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    Utah Jazz: Neto to make first start, and other shootaround notes
    Now, we get to see what Raul Neto can do with some extended minutes. When the Utah Jazz take on the Phoenix Suns tonight, the rookie point guard from...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 03:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Are Burks/Hood closers? Analysis of win over the Lakers
    Utah 117, Los Angeles 114 What Happened: What DIDN’T happen? For a preseason game, there was sure a ton going on. There was Trevor Booker getting e...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Trevor Booker ejected from preseason game for fight with Roy Hibbert
    Honolulu • When the Jazz return to the mainland, Trevor Booker might be in line for some vacation time. The Jazz forward was ejected from Tuesday nigh...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 02:40 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2), right, tries to dribble past Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert (17) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Honolulu.  The Jazz defeated the Lakers 117-114.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) Alec Burks scores 27 points as Jazz top Lakers in preseason play
    Honolulu • Some got a little extra rest and relaxation and others got into some trouble in paradise, as the Utah Jazz wrapped up their preseason in th...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 08:56 am   |     |   Share
    Analyzing Utah’s preseason win over the Lakers
    Utah 90, Los Angeles 71 The bottom line: Eventually, the Jazz pulled away in their preseason opener, behind a mixture of defense, depth and ability...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 11:28 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Raul Neto at his first Utah Jazz  press conference at the Jazz practice facility,  Friday, June 28, 2013. Raul Neto's defense steals the show in Utah Jazz preseason opener
    Honolulu • Raul Neto’s father’s favorite player was John Stockton. It’s a tidbit that has been tossed around over the last few years, since the Jazz d...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz extras: Alec Burks excited to face Kobe Bryant in return to court
    Honolulu • Alec Burks has been promoting it all summer long like it’s the first movie of Oscar season. And, on Sunday, we’ll finally get to sit down a...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
    From left to right, Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15), head coach Quin Snyder, Rudy Gobert, of France, and Gordon Hayward (20) pose for a photograph during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz named ‘least hated’ NBA team
    Derek Fisher. The perceived Michael Jordan push-off. Enes Kanter. Most vehemently, the Los Angeles Lakers. Utah Jazz fans are famous for their passio...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz: Team looking to increase offensive pace
    So if the Jazz are going to play basketball up to expectation this season, there is one thing they must do fairly consistently over 82 games: And that...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 09:20 pm   |     |   Share
    Hayward seeks to be a closer
    There’s little doubt that Gordon Hayward is one of the top six or seven small forwards in the NBA. At the high end, he could even be at number five, d...
    Updated Sep 28 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz blog: Gobert and Gasol stage Eurobasket battle
    Whether on the basketball court or in social media, Rudy Gobert is someone who wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s a part of who he is and truthfu...
    Updated Sep 18 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz announce broadcast teams, schedule
    The Utah Jazz will return their broadcasting team intact and ROOT SPORTS will air 81 regular season and four of the seven preseason games, the team an...
    Updated Sep 15 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz content to let point guards battle after Exum injury
    With Dante Exum expected to miss the season because of a torn ACL, with Trey Burke coming off an uneven sophomore year, with Raul Neto being a rookie ...
    Updated Sep 15 2015 09:45 am   |     |   Share
    NBA: Playoff format changed to top eight
    The NBA will now have a new playoff format. No longer will division winners be given an automatic top four seed in the postseason. As expected, the b...
    Updated Sep 09 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
    Exum undergoes ACL surgery
    Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum has undergone successful surgery for his torn ACL, the Jazz said on Thursday afternoon. The surgery was performed ...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) spins around Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) on his way to the basket during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. SI: Jazz frontcourt among top 40
    Throughout the summer, Most Utah Jazz fans have harbored the same thought when it comes to the Jazz frontcourt. And that’s the thought that Utah may h...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:17 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz sign free agent center Jeff Withey
    Small-ball is en vogue, but the Utah Jazz keep getting bigger. The team on Monday signed 7-foot free agent center Jeff Withey to a two-year, partially...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 04:11 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz sign free agent Treveon Graham
    The Utah Jazz have added guard/forward Treveon Graham to their training camp roster. The 6-foot-6 Graham, who played four seasons at VCU and went undr...
    Updated Aug 17 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Gordon Hayward thinks Danté Exum will ‘be better than he was’ after ACL tear
    Las Vegas • Gordon Hayward thinks everything will be okay. It just might not be easy. “It’s unfortunate what happened to Danté, but we’re going to ha...

    Updated Aug 11 2015 07:37 pm   |     |   Share
    Derrick Favors hosts back-to-school party for Boys & Girls Club kids
    Derrick Favors donates backpacks and school supplies to 25 Utah children...

    Updated Aug 10 2015 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz draft picks Trey Lyles, left, and Oliver Hanlan hold their jerseys during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The NBA basketball team added Lyles and Hanlan to the roster during Thursday's draft, but general manager Dennis Lindsey’s work isn’t done yet. The Jazz could be active in free agency to make a push into the playoffs, but internal growth from a young roster is the key to taking the next step. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Draft pick Olivier Hanlan signs in Lithuania
    The 6-foot-4 combo guard has signed a deal to play for BC Zalgiris....

    Updated Aug 08 2015 01:04 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz's Dante Exum shouts after being injured during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game against the Boston Celtics Monday, July 6, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 100-82. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Dante Exum injures knee in international play
    Here’s what we know: Dante Exum suffered some sort injury to his left knee while playing in an exhibition for Australia on Tuesday. It happened durin...

    Updated Aug 04 2015 03:02 pm   |     |   Share
    Trey Burke stopped by Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo
    Trey Burke ran in to a pair of basketball legends during Saturday’s first-ever NBA exhibition game in Africa: Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo....

    Updated Aug 01 2015 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
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Paul Millsap, and his brother, Elijah, teamed up to play in a tournament in Atlanta. Millsap brothers team up in Atlanta tournament
    What do you do at your family reunions? The Millsap brothers ball. Utah Jazz wingman Elijah Millsap teamed up with his three brothers — Paul, a...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:54 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz's Dante Exum plays first international game
    So these are the official stats for Dante Exum in Australia’s first international friendly against Lithuania this morning. The Utah Jazz point guard...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
    NBA notes: Wisconsin lawmakers pass $250-million arena deal
    The Milwaukee Bucks are now just a signature away from $250 million in public money to help fund a new arena in the city’s downtown after Wisconsin la...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
    No logo change for Jazz this season
    The Utah Jazz might soon make changes to their logos, but it won’t happen this season. New Miller Sports and Entertainment president Steve Starks made...
    Updated Jul 26 2015 03:48 pm   |     |   Share
    NBA: League expected to change playoff seeding format
    Those who want to see the NBA playoff format changed will soon get their wish. That’s if the rules committee does the expected and approves the latest...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 11:29 am   |     |   Share
    GM: Jazz now have 'clarity' to resolve rookie's contract hold-up
    The Trey Lyles contract situation may be quickly headed toward a resolution. “We’ll have some news for our fans here real short, so no worries,” Jazz ...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 11:57 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Nick Asay assistant trainer, helps Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) as he took a bad fall, late in the game, in Utah Jazz Summer League action, Utah Jazz vs. The Boston Celtics, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, July 6, 2015. Late ankle injury puts a damper on Exum’s big night
    Dante Exum dazzled the crowd of 10,000. Then he frightened them. In Monday night’s 100-82 summer league win over the Boston Celtics, Exum did exactly ...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 10:42 pm   |     |   Share