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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 Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM
Here's something you need to know about Trevor Booker.
He loves cereal.
Loves it.
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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

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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

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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...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM

"You look taller," somebody said.
"I'm just bigger," Rudy Gobert responded with a smile.
The Jazz's young center still stands at 7 feet, 2 inches Wednesday as he spoke with reporters follow...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM
Amid all the buzz over the Charlotte Hornets offer sheet for Gordon Hayward, the Utah Jazz — some of them anyway — were back practicing at the Zions Bank Basketball Center this week. Tuesday marked th...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM
Gordon Hayward is the Utah Jazz's top priority this offseason.
And as the restricted free agent has shopped around the league, in search for a new deal, all indications have pointed to the Jazz ma...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM
Dante Exum has already learned a few things from John Stockton.
The Jazz's new point guard says he's read the legendary point guard's autobiography, "Assisted" and has a copy on his bookshelf.
Updated on Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM

Mark your calendars.
The Utah Jazz's preseason starts in just 90 days.
The Jazz will open an eight-game preseason slate Oct. 7 at home against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The full ca...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 01:04PM

Trey Burke and Dante Exum.

Dante Exum and Trey Burke.

The upcoming Las Vegas summer league will be important for both, individually.

For Burke, coming off an all-rookie season ...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Neither general manager Rich Cho, nor coach Steve Clifford, at summer practice. Must still be Hayward-palooza. <a hre...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM
Former Jazz coach Ty Corbin will join the coaching staff of the Sacramento Kings, according to a source.
Corbin compiled a 112-146 record in his three and a half seasons as the head coach of the J...

Updated on Jul 1, 2014 12:14AM
As free agency wears on, the Jazz have an interest in adding “more shooting in more spots,” a league source tells The Salt Lake Tribune.
One of the names that could pop up is Los Angeles Lakers ...

Updated on Jul 2, 2014 05:18PM

As the clock ticked past 10:01 p.m. MDT, the Utah Jazz went to work.
According to ESPN, the Jazz reached out to Washington free agent Trevor Ariza. Utah also contacted Wizards forward Trevor ...

Updated on Jul 2, 2014 05:21PM
On draft night, Rodney Hood was wearing a wristwatch worth more than most people make in a year. But the newest Jazzman didn't blow through his first paycheck or anything to look stylish on stage.
Updated on Jun 30, 2014 02:34PM

<freeform>Dante Exum is the new “it” guy for the Utah Jazz, a beacon of hope for a beleaguered NBA franchise building back to respectability.

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Updated on Jul 2, 2014 05:21PM

Brooklyn, N.Y. • Isaiah Austin will never step foot on a court as an NBA player. But the 7-foot center from Baylor got to realize a fraction of that childhood dream Thu...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM

The expert grades are in and the Utah Jazz passed the 2014 NBA Draft with flying colors.

The average grade was an “A” with a few pu...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM

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Updated on Jul 2, 2014 05:21PM

Brooklyn, N.Y. • All season long, pundits and experts had gone back and forth on who would go first.

Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker...

Updated on Jun 26, 2014 11:24PM

Having one pick fall into your lap requires a bit of luck.

Having two - in the first round - fall your away is a little more than luck.

The Jazz found themselves with Dante' Exum and ...

Updated on Jun 19, 2014 10:13PM

The news has been reported and the shock waves are rippling through the NBA world.

Potential franchise big man, Kansas’ Joel Embiid, has hurt his ...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:02PM
Au revoir, Rudy Gobert's appendix.
The Jazz center underwent surgery after doctors diagnosed him with appendicitis yesterday in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Gobert and some of his Jazz te...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:02PM
The Utah Jazz and the D-League's Idaho Stampede are set to announce a new affiliation on Tuesday.
Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey and president Randy Rigby will join Stampede president Steve B...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:04PM
For Thanasis Antetokounmpo, it was the best choice.
Growing up poor in Greece, basketball provided a miracle lifeline for his family when his younger brother was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks las...

Updated on Jun 7, 2014 04:18PM

The bloodlines are unmistakeable for Jerami Grant, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Syracuse.

His father is Harvey Grant, who played in the NBA for the Washington Wizards. His uncle is Horace Grant...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:05PM
Artem Klimenko has a lot to work on — starting with his English.
But while the 7-foot Russian need a translator to get through his interviews Thursday in Salt Lake City, the center is still a "ver...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:05PM
When Nick Wiggins challenges his little brother to a game of one-on-one, things can get a little intense.
"Tough love. Elbows," he said. "The older sibling doesn't want to lose. The younger siblin...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 05:06PM
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