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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 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 Sep 30, 2014 05:59PM
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 Sep 29, 2014 11:19PM
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 Sep 29, 2014 04:41PM

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 Sep 29, 2014 04:18PM

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 Sep 29, 2014 03:52PM

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 Sep 29, 2014 03:28PM

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 Sep 28, 2014 03:23PM

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 Sep 26, 2014 08:01AM
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
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
Updated on Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM
The Jazz and Toure' Murry's camp have been in talks for a while.
<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58203444-62/murry-guard-jazz-agent.html.csp">We fir...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM

Donald Sterling is no longer a part of the NBA.
The league on Tuesday announced that the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers had been finalized, transferring ownership of the team from Sterling to...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 01:26PM
A year ago, the Trail Blazers added former Jazz point guards Mo Williams and Earl Watson to their roster.
This summer, Portland is continuing the trend.
Updated on Aug 6, 2014 11:24PM

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski needs someone to step in and be a versatile combination forward

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM
Here's something you need to know about Trevor Booker.
He loves cereal.
Loves it.
Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM
Gordon Hayward may have signed the offer sheet with Charlotte, but the swingman wants Jazz fans to know he's "excited about coming back to Utah."
On his website, GordonHayward20.com, the fifth-yea...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM
Three weeks.
Forty-two cities.
Two-thousand kids.
Four-thousand miles.
That's what Jazz men Jeremy Evans and Ian Clark are up against as they start the team's 30th annual Junior Jazz r...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM


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Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM
Gordon Hayward will have some company in Las Vegas later this month, as USA basketball prepares for the upcoming World Cup.
The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that Jazz point guard Trey Burke has...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM


Utah Jazz fans have been excited about the addition of Dante Exum, but this guy took it to another level.

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 11:19PM
Looking to add depth at the guard position, the Jazz have interest in free agent Toure' Murry, according to a source.
Murry, however, has met with Miami and could be waiting on the Heat before mak...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 11:19PM
It's been a few years since Matt Harpring traded catch-and-shoots for catchphrases, swapping his jersey and sneakers for a suit and an analyst's mic. I talked with the former Jazzman (who is back in U...

Updated on Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM
The Utah Jazz wanted to add physicality and veteran savvy to its roster.
Check and check.
The team on Tuesday agreed to terms with free agent forward Trevor Booker, whose toughness inside made...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 09:45PM
Las Vegas - You can tell Trey Burke isn’t wild about summer league basketball.
Following Tuesday’s 87-69 win over the Denver Nuggets, the second year Utah Jazz point guard stopped just short of c...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 05:05PM
Former Jazz forward Carlos Boozer got his walking papers from the Bulls today, as Chicago amnestied the 32-year-old and his $16.8 million salary.
Boozer spent four seasons in Chicago after leav...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 11:47PM

Las Vegas - You can point to Rodney Hood's 29 points, or his seven made 3-pointers.

You can single out Rudy Gobert with his 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots.

Trey Burk...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 05:05PM
This morning, USA Basketball announced the 19 players who will participate in a four-day mini-camp in Las Vegas later this month. In a conference call with reporters, coach Mike Krzyzewski had some ni...

Updated on Jul 13, 2014 10:23PM

Richard Jefferson - a starting small forward last season for the Jazz - has signed a one-year minimum contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Jazz made no attempt to re-sign the veteran forw...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 05:05PM
After a disappointing and frustrating season in Utah, Brandon Rush knew he'd have to prove himself again.
He'll get a chance to do that Tuesday, when he free agent guard will work out for multiple...

Updated on Jul 12, 2014 11:36PM

Las Vegas - There were plenty of things to like in Utah's 74-70 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Utah defended well. Rookie guard Dante Exum wa...

Updated on Jul 12, 2014 03:35PM

For NBA players, there's always the pressure to perform.

But some guys encounter more pressure than most.

Gordon Hayward? Welcome to the most pressure of your career.

Hayward -...

Updated on Jul 13, 2014 06:25PM

The Charlotte Hornets “rolled out the red carpet” for Gordon Hayward, wining and dining the restricted free agent, and ultimately signing him to a maximum offer sheet w...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 09:42PM

The Utah Jazz have trimmed their summer league roster from 15 to 12, a move officials intended on making by the end of the week.

The three players cut were former Temple guards Khaliff Wyat...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 03:47PM

The biggest domino of them all has finally fallen.
LeBron James is going home to Ohio, making his announcement in a Sports Illustrated essay this morning.
James had held the league somewhat...

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 10:59PM

It wasn't just the rebounding.

It wasn't only the rim protection. Or the increased strength.

There was a certain edge that Jazz second year big Rudy Gobert played with on Thursday nig...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 03:47PM

The Jazz and Raptors made the Steve Novak trade official this afternoon. I talked to the sharpshooter on the phone yesterday and

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 05:05PM
It's official.
Gordon Hayward signed his offer sheet with the Hornets, the team announced early this morning. The Jazz will now have until the end of Sunday (9:59 p.m. MT) to match the offer worth...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 10:46PM

Lost in the hub bub of Gordon Hayward, his max offer sheet and whether or not the Utah Jazz will match said offer sheet, is the apparant interest in Francisco Garcia.

To most Jazz fans, Garc...


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