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  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky   Q: How important is it to you to be the first guy drafted? Towns: For me it’s not that important. I just want to go and make my mark on any organization that I’m picked to and fortunate enough to play for. The biggest thing here, just like at Kentucky, is you have to sacrifice. If I go one, two, 59, or 60, whatever team I go to I’m just going to be t... read more...
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  • In the NBA pre-draft process, small school guys are often an overlooked breed. If you didn’t play at a major Division I school, the odds are stacked against you, if you hope to make your way onto various draft boards. Terrence Drisdom knows this well. As a graduate of Cal Poly-Pomona, he’s not nearly a household name. His older brother Tim is, as the former starting point guard at t... read more...
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  • The Utah Jazz have lost their former NBA slam-dunk champion. A free agent forward, Jeremy Evans announced via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that he had reached a deal to join the Mavericks. According to an ESPN report, the deal is for two years at the league minimum. A 27-year-old, Evans was a second-round pick by the Jazz in 2010. But after being a regular rotation player two seasons ago f... read more...
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  • Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder finished eighth in Coach of the Year voting after his team’s second-half surged helped garner him a handful of third-place votes from the press. Snyder’s former boss, Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, won the award with 67 first-place votes. Golden State’s Steve Kerr finished second and Milwaukee’s Jason Kidd finished third. Snyder received one second-pl... read more...
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  • Two weeks. That’s the rest that Rodney Hood will allow for himself this offseason. One day after lockerroom cleanout, the Utah Jazz shooting guard was afforded the biggest honor of his young NBA career. He was named the Western Conference rookie of the month, after averaging 16.7 points, three rebounds and three assists during April. He scored a career-high 25 points against the Sacram... read more...
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  • <freeform> Their season is done, but the Utah Jazz still found a way on to national television (something that didn’t happen much at all this past season). In this case, it was a miscommunication between Trevor Booker and Joe Ingles and it landed them on the Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaqtin blooper reel. <blockquote class=”twitter-video” lang=”en”>&... read more...
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  • A few days before free agency, the Utah Jazz continue to look for ways to improve their team. Raul Neto could factor into this. The Jazz will have a conversation with Neto, the Brazilian point guard they drafted two years, to gauge his interest in playing in the NBA next season, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Neto has been playing in Brazil since the Jazz drafted him in the secon... read more...
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  • Athleticism isn’t Sam Thompson’s issue. Indeed, the Ohio State small forward is one of the highlight reel dunkers of college basketball. Off the dribble, off the lob, off the fastbreak, Thompson’s ability to get off the ground has long been talked about. If Thompson wants to find a place in the NBA, it won’t be as an athlete. It will be as an athlete who can space the floor, def... read more...
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  • Some loved it when the Utah Jazz picked Trey Lyles with the No. 12 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Some didn’t love it so much. Indeed, fan reaction - if twitter is to be believed - was very much mixed on Lyles, the power forward from Kentucky, whom the Jazz selected at the tail end of the lottery. Jazz fans wanted shooting. Lyles shot 14 percent from 3-point range in his one year ... read more...
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