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Thon Maker is the great unknown of the 2016 NBA draft. Most scouts and decision makers agree the seven-footer will land somewhere in the first round next month. His potential is considerable. After all, there aren’t many guys his size …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey talks about the Jazz season at the Jazz practice facility, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Utah Jazz: Keep No. 12 pick or trade it? Decision looms for Lindsey
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    Updated May 23 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz: Florida’s Finney-Smith hangs hat on defensive ability in workout
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    Updated May 22 2016 06:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono waves the net after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against North Carolina, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. Villanova won 77-74. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Utah Jazz: Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono works out for team
    There’s a kid with a basketball in a driveway right now counting down the seconds left in an imaginary game. Ryan Arcidiacono knows exactly how that s...
    Updated May 21 2016 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz: Former Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff shines at predraft workout
    Jarrod Uthoff went to Iowa because Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffrey promised to make his game ready for the NBA. True to his word, the coach used Uthoff...
    Updated May 20 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share


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    The home of the Utah Jazz got a new name this past season, and soon it will be getting a makeover. The Larry H. Miller Group is planning a major renov...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) takes an inbound pass past Los Angeles Clippers forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday April 8, 2016. Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 102-99 in overtime. Monson: Should the Jazz trade Gordon Hayward?
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  • Utah Jazz president Steve Starks listens as the results of the NBA basketball draft lottery are announced, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Utah Jazz stay put at 12 after NBA Draft Lottery
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) celebrates with teammate Russell Westbrook (0) in the second quarter of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) Kragthorpe: Enes Kanter winning an NBA title would be tough for Jazz fans to stomach
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jazz fans cheer on their team, in Utah Jazz Summer League action, Utah Jazz vs. The Boston Celtics, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, July 6, 2015. Utah Jazz summer league tickets on sale beginning Wednesday
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