Utah Jazz Notes

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Shootaround notes: Jazz preparing for Kevin Durant, but star's status unclear
    Kevin Durant’s hamstring is improving and the superstar forward is nearing his return to the court, but his status for tonight’s game against the Jazz...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz shootaround: Is the jumper back? Hayward sure hopes so
    Gordon Hayward simply shrugged and said “it’s something to build on” That “something” would be his jump shot, which conveniently made a return on Wed...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 11:09 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, left, drives for a shot past Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, center, as Jazz center Rudy Gobert watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Denver. Utah won 96-84. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Jazz shootaround notes: Hayward says 5-5 Jazz 'not exactly where we wanted to be'
    The Jazz just finished up shootaround preparation for tonight’s home game against the Toronto Raptors. Here are a couple of quick highlights from morn...
    Updated Nov 18 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz postgame thoughts
    What Happened: Utah defeated the Hawks when Paul Millsap’s jumper at the buzzer hit the front of the rim and bounced harmlessly to the ground. The mis...
    Updated Nov 15 2015 11:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz face big test tonight if Gobert can’t play
    The Utah Jazz may or may not be shorthanded tonight when they face off against the Miami Heat. Star center Rudy Gobert remains questionable for the...
    Updated Nov 12 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz shootaround: Utah knows defending James will be a difficult task
    The two go hand in hand. That’s what Quin Snyder and Gordon Hayward said about LeBron James and defending the Cleveland Cavaliers. When the Jazz a...
    Updated Nov 10 2015 10:04 am   |     |   Share
    Shootaround notes: Flu-like symptoms could keep Derrick Favors out of home opener
    Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever? It’s Flu-Like Season in Jazzland. Blame it on the cold weather or maybe all that recycled a...
    Updated Nov 04 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    The worst losses in NBA and Jazz history
    Steph Curry and the Warriors just put a 50-point beating on the Grizzlies last night in Oakland. So if you’re the brash, brash, kick-em-while-they’re-...
    Updated Nov 03 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) holds his knee on the floor in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Utah Jazz shootaround notes: Neto good to go after scare with knee
    Philadelphia • If you were worried about Raul Neto’s knee after that awkward fall in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s opener, you’re not alone....
    Updated Oct 30 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share
    Trey Burke unfazed by lack of minutes in season opener
    Philadelphia • Trey Burke came off the bench on opening night—just not that often in the second half. The third-year point guard logged just 2:40 in t...
    Updated Oct 30 2015 10:55 am   |     |   Share
    Analysis from Pistons win over the Jazz
    What Happened: The Jazz make a furious fourth quarter rally, erase a nine point deficit, but can’t get one final defensive stop. They lose to the Detr...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz shootaround notes: Which guards start tonight in Detroit?
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. • The Jazz just finished up shootaround at the Palace on a rainy Wednesday morning in the suburbs of Detroit. But with the NBA tip...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz add to roster with D-League in mind
    The Utah Jazz made two more moves Sunday as the team continues to build its D-League roster in Idaho. Point guard Phil Pressey, who spent training cam...
    Updated Oct 25 2015 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Report: Gordon Hayward buys $3.3-million California estate
    Gordon Hayward famously avoided luxury purchases early in his NBA career. As a rookie, when he was making $2.3 million a year, the Utah Jazz forward s...
    Updated Oct 24 2015 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Ex-Jazzman Jack Cooley grabs 15 rebounds in 18 minutes for Cavs
    Dennis Lindsey and company still had a few more days before the deadline to trim the roster down to 15 players. But rather than keeping Jack Cooley, B...
    Updated Oct 20 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz analysis: Utah plays better in Portland loss
    WHAT HAPPENED: The Jazz lost 116-111 in a preseason game where the final score was mere window-dressing. In reality, the Jazz starters - sans Gordon H...
    Updated Oct 18 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz's Burke, Ingles bring return to normalcy
    Tonight, the Utah Jazz will face Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers in what will be the home opener in the preseason for Utah at EnergySolut...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 12:29 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz: Analysis of Utah’s loss to Phoenix
    What Happened: The Jazz suffered their first loss of the preseason with a 101-85 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. This was a game where Utah c...
    Updated Oct 10 2015 12:06 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz: Neto to make first start, and other shootaround notes
    Now, we get to see what Raul Neto can do with some extended minutes. When the Utah Jazz take on the Phoenix Suns tonight, the rookie point guard from...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 03:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Are Burks/Hood closers? Analysis of win over the Lakers
    Utah 117, Los Angeles 114 What Happened: What DIDN’T happen? For a preseason game, there was sure a ton going on. There was Trevor Booker getting e...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Trevor Booker ejected from preseason game for fight with Roy Hibbert
    Honolulu • When the Jazz return to the mainland, Trevor Booker might be in line for some vacation time. The Jazz forward was ejected from Tuesday nigh...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 02:40 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2), right, tries to dribble past Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert (17) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Honolulu.  The Jazz defeated the Lakers 117-114.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) Alec Burks scores 27 points as Jazz top Lakers in preseason play
    Honolulu • Some got a little extra rest and relaxation and others got into some trouble in paradise, as the Utah Jazz wrapped up their preseason in th...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 08:56 am   |     |   Share
    Analyzing Utah’s preseason win over the Lakers
    Utah 90, Los Angeles 71 The bottom line: Eventually, the Jazz pulled away in their preseason opener, behind a mixture of defense, depth and ability...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 11:28 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Raul Neto at his first Utah Jazz  press conference at the Jazz practice facility,  Friday, June 28, 2013. Raul Neto's defense steals the show in Utah Jazz preseason opener
    Honolulu • Raul Neto’s father’s favorite player was John Stockton. It’s a tidbit that has been tossed around over the last few years, since the Jazz d...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz extras: Alec Burks excited to face Kobe Bryant in return to court
    Honolulu • Alec Burks has been promoting it all summer long like it’s the first movie of Oscar season. And, on Sunday, we’ll finally get to sit down a...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
    From left to right, Utah Jazz’s Derrick Favors (15), head coach Quin Snyder, Rudy Gobert, of France, and Gordon Hayward (20) pose for a photograph during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz named ‘least hated’ NBA team
    Derek Fisher. The perceived Michael Jordan push-off. Enes Kanter. Most vehemently, the Los Angeles Lakers. Utah Jazz fans are famous for their passio...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz: Team looking to increase offensive pace
    So if the Jazz are going to play basketball up to expectation this season, there is one thing they must do fairly consistently over 82 games: And that...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 09:20 pm   |     |   Share
    Hayward seeks to be a closer
    There’s little doubt that Gordon Hayward is one of the top six or seven small forwards in the NBA. At the high end, he could even be at number five, d...
    Updated Sep 28 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz blog: Gobert and Gasol stage Eurobasket battle
    Whether on the basketball court or in social media, Rudy Gobert is someone who wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s a part of who he is and truthfu...
    Updated Sep 18 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz announce broadcast teams, schedule
    The Utah Jazz will return their broadcasting team intact and ROOT SPORTS will air 81 regular season and four of the seven preseason games, the team an...
    Updated Sep 15 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share