, a look at the Jazz's fizzling last-second plays. → Read More

We’re getting real-world data on what to expect from omicron. Andy Larsen offers a road map for Utahns.

We're now getting real-world data on what omicron has done to countries overseas — and with it, more information on what it will do to us here at home. Data columnist Andy Larsen investigates. → Read More

Utah Jazz add longtime NBA exec Danny Ainge to front office

Just six months after a front-office shake-up with the Utah Jazz, owner Ryan Smith is bringing in friend and former Celtics GM Danny Ainge to oversee the Jazz's basketball operations. → Read More

Andy Larsen: How my role at The Tribune has changed

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifted the reporting of Andy Larsen. → Read More

The Triple Team: Jazz ‘play with the pass’ in promising win over the Pelicans

The Jazz played to their potential on Saturday after a poor game the night before. Why? Well, they came out with a mission: pass the ball, get each other involved, lose the egos, and work for each other. It worked. → Read More

Andy Larsen: How has UTA ridership changed during the pandemic, and how much has it recovered?

UTA's ridership has seen big decreases since the beginning of the pandemic — trains and buses alike. How many fewer riders are using Utah's public transit, and are there trends in that data based on location? → Read More

Joe Ingles, Donovan Mitchell promise to Izzy Tichenor’s mother: “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell were outraged by the story of 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor, a Black Davis School District student with autism who committed suicide after being bullied. They say they vow to create change in her community. → Read More

Rudy Gobert’s style of play means he isn’t usually in the limelight, but his impact is still appreciated

Rudy Gobert is putting up some of the best box-score stats of his career, putting him in lofty statistical company. But what does his coach think about his impact on the floor? → Read More

Without Donovan Mitchell available due to ankle injury, Jordan Clarkson steps up and carries offensive load

Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell was ruled out of the Jazz's game against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night, but the injury is considered a minor one. → Read More

Utah Jazz have a decision to make: should they pick up Udoka Azubuike’s option?

The Jazz have to make a decision on Udoka Azubuike's third-year option by Monday. What are the pros and cons of keeping 'Dok? → Read More

Owner Ryan Smith confirms the Utah Jazz brand is getting a new look

Ryan Smith explained some of what the Jazz are trying to do with a slowly-rolling out redesign of the team's colors and logos at the Silicon Slopes conference on Wednesday. → Read More

Former second-round pick Jarrell Brantley waived by Utah Jazz

Jazz fan-favorite forward Jarrell Brantley was waived by the team on Thursday. → Read More

Andy Larsen: Are you ready for some football? And are you safe at games? Here’s what we know.

Football season is around the corner, and many readers are wondering if games are safe to attend. Others wonder about the impact games could have on cases in our community. Tribune data columnist Andy Larsen looks at the research, from here and abroad. → Read More

The Triple Team: Unlocking Udoka Azubuike’s innate talents; Jarrell Brantley’s summer league struggles

The Jazz lost their first summer league game on Sunday afternoon. What do Udoka Azubuike and Jarrell Brantley need to improve on? → Read More