It’s goodbye time in Salt Lake City. Goodbye to Rodney Hood. Goodbye to Joe Johnson.
And goodbye to the Associated Press’ Kareem Copeland, our special guest on the Weekly Run podcast, The Salt Lake Tribune’s podcast about the Utah Jazz.
Before he heads off to Washington, D.C., for a new challenge, Copeland chats with us about the craziness of the trade deadline: the Jazz’s move to get Jae Crowder, how Utah will look going forward and how Tony Jones makes his decisions when booking flights.
Here’s what to look for in this episode.
At 1:40 • A reaction to the end of the Hood era, and why the Jazz ended up moving him.
At 12:15 • Taking a brief detour to talk about the misfortunes of Isaiah Thomas, who has fallen from Boston folk hero to possible Lakers back-up.
At 13:40 • No more Joe Johnson — pining for memories of game-winners and Versace bags.
At 17:35 • Derrick Favors and Alec Burks notably weren’t traded. Why not?
At 25:40 • A way-too-early look at winners and losers from the trade deadline around the NBA. Zeroing in on the Cavaliers, the Lakers, the Pistons and the Knicks.
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