Utah Jazz Notes

Aaron Falk, Tony Jones and Steve Luhm

    Preview: Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks
     Denver • I’m at DIA, waiting to fly back to Salt Lake City and trying not to spill guacamole on my laptop keyboard, so as far as I’m concerned the Ja...
    Updated Feb 28 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    NBA: League’s first African-American player passes away
    This past week, the Portland Trailblazers lost one of their great former players, when Jerome Kersey suddenly passed away. On Thursday, the NBA lost...
    Updated Feb 28 2015 12:04 am   |     |   Share
    Nuggets coach Brian Shaw won't wonder 'what if' when it comes to Rudy Gobert
     Denver • A moment of silence for Rudy Gobert’s latest victims: • Danilo Gallinari • JJ Hickson • Ty Lawson • Kenneth Faried (three times) Utah’s soph...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
    Shootaround notes: Denver's Jusuf Nurkic out with sprained ankle
    Denver • The Nuggets expect to be without rookie center Jusuf Nurkic, the team’s best rim protector, tonight against the Jazz. The burly Bosnian badly...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz learn to deal with expectations
    Expectations. Tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, for perhaps the first time this season, the Utah Jazz will face that dynamic against an opponent...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz reportedly bring in new point guard
    With a pair of open roster spots, the Utah Jazz are reportedly bringing in Austin Toros point guard Bryce Cotton on a 10-day contract. Cotton is avera...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
    Germany's Tibor Pleiss, left, challenges for the ball with Israel's Yogev Ohayon during their EuroBasket European Basketball Championship Group A match in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) Tibor Pleiss could be headed to Utah
    Could Tibor Pleiss be on his way to Utah soon? On Thursday, our Tony Jones reported that the 7-foot center acquired as part of the Enes Kanter trade ...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
    David Stockton signs 10-day contract with Sacramento
    Stockton to McLemore doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. But the son of the legendary Utah Jazz point guard is getting his first shot at the NBA, ...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Shootaround notes: Ingles, Hood ready to play as Jazz return from all-star break
     Joe Ingles’ all-star break was extra long. Rodney Hood’s was even longer. But the Utah Jazz expect to have both swingmen back in action Friday night ...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 12:17 pm   |     |   Share
    Rodney Hood expects to return to action Friday vs. Blazers
    It’s been more than a month since Rodney Hood has played a game of a basketball, but the Jazz rookie is optimistic that streak is about to end. “Yeah....
    Updated Feb 19 2015 10:15 am   |     |   Share
    Keeping you updated on NBA trade deadline rumors
    Aaron Falk will try to keep a handle on everything happening in the world of the NBA trade deadline, which is at 1 p.m. MT....
    Updated Feb 19 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
    Karl Malone: Kobe has a standing invite to ‘knuckle up’ over decade-old feud
    Kobe Bryant apparently has a standing off to “knuckle up” with Karl Malone if that’s what it would take to settle a decade-old beef between the two ba...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
    Dallas Mavericks could be missing three starters tonight
    Dallas • The Utah Jazz didn’t have to face off against New Orleans rising star Anthony Davis on Monday night. Tonight, the Mavericks could be without ...
    Updated Feb 11 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
    'Pit bull' Millsap quiets Tyreke Evans' night in New Orleans
     New Orleans • Tyreke Evans, the Pelicans’ point guard by default right now, came out firing Monday night against the Utah Jazz. In the first quarter...
    Updated Feb 10 2015 06:33 am   |     |   Share
    Greg ‘I-never-reached-my-full-potential-as-a-basketball-player’ Ostertag playing rec league hockey
    Greg Ostertag measured an even 7-feet without shoes on. In sneakers, the former Utah Jazz center stood 7-foot-2. He’s even taller in his ice hockey sk...
    Updated Feb 09 2015 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
    Will Pelicans star Anthony Davis play tonight against the Utah Jazz?
    Update: The Pelicans just announced that Anthony Davis will not play tonight. Forward Ryan Anderson is listed as doubtful. For Utah, guard Joe Ingles ...
    Updated Feb 09 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
    Weber State’s Damian Lillard to replace injured Blake Griffin in all-star game
    Damian Lillard went from All-Star snub to All-Star sub on Sunday. The former Weber State star was named by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as a replaceme...
    Updated Feb 08 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Gordon Hayward's 30, Trevor Booker's playing time, and a Kingdom in disarray
    Three-pointers. Step-backs. Tough finishes in the lane. You name it, Gordon Hayward did it last night. The Utah Jazz swingman scored 30 points for the...
    Updated Feb 08 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
    Watch Gordon Hayward dunk on Miles Plumlee
    The Jazz lost, but Gordon Hayward won this battle with Suns forward Miles Plumlee. In the second half of last night’s 100-93 loss in Phoenix, Hayward ...
    Updated Feb 07 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz let Christapher Johnson's 10-day contract expire
    The Jazz have let forward Christapher Johnson’s 10-day contract expire, opening up a roster spot. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 swingman who has had NBA stints ...
    Updated Feb 07 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
    A closer look at Marcus Morris' career night versus the Jazz
    Suns forward Marcus Morris had a career night against the Jazz on Friday, scoring 34 points on 11-of-17 shooting. Morris’ previous high was 25 and the...
    Updated Feb 07 2015 09:24 am   |     |   Share
    Phoenix center Len out tonight against Jazz
    The Phoenix Suns are a small team to begin with. They will be even smaller tonight against the Utah Jazz. Alex Len sprained his ankle last night, an...
    Updated Feb 06 2015 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
    Shootaround notes: Jazz stress defensive transition against Suns
    Transition defense. The phrase was spoken early and often by Jazz coach Quin Snyder in Friday morning’s shootaround in Phoenix. The Jazz play the Sun...
    Updated Feb 06 2015 12:55 pm   |     |   Share
    Adidas releases Weber State edition of Damian Lillard's first sneaker
    A year ago, surrounded by reporters at an All-Star Weekend press event, Damian Lillard was asked to look back on his path from a small college basketb...
    Updated Feb 06 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Trey Burke to defend skills challenge title at all-star weekend
    Trey Burke will get a shot to defend his skills challenge title. The NBA made that official Thursday. But this time Burke will have to go it alone. A ...
    Updated Feb 05 2015 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
    Orlando fires head coach Jacque Vaughn
    Former Utah Jazz point guard Jacque Vaughn became the latest head coaching casualty of the season. The Orlando Magic announced Thursday that the team ...
    Updated Feb 05 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
    Quin Snyder keeping the faith as Dante Exum struggles
    Dante Exum went scoreless for a second a straight game. And while the rookie handed out a game-high five assists in 25 minutes against the Grizzlies, ...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Christopher gets closer to a return
    Patrick Christopher walked into the hallway in EnergySolutions Arena with a smile on his face. The key word being, he walked. A little over a month ...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Rudy Gobert helps slow down all-star LaMarcus Aldridge
    Portland, Ore. • LaMarcus Aldridge was cookin’. The four-time all-star scored 14 points and missed just one shot in the first quarter of Tuesday night...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
    Portland's Robin Lopez returns to starting lineup versus Utah Jazz
    Portland, Ore. • After missing 23 games because of a broken right hand, Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez makes his return to his team’s starting lineu...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 07:39 pm   |     |   Share