Utah Jazz Notes

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    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
    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) Utah Jazz blog: Four questions as summer league action begins, more notes
    The Utah Jazz’s summer league tips off Monday night with rookie Jahlil Okafor and the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the San Antonio Spurs at 5 p.m. The...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) tries to keep the ball from Dallas Mavericks center Bernard James (55), in NBA action in the final home game of the season at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Monday, April 13, 2015. Evans reaches two-year deal with Dallas
    The Utah Jazz have lost their former NBA slam-dunk champion. A free agent forward, Jeremy Evans announced via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that he had...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Alex Jensen prepares to help Tibor Pleiss, Germany in European tournament
    Given the results the Jazz saw from his work with Rudy Gobert, assistant coach Alex Jensen figures to be a big part of Tibor Pleiss’ development. And ...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz's new draft pick Trey Lyles, right, speaks after being introduced while general manager Dennis Lindsey looks on at a news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz added Lyles to the roster during Thursday's NBA basketball draft, but Lindsey’s work is not 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) Jazz: All quiet on the free agent front so far in Utah
    A wild start to the NBA’s free agency period has skipped over the Wasatch Front. The Raptors handed out big money to small forward DeMarre Carroll. Bi...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 07:00 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz in touch with familiar names as free agency opens
    Some NBA courtships are elaborate. Others are more practical affairs. And, so it appears anyway, the Utah Jazz prefer the latter. Consider the case of...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 12:35 am   |     |   Share
    Trey Lyles a longshot for Rookie of the Year
    Late lottery picks are hit and miss and, at present, it appears that 19-year-old forward Trey Lyles will be battling with Trevor Booker, Grant Jerrett...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 11:55 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz GM: 'Our best free agent ... is Alec Burks'
     The Utah Jazz could clear more than $16 million in cap space this summer, but that’s certainly no guarantee that they’ll make a major splash when the...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:02 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz to talk to Neto, see if there’s NBA interest
    A few days before free agency, the Utah Jazz continue to look for ways to improve their team. Raul Neto could factor into this. The Jazz will have ...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Notes: GM Dennis Lindsey breaks down the Trey Lyles pick
    It’s hard to imagine everything that goes into a front office’s decision on draft night, the exhaustive film sessions, background gathering, workouts,...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 01:15 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz: Why the Jazz picked Lyles over Booker
    Some loved it when the Utah Jazz picked Trey Lyles with the No. 12 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Some didn’t love it so much. Indeed, fan reaction ...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Jazz forward Derrick Favors answers a 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. 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. Utah Jazz not shopping Derrick Favors as Paul Millsap's free agency looms
    In seven seasons in Utah, Paul Millsap won over Jazz fans with hustle and hard work. And after two All-Star seasons in Atlanta, it’s Millsap’s evolvin...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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Karl Malone grabs a loose ball as Mavericks Kurt Nimphius looks on, Feb 6,1986 How did Karl Malone fall to the Jazz in the 1985 draft?
    Late last week, after a group of NBA hopefuls had just finished working out for Jazz officials in Salt Lake City, general manager Dennis Lindsey sat o...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz promote Brian Zettler to head athletic trainer
    The Jazz have promoted Brian Zettler, the team’s longtime assistant trainer and equipment manager, to head athletic trainer, filling the job left vaca...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
    NBA Draft media day: Q&A with most projected lottery picks
    Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky   Q: How important is it to you to be the first guy drafted? Towns: For me it’s not that important. I just want to go and...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
    As Andrei Kirilenko announces his retirement, a look back
     Andrei Kirilenko, the man who brought Hooter’s to Russia, a huge World of Warcraft tattoo to the NBA, and countless memories to Utah Jazz fans, is ha...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 11:14 pm   |     |   Share
    Beat writers' mock draft: Jazz nab Texas' Myles Turner
    Admittedly, I would make a terrible NBA general manager, so I can’t promise you I picked a superstar, a franchise-changer or even a future starter for...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
    Mock draft roundup: Who will the Jazz pick at No. 12?
    There are a few questions that, without fail, get brought up during every pre-draft workout — and the Jazz have put together many in recent summers. S...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 08:07 am   |     |   Share
    Drisdom shows skillset in Jazz workout
    In the NBA pre-draft process, small school guys are often an overlooked breed. If you didn’t play at a major Division I school, the odds are stacked a...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Philippines guard Bobby Parks put family before basketball dream
    Right now, Bobby Parks Jr. could be looking back on four years at Georgia Tech, eying his basketball future. But the 6-foot-4 guard doesn’t regret his...
    Updated Jun 15 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz blog: Top European NBA draft prospect Porzingis works out in Las Vegas
    Kristaps Porzingis will likely be out of the Jazz’s range on draft night, but he sure is fun to watch. The 7-foot, 19-year-old forward from Latvia pl...
    Updated Jun 12 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Time for something new against James
    It may be time for the Golden State Warriors to switch it up. If even a little bit. For three games, LeBron James has run roughshod over the Warriors...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 11:45 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder walks off of the court after the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday January 2, 2015.  Atlanta won the game 98-92. Jazz to host draft-night watch party at EnergySolutions Arena
    Who will the Jazz draft with the 12th pick? You can find out in the company of a few thousand other Jazz fans at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz will ...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share