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  • There will be a lot of pressure on Jazz point guard Trey Burke on Friday night. Around the NBA, floor leaders are a thing. Effective point guards are a dime a dozen, and seemingly every team has someone who can break a defense down at will. The Phoenix Suns have three. Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe are all uniquely talented individually. The fact that they are all the same t... read more...
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  • The Grizzlies tried to jump out quickly with a 4-0 start, but the Thunder kept it close throughout the 1st quarter, even tying the score at 17-17 with 4:36 in the period. The Grizzlies, who came into this game 5-0, were up a mere 22-19 on the 1-4 Thunder after the 1st quarter, despite the […] ... read more...
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  • Jazz forward Derrick Favors will not play in tonight’s preseason finale against the Phoenix Suns because of soreness in his left knee. Favors went through the team’s shootaround this morning, but the team was concerned enough to keep him out of action tonight. “[Trainer Gary Briggs] called me and told me he had a little swelling and they wanted to make sure he was OK, and it’s a pr... read more...
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  • If Anthony Davis makes a couple baskets in a row tonight, Jazz coach Quin Snyder might not immediately change up his team’s defensive match up. “He’s going to do that to the next guy he matches up with,” Snyder said in the run up to tip-off. Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans budding superstar, has been a nightmare for defenders around the league so far this season. He’s third in th... read more...
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  • So it happened.  The unthinkable, improbable, impossible happened.  The Slim Reaper went down.  Kevin Durant went down with a Jones fracture in his right foot and will now be sidelined for at least 6-8 weeks.  For the next 6-8 weeks the OKC Thunder do not belong to Kevin Durant: They belong to Russell Westbrook. Last […] ... read more...
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  • Dallas — Want to make a one more comparison between Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons? Sure, the two young small forwards both signed massive deals as restricted free agents last summer. The Jazz matched Hayward’s four-year, $63-million offer sheet from Charlotte, while the Rockets watched Parsons leave for the Mavericks on a three-year $46-million deal. But here’s another: after ... read more...
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  • Golden State right now may be one of the best teams in the NBA. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are certainly one of the very best backcourts in the league. All of that is understood. But what also must be understood is that the Utah Jazz still need to be more competitive than they were on Friday night. That was a big message conveyed by Jazz coach Quin Snyder in the moments following ... read more...
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  • Rookie forward Rodney Hood left Friday’s game against the Mavericks after the first quarter after being diagnosed with right plantar fasciitis. Hood played six minutes, recording three rebounds and a steal. He missed his only shot attempt. After the game, Jazz coach Quin Snyder did not have an update on the injury. Hood will be reevaluated Saturday. “Hopefully he’ll be back soon,” ... read more...
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  • New York • Gordon Hayward is no superstar. If he were, he might have been the beneficiary of a few more calls down the stretch of Friday night’s game at Madison Square Garden. Maybe for one of the time’s Carmelo Anthony, en route to 46 points, beat up on Hayward’s body with his elbows in the post. Or maybe when Hayward, driving to the basket, got his right eye smacked by Knicks gua... read more...
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  • All they had to do was make two free throws. Behind by two points with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Kobe Bryant did that thing that Kobe Bryant does – he took over the game, scoring eight straight points to get the Lakers a three-point lead with just 12 seconds left in regulation. Isaiah Thomas hit just one of his tw... read more...
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  • The Utah Jazz on Wednesday waived veteran guard Dahntay Jones and forward Jack Cooley, trimming their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. With a number of injuries in the Utah backcourt in training camp, Jones saw significant time for the Jazz. He played in all six of the team’s preseason games to date, averaging 3 points and a rebound in about 12 minutes a night. But with m... read more...
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  • Jazz coach Quin Snyder has been high on point guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert throughout training camp and the preseason. So it wasn’t a surprise at all late Friday night when the franchise exercised team options for both second-year players. Both players are now under contract through the 2015-16 season. Burke, the ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft, averaged 12.8 points and 5... read more...
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  •  It’s only preseason, and there are already significant developments around the NBA landscape.    In Washington, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has suffered a broken left wrist and could miss 6-8 weeks, according to the Washington Post.    Beal - last season - established himself as one of the premier young talents in the league, a shooter who can work screens and has the versa... read more...
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  • Dallas • Before tipoff tonight at the American Airlines Center, Quin Snyder was smiling off a steady onslaught of birthday wishes. The Jazz coach turned 48 today. But even then Snyder knew he could be in for a tough night. “They didn’t do us any favors with the schedule on my birthday,” he said. This one was never going to be easy: the back end of a back-to-back, against a team th... read more...
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  • The Jazz on Thursday waived guard/forward Jordan Hamilton. Utah claimed Hamilton off waivers on Oct. 27, the same day the team claimed forward Joe Ingles. But while Ingles immediately made his way into the team’s rotation, Hamilton was left inactive for five straight games before being cut. The Texas product had been in training camp with the Toronto Raptors and spent last year playing w... read more...
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  • <freeform> Last night’s Jazz-Blazers game in Portland wasn’t televised by either team. But somebody was filming (maybe the iPhone 6 camera is just this good?), because we have video highlights from Utah’s preseason victory. Specifically, video highlights of this Gordon Hayward dunk: <iframe width=“512” height=“288” src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gpR... read more...
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