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  • <freeform> Could Tibor Pleiss be on his way to Utah soon? On Thursday, our Tony Jones reported that the 7-foot center acquired as part of the Enes Kanter trade could be headed for a buyout that would allow him to make his way to the NBA. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Source tells the tribune Tibor Pleiss may leave his team ... read more...
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  • This past week, the Portland Trailblazers lost one of their great former players, when Jerome Kersey suddenly passed away. On Thursday, the NBA lost a piece of its history when Earl Lloyd died at the age of 86. Lloyd was the first African-American player in league history, making his breakthrough in 1950, when he was 22 years old. He was an imposing figure, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. He w... read more...
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  • <freeform> Joe Ingles’ all-star break was extra long. Rodney Hood’s was even longer. But the Utah Jazz expect to have both swingmen back in action Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, providing some much needed depth on the perimeter. “Pretty good,” Ingles said of how his back felt after dealing with muscle spasms that kept him out of three straight ga... read more...
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  • The Jazz have let forward Christapher Johnson’s 10-day contract expire, opening up a roster spot. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 swingman who has had NBA stints with Boston, Memphis and Philadelphia, had decent showings during his two appearances with Utah. On Friday night in Phoenix, he scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from three-point territory, while recording two rebounds, two steals and ... read more...
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  • The Phoenix Suns are a small team to begin with. They will be even smaller tonight against the Utah Jazz. Alex Len sprained his ankle last night, and the starting center will be out for tonight’s matchup. That means Miles Plumlee will likely receive the start in the middle, with Brandon Wright playing the majority of the minutes in the pivot. Even with Wright’s presence, Len’s a... read more...
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  • Sometimes, being injured can be turned into a good thing. At least, that’s what Gordon Hayward hopes. The star Utah Jazz small forward will likely return tonight from a sprained shoulder that sidelined him on Monday and Wednesday of this week. In preparation for the Denver Nuggets, Hayward went through shootaround at the Pepsi Center with no ill-effects, which means he should be in the... read more...
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  • <freeform> The first 3-pointer of Derrick Favors’ NBA career came last week against the Golden State Warriors. His second will have to wait. Favors ended up with the ball in his hands and fired a 3-pointer at the buzzer that nearly banked in to tie the game. Alas, it did not. “The play was for Trey or Joe or one of those guys to come out and get the 3,” Favors said, ... read more...
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