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  • <freeform> Los Angeles • Gordon Hayward called it “a tale of two halves.” Quin Snyder referenced “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Sunday night at Staples Center, the Utah Jazz nearly ran the Lakers out of the gym in the first half, building up a 22-point lead. But a third quarter in which the Jazz committed 11 turnovers and were outscored 31-19 flipped the script. In t... read more...
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  • A few hours before gametime, Quin Snyder worries. And with good reason. It was just eight days ago that the Dallas Mavericks soundly defeated the Utah Jazz. It was just eight days ago that the Jazz looked horrifically unprepared for the primetime of the NBA regular season. On that night, Utah trailed by as much as 65-35….in the first half. The Jazz didn’t come up with a defensive stop... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Since camp opened, Quin Snyder’s mantra has been the same. Play with pace. Play with purpose. Play with a pass. Five games into the season, his young Jazz team is certainly doing that last part. According to the NBA’s tracking data, no team is moving the ball as much as Utah. The Jazz average 396.6 passes per game. Charlotte, the next closest team, is averaging 348.4. “I think we’r... read more...
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  • The smile on Gordon Hayward is back. That’s what happens when you are largely free of the flu bug that’s dogged you over the course of a week - two games on the calender, if you’re keeping track at home. Hayward - the star small forward for the Utah Jazz - was less than himself against the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. He didn’t have explosion g... read more...
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  • There are NBA rookies who swear they don’t have a case of the butterflies when it comes to making their debut in the big leagues.   Rodney Hood is not one of those rookies.  The first year forward from Duke readily admitted to being nervous in the lockerroom on Monday night. An hour before the Utah Jazz face off against the Los Angeles Clippers, Hood is ready, but those first few posse... read more...
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  • Atlanta • Kyle Korver is on fire. The Hawks guard (who spent three seasons seasons with the Utah Jazz from 2007-10) has opened the new season by shooting a blistering 55 percent from 3-point territory—fifth best in the league among qualified shooters. In total, Korver has knocked down 22 of his 40 attempts coming into tonight’s meeting with his old team. For comparison, a quick look ... read more...
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  • A few hours before gametime, Quin Snyder worries. And with good reason. It was just eight days ago that the Dallas Mavericks soundly defeated the Utah Jazz. It was just eight days ago that the Jazz looked horrifically unprepared for the primetime of the NBA regular season. On that night, Utah trailed by as much as 65-35….in the first half. The Jazz didn’t come up with a defensive stop... read more...
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