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GREAT SALT TAKES: The Jazz are living and thriving beyond the arc

The Utah Jazz are currently the class of the NBA, thanks in large part to their success from downtown, shooting 3-pointers at the top clip in the league.

The crew weighs in on what that means with reactions and hot takes below:

AUSTIN FACER
This Is The Place Sports co-founder

“It comes down to a really simple mathematic principle: 3 > 2. The Jazz have figured that out and figured out how to get guys who are really good shooters in a position to take a trey nearly every possession. Rudy Gobert’s ability to pull guys away from those shooters is a huge part of this equation.”

DIRK FACER
This Is The Place Sports co-founder

“As an old ABA fan I like it. Hard to believe that Utah Stars guard Glen Combs, the “Kentucky Rifle,” led the league in 3-pointers made in a season with 103 in 1971-72.” 

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BRYAN BROWN
Locked on Utes podcast co-host

“Quin Snyder, as we know, is just a mad scientist with this kind of stuff. He’s figured out what the math is, how many threes they need to take, and got these guys to buy into it.”

MIKE SORENSEN
Former Deseret News sports writer

“They kind of fall in love with that and it’s taken them a long ways. But I’m just afraid if they keep it up and if they have these bad nights they’re going to lose a few games. But otherwise I think they’re doing great.” 

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