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The Morning Shootaround – Utah Jazz: Week 23

This week’s games: Monday, March 30 – Minnesota Timberwolves. Target Center. 6:00 PM MT Wednesday, April 1 – Denver Nuggets. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT Saturday, April 4 – Phoenix Suns. Talking Stick Resort Arena. 8:00 PM MT Sunday, April 5 – Sacramento Kings. Sleep Train Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns The Jazz have played the...
Via TornBySports
47 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Jazz

Trey Burke has done very little to instill any confidence that he's the Utah Jazz's long-term answer at point guard, struggling with his shot all season while occasionally flashing the potential that made him a lottery pick. Two of his best performances came against the Minnesota Timberwolves - along with one of his absolute worst. That stinker came just a week ago, and Burke might...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Timberwolves Preview

Trey Burke has done very little to instill any confidence that he's the Utah Jazz's long-term answer at point guard, struggling with his shot all season while occasionally flashing the potential that made him a lottery pick. Two of his best performances came against the Minnesota Timberwolves - along with one of his absolute worst. That stinker came just a week ago, and Burke might...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kanter rips Jazz, praises ‘professional’ OKC

Enes Kanter claimed to have more to say about his tumultuous tenure with the Utah Jazz, but didn't hold back all that much.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hundley, famed voice of Jazz, dies at age 80

Hot Rod Hundley, the beloved longtime radio and television broadcaster of the Utah Jazz, died Friday in Phoenix, the team said. He was 80.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert does fancy behind-the-back pass to Trevor Booker for dunk

Rudy Gobert has been known as the Stifle Tower due to his defensive rim presence. But, hey, the dude can do a little passing, too. Look at this fancy behind-the-back pass to Trevor Booker for the slam: Do we have to watch out for Rudy Gobert’s passing, too? My goodness. *** Rudy Gobert pic from Getty Images. Vine from Andy Bailey.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz sign Cooley, Johnson to multiyear deals, waive Clark

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have signed forwards Jack Cooley and Chris Johnson to multiyear deals. Details of the contracts announced Thursday were not made available. Cooley, a 6-foot-9, 246-pound Notre Dame product, signed his deal after back-to-back 10-day contracts. He's played in six games and averaged 1.7 points. He was first signed from the D-League's Idaho Stampede...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Clark Waived By Jazz

The Utah Jazz have waived guard Ian Clark. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players. Clark (6-3, 180, Belmont) appeared in 23 games as a reserve this season for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game. He also appeared in seven games (six starts) while on assignment with the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, the...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Cooley Signs Multi-Year Contract With Jazz

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Jack Cooley to a multi-year contract. Cooley signed his most recent 10-day contract with the Jazz on March 16 and has appeared in six Jazz games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.3 minutes per contest.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke Forced To Call Timeout After Oddest Injury

Trey Burke was forced a call a timeout during crunch-time of Wednesday’s Jazz- Trail Blazers game after he apparently strained his neck. It almost appears as though Burke gets strung by a bee. The former Michigan Wolverine finished with 22 points on the night. [Ben Golliver] The post Trey Burke Forced To Call Timeout After Oddest Injury appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz jumps for a rebound against Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) March Madness generates a level of fan excitement that few other sporting events can rival. For NBA fans, the month of March marks perhaps the most uneventful stretch of the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Without Hayward, Utah Jazz Fall to Pesky T-Wolves

The Utah Jazz managed to survive without Gordon Hayward when they played the New York Knicks, and if there was another game where you figured Hayward could take a rest and the Jazz would still win, it would be this game. However, that didn’t happen. Without Hayward on the court, the Jazz still remain one of the worst teams in the NBA. That’s not to say there hasn’t been progress...
Via TornBySports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders rips Jazz TV crew for T'Wolves tanking talk

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not won many games this season. Their win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night was just their third in their last 14 tries. Despite the exciting overtime victory, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders was in no mood to celebrate after the game. Instead, Saunders was annoyed by about 25 text messages...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry Hit A Falling Shot Because Stephen Curry Shot It

Stephen Curry hit a falling shot against the Utah Jazz that would otherwise look impossible if another NBA player tried to do it.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry makes acrobatic floater over Derrick Favors

There are few players in today’s game of basketball like Warriors guard Stephen Curry and during tonight’s Warriors-Jazz game, he made an incredible shot. In the second quarter of play, Curry was being guarded by Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors and watch as Curry makes an incredible floater: Stephen Curry, you are amazing! *** Curry floater over Favors [ShyneIV] Curry image...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Emergence of Rodney Hood

There are a few phrases you’ll constantly hear in Utah nowadays regarding the Jazz: “Gordon Hayward is a year away from being a consistent all-star selection, not many players can do what he does. “ “Two months ago I didn’t think I would ever say this but the Jazz will be a playoff team next year.” Yesterday I heard former Jazzman and current Utah Jazz TV Analyst, Thurl...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene doesn’t care for Gobert and his defense

Yeah this is going to sting a bit for Utah’s Rudy Gobert. Against the Wizards, Gobert was on the wrong end of a powerful, ego-crushing dunk courtesy of Nene. Check out Nene making Gobert look silly and the Wizards’ bench jumping out of their seats The post Nene doesn’t care for Gobert and his defense appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Utah Jazz and their Second-Half Leap

Part of the fun of the second half of the NBA season is seeing which young team will make the leap from potentially good to legitimate threat. This year, that team is the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have posted an 11-3 record since the All-Star break and trade deadline, including victories over Portland, San Antonio and Houston. What’s really impressive, though, is how they’re winning...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 15: Aaron Falk

Jedi & Jerms Episode 15: Aaron Falk. Alan and John welcome their first guest, Salt Lake Tribune Utah Jazz beat writer, Aaron Falk. A jam-packed episode where Aaron, Alan, and John talk about the growth and maturity of Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and more. They discuss the recent news of Greg Miller stepping down as CEO of the LHM Group. We welcome your thoughts...
Via TornBySports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert Is A Soul-Snatching Force Of Nature

The Utah Jazz are on a roll these days. Since the All-Star break — a period which included the trade deadline, when they dumped utterly useless defender Enes Kanter — the Jazz are 11-2, which is good enough for the best record in the NBA. With Kanter gone, the Jazz now trot out Derrick Favors Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz playing much better since All-Star break

Since the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz have posted a 5-2 record. The Jazz also secured their first three game winning streak for the franchise this season and had a chance to extend the streak considerably before losing to Boston. Utah will have a chance to start another three game win streak as they continue their road trip against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets before...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs are favorites to sign Kendrick Perkins

In a land where 270-pound bruisers don’t exactly grow on trees, the Cleveland Cavaliers may soon have two of them on their roster. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojarowski reports that the Wine and Gold have suddenly become “strong frontrunners” in landing Kendrick Perkins, the 30-year-old center who helped the Boston Celtics win a title in 2008, following an ongoing buyout with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter wants out of Utah

Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz were pretty chummy for a long time, but things started deteriorating this off season when Kanter and the Jazz decided not extend his contract. The team already gave Derrick Favors an extension so they decided to see how Kanter panned out as a full-time starter. Well, it seems we have that answer now. Kanter said after a recent loss to the Mavericks that...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevor Booker makes amazing backwards shot

Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker tried something a bit different in Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Jazz were faced with a tough situation at the time—having to inbound the ball with just 0.2 seconds remaining on the shot clock. Gordon Hayward then threw a bounce pass to Booker. But instead of catching the ball, he did a two-handed volleyball set shot...
Via The Sports Daily
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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