Utah Jazz player insights, front-office gossip and game predictions, hosted by The Salt Lake Tribune's award-winning sportswriters.
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.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 11, 2019
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.
April 05, 2019
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!
March 28, 2019
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.
March 12, 2019
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.
February 27, 2019
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.
February 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.
February 15, 2019
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.
February 05, 2019
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?
February 01, 2019
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.
January 23, 2019
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.
January 12, 2019
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.
December 31, 2018
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.
December 20, 2018
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!
December 12, 2018
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.
December 05, 2018
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.
November 09, 2018
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.
November 02, 2018
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.
October 16, 2018
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.
September 20, 2018
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.
September 14, 2018
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?
September 04, 2018
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.
August 24, 2018
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!
August 17, 2018
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.
August 07, 2018
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.
July 31, 2018
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.
July 26, 2018
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.
July 13, 2018
What will it take to keep Derrick Favors and Dante Exum? What are some Plan-B options? Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss.
June 28, 2018
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?
June 23, 2018
Who might the Jazz target with the 21st pick in this year's draft? Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss some possibilities.
June 14, 2018
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
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
Kyle relives Donovan Mitchell's put-back dunk and we wonder how real Utah's Game 2 victory really was.
May 04, 2018
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?
April 27, 2018
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
April 19, 2018
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.
April 12, 2018
— 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
April 04, 2018
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
March 30, 2018
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.
March 20, 2018
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.
March 15, 2018
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.
March 08, 2018
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.
March 01, 2018
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.
February 23, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
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.
February 09, 2018
— 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?
February 01, 2018
Salt Lake Tribune reporters discuss Donovan Mitchell's dunk contest snub, Joe Ingles' complaints about media reports, and a new trade rumor or two.
January 25, 2018
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.
January 18, 2018
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.
January 12, 2018
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.
January 02, 2018
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
December 22, 2017
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.
December 14, 2017
Donovan Mitchell is taking names and earning respect around the NBA
December 10, 2017
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?
November 29, 2017
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.
November 22, 2017
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.
November 15, 2017
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.
November 09, 2017
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.
November 03, 2017
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.
October 28, 2017
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.
October 19, 2017
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.
October 13, 2017
A way too preseaon-y look at the Jazz's offense, all world-defender Ekpe Udoh by The Salt Lake Tribune
October 06, 2017
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.
September 28, 2017
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.
September 19, 2017
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.
July 26, 2017
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.
July 20, 2017
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.
June 27, 2017
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.
June 20, 2017
KSL.com's Andy B. Larsen joins us LIVE in this prerecorded podcast to discuss Game 7.
April 30, 2017
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?
April 20, 2017
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.
April 16, 2017
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.
April 15, 2017
Quin Snyder on why he dislikes #DanteWatch
March 03, 2017
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.
January 18, 2017
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.
December 16, 2016
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.
November 04, 2016
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.
October 28, 2016
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.
October 21, 2016
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.
October 14, 2016
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.
October 07, 2016
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.
September 29, 2016