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  • Rudy's summertime plans Rudy Gobert thinks he should win this year’s Most Improved Player, he’d love to win a Defensive Player of the Year award and he has his sights set on becoming an all-star. But on Thursday, the playoffs were the only goal the 7-footer said he’s truly focused on. “We definitely want to make the playoffs next year,” he said. “If you watched the secon... read more...
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  • Dirk Nowitzki was the lone bright spot in the Dallas Mavericks Game 1 loss to the Rockets. The veteran big man scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and fell just three points shy of passing Dwyane Wade for 17th on the all-time postseason scoring list. He also hit this beautiful rainbow three with contact for a four-point play. The post Dirk Nowitzki Fired Up Four-Poi... read more...
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  • Minneapolis • Derrick Favors finished Monday morning’s shootaround on the court at Target Center, participating in a team shooting competition. Whether the Jazz power forward will be back on that court tonight remains to be seen. Favors has officially been listed as questionable to play in tonight’s game against the Timberwolves. Back spasms limited him last week in Denver and kept ... read more...
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  • Stockton to McLemore doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. But the son of the legendary Utah Jazz point guard is getting his first shot at the NBA, as the Sacramento Kings on Friday announced they have signed David Stockton to a 10-day contract. The younger Stockton was averaging 16.6 points and 7.9 assists per game for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s D-League affiliate, this season.... read more...
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  • When you stand next to Bryce Cotton, it’s evident that he’s not nearly as tall as his listed height, 6-foot-1. He’s about 5-10, MAYBE 5-11, which makes his exceedingly small for an NBA player. But guess what? Bryce Cotton is proving to be an NBA player. With Trey Burke down for a few games because of a sore lower back, Cotton has inherited back-up point guard minutes for the Jazz... 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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  • It’s April 1 and, with just eight games left to go in the NBA season, just about every part of Derrick Favors hurts. “My eyes hurt. My head hurt. That’s just stuff you have to deal with in an NBA season,” Favors said Wednesday morning. Jazz fans, however, will be happy to learn that Favors’ back hurts considerably less than it did when he had to miss the team’s last two games... read more...
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  • Sacramento forward Carl Landry has been suspended without pay for one game for leaving the bench during a brief altercation during Sunday night’s Jazz-Kings game, the NBA announced on Monday. The incident started as Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Sacramento’s Derrick Williams crossed paths underneath the basket. Williams ended up shoving Gobert and then bumping his chest against the Jazz ce... read more...
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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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  • (Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Following what has been a season highlighted by tremendous highs and abysmal lows, the Dallas Mavericks find themselves as a competitive 7th seed in the overpowered Western conference. After a race for the 2nd seed that lasted until the season’s finale, Dallas will be pitted... read more...
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