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Fans will be able to catch the Salt Lake City Stars on television this week as they participate in the D-League Showcase near Toronto. The Stars will take on the Iowa Energy Friday at 10:30 a.m. MT on...

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  • Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: Between Raul Neto, Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum, team has options at backup point guard
    Shelvin Mack has gotten the longest look and the most opportunities. Dante Exum’s been in and out of the lineup. Raul Neto’s been the afterthought f...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles shoots a 3-pointer late in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah Jazz: At closing time, Jazz play their hottest hand
    Boris Diaw or Joe Johnson. Joe Ingles or Derrick Favors. Trey Lyles, or Alec Burks. Or maybe Rodney Hood. Or maybe Dante Exum. Decisions, decisions....
    Updated Jan 17 2017 08:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reacts to a foul call in the fourth quarter as the Utah Jazz host the Sacramento Kings at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday December 21, 2016. Monson: Jazz’s aggressive body language says it all
    The Jazz are improving and two things indicate it — one being about as tangible as anything can be — the numbers — and one being a bit more subtle — b...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert of France plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Utah Jazz mailbag: Gobert vs. Eaton, Alec Burks’ minutes and more
    Tribune Jazz beat reporter Tony Jones will answer readers’ questions in a Twitter mailbag each week. You can submit questions using the hashtag #TonyT...

    Updated Jan 17 2017 12:13 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) and Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw battle for the loose ball in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Jazz notes: Suns coach Earl Watson has high praise for Utah’s Gordon Hayward
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    Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) dribbles past Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Gordon Hayward honored as Western Conference Player of the Week
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    Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood (5) dribbles past Orlando Magic’s Jodie Meeks (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Jazz update: With Rodney Hood out, who starts in his place?
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    Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood (5) dribbles past Orlando Magic’s Jodie Meeks (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah Jazz: Rodney Hood diagnosed with bone bruise, avoids serious injury
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  • San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich congratulates Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson over his victory 108 - 109, over the Spurs, in their regular-season NBA basketball game in Mexico City, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Utah Jazz: Former Jazzman Earl Watson molding young Suns into a future contender
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  • Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors’ big dunk vs. Orlando shows his progress in return from injury
    At first, Derrick Favors contemplated whether or not he wanted to spot up in the corner and shoot a 3-pointer. Then, he decided to revert to the Derr...
    Updated Jan 14 2017 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz’s Rodney Hood (5) lies on the ground with an injury during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah Jazz: Win over Orlando marred by Rodney Hood’s hyperextended knee injury
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) cheers after Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) made a three point shot during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday April 8, 2016. Utah Jazz notes: Alec Burks ready to put some bounce in his comeback
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  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, right, passes the ball as Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) defends during the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: George Hill out-duels Pistons’ Reggie Jackson as Jazz beat Detroit
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  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives to the basket as Detroit Pistons’ Beno Udrih (19) and Reggie Bullock (25) defend during the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 110-77. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, George Hill gum up Pistons in 110-77 win
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  • Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) goes to the basket while defended by Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, left, and guard Iman Shumpert (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) Jazz shootaround: Stopping Pistons’ Reggie Jackson priority No. 1 for Jazz
    As the Utah Jazz prepared to meet the Detroit Pistons on Friday morning in shootaround, much of the noise around the team centered on stopping Reggie ...
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  • Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies guards Vince Carter (15) and Mike Conley, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) Utah Jazz notes: George Hill feels ‘super rusty’ as he makes his comeback
    Whenever a player comes back from injury, even if he only misses a week or so, coaches usually expect he’ll need some time to find his legs, his rhyth...
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  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives pas Brooklyn Nets’ guard Caris LeVert (22) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in New York. Hayward scored 30 points as the Jazz defeated the Nets 101-89. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Utah Jazz: With new CBA, Jazz get a boost in bid to keep Hayward
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    Updated Jan 12 2017 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) drives around Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 100-92. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Monson: George Hill’s advanced degree centers on a humble kind of confidence
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    The Salt Lake City Stars had some added star power Wednesday night. Utah Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks had 13 points and five rebounds, and point gua...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 01:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) stands on the court during a break in play in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) Utah Jazz: Hayward adds to his All-Star case in win over LeBron James’ Cavaliers
    The best basketball player in the world was taking over and it looked like the Utah Jazz were in trouble. LeBron James had ripped off 10 straight poin...
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  • Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder signals to his players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht) Kragthorpe: At season’s halfway mark, Jazz should think big
    The Jazz will reach the halfway point of the NBA season Friday against Detroit. Or are they just getting started? Quin Snyder has done one of the lea...
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