Utah Jazz Notes

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    Jazz say Enes Kanter's remarks motivated them in win over Thunder
    Gordon Hayward wouldn’t even say his name but, yes, he’d heard “a former player’s comments” about the Utah Jazz. Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter made...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder responds to boos from the crowd during player introductions before facing his old team at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Enes Kanter rips Jazz organization after shootaround (with video)
    Enes Kanter’s dream of becoming a professional wrestler after his basketball days never seemed that outlandish. From the beginning of his time with t...
    Updated Mar 28 2015 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz shootaround: Hayward probable to return tonight
    Sometimes, being injured can be turned into a good thing. At least, that’s what Gordon Hayward hopes. The star Utah Jazz small forward will likely r...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz make many moves on Thursday
    It started with signing Jack Cooley to a multi-year contract. It continued with waiving Ian Clark. It culminated with signing Chris Johnson to a mul...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 11:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Joe Ingles won't play for Australia this summer
    Jazz swingman Joe Ingles announced today that he will not participate in international play this summer. Here’s the full press release provided by his...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Post-game: Derrick Favors helps fill the void
     The first 3-pointer of Derrick Favors’ NBA career came last week against the Golden State Warriors. His second will have to wait. Favors ended up wit...
    Updated Mar 25 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz players mum on officiating
    Rudy Gobert - as outwardly truthful a person as you will find on the Utah Jazz roster - made his feelings known on twitter, following Utah’s 92-89 los...
    Updated Mar 25 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Trey Burke says he 'let my teammates down' after 4-for-22 shooting night
    Trey Burke had a rough night. The Utah Jazz point guard took 22 shots. He made four of them. And one of those makes might have been just as costly as ...
    Updated Mar 23 2015 11:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Gordon Hayward dealing with shoulder injury
    A shoulder injury could keep Gordon Hayward out of action when the Utah Jazz host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Hayward has a Grade 1 le...
    Updated Mar 22 2015 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
    Odds and Ends: Rudy, rebounding and barometric pressure
     Rudy Gobert was having himself a night and, despite a noticeable limp after rolling his ankle, had just finished out the third quarter and was making...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 11:34 pm   |     |   Share
    Shootaround: Gordon Hayward says ailing back is feeling better
    They survived the Knicks without him. But can the Utah Jazz get by without their leading scorer, Gordon Hayward, against a Western Conference contende...
    Updated Mar 12 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz won’t take Knicks lightly
    Tonight, the Utah Jazz have another opportunity to show a bit of growth. You, the reader, could be confused right now, considering the Jazz are one o...
    Updated Mar 10 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Post-game notes: Jazz coach Quin Snyder laughs off techical foul
     Memphis • Quin Snyder couldn’t hold in his frustration. The Utah Jazz coach couldn’t quite hold onto the ball, either. Frustrated by a turnover, a ba...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 04:27 am   |     |   Share
    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