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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20), as the Utah Jazz host the New York Knicks, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday March 22, 2017. Jazz shootaround: Hayward, Cousins both questionable for Jazz-Pelicans game
    Two all-stars could be reduced to watching from the bench tonight, as the Jazz and Pelicans square off in a late-season contest with plenty on the lin...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, center, dunks the ball above Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 108-95. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) Utah Jazz blog: Jazz clinch playoff spot
    Do you want the good news or the bad news first? OK. Let’s go with the good news. The Utah Jazz are going to the postseason for the first time since 2...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 09:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Jazzman John Stockton practiced his jumper against his son as Jazz players from the 1997 team were reunited at the Jazz practice facility, Wednesday, March 22 2017. Utah Jazz blog: John Stockton won’t give today’s stars a pass for resting
    One summer during his Hall of Fame career, John Stockton bought a ticket to a baseball game. The legendary Jazz point guard won’t say who it was, but ...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz great John Stockton celebrates after draining a 3-pointer after he was asked to re-create the last second shot that sent the Jazz to the NBA finals in 1997. Jazz players from the 1997 team were reunited at the Jazz practice facility, Wednesday, March 22 2017. Video: John Stockton re-enacts ‘The Shot’ and sinks it on his first attempt
    The members of the Utah Jazz’s 1997 NBA Finals team have been hanging out together the last couple of days in Salt Lake City, sharing a few laughs and...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 05:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    After Jeff Cassar's firing, where does RSL go next?
    So where does Real Salt Lake go from here? No clue. Stay tuned. Assume away. Hop aboard the speculation train and wait for a stop.  RSL on Monday fire...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 07:38 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy  The old green seats at Vivint Smart Home Arena will all be replaced with Blue Cushioned Seats as part of the arena’s renovations. Utah Jazz: New look for Vivint Smart Home Arena will include cushioned seats for all
    What’s big and white and green all over? Not Vivint Smart Home Arena. Not next year at least. The 19,000 or so bright green, plastic seats fans have p...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler, right, looks to the basket as Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Jazz shootaround: Jazz have become adept at shaking off bad losses
    A defining characteristic of the Jazz this season has been their ability to acquire a next game, next play mentality. Losses that may have bothered ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier (2) guards Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half in an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 88-83. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Rudy Gobert on track to suit up against the Clippers
    Rudy Gobert will be a game-time decision for the Jazz’s important matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. But the Jazz center says his right le...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 11:46 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) floats in the lane for two [oints during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 29, 2016. Jazz shootaround: ‘Big stretch’ and tough tests await in season’s final weeks
    Houston • The Utah Jazz’s last two victories haven’t exactly inspired tremendous confidence. They’ve needed some late-game heroics and good fortune to...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder shouts to his team during the first half in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Quin Snyder dislikes 'Danté Watch,' takes long view on Exum’s development
    Quin Snyder has grown tired of fielding questions about Danté Exum’s progress after the point guard’s best performances this season. Well, Exum scored...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, left, defends as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center, drives to the basket, while Raptors guard Norman Powell, right, helps on defense during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Toronto won 112-102. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) Utah Jazz shootaround: Stopping Thunder’s Westbrook No. 1 defensive priority
    The challenge for the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night when defending the Oklahoma City Thunder is simple: contain Russell Westbrook. You won’t find man...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) huddle together late in the fourth quarter of the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Utah Jazz shootaround: Jazz eager to see how a fully healthy roster plays together
    The Utah Jazz hope to see the beginning of a trend when the Jazz face the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at the Bradley Center. And that’s a healthy...

    Updated Feb 24 2017 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) before the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday January 26, 2017. Gordon Hayward receives positive feedback for gesture before All-Star Game
    Gordon Hayward’s 17 minutes of playing time Sunday in New Orleans were relatively uneventful by NBA All-Star Game standards. But the Utah Jazz forward...

    Updated Feb 23 2017 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    Gordon Hayward keeps busy schedule at all-star weekend
    Gordon Hayward signed autographs and made a few public appearances Thursday. Hayward spoke to the media Friday morning and quickly was wisked away to ...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake Stars Joel Bolomboy (4), and Sundiata Gaines (15) double-team Eric Moreland (25) Canton Charge, in NBA D League action, at Salt Lake Community College, Saturday, January 7, 2017. Joel Bolomboy to play in D-League All-Star Game
    The Jazz’s contingent for All-Star Weekend grew on Thursday. Jazz draft pick and Salt Lake City Stars mainstay Joel Bolomboy has been selected as a re...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz announce which ad will appear on game jerseys
    The Utah Jazz will join other NBA teams next season in adding a sponsored patch to their uniforms, but with a charitable twist. For their first-ever j...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson, left, dunks as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Focus squarely on defense entering matchup with Clippers
    When the Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, the goal within the game for the Jazz will be clear: Defense has to be a team thing....
    Updated Feb 13 2017 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Utah Jazz blog: Slowing down Celtics’ Thomas in fourth quarter a priority
    The mission for the Utah Jazz on Saturday night is to figure out a way to slow Isaiah Thomas down in the fourth quarter. It seems like an easier task...
    Updated Feb 11 2017 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, left, talks with guard Shelvin Mack (8) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) Jazz shootaround: Shelvin Mack returns to team after quick stop to see high school jersey retired
    New Orleans • This three-game road trip included an extra stop for Jazz point guard Shelvin Mack. Mack returned home Tuesday to Lexington, Ky., where ...

    Updated Feb 13 2017 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks the ball as Milwaukee Bucks’ Michael Beasley (9), Thon Maker, second from right, and Malcolm Brogdon, right, look on in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 104-88. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Rudy Gobert gives Atlanta native Derrick Favors the Crying Jordan treatment after Falcons' Super Bowl collapse
    Atlanta • Derrick Favors was one of the thousands in the city who spent Sunday night dealing with elation followed too quickly by despair. Favors, an ...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) and Utah Jazz guard Elijah Millsap (13) go for a loose ball, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. The Charolette Hornets, in Salt Lake CIty, Monday, March 16, 2015 Jazz shootaround: Kemba Walker’s health an interesting subplot to Saturday’s game
    The Utah Jazz are attempting to build momentum ahead of what is shaping up as a difficult road trip, but that won’t be easy on Saturday night. The Jaz...
    Updated Feb 04 2017 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Derrick Favors complains to an official about a missed call in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Jazz shootaround: Derrick Favors won’t play against the Milwaukee Bucks
    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been ruled out for Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks as he continues to deal with the lingering ...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) and forward Joe Johnson (6) celebrate a three-pointer by Johnson as the Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday December 21, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Joe Johnson says Gordon Hayward’s all-star experience can take his game ‘to a whole other level’
    Joe Johnson happily congratulated Gordon Hayward this week on his first all-star selection — and the veteran forward believes more could be on the way...
    Updated Jan 28 2017 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood (5) lies on the ground with an injury during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Rodney Hood listed as questionable vs. Lakers
    Rodney Hood thought the worst at the first moment of impact. That explains the smile on his face at Thursday’s shootaround as the Utah Jazz made fina...

    Updated Jan 26 2017 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany, loses control of the ball as he goes up for a shot against Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Jazz shootaround: Dirk is back, so Jazz expect Mavs to be a handful
    Dallas • Just like they were going into games last week against the Pistons, Magic and Suns, the Jazz are wary of the Dallas Mavericks. Those Jazz o...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    How the Utah Jazz fared in this year's all-star voting
    The NBA all-star starters are set and, unsurprisingly, Jazzmen Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert will have to wait until the reserves are announced next ...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Stars' D-League Showcase games to be shown on ESPNU, NBA TV
    Fans will be able to catch the Salt Lake City Stars on television this week as they participate in the D-League Showcase near Toronto. The Stars will ...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) dribbles past Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Gordon Hayward honored as Western Conference Player of the Week
    Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward could garner the first all-star selection of his career next month....

    Updated Jan 17 2017 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood (5) dribbles past Orlando Magic’s Jodie Meeks (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Jazz update: With Rodney Hood out, who starts in his place?
    Phoenix • With Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood out of tonight’s game against the Suns, who are the candidates to start in his place as Hood rehabs fro...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood (5) dribbles past Orlando Magic’s Jodie Meeks (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah Jazz: Rodney Hood diagnosed with bone bruise, avoids serious injury
    The Utah Jazz got some good news on Sunday morning. Following an initial diagnosis of a hyperextended knee, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood underwent...
    Updated Jan 15 2017 06:46 pm   |     |   Share