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Aaron Falk, Tony Jones and Steve Luhm cover the Utah Jazz and the NBA for The Salt Lake Tribune. The Tribune on Twitter - Aaron Falk: @tribjazz, Steve Luhm: @sluhm, Tony Jones: @Tjonessltrib
 
Updated on Oct 19, 2014 11:18PM
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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...

Updated on Oct 19, 2014 01:36PM
El Segundo, Calif. • Alec Burks’ left shoulder was wrapped with an ice pack as he came off the floor following shootaround this morning. But after missing three straight preseason gam...

Updated on Oct 18, 2014 10:30AM
Los Angeles • It’s 1 a.m. in Salt Lake, so I’m going to try to wrap this up quickly.
The Jazz had rolled through much of the preseason, en route to a 4-0 exhibition record. Tonigh...

Updated on Oct 18, 2014 12:33AM
Los Angeles • Trevor Booker was surprised by the call. In the third quarter of Saturday night’s preseason game against the Clippers, the Jazz forward fouled Blake Griffin
Updated on Oct 17, 2014 12:13AM
Anaheim, Calif. • Kobe Bryant dropped 27 points on the Utah Jazz tonight. A game high. Ten more than anyone else on the court, for either team.
But the Jazz left the Honda Center ...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 12:13AM
El Segundo, Calif. • The Jazz will play the Lakers twice over the next four days, but just who you’ll see suiting up for L.A. is a little unknown right now.
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Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:08PM
After beating the Clippers in preseason action Monday night, the Jazz were back at their practice facility today. Coach Quin Snyder used the session to watch more film than usual.
Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM
This time last year, Trey Burke got a lesson in how unfair the game can be. The point guard, then a rookie, was running a pick-and-roll with Enes Kanter in a preseaso...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 06:28PM
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 for...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM
Everybody knows what Blake Griffin can do in the air.
But over the last few years, the former Slam Dunk champion has worked to add a respectable mid-range game. This season, Griff...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:08PM
Kevin Durant, the NBA’s reigning MVP, could miss up to eight weeks with a foot fracture.
That was the word out of Oklahoma City on Sunday morning, sending early season shockwaves ...

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 12:15AM
Hey, it’s our Friday morning video chat!

And it’s only, like, 36 hours late.

Tony and I discuss the road trip to Portland, NBA 2k15, preseason success, Trey Burke, the last roster sp...

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 08:52PM

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 co...

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 12:15AM
This is year two of the Great Rebuilding, and most people seem optimistic that the Jazz are on the right track, that this team can win again eventually.
The question, and a fair one I think, remai...

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 03:33PM
The Utah Jazz waived guards Dee Bost and Kevin Murphy on Friday, cutting the team’s roster down to 17.
Bost and Murphy both had standout years last season playing...

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 03:33PM
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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 highligh...

Updated on Oct 10, 2014 12:10AM
Trey Burke, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter all sat in the visiting lockerroom at the Moda Center on Thursday night, fiddling with cell phones and reflecting on Utah’s 109-105 win over the Portland Tra...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 02:35PM
It took a game, a few days and a healed hip flexor.
But Rodney Hood is ready to make his professional basketball debut for the Utah Jazz tonight, against the Portland Trailblazers at the Moda Cen...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM
After blowing out the Trail Blazers, a team flush with returning guys and looking to make a deep run in the playoffs this season, new Jazz coach Quin Snyder was tempered in his enthus...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 05:56PM
Jazz rookie forward Rodney Hood has been officially ruled out of Tuesday night’s preseason opener against the Portland Trailblazers.
Hood, a 6-foot-8 shooter out of Duke, strained a hip flexor i...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM
Some of the things Gordon Hayward did this summer:
• Hosted a basketball camp in the Philippines.
• Got married.
• Explored restricted free agency, eventually landing a $6...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 01:13AM
On one play, Trey Burke executed a pick and roll, got into the lane and finished at the rim over Rudy Gobert.
On another, the Utah Jazz starting point guard penetrated, pulled up and hit a 15-foo...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:17PM
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Whatever happens tomorrow night, when the Jazz host the Blazers, will be subject to basketball’s “It’s Only Preseason” principle.
So how did you expect to feel exactly after M...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM

The Jazz’s new signing beamed as he showed off his new jersey. He promised buckets. And he signed his contract in purple crayon. <freeform>

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Updated on Oct 5, 2014 04:01PM
Trey Burke fought over the screen from Derrick Favors, sat on Dante Exum’s left hand and cleanly stripped the rookie, taking the ball the other way for a lay-in.
On another play, Burke pushed th...

Updated on Oct 5, 2014 12:29AM
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A year ago, Ian Clark set the Vegas summer league on fire, winning an MVP award and a championship, en route to securing a contract with the Jazz.
Returning t...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:21PM
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After the first day of practice this week, Quin Snyder was asked how much preparation had gone into that first session. The new coach sort of looked at the ground...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:21PM
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When he was recruiting players to Butler, Brad Stevens had a slide in his presentation that highlighted the transformation of one scrawny kid into one of the coun...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 02:49PM
Aggression and efficiency.

Asked on Wednesday what he wants of Gordon Hayward, those were the first two words Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said.

Aggression and efficiency.
Updated on Sep 30, 2014 09:13PM
You could tell Rodney Hood was surprised.

And the Utah Jazz rookie forward even admitted to the shock: He had not expected to run as much as he did in Tuesday’s training camp morning session...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM
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Jazz guard Carrick Felix will miss about a month after injuring his shoulder in the first practice of the season. Felix was injured on a collision on a play late ...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM
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Media Day has come and, thankfully, gone. Monday’s blitz at the Zions Bank Basketball Center was a rapid-fire crash course on the 2014-15 Utah Jazz, with two players doing intervi...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

In the three months since the Jazz selected Dante Exum with the fifth pick in the NBA draft, the Australian teenager has come to Utah for his introduction to local fans, played in the Las Vegas S...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

Before Media Day even started, the Jazz were dealing with a social media problem.

Nude photos, purportedly of point guard Trey Burke, made the rounds on Twitter late last night and this ...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM


New coach Quin Snyder is looking forward to the players on Utah's roster battling for playing time -- a fight that will begin in training camp.

"You have to have compe...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM


Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey opened the team's annual media day by addressing reporters at the Zions Bank Center on Monday afternoon.

Asked about the new-look roster,...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:32PM

The Money Man is back on the payroll.
Mehmet Okur, who spent seven seasons with the Utah Jazz, his been hired as a team ambassador. According to a press release, the retired bi...

Updated on Sep 26, 2014 05:17PM

A year ago, Dennis Lindsey began negotiating with Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward on contract extensions.
Favors came away with an extension before the season started. Hayward went into re...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:32PM
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It’s 90 degrees outside. The football season is barely getting off the ground. And baseball’s postseason has not yet begun. So, naturally, it’s time once again to think hoops (if ...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 11:04AM

Dahntay Jones has been a hard-nosed, rugged wing in the NBA for the last decade, one of the last decorated “Kobe stoppers.” He’s about to become a member of the Utah Ja...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:37PM

Enes Kanter will be an important man this season.

For the new Quin Snyder offense to work for the Utah Jazz, the Jazz need Kanter to develop his j...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 05:15PM

As usual, Utah Jazz fans will be able to see plenty of their favorite team during the upcoming NBA season.

The Jazz announced on Monday that ROOT Sports will televise all 82 regular season g...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 07:44PM

In all, the longest trek of Greg Miller's life took three years.

He completed 58,196 miles over 33 countries and all seven continents. He literally drove the world in his Toyota Land Cruiser...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM

As we reported earlier in the week, the Jazz and guard Toure' Murry have reached a deal. But in case you doubted our sources, the team made it official Thursday afternoon, announcing the signing of...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 06:12PM
Gordon Hayward's World Cup hopes ended this weekend, when the Jazz forward was among the United States' final four roster cuts before the tournament begins in Spain next week.
The 24-year-old Hayw...

Updated on Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM

The Jazz made a trio of staff hires official today.
All three had been reported previously, so no surprises here.
But just to put a bow on them, here's the team's press release:

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM
The Jazz continue to build their training camp roster, signing former Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-9 Cooley averaged 13.1 points sand 10.1 rebounds a game during his final...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM
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After 39 years of calling games NBA, Dick Bavetta is calling it quits.
One of the NBA's most recognizable referees has retired from the game, the league announced Tuesday.
Updated on Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM
A solid season in the D-League last year has landed guard Dee Bost a deal with the Utah Jazz, and a chance to make the NBA team in training camp.
The Jazz on Friday announced the signing of Bost, ...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM
Former Rockets assistant Dean Cooper has been hired to coach the Jazz's D-League affiliate in Boise.
Cooper has spent the last two years in Houston on Kevin McHale
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