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    Fenerbahce’s Ekpe Udoh, left, tries to stop Real Madrid’s Jeffery Taylor during their Final Four Euroleague semifinal basketball match at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Utah Jazz acquire former lottery pick and Euroleague star center Ekpe Udoh on two-year deal
    NBA offseason news doesn’t sleep. Not for holidays, and apparently not in the wee hours of the morning, either. The Jazz have agreed to a two-year dea...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrives at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Utah Jazz: NBA passes rule changes for fewer timeouts, faster pace in games
    Fastbreaks? Fun. Game breaks? Not as much fun. The NBA moved to increase the pace of play on Wednesday morning with a slate of changes that will decre...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 02:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz player Gordon Hayward contemplates an answer on the season in exit interview in front of the sports media in Salt Lake City Tuesday May 9.  The team cleaned out their lockers after their loss to the Golden State Warriors last night. Jazz's hopes for a sign-and-trade with Boston look bleak after Celtics deal Avery Bradley
    The Utah Jazz still are hoping for a sign-and-trade agreement that will help facilitate Gordon Hayward’s departure to the Boston Celtics while netting...
    Updated Jul 07 2017 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio reacts in the closing seconds as the Timberwolves lost to the Sacramento Kings 123-117 in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. After six years in Minnesota, Ricky Rubio is saying goodbye. The seemingly endless rumors finally came to fruition when he was traded to the Utah Jazz last week. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) Utah Jazz notes: Dennis Lindsey sees big potential in Ricky Rubio
    In the midst of a Gordon Hayward-induced hangover on Wednesday, the Utah Jazz did receive some good news. Ricky Rubio passed his physical, and the tra...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder speaks to the local sports media in Salt Lake City Friday May 5 on the playoff series with Golden State.  Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder wishes Hayward well, looks toward future in statement
    On one hand, Gordon Hayward said of Quin Snyder that no one deserved more credit for “where I am as a basketball player.” On the other hand … well, yo...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) runs around Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 1, 2016. Miami won the game 111-110. Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward's departure draws mix of resentment, frustration and sadness on social media
    After raising more than 6,700 to place “STAYWARD” billboards up and down I-15 in an effort to show appreciation for Utah Jazz free agent Gordon Haywa...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio of Spain plays against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Utah Jazz notes: Ricky Rubio trade gets positive reviews
    While the Utah Jazz Summer League group is hunkered down and concentrated on preparing for Monday’s games, free agency and trades obviously leak in. J...
    Updated Jul 01 2017 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward reacts after committing a foul during the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Salt Lake City. Hayward fractured a finger on his left hand during practice Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, the team said. The team said the 26-year-old Hayward will be evaluated further by the Jazz medical staff. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Jazz podcast: How worried should the Jazz be about Boston's plans for Gordon Hayward?
    Reports are swirling about Danny Ainge's desire to try to pair Gordon Hayward and Paul George together. How worried should the Jazz be about Boston's ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) high-five as the Jazz pull away from the Clippers late in the fourth quarter of their NBA playoff game at Viviint Smart Home arena in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. Derrick Favors puts house on market, says he’s just downsizing
    Little things can move the needle in a wild offseason of trade rumors. Here’s one: Veteran Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors’ house is listed for sale....
    Updated Jun 22 2017 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    UCLA's TJ Leaf thinks he could complement the Jazz's roster if they draft him tonight
    Barring a trade, the Utah Jazz will have to wait for 23 other selections before making their first pick in tonight’s draft. That means most, if not al...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Bryon Russell to host Junior Jazz clinics in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming
    Twenty years after he threw the inbound pass for one of the biggest plays in Utah Jazz history, Bryon Russell is hitting the road to make a few new me...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz player Boris Diaw answers question on the season during exit interview with the sports media in Salt Lake City Tuesday May 9.  The team cleaned out their lockers after their loss to the Golden State Warriors last night. Jazzman Boris Diaw taking in sights of Southern Utah, Nevada this summer
    Wearing a grey Jazz hat, a jacket and pants, Jazz forward Boris Diaw is currently on quite an adventure — hiking the mountains and deserts of Utah and...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Oregon forward Dillon Brooks drives to the basket ahead of Michigan forward D.J. Wilson (5) during the second half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Utah Jazz: Team says they didn't offer 'guarantee' to Michigan's D.J. Wilson
    After rumor spilled this week that the Utah Jazz had “guaranteed” Michigan prospect D.J. Wilson they would take him in the NBA Draft if he dropped to ...
    Updated May 27 2017 07:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah’s Kyle Kuzma (35) looks to pass away from California’s Grant Mullins in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Utah Jazz: Utes Kyle Kuzma, David Collette to work out Tuesday
    Two Utes are among six players who will work out with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. Kyle Kuzma, who has already hired an agent and will stay in the draft,...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jazz: Illinois’ Malcom Hill shows promise in pre-draft workout
    Illinois’ Malcolm Hill was a late addition to Saturday morning’s Utah Jazz pre-draft workout. But he was able to make an impression regardless. Shoot...
    Updated May 20 2017 08:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) warms up as the Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, Sunday April 30, 2017. Jazz: George Hill to miss Game 4
    Jazz point guard George Hill will miss Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night against the Golden State Warriors at Vivint Smart Home...
    Updated May 08 2017 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Quin Snyder: We need to play with more desperation early
    Whether you call it urgency or desperation, Jazz coach Quin Snyder would like to see more of it from his team from the opening tip of Saturday night’s...
    Updated May 05 2017 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) warms up as the Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, Sunday April 30, 2017. Utah Jazz shootaround: Jazz want to make statement in Game 1 that they won’t be pushed around
    San Francisco • The Golden State Warriors already had one shootaround today, getting in some light workouts and game planning ahead of Game 1 of their...
    Updated May 02 2017 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson, left, celebrates after making a 3-point shot as coach Quin Snyder stands nearby during the second half in Game 5 of the team’sp NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Jazz won 96-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Jazz shootaround: Jazz must try to impose their will early in Game 6
    With a win tonight in Game 6 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the Utah Jazz can win their first playoff series since 2010, a milestone for the current rost...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks with Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) /Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) and Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) during Game 2 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Jazz shootaround: Rocking arena presents challenges for home team, too
    The Utah Jazz are especially preparing for crowd noise as they get ready for Friday night’s Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers That’s because Viv...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) runs past LA Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during Game 1 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Utah Jazz defeated LA Clippers 97-95. Jazz shootaround: Hayward says Jazz must be ‘as desperate’ as Clippers in Game 2
    Let the mind games begin entering Tuesday’s Game 2. The Jazz won the opener in Los Angeles, and of course both teams are looking to gain an edge in a...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) shoots a free throw during Game 1 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Utah Jazz defeated LA Clippers 97-95. Utah Jazz podcast: An opening win and what comes next in Jazz-Clippers series
    First there was agony. Then there was ecstasy. And now comes reality. After Joe Johnson’s buzzer-beater saved the Utah Jazz in Game 1, the team will h...
    Updated Apr 16 2017 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) walk off of the court during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday, April 7, 2017. Utah Jazz podcast: Closer look at Game 1 of the playoffs
    It has been five years since the Utah Jazz’s last trip to the postseason. It hasn’t been quite that long since the last time we got together for a pod...

    Updated Apr 15 2017 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder reacts to a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Monday, March 20, 2017. The Pacers defeated the Jazz 107-100. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Utah Jazz healthy, ready for physical nature of playoffs
    Banged up and bruised, the Utah Jazz had almost full participation in Friday’s practice before the team was scheduled to head to Los Angeles in advanc...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Los Angeles Clippers’ Doc Rivers, left, talks to Blake Griffin, center, and Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jazz shootaround: With first-round opponent set, Jazz peek ahead at Clippers
    The Jazz still have something to play for in tonight’s regular season finale. A win over the San Antonio Spurs and a Clippers loss to the Kings would ...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) blocks Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 8, 2016. Injury bug takes huge bite out of Jazz lineup vs. Warriors
    The Jazz look to be especially shorthanded Monday against the Golden State Warriors. That’s saying something for a team that’s only played 13 games wi...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 09:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    ‘Stayward’ billboard urging Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz reaches its goal
    A fan-funded campaign to buy a billboard asking Gordon Hayward, who will be a free agent this summer, to stay in Utah reached it’s $5,000 goal Friday....

    Updated Apr 07 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) goes up for a shot, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017.   Stayward? Joe Ingles jokes he wants his own billboard
    With a big summer as an NBA free agent ahead of him, at least one Jazzman is hoping to see his fans come through with a billboard asking him to stay. ...
    Updated Apr 06 2017 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) reacts after hitting a clutch 3-point-shot giving the Jazz a ten point lead with 50 seconds left the game, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017.   Rodney Hood to sit vs. Trail Blazers
    Having played through a lingering knee injury for a large stretch of the season already, shooting guard Rodney Hood said he was prepared to gut it out...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) is called for a technical foul for hitting Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) as he runs past during the third quarter of NBA basketball game Friday, March 31, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz won the game 95-88. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll) Below the belt? Wizards cry foul on John Wall's technical
    John Wall gave Rudy Gobert high five below the belt on Friday night, but the Washington Wizards and their star point guard thought the technical foul ...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 04:20 pm   |     |   Share