Weekly Run: Impressions from Jazz preseason and training camp
On this episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden discuss what we've learned after a couple of games of preseason. It’s time to report what we’ve learned from speaking to the players and coaches about the Jazz’s strategic goals for the season; and the roster guys being given a chance in the second half of games so far.
Dec 17, 2020
Weekly Run: Jordan Clarkson, Derrick Favors, Udoka Azubuike, & the Jazz's nearly-complete offseason
On this episode of the Weekly Run, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen talk about what happened on the first night of free agency, with Jordan Clarkson and Derrick Favors both returning to Utah. We also discuss the Jazz's draft night, adding Udoka Azubuike and Elijah Hughes.
Nov 21, 2020
Weekly Run: Breaking down NBA Draft prospects in Jazz's range, reacting to Western Conference trades
On this episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden try out their at-home podcast mics for the first time to bring you some breakdown and analysis of the prospects that might be considered by the Jazz at the No. 23 pick. We also talk briefly about the trades in the NBA that happened on Monday pre-draft.
Nov 18, 2020
Weekly Run: Jazz season in review, offseason possibilities, Quin Snyder article
On this episode of the Weekly Run, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen are back to talk about the Jazz. We open the show by talking about the controversial Quin Snyder/Burgess Owens article. Then, we dig into what happened this season, how the Jazz fell short of expectations, and how to improve the team moving forward.
Sep 17, 2020
Weekly Run: Coronavirus concerns, state of Jazz O and D, on the nuance of Jazz fans
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, we talk about the Jazz rebounding with a winning streak, before losing to the Toronto Raptors. How much of the streak was opponent strength? What is the state of the Jazz's offense and defense? Finally, we talk about Jazz fans in relation to their NBA counterparts.
Mar 11, 2020
Weekly Run: Uh oh, are the Jazz in trouble? Discussing it all after loss to Suns
On this week's Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden discuss the nightmare three losses from the Jazz, and who or what is to blame. We go through the six top players on the roster, the coaching staff, the front office, everything. Depressing? Maybe. Cathartic? Also maybe.
Feb 26, 2020
Weekly Run: No Jazz trades, but plenty around the league, Jazz lose 5 straight
The Jazz have lost five straight, putting pessimism and gloomy attitudes in the souls of Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writers Andy Larsen and Eric Walden. We begin by discussing that the Jazz didn’t make any trades, and explain why. (Spoiler alert: they couldn’t, really.) We talk about some of the other trades around the league that might have impacted the Jazz, and see if they could have slithered their way into those discussions. (Spoiler alert: Again, not really.) Finally, we talk about the causes of the 5-game losing streak, and whether a bad stretch now portends doom later.
Feb 07, 2020
Weekly Run: Kobe's legacy, Jazz lose to Rockets again, will All-Stars be snubbed?
On this episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden look at three topics. First, we talk about Kobe Bryant’s death, his impact, his legacy, and how to mourn. Then, we talk about the Jazz’s loss to the Houston Rockets. What happened, and is it indicative of larger issues? Finally, Andy worries that the Jazz won’t get adequate All-Star representation, while Eric reassures Andy that Rudy Gobert and probably Donovan Mitchell will make the All-Star game.
On this week's episode, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden open by talking about Eric's love for bad rock-and-roll jackets. Then, we talk about the still-hot Jazz. Mike Conley has returned and looked good, what's happening with the rotation? We talk about Royce O'Neale's new deal. Finally, we minimize expectations for the trade deadline... a deal could be done, but it's unlikely to be a big one.
Jan 21, 2020
Weekly Run: UtahJazz.com's JP Chunga tells some behind-the-scenes stories of the Jazz winning streak
With Andy B. Larsen finishing up his road trip in New Orleans, co-host Eric Walden enlists the help of former ESPN700 host/producer and now UtahJazz.com employee JP Chunga to fill in. JP talks about how he and the Jazz's social media team have helped to bring the team's biggest moments to the masses this season, and how they're pushing Donovan and Rudy's All-Star campaigns.
Jan 16, 2020
Weekly Run: Jazz 12-1 in their last 13. Are they for real? And what happens when Conley comes back?
Sweet success.That’s what the Jazz have tasted over the last 13 games, having won 12 of those including the last seven straight. But what does that say about the team? And what will happen when Mike Conley comes back?Hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden discuss whether or not there’s enough national attention on small market teams to open the podcast, before discussing, you know, the local small market team.
Jan 09, 2020
The Weekly Run: Jazz 8-1 in their last 9, thanks to boosts from three players in particular
The Jazz are on a roll. Sure, it’s been against mostly sub-.500 teams, but winning eight of their last nine games is nothing to scoff at, either. How real is this trend, and how can they make sure it continues when the schedule does turn — albeit not for a couple more weeks?We talk about three players that have been at the forefront of the good play: Jordan Clarkson, Donovan Mitchell, and Joe Ingles. Why have they helped so much so recently?
Jan 01, 2020
The Weekly Run: Jazz trade Dante Exum for Jordan Clarkson, waive Jeff Green
On this week's episode, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden break down the Jazz's two surprising personnel moves. What will Jordan Clarkson bring? Why does it help the Jazz to move on from Dante Exum? Why was Jeff Green waived among all of the available options. How good is Rayjon Tucker? Finally, who of the Jazz's bench guys 11-17 will make the biggest impact? We talk about all that and more on this week's show!
Dec 26, 2019
Weekly Run: Tony Jones joins to talk decade of Jazz basketball, Mike Conley's return
On this week's Weekly Run, former TribJazz and current The Athletic Jazz beat writer Tony Jones joins the show. We talk about Tony's workout with the team on Monday, before getting to the topic du jour: remembering the last decade of Jazz basketball. Then, a discussion of what Mike Conley's return will mean for the Jazz.
Dec 16, 2019
Weekly Run: The 4 Stars Index and the Jazz winning in multiple ways
On this week's edition of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden talk about a 4-0 Jazz stretch. We introduce the idea that you can tell how likely the Jazz are to win a game by counting how many of Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Rudy Gobert are having a good game. We also talk about Eric's Kurtis Blow interview, the bench, and much more.
Nov 14, 2019
Weekly Run: Donovan's third-year jump, Gobert wants the ball more
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen talk about Donovan Mitchell's third-year jump, Rudy Gobert's request for the ball more, and a check in on the early season starts for the new guys: Mike Conley, Ed Davis, Jeff Green, and even how semi-new guy Tony Bradley is doing.
Nov 08, 2019
The Weekly Run: On Conley's struggles, Bogdanovic's strengths, and where the Jazz are after 4 games
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden talk about the team after the first week of the regular season. They're the best defensive team in the league and struggling offensively. Conley's struggling, Bojan is rocking. What will continue? We talk about all that and more on this week's episode!
Oct 29, 2019
The Weekly Run: Notes on the Jazz's roster a few days into training camp
Hosts Eric Walden and Andy Larsen are back in the same nation for the first time in months, which means it's Weekly Run time! On the first week back, we go down the Jazz's roster to talk about where they are in training camp, some early impressions on their role, and what we've heard about each of them. Notes on Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Bojan Bogdanovic, and many more.
Oct 03, 2019
Weekly Run: Tony Jones on Donovan with Team USA, reasons for Jazz optimism, and parenting life hacks
With BLarsen still on vacation, Eric Walden brings in former TribJazz-turned-Athletic reporter Tony Jones for hosting help this week. And, in true TJ fashion, the conversation goes off the rails pretty quickly, including such topics as pitting his daughters against one another, addressing the criticism of Donovan Mitchell's play with Team USA, what Jazz fans should be excited about this season, and the absolute worst attempt at an embarrassing Andy story you've ever heard.
Aug 29, 2019
Weekly Run: Jazz social media manager Angie Treasure, on managing the Jazz's social media
With BLarsen on vacation, Eric Walden recruits Utah Jazz social media manager Angie Treasure to be the special guest host, and to discuss all the aspects of she brings team content to the ever-growing masses.
Aug 21, 2019
Weekly Run: Andy and Eric break down the Jazz's schedule release
On this episode of the Weekly Run, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen break down the Jazz's schedule. Where are the tough parts? Will the beginning of the schedule kill them? What are the best road trips? Where should the Jazz pick up wins? That, plus talk on the first week of Donovan Mitchell's Team USA experience.
Aug 12, 2019
Weekly Run: The key and not-so-key Jazz additions
On this week's episode, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden get into all the new players the Jazz have added this summer, from the big ones such as Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic, to the guys who'll be battling it out for the Nos. 13-15 spots on the roster.
Jul 18, 2019
Weekly Run: The Favors decision, who else is available in FA, 2nd round picks
Eric Walden and Andy Larsen on Derrick Favors' approach to free agency, who the Jazz could get for that $18M, and our impressions of the 2nd round picks' press conference Thursday.
Jun 27, 2019
Weekly Run: Is Mike Conley again a possibility? More draft prospect thoughts
This week's episode was recorded as Mike Conley speculation heated up: will the Jazz complete the trade for the Memphis PG this time? Meanwhile, we talk about other draft prospects who worked for for the Jazz in the last two Saturdays.
Jun 17, 2019
Weekly Run: Each NBA Draft top prospect that's visited Utah so far, DLo and Tobias
On this week's episode, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden break down the top prospects that the Jazz have had in for pre-draft workouts so far. Do we like Admiral Schofield or KZ Okpala? Etc. Then, we talk briefly about the possibility of the Jazz signing DeAngelo Russell or Tobias Harris.
Jun 05, 2019
Weekly Run: Lottery reaction (and how it impacts the Jazz) + FA rules
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden talk about the just-finished draft lottery. What will the Pellies do? Does Memphis' No. 2 selection open up Mike Conley or Delon Wright as potential targets? Then in response to listener questions, we clarify the rules of the salary cap, including what the Jazz cannot do.
May 15, 2019
Weekly Run: Was Jazz season a success, and what needs to come to take strides forward?
On this week's episode, after Eric Walden tries to play a joke on Andy Larsen, they get down to the business of reviewing the season: what do we make of a season where the Jazz took some steps forward but not ultimately in the playoffs? And, critically, how do you take that next large step to become a contender? We talk about the offseason possibilities.
Apr 30, 2019
Weekly Run: Aaron Falk joins to talk state of the Jazz after 2-0 Rockets start
On this episode, Jazz writer Aaron Falk joins Andy Larsen and Eric Walden to talk abut where the Jazz are after losing two games in significant fashion in Houston. What did we learn from Friday's practice, and what needs to improve to get a win in Game 3? Then, we learn a little more about Aaron's job, and what working for the Jazz is like.
Apr 19, 2019
Weekly Run: Eric and Andy break down the Jazz/Houston series... TBH, we're not hugely optimistic
On this week's edition of the Weekly Run, hosts Eric Walden and Andy Larsen start their breakdown of the Jazz/Rockets series. Why might it be different than last year? Do we think those differences will help the Jazz? What does Ricky Rubio's likely presence and Trevor Ariza's absence do to the series?That, and we talk about the day of firings in the NBA.
Apr 11, 2019
Weekly Run: Gobert’s new jazz album, Jazz likely matchups and how they defend guards
For Eric Walden and Andy Larsen, it's almost time to look ahead to the playoffs. It’s looking likely — but certainly not guaranteed — that the Jazz play the Blazers in the first round. What would that mean for the Jazz, especially given that they’ve given large point totals to scoring guards in the last 10 days? Larsen isn’t worried for one.We also discuss Rudy Gobert’s dealings with the media, Thabo Sefolosha’s play, and Grayson Allen’s bright stretch.
Apr 05, 2019
Weekly Run: Will Rudy win DPOY? How many wins will the Jazz finish with?
On this week’s edition of the Weekly Run, Andy Larsen and Eric Walden open by talking about the hilarious failure of the 2018-19 Lakers. Then, we look at Rudy Gobert’s case for Defensive Player of the Year — and whether or not we think he’ll actually receive the votes to win it. It also depends on this: how many wins will the Jazz get? All that and more on this Weekly Run!
Mar 28, 2019
Weekly Run: Russell Westbrook gives & receives abuse with Jazz fans, Utah's 1-3 record in last 4
While the episode was recorded before the Jazz banned fan Shane Keisel for life, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen discuss (for a set maximum of 10 minutes) the Russell Westbrook vs. fan interaction, and what it means for the Jazz. Then, we get into basketball: what have we learned form the Jazz's disappointing 1-3 stretch? Finally, Dennis Lindsey was a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast, Eric shares what he learned.
Mar 12, 2019
The Weekly Run: SLC Stars, the above-average pace Jazz, and will Mitchell score 30 PPG?
On this week's episode, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden eventually talk about basketball, after Eric makes fun of Andy for his old-man tendencies. But then: talk on Grayson Allen, Tyler Cavanaugh and the Stars; the pace of the Utah Jazz; the fate of Igor Kokoskov in Phoenix; Jingles' Ripken streak; Donovan Mitchell scoring 30 PPG for the rest of the season; and the Jazz in the clutch.
Feb 27, 2019
Weekly Run: Jazz in the midst of the All-Star break, following around Donovan
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen talk about what's going on with the Jazz during the All-Star break. What was All-Star weekend like from Donovan Mitchell's POV, as well as Andy's? And we talk about the positive influence Joe Ingles' announcement of Jacob's autism might have.
Feb 20, 2019
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Andy Larsen and Eric Walden break down three topics of the All-Star break Jazz. First, we look at why deals didn't get done, and how hard it is to make deals in the NBA with various franchises. Then, we play who wins the Jazz version of All-Star Saturday? You know who would win the dunk contest, but who is the worst dunker? Then, we look at the remaining 25 games and what we expect from the Jazz.
Feb 15, 2019
Weekly Run: Jazz trade deadline update, from Conley to Porter and more
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Eric Walden and Andy Larsen talk about the Jazz's trade deadline efforts to acquire more talent. The Mike Conley situation is throughly discussed, as are some of the other possibilities: Otto Porter, Niko Mirotic, and others.
Feb 05, 2019
Weekly Run: Reacting to Rudy Gobert's All-Star snub, Jazz trade deadline talk
Rudy Gobert wasn't named as an All-Star reserve, and Andy Larsen is very surprised about this. We talk about how that happened. Then, it's been a crazy day in the league for trades, and the deadline is still a week away. How did the Kristaps deal go down? What are some of the possibilities for the Jazz to trade for, and how are those conversations going?
Feb 01, 2019
The Weekly Run: Donovan Mitchell at PG, Rudy Gobert an All-Star lock?
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden dive into the Donovan Mitchell at point guard experiment, whether the Jazz's 6-game winning streak is real or illusion, whether Rudy Gobert is a lock for the All-Star game, and tattoos.
Jan 23, 2019
The Weekly Run: Kyle Goon talks Lakers vs. Jazz + if Donovan Mitchell is unique
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Lakers beat writer — and former Jazz Tribune beat writer — Kyle Goon joins Andy Larsen and Eric Walden. We talk about the Lakers without LeBron, Jazz without any point guards, how he handles a Laker beat with 70+ media members at every home game, whether Donovan Mitchell is actually a unique star, and Goon's favorite moment on the Jazz beat.
Jan 12, 2019
The Weekly Run: Eric Walden's interview with Ben Simmons, Donovan's second year, Dante Exum
On this edition of the Weekly Run podcast, Eric Walden and Andy Larsen talk about the situation in the locker room that led to Ben Simmons' pregame quotes about Donovan Mitchell and the rookie of the year race, and, really, what Simmons wants from us. Then, we talk about Mitchell's second season, and whether or not Eric is ready to buy stock on Exum island yet.
Dec 31, 2018
The Weekly Run: Tony Jones joins to talk about suddenly stellar Jazz D, Donovan Mitchell's 5-26
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, former SLTrib beat writer and current Athletic beat writer Tony Jones joins Andy Larsen and Eric Walden to break down what's happening with the Jazz lately. In particular, what has the Jazz defense (especially Rudy Gobert) done right recently? That, plus discussion of Donovan Mitchell's 5-26 performance, good and bad.
Dec 20, 2018
The Weekly Run: Dwyane Wade and Donovan Mitchell get together, Rudy Gobert's officiating complaints
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Andy Larsen and Eric Walden talk about what's going on around the Utah Jazz. We talked to Donovan Mitchell and Dwyane Wade about their relationship, what's that like? We also look at Rudy Gobert's ongoing disagreements with referees. That, plus the general state of the team, on this week's version of the Weekly Run!
Dec 12, 2018
Weekly Run podcast: Are Jazz good again?, Kyle Korver trade, and the compressed West
On this week's episode, hosts Andy Larsen and Eric Walden talk about three things: 1) is the recent 3-wins-in-4-games a reflection that the Jazz are back? 2) What do we think about the Kyle Korver trade? 3) How about that bunched-up Western Conference? It also weirdly ends up being a Queen-themed episode. IDK why.
Dec 05, 2018
The Weekly Run: Fans speak out about the return of Gordon Hayward
On this week's episode, we examine Gordon Hayward's return to Utah: what fans have to say about how they feel about Hayward, and how they'll react during the game.
Nov 09, 2018
The Weekly Run: Breaking down Jazz's 3-1 road trip, previewing Jazz during Donovan Mitchell absence
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Eric Walden is back from the Jazz's 4-game road trip, and has takes. What went well during the 3 wins? What didn't go well for the Jazz during the loss to Minnesota? How will Jazz survive Donovan Mitchell's absence? Who has stepped up, and who needs to step up? All that and more on this week's show.
Nov 02, 2018
Introducing Eric Walden, previewing Jazz player PPG, RPG, APG, more
On this week's episode, Andy Larsen introduces new Jazz beat writer Eric Walden. How did Eric find himself as a Jazz beat writer, what will he bring to the job, and how can we best make fun of him? Then, we talk about the Utah Jazz, and in particular, Vegas' over-unders for the important Jazz players. Will Ricky Rubio score 13 points per game? Will Rudy Gobert get 12 rebounds per contest? All that and much more is discussed.
Oct 16, 2018
Kristen Kenney: how she got to Utah, her time in Africa, and this upcoming season
On this week's episode, Kristen Kenney joins host Andy Larsen to talk about her career and how she ended up as the Sideline Reporter for Utah Jazz broadcasts. Her college soccer career, her travels to Africa (where she had malaria!), and what she's most excited about this upcoming season.
Sep 20, 2018
The Weekly Run: Tony Jones departs, questions to answer in Jazz training camp
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Tony Jones says goodbye, as he leaves the Salt Lake Tribune for other opportunities. We talk to him about his 10-year career at the Trib. Then, with 10 days remaining until training camp, it's time to look at what we'd like to know from the first few days.
Sep 14, 2018
Weekly Run podcast: NBA2K ratings, HOU/PHX trade, Manu’s legacy, Rudy vs. Dwight
On this week’s episode of the Weekly Run podcast, hosts Andy Larsen and Tony Jones have some NBA things to discuss. In particular, the Jazz’s NBA2K ratings have drawn our ire. Then, we discuss the Houston/Phoenix trade, and how it impacts the Western Conference. We briefly discuss Jazz assistant general manager Justin Zanik’s candidacy for the Philadelphia GM job, before moving on to questions of legacy: how does Manu Ginobili compare to Dirk Nowitzki? And how does prime Dwight Howard compare to Rudy Gobert?
Sep 04, 2018
Exum, Gobert play in pickup games, potential NBA rule changes
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Andy Larsen and Tony Jones talk about the videos of Dante Exum and Rudy Gobert playing in the Rico Hines pickup games. Does Exum look different? Does Gobert still look dominant? Then, a breakdown of three proposed NBA rule changes and how they'd impact the Jazz.
Aug 24, 2018
Looking at Jazz's schedule and breaking down Jazz big men
On this week's episode of the Weekly Run, Andy Larsen and Tony Jones take a look at the NBA's schedule: how it compares to last year's, and how the Jazz will navigate the early run. Then, we continue previewing the Jazz roster, and this time, it's the big men. Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors, Ekpe Udoh, and Tony Bradley are all discussed. All that and more on this week's episode of the Weekly Run!
Aug 17, 2018
Jazz wings overview, Donovan Mitchell tweets LeBron v. Trump, how Melo impacts OKC/Jazz, and more
On this week's podcast, Andy Larsen and Tony Jones are joined by a special guest: Tony's 8-year-old daughter. We talk about the Jazz's wings, how Carmelo Anthony's departure impacts the OKC Thunder, Donovan Mitchell's response to Donald Trump's tweet about LeBron James, and of course, whether or not Tony is good at basketball.
Aug 07, 2018
Breaking down the Jazz's guard rotation
On this week's edition of the Weekly Run, hosts Andy Larsen and Tony Jones talk about the guard rotation. Where do Dante Exum and Royce O'Neale fit in, and how can they improve next season? Can Donovan Mitchell become a top-5 player in the league, and how can he do it? Can Ricky Rubio keep up his second half performance? And what about Alec Burks and Grayson Allen? All of that, plus thoughts on Tristan Thompson allegedly punching Draymond Green.
Jul 31, 2018
Where the Utah Jazz might end up in the West, KD and CJ, and more
On the first podcast for Andy Larsen at The Salt Lake Tribune, Andy and Tony look at what's different for the Jazz between 2017-18 and 2018-19, the fight between Kevin Durant and CJ McCollum, how the Western Conference might shake out, and talk about Jae Crowder's role with the Jazz next season.
Jul 26, 2018
Free agency, the Jazz Summer League and humility in the workplace
Tony and Kyle recap the Jazz bringing back Derrick Favors, Dante Exum and Raul Neto in free agency, highlight the best available free agents in 2019, share lessons and observations from Summer League and swap stories of great humility in the workplace.
Jul 13, 2018
Utah Jazz free agency preview
What will it take to keep Derrick Favors and Dante Exum? What are some Plan-B options? Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss.
Jun 28, 2018
The pros and cons of drafting Grayson Allen
The Jazz picked the Duke guard with the 21st pick in the NBA Draft. Can Grayson Allen outrun his reputation? What skills does he bring to Utah?
Jun 23, 2018
NBA Draft Preview 2018
Who might the Jazz target with the 21st pick in this year's draft? Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss some possibilities.
Jun 14, 2018
Craig Bolerjack shares some of his favorite Jazz memories & discusses his duty to fans
Craig Bolerjack has been covering the Utah Jazz since the summer Karl Malone came to town and he has been the team’s television play-by-play voice for 13 seasons.On this episode of the Weekly Run podcast, Bolerjack is kind enough to stop by the studio to take a stroll down memory lane and reflect on some of his favorite Jazz memories and a wild 2017-18 season.Grab your headphones, download the episode, and buckle up.The rundown: At 2:15 — Bolerjack has followed the Jazz for KSL and the team since 1985. He talks about some of his favorite memories, and why the current Jazz team gives him hope for the future.At 7:55 — The Jazz’s loss at Atlanta this year was the bottom for the team. At the same time, Bolerjack and his broadcast crew started discussing how best to cover a struggling squad. How does the former news reporter balance objectivity as a team employee?At 12:35 — Bolerjack takes us back to his first play-by-play days during college in Manhattan, Kan., his tips for keeping his voice strong all season, and his game prep.At 19:35 — The broadcaster wanted to hold out judgment on Donovan Mitchell early in the season. He’s definitely among the believers now and says Mitchell has an It-Factor unlike any Jazzman before him.At 23:40 — Bolerjack looks at some of the best storylines from Utah’s playoff run and says he thinks the foundation is in place for something big to happen in Salt Lake City.
May 23, 2018
Offseason mailbag: Will Favors stay? Free agency plans & some early draft pick possibilities
We kick off the Utah Jazz's offseason by answering your questions about Derrick Favors, Dante Exum, Alec Burks, free agency plans and some possible draft picks to watch.
May 10, 2018
The Jazz and Rockets are tied 1-1. Could Game 3 tell us who will go on to win the series?
Kyle relives Donovan Mitchell's put-back dunk and we wonder how real Utah's Game 2 victory really was.
May 04, 2018
After a collapse in OKC, how can the Jazz bounce back in Game 6?
A 25-point lead wasn't enough to close out the series. What needs to change tonight in Game 6? Can anyone slow down Paul George and Russell Westbrook now? How much did officiating hurt the Jazz?
Apr 27, 2018
After two games, the Jazz and Thunder are tied. We break down Utah's adjustments and Game 2 win.
From Oklahoma City, we break down all the basketball from the Jazz's Game 2 win (and some from the local Oklahoma gym run) with special guest Andy Larsen from KSL.com.— Donovan Mitchell becoming a playoff closer— Derrick Favors playing like a beast— How officiating will influence the series— If Russell Westbrook has fallen into a trap— What it was like to visit Oklahoma City— Tony's deep relationship with his XBox
Apr 19, 2018
Next stop: Oklahoma City — Previewing Jazz vs. Thunder
The Jazz will open the playoffs on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Can Utah slow down Russell Westbrook? Can Donovan Mitchell get around Paul George? Does OKC have a club like the Moose Lounge? These are the important questions we ask ourselves every day.
Apr 12, 2018
Why is Ricky Rubio thriving in Utah? And who do the Jazz want in the first round?
— On Jazz legend Shaka Browne— Why is Ricky Rubio thriving in Utah?— Who do the Jazz want in the first round?— Derrick Favors vs. Jae Crowder in crunch time— Thabo Sefolosha's drug suspension— Trey Lyles and 3-hour practices
Apr 04, 2018
Donovan Mitchell vs. Ben Simmons vs. Internet insanity
On this week's episode:— A tough loss to Boston— Are the Jazz playoff-ready?— That one Gordon Hayward column— Donovan versus Ben versus Internet insanity— Dante Exum's role and free agency value
Mar 30, 2018
Dante Exum chats about playing pick-up with LeBron and coming back from injury
Jazz point guard Dante Exum recently returned from a major shoulder injury and got back on the court. He talks to us about what happened when he got injured, his recovery process, training with Baron Davis, playing summer pick up with high-profile NBA stars, being an unknown going into the draft, what it's like to be bullied by Joe Ingles and so, so much more. We squeeze a lot into this short one.
Mar 20, 2018
Danté Exum is back. Now can he help the Jazz with their playoff push?
Danté Exum is ready to make his return to the court. What can we expect from the point guard during the stretch run? Plus we look at the Ricky-Rudy connection, why Tony believes Gobert is the best center in the NBA, and which Western Conference teams will just miss out on the postseason.
Mar 15, 2018
With Rudy Gobert at full strength, the Jazz look like a playoff team
The Jazz have fought their way back into the playoff picture. FiveThirtyEight gives them a 79 percent chance of making the postseason — and our Tony Jones thinks that number is low.
Mar 08, 2018
Derrick Favors joins us to talk Jazz basketball and his love of hip-hop
Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz joins Kyle and Tony to talk about his career in the NBA, being a one-and-done at Georgia Tech, being a subject of trade rumors, dealing with injuries and then goes in deep on his favorite rappers.
Mar 01, 2018
Donovan Mitchell dunks on All-Star stage and the Jazz have a path to the playoffs
With special guest Andy Larsen (of KSL.com), we recap a star-studded All-Star Weekend in which Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell played a huge role. We also look at the upcoming schedule of the Jazz, which looks plenty soft for the run to the playoffs in a very crowded West.
Feb 23, 2018
The Jazz are the hottest team in the NBA — how did that happen?
The Utah Jazz have won 10 straight games. Ricky Rubio is playing like an All-Star, Royce O'Neale is one of the most important players on the team and Joe Ingles may never miss a shot again. How did this happen? We discuss that, plus what the Jazz have to do during the All-Star Break to make the playoffs, and talking about our favorite Dunk Contest entries.
Feb 14, 2018
The Jazz ship out Rodney Hood and add Jae Crowder on crazy NBA trade deadline day
With special guest Kareem Copeland from the Associated Press, Kyle and Tony break down a crazy trade deadline day that saw the Jazz swap out one of their best scorers for a gritty defending wing. We also talk about why Derrick Favors and Alec Burks stayed put, the end of the Joe Johnson era, and react to the Cavaliers completely changing their roster.
Feb 09, 2018
Can Ricky and Rudy help the Jazz turn their season around?
— Give Rubio and Gobert credit for Utah's three-game winning streak, including the Jazz's 30-point beatdown of Golden State— Instant reaction to the Mirotic trade— Can Utah really bring the All-Star game back to Salt Lake City?
Feb 01, 2018
Donovan Mitchell gets snubbed, Joe Ingles fires shots, and the trade deadline creeps closer.
Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss Donovan Mitchell's dunk contest snub, Joe Ingles' complaints about media reports, and a new trade rumor or two.
Jan 25, 2018
At home or on the road, Donovan Mitchell keeps on stealing the show
No matter where the Jazz play, Donovan Mitchell has people talking. On this week's episode, Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss the rookie's rise, a frustrated Jazz locker room, Thabo Sefolosha's injury and Dante Exum's return to practice.
Jan 18, 2018
The pros and cons of trading for Nikola Mirotic
With the trade deadline a month away, the rumor mill is starting to heat up. We discuss the latest in the Nikola Mirotic talks, and break down the pros and cons of bringing him to Utah.
Jan 12, 2018
Is it time for Donovan Mitchell to be the Jazz's starting point guard?
Is it time for Donovan Mitchell to be the Jazz's starting point guard? We break down the pros and cons in this week's episode.
Jan 02, 2018
Rodney Hood has come alive and helped salvage the Jazz's December
Happy holidays! On this week's podcast:— Gregg Popovich gives Kyle Goon an early Christmas present— Rodney Hood and Jazz fourth-quarter scorers— Chris Paul's role in Donovan Mitchell's path to Utah— A look around the NBA, including thoughts on Kobe's jersey retirement and NBA superstar Michael Beasley
Dec 22, 2017
Can Donovan Mitchell really win the NBA's rookie of the year award?
Rudy Gobert hasn't looked quite like his old self since returning from injury. Does Donovan Mitchell have a real Rookie of the Year chance? Associated Press reporter Kareem Copeland joins the podcast to talk Jazz basketball, sneakers, and his love for Trey Burke.
Dec 14, 2017
Donovan Mitchell is taking names and earning respect around the NBA
Donovan Mitchell is taking names and earning respect around the NBA
Dec 10, 2017
What will happen to Derrick Favors when Rudy Gobert returns?
The Jazz are finding their groove and have won four of their last five games. Derrick Favors is out to prove he's back after a down year. But what will happen once Rudy Gobert is healthy enough to return to the lineup?
Nov 29, 2017
Sixth Man Rodney Hood, the Jazz's slide continues, Deron Williams seems done with basketball
Salt Lake Tribune reporters Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk discuss the Jazz's rough road trip, Rodney Hood's move to the bench, and what seems to be the end of Deron Williams' NBA career.
Nov 22, 2017
Rudy Gobert is hurt, and it's time for the Jazz to take stock of their assets
Rudy Gobert is out at least four weeks with a knee injury. Joe Johnson will miss another two weeks because of his wrist. Ricky Rubio is out of sorts, and the Jazz are below .500. Where do they go from here? KSL.com's Andy B. Larsen joins the podcast to discuss.
Nov 15, 2017
Dealing with Derrick Favors' diminished role
The Jazz have lost three straight, and Derrick Favors' role seems to have only shrunk. Trib reporters Kyle Goon, Tony Jones and Aaron Falk discuss.
Nov 09, 2017
Bizarro Rick Rubio is here to save the Utah Jazz
We've made jokes about Ricky Rubio's shooting form, but the point guard has scored 20-plus points in three straight games and has been a key piece of the Jazz's offense.
Nov 03, 2017
Donovan Mitchell, if you're listening, keep shooting.
On this week's podcast, Tribune reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk look at the Jazz's offensive struggles and debate whether or not Donovan Mitchell is shooting too much.
Oct 28, 2017
Was the Jazz's come-from-behind win over Denver a microcosm of the season, or just the whole season?
The season has started and ya boys Kyle, Angie and Aaron talk about itMore specifically: The Zone's Angie Treasure joins the podcast to break down Utah's win over the Nuggets, Alec Burks' return to form, Donovan Mitchell's rookie performance and Gordon Hayward's horrific injury.
Oct 19, 2017
Danté's fall, Donovan's rise, and an interesting trio of games to start the season
Tribune reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk discuss the Utah Jazz. On this week's episode: Dante Exum's injury and prospects moving forward; Donovan Mitchell's breakout preseason performances; and a preview of the Jazz's first week of games.
Oct 13, 2017
A way too preseaon-y look at the Jazz's offense, all world-defender Ekpe Udoh
A way too preseaon-y look at the Jazz's offense, all world-defender Ekpe Udoh by The Salt Lake Tribune
Oct 06, 2017
Can Rodney Hood be the NBA's Most Improved Player?
Can Rodney Hood be the NBA's Most Improved Player?Can Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert play together?Will they?This week's Media Day kicked off the Jazz's preseason training camp, and with it came plenty of questions. Tribune reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk discuss.
Sep 28, 2017
Getting back in a training camp groove
Training camp is just around the corner, so it's time to get back in a preseason groove. Trib reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk discuss Rodney Hood's role and extension talks; Rudy Gobert becoming the face of the franchise; and what the end of the bench could look like.
Sep 19, 2017
Why Joe Ingles was coming back to Utah "no matter what"
Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. Just ask Joe Ingles. The Aussie forward said he spent about $12 on an Uber ride from his hotel in Los Angeles to his free agency meeting with the Utah Jazz. The end result: a four-year contract worth $52 million. Best Uber ride ever, right?On this episode of the TribJazz podcast, Tribune reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk discuss Ingles’ new contract, which was made official on Tuesday, and why he wanted to come back to Utah no matter what; Kyrie Irving's strange trade demands; and why the Jazz are building a reputation for player development.
Jul 26, 2017
Afterward: Donovan Mitchell, Summer League hot takes, and life after Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward is gone, so how can the Jazz pick up the pieces? Is Donovan Mitchell for real? Tribune reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk look at Hayward's exit from Utah and some scoring hot summer league takes in this edition of the podcast.
Jul 20, 2017
How worried should the Jazz be about Boston's summer plans?
Reports are swirling about Danny Ainge's desire to try to pair Gordon Hayward and Paul George together. How worried should the Jazz be about Boston's summer plans? Salt Lake Tribune reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk look at free agency, the Jazz's first-round draft pick Donovan Mitchell, and the NBA awards show.
Jun 27, 2017
NBA Draft preview — Should the Jazz move up? Who is available at 24?
What will the Jazz do in Thursday's NBA draft? Should they move up? Or could they look to package picks and make a splash in the trade market? The Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk discuss the upcoming week. Plus looking at Utah forward Kyle Kuzma's draft range and Frank Jackson's potential fit with the Jazz.
Jun 20, 2017
Game 7: Win or go home
KSL.com's Andy B. Larsen joins us LIVE in this prerecorded podcast to discuss Game 7.
Apr 30, 2017
What do the Utah Jazz need to do to beat the Clippers in Game 3?
Trib reporters Tony Jones and Aaron Falk look at the Jazz's chances in Game 3? Should the hack DeAndre Jordan? And how can Gordon Hayward get going against Luc Mbah a Moute?
Apr 20, 2017
Gobert falls, Joe Jesus rises: Looking back at Jazz-Clippers Game 1
Joe Johnson saved the Jazz in Game 1. How can they survive without Rudy Gobert? The Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones and Aaron Falk, joined by KSL's Andy Larsen and the Orange County Register's Bill Oram, look at the ins and outs of a suddenly very different playoff series.
Apr 16, 2017
Previewing Game 1 of Jazz-Clippers
It has been five years since the Utah Jazz’s last trip to the postseason. It hasn’t been quite that long since the last time we got together for a podcast, but Tony and I ended our own drought last night. KSL.com’s Andy Larsen joined us to discuss Game 1 of the Jazz’s first-round series with the Clippers: How much does Gordon Hayward’s free agency decision hinge on Utah’s success? What does this postseason mean for the Clippers, who have several stars headed for free agency this summer. Tony also reveals his NBA award votes (Did Rudy Gobert get his Defensive Player of the Year vote?). Most importantly, TJ also discovered the Pacific Ocean. Thanks for listening in.
Apr 15, 2017
Quin Snyder On #DanteWatch
Quin Snyder on why he dislikes #DanteWatch
Mar 03, 2017
Finding peace, slowing point guards, All-Star snubs and midseason awards.
Tribune reporters Tony Jones and Aaron Falk look at the Utah Jazz at the halfway point, including their troubles slowing opposing guards, their own point guard problems, Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert's all-star bids and some midseason NBA awards.
Jan 18, 2017
And we're back. How the Jazz have survived their injuries, new CBA, keeping Gordon Hayward and more.
Salt Lake Tribune reporters Tony Jones and Aaron Falk discuss the Jazz's rise in the West and how they've managed to survive a brutal stretch of injuries, the new CBA and why the Jazz can keep Gordon Hayward longterm. Plus Draymond Green's motivation, Joe Ingles' 3-point shooting and a very bad Crocodile Dundee impression.
Dec 16, 2016
TribJazz — Rudy Gobert, the $100-Million Man; Jazz head East; KD vs. Enes vs. Tony
Rudy Gobert just signed new four-year extension. What would you do with $100 million? Will Derrick Favors or George Hill sign extensions next? Is Alec Burks going to be OK? The Knicks look bad. Kevin Durant and Enes Kanter's war of words reminds Tony why Enes stopped talking to him.
Nov 04, 2016
TribJazz — Life on Mars, Joe Johnson awakens, Derrick Favors' return & Twitter beefs
Boris Diaw would live on Mars, but Tony would not. We discuss Joe Johnson's sleepy preseason and 29-point game in Portland, Derrick Favors' return to practice and Twitter beefs with YG and Damian Lillard.
Oct 28, 2016
TribJazz — Prepping for Portland and Damian Lillard, GM survey, preseason awards & soup!
The Jazz's season tips off for real this week in Portland. Can the point guards slow Damian Lillard? Plus Tony's thoughts on Lillard's new album, the NBA GM survey and, of course soup. Tony loves soup.
Oct 21, 2016
TribJazz — Hayward's Busted Finger, Early Worries & Why Tony Always Travels With His XBox
Salt Lake Tribune reporters Aaron Falk and Tony Jones discuss the Utah Jazz, Gordon Hayward's injury, who steps up in his absence, preseason worries and why Tony always brings his XBox on road trips.
The Salt Lake Tribune's Utah Jazz podcast with Aaron Falk and Tony Jones. We start with some failed romance, then look at early preseason games, the Jazz's national anthem statement and Trey Burke in D.C.
Oct 07, 2016
TribJazz — First week of training camp & expectations for the 2016-17 season
Salt Lake Tribune reporters Aaron Falk and Tony Jones discuss the first week of Utah Jazz training camp, including the expectations for Danté Exum, the plan for a faster offense and Alec Burks' status.