Utah Jazz Notes

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    Jazz sign point guard Erick Green to second 10-day contract
    Erick Green has an invitation to play in the D-League All-Star game in just over a week’s time in Toronto. It appears he’ll have to politely decline a...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker poses on the Bucks logo during the team’s media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in St. Francis, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Did BYU really have a shot at Jabari Parker?
    On signing day 2013, the second-ranked high school basketball player in the country had his list narrowed down to five schools. Jabari Parker was eith...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, front, drives for a basket past Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira, of Brazil, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Denver. The Nuggets won 112-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Jazz shootaround: Utah looks to win fourth straight against Nuggets
    Wednesday night presents a new challenge for the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are fresh off Monday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, an overtime thriller that coun...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Hayward and Favors react to Jeff Hornacek's firing in Phoenix
    The Phoenix Suns on Monday fired Jeff Hornacek following a loss to the Dallas Maverick’s, his team’s 19th defeat in its last 21 games. Hornacek was in...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) passes the ball as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends during the first quarter in an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Favors says sleeping on his stomach, soft mattress might have caused back injury
    Few things are as important as a good night’s sleep. Just ask Derrick Favors and the Utah Jazz. Favors missed 16 games while being sidelined for nearl...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) grabs a rebound, in NBA action, |the Utah Jazz vs. The Detroit Pistons, in Salt Lake City, Monday, January 25, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Utah seeks consistency; Favors returns to the starting lineup
    When the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Utah Jazz square off tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena, it may seem like your typical late-January NBA game. ...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 11:57 am   |     |   Share
    No All-Star selection for Gordon Hayward
    Asked this week about his comment to ESPN that the Utah Jazz did not have “one dominant scorer,” a remark some might have perceived as a slight agains...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
    A miserable shooting night in Minnesota helped turn Rodney Hood's season around
    The Timberwolves were there for the turning point. Just a few days before the new year, the Utah Jazz stumbled to a 94-80 loss in Minneapolis and for ...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jordan Clarkson is guarded by Raul Neto and Rudy Gobert during a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Rodney Hood and Raul Neto selected for Rising Stars challenge
    Rodney Hood and Raul Neto have started alongside one another in the Utah Jazz’s backcourt for most of this season. But next month, the two guards will...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
    Raul Neto suffers concussion in loss to Detroit
    The Jazz are temporarily thinner at their thinnest position. Rookie point guard Raul Neto suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Monday’s game ...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 12:48 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz-Pistons: Trevor Booker predicts a victory on the offensive glass
    Trevor Booker has apparently gazed into his crystal ball, because he had a bold prediction as the Utah Jazz prepared to host the Detroit Pistons tonig...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday January 14, 2016. Sacramento Kings defeated the Utah Jazz 103-101. No Utah Jazz game on Saturday. How does the NBA make it up?
    What most people reasonably expected to happen came to pass on Friday afternoon: The NBA officially postponed Saturday’s matchup in Washington DC betw...
    Updated Jan 22 2016 01:47 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum drives past Phoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Favors, Dante Exum doing more each day
    Dante Exum is still out for the season, and Derrick Favors is probably not going to play tonight as the Utah Jazz take on the New York Knicks at Madi...
    Updated Jan 20 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried, rear, and Jameer Nelson, left, defend against Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  Forbes: Jazz worth $875 million, as NBA's average franchise value tops $1.25 billion
    The “B” might not stand for “basketball” after all. According to Forbes’ latest round of valuations, the average NBA franchise has tripled over the la...
    Updated Jan 20 2016 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz's goal for second half of season? 'Be healthy'
    If the NBA’s regular season is a marathon, the Jazz limped past the 13-mile mark on Monday morning in Charlotte. (Alternatively, if the season is the ...
    Updated Jan 19 2016 09:42 am   |     |   Share
    Kobe Bryant says he won't play in Rio Olympics
    Kobe Bryant doesn’t do encores. The future Hall of Famer said Saturday he will not participate in this summer’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, ensur...
    Updated Jan 16 2016 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz sign one-time Ute J.J. O'Brien to 10-day contract
    Derrick Favors is out. Trevor Booker is out. J.J. O’Brien is in. The Jazz on Saturday signed the former University of Utah and San Diego State forward...
    Updated Jan 16 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Trevor Booker concussed after accidental swipe from DeMarcus Cousins
    The injury bug struck the Utah Jazz again, and this one came well after a whistle. Forward Trevor Booker suffered a concussion in Thursday night’s los...
    Updated Jan 15 2016 12:45 am   |     |   Share
    Five takeaways from a 99-85 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers
    Portland, Ore. • Gordon Hayward was seeing stars after Noah Vonleh hit him in the nose in the first half of tonight’s game in the Rose Quarter. But it...
    Updated Jan 14 2016 01:03 am   |     |   Share
    Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried, rear, and Jameer Nelson, left, defend against Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  Jazz shootaround: Derrick Favors listed as 'questionable' for Portland game
    Portland, Ore. • Derrick Favors might be getting closer to his return to the court, but as of this morning it was the status quo for the Utah Jazz for...
    Updated Jan 13 2016 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz: Five takeaways from a 103-94 loss to the Houston Rockets
    1. Guess who’s back? Rudy Gobert’s highly anticipated return actually came a little earlier than most expected. The Jazz center, who suffered a grade-...
    Updated Jan 08 2016 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - This Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert shoots during practice before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Salt Lake City. Gobert is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury during practice Wednesday, Dec. 2. The team announced he was diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his left knee, but no surgery is required. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File ) Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert upgraded to ‘questionable’ for Thursday’s game at Houston
    Rudy Gobert has been upgraded from “out” to “questionable” to play tonight in Houston. Center has been out since Dec. 2 with an MCL injury. Gobert, th...
    Updated Jan 07 2016 12:56 pm   |     |   Share
    Shootaround: With blowout loss to Spurs in mind, Jazz promise more energy
    San Antonio • Welcome back to the scene of the crime. There have been some agonizingly narrow defeats for the Jazz this season (some of you are probab...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Elijah Millsap battles for a loose ball with Nik Stauskas and Jerami Grant in the first half of a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Jazz release shooting guard Elijah Millsap
    The Utah Jazz have waived shooting guard Elijah Millsap, a little less than 48 hours before the guarantee cut deadline. Millsap, a 6-foot-4 wing de...
    Updated Jan 05 2016 02:26 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz won't wallow after refs miss crucial late foul
    The NBA will release its review of the officiating during the game’s final two minutes later this afternoon, and I fully expect the league will admit ...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 11:46 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz fan ejected, banned for one year for shining flashlight at James Harden
    James Harden might enjoy the spotlight. But the flashlight? Not so much. When the Rockets’ All-Star guard stepped to the free throw line late in the t...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 11:47 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, left, and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Jazz won 102-91. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Utah Jazz: Favors misses shootaround, but 'nothing structurally' wrong with back
    Derrick Favors’ back kept him out of shootaround Monday morning and his status for Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets is up in the air. F...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 11:47 am   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans (1) drives on Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) as the Utah Jazz host the New Orleans Pelicans, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday December 16, 2015. Jazz shootaround: Favors remains questionable, Utah faces big week
    This is an important week for the Jazz, continuing with tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Should the Jazz find a way to win three of ...
    Updated Dec 30 2015 11:31 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz shootaround: Point guard Ish Smith a 'breath of fresh air' for Sixers' struggles
    On their first possession Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers ran a high pick-and-roll, with big man Nerlens Noel setting the screen and the ball in the ...
    Updated Dec 28 2015 02:47 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz shootaround: Jazz refuse to take the Sixers lightly
    Fighting against complacency is a thing for the Utah Jazz tonight. And this is for good reason. Rolling into town this evening are the Philadelphia 7...
    Updated Dec 28 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share