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It was fun sharing some thoughts on the +Utah Jazz's busy offseason, for the +Deseret News . What grade would you give the Jazz thus far?
Deseret News' top Utah Jazz contributors weigh in on the team's draft picks and trades.
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Overall, I give it an A-. They did the best they reasonably could.

If we compare the Jazz's off season to every team in the league minus the Warriors, then I believe they deserve an A- or an A.

If we include the Warriors, then the highest I could give the Jazz is a B or B-. No way would the Jazz deserve a grade similar to that of GSW.
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Chad Ford answered my Jazz-related question in his Facebook live chat (around the 9:00 min mark). Says Utah could shoot for a high upside guy.
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Good work +David Smith 
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The Jazz bench has stepped up, a key factor in Utah's recent success. Here's a  look at the second unit and how their play could impact Utah's Playoff aspirations, for +Salt City Hoops 
During the forgettable skid following the All-Star break, the Jazz’s bench play was sporadic. There were nights where the lack of depth was astoundingly glaring. Poor shooting, a rash of turn…
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The Jazz's Forgotten Man: Jeff Withey. Some thoughts about Withey, his season, why his signing was a fantastic one and his recent DNP-CDs. For +Salt City Hoops.
Things are starting to really hum smoothly for the Utah Jazz. While they dropped a few heart-breakers of late, they have emerged victorious in nine of their past 12 outings. They look every bit the…
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Rudy had 6 boards tonight. Not sure how we are starting to loose rebounding battles with the Wasatch front in there
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Who is Erick Green and why does this signing, even if it just for 10 or 20 days, make sense for the +Utah Jazz? For +Salt City Hoops.
Erick Green is coming home. Well, to be more accurate, he is coming back to the team that drafted him. Many will remember that the Jazz selected Green with the 46th pick in the 2013 Draft, doing so…
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One of the nice stories for the +Utah Jazz this season has been Trey Burke's improvement. Here a closer look, for +Salt City Hoops.
Going into the 2015-16 season, the Utah Jazz front office and coaching staff were centering all their plans on internal improvement. This was evidenced by their rather quiet off-season. No major fr…
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Where did all the Trey Haters go?
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So much to digest with the +Utah Jazz trading for George Hill, but here are some early thoughts on how this move can impact the team. For +Salt City Hoops 
The NBA Draft is a day away, but the Utah Jazz can already count themselves among the winners. In a big, sneaky good move, general manager Dennis Lindsey and company helped broker a three-team trad…
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It was fun being part of the +Deseret News NBA Mock Draft. Seeing as this G+ community is all over the Draft, thought you might enjoy giving this a look (this has the correct link).
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Lawuwa is intriguing because he is like an Andre Kirlenko with a decent jump shot.  Then there is Bembry, an athlete that needs a Jeff Hornacek shooting coach, Malik Beasley who is a value in the late first round.  If we stay in the 12th spot Baldwin is the most intriguing with a 6-4" 220 frame of solid muscle 6'11" wing span and can play both guard spots.  He's said to be a selfish as a teamate but you sometimes need a guy like Daymon Green who is fiecty.  Dejounte Murray is also likeable but is only 180 pounds and needs to get stronger and can't shoot that well yet.  He is quick and can easily get around people.  he should  be considered with our 12th pick.
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Mack Attack: Shelvin's New Opportunity in Utah. A look at Mack's time with the +Utah Jazz so far, his strengths and weaknesses and what he means not only this season, but next. For +Salt City Hoops. 
Just two short weeks ago, all the Utah Jazz talk swirled around the impending trade deadline. While names like Jeff Teague, Jrue Holiday, George Hill and Ty Lawson were oft-mentioned by media membe…
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Who is the NBA's All-time leader in points accounted for? It is a +Utah Jazz legend, but not the one known for his prolific scoring. Another reason why John Stockton was so, so good. For +Salt City Hoops. 
As part of an interesting effort spanning the past month or so, a few media outlets have taken to ranking the NBA’s greats. Usually an activity reserved for the dreary doldrums of August and …
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When you look at advanced metrics like PER and points accounted for it is amazing how good he was. He really is undervalued. 
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If there is a silver lining to the +Utah Jazz injury situation, it has been young players getting opportunities to develop more quickly. Rookie Trey Lyles has shown tremendous growth the past two months. Here's my look at Lyles, for +Salt City Hoops 
It was June 25, 2015, the night of the NBA Draft. As always, it was an evening of excitement for NBA fans, including the Utah Jazz faithful. After weeks of non-stop mock drafts, rumored trades, dra…
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The newest +Utah Jazz is absolutely fantastic. We sure are lucky to have the Jazz. 
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Ended with... the SALUTE!

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Education
  • Brigham Young University
    English, Japanese, Humanities, 1996 - 2002
  • Mountain View High School
    1993 - 1996
  • Lakeridge Junior High School
    1990 - 1993
  • Cherry Hill Elementary
  • Orem Elementary
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Beautiful wife, five amazing children, LDS, work at LDS Philanthropies, BYU blue, cover the Utah Jazz, fundraising, marketing, social media.
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Manager, Gift Planning Stewardship
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  • LDS Philanthropies
    Manager, Gift Planning Stewardship, 2014 - present
  • LDS Philanthropies
    Director of Annual Giving, 2008 - 2012
  • LDS Philanthropies
    Associate Director of Annual Giving (BYU Telefund), 2002 - 2009
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Spanish Fork, UT
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Orem, UT - Tokyo, Japan - Springville, UT - Provo, UT