Utah Jazz Notes

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    Jazz point guard Bryce Cotton earns D-League honors
    Bryce Cotton just received an honor he’d probably prefer to never get again. The Utah Jazz point guard on Wednesday was named to the All-NBA D-League ...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
    Quin Snyder finishes eighth in Coach of the Year voting
    Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder finished eighth in Coach of the Year voting after his team’s second-half surged helped garner him a handful of third-place...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 10:18 am   |     |   Share
    Trevor Booker makes Shaqtin’ blooper reel
    Their season is done, but the Utah Jazz still found a way on to national television (something that didn’t happen much at all this past season). In t...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 01:19 am   |     |   Share
    Rodney Hood, his award and his offseason plans
    Two weeks. That’s the rest that Rodney Hood will allow for himself this offseason. One day after lockerroom cleanout, the Utah Jazz shooting guard w...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:48 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Jazz first-year coach Quin Snyder, right, answersa  reporter's question during the last media availability of the season at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Thursday April 16, 2015. General Manager Dennis Lindsey, left, listens. Players cleaned out their lockers Thursday after Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets to finish with a 38-44 record for the season. Blog: Utah Jazz locker cleanout and exit interviews (with video)
    Rudy's summertime plans Rudy Gobert thinks he should win this year’s Most Improved Player, he’d love to win a Defensive Player of the Year award and...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
    Trevor Booker fires back at Enes Kanter on Twitter
     After spending his homecoming lightly <a href=“http://www.sltrib.com/home/2342163-155/enes-kanter-rips-jazz-organization-after”>blasting his ol...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:47 am   |     |   Share
    NBA playoff scenarios on the season's final day
    Eighty-one games wasn’t enough to figure all of this out? No, apparently not. We’re gonna need all 82. On this, the last day of the NBA’s regular seas...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
    ESPN: Paul Pierce says pressure of national spotlight got to D-Will
    Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce is apparently living up to his nickname, and in a new interview with ESPN, the Truth had some things to say abo...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
    The Trib's NBA awards: And the MVP goes to ...
    This year’s Most Valuable Player race could go any number of ways. (Think of the Cavs without LeBron James, the Pelicans without Anthony Davis or the ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz brace for depleted Mavs
    There will be no Dirk Nowitzki tonight to play against the Utah Jazz. There will be no Monta Ellis. There will be Tyson Chandler. Those three - the co...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
    So far, Rodney Hood passing his tests
    Portland, Ore. • That yellow mop bucket filled with ice and sitting in front of Rodney Hood’s locker contains the only cold water the Utah Jazz want t...
    Updated Apr 12 2015 10:24 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz: Trey Burke stays home to rest sore back
    Portland, Ore. • Jazz point guard Trey Burke didn’t make the trip to the Pacific Northwest, the team announced this afternoon, as the second-year play...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Report: Foul against Memphis' Marc Gasol was the wrong call
    All that pressure Gordon Hayward felt as he stepped to the free throw line Friday night needing to sink three straight free throws to force overtime w...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) drives, as the Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday April 8, 2015. Jazz blog: Burke’s back will keep him out against Memphis
    A sore lower back will keep Jazz point guard Trey Burke on the bench Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, the team announced about 75 minutes ...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 07:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz find themselves in everyone else's playoff push
    Here’s what the Jazz have ahead of them. Four games, starting tonight with the Memphis Grizzlies. After those four games, the season is finished and U...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
    Video: Alec Burks now practicing jump shots as his shoulder rehab progresses
    The season is winding down, but things look like they’re just starting to ramp up for Alec Burks. The guard, whose season was ended with shoulder surg...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
    Cotton making the most of his chance
    When you stand next to Bryce Cotton, it’s evident that he’s not nearly as tall as his listed height, 6-foot-1. He’s about 5-10, MAYBE 5-11, which make...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 11:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Sacramento's Carl Landry suspended for leaving bench during Jazz-Kings altercation
    Sacramento forward Carl Landry has been suspended without pay for one game for leaving the bench during a brief altercation during Sunday night’s Jazz...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz recall Grant Jerrett from D-League Idaho Stampede
    Basketball season is over in Boise, so forward Grant Jerrett is headed back to Salt Lake. The Jazz on Monday recalled the rookie big man from the D-Le...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Hood’s play comforts Jazz
    It’s quite the accomplishment that Rodney Hood served as a security blanket for Quin Snyder on Sunday night. Rookies almost NEVER accomplish something...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 09:05 am   |     |   Share
    Report: Refs made wrong no-call at end of Jazz-Suns game
    Rodney Hood felt the contact, fell to the floor, but never heard the whistle. It won’t help him now, but the NBA agrees that the Utah Jazz rookie shou...
    Updated Apr 05 2015 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
    After bout with back spasms, Derrick Favors could be back against Denver
    It’s April 1 and, with just eight games left to go in the NBA season, just about every part of Derrick Favors hurts. “My eyes hurt. My head hurt. That...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Andrew Wiggins looking to claim Rookie of the Year award
    Minneapolis • Andrew Wiggins hopes to add a few extra pounds this summer to his mix of style, grace, and athleticism. “It will be a focus for me,” the...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) goes to the hoop, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) defends in NBA action, Utah Jazz vs. The Portland TrailBlazers, at the EnergySolutions Arena, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Favors goes through shootaround, but still questionable vs. Minnesota
    Minneapolis • Derrick Favors finished Monday morning’s shootaround on the court at Target Center, participating in a team shooting competition. Whethe...
    Updated Mar 30 2015 11:28 am   |     |   Share
    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 Apr 17 2015 09:06 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