Utah Jazz Notes

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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
    Tickets for the 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League featuring four teams over six games in July go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. Lower bowl tickets will be av...
    Updated May 16 2016 11:33 am   |     |   Share
    Jazz assistant GM to interview for Bucks job
    Jazz assistant general manager Justin Zanik will interview this week for a front office position with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to multiple repor...
    Updated May 15 2016 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rodney Hood is guarded by Kobe Bryant as the clock runs out in the first half of a game between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 28, 2016. Utah Jazz: Hood picked to play for USA Select Team
    The development of Rodney Hood continues. The Utah Jazz shooting guard has been picked to play for the USA Select Team this summer. As a part of the a...
    Updated May 13 2016 04:13 pm   |     |   Share
    Hayward wins Utah sports award
    Gordon Hayward managed to edge out an NFL defensive lineman, a PGA golfer and a two-time gold medalist for the honor of being named the state’s male a...
    Updated May 10 2016 08:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) celebrates with teammate guard Russell Westbrook (0) after scoring during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Enes Kanter praises OKC for embracing him and his faith
    For the better part of four years, Enes Kanter delighted Jazz fans with his fun-loving personality and sweet touch around the basket. And for the bett...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
    Celtics, Spurs, Sixers will be back for Jazz summer league starting July 4
    The Utah Jazz will kick off summer league basketball on July 4. For a second straight year, the Jazz will be joined by the San Antonio Spurs, Boston C...
    Updated Apr 21 2016 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden watches during the second quarter of the game at EnergySolutions Arena Thursday April 26, 2012. . Ex-Jazz general manager Scott Layden becomes Wolves’ GM
    Former Jazz assistant and executive Scott Layden is engaged in “serious talks” to become the next general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Yahoo...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 06:47 pm   |     |   Share
    Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson directs his team against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Suns name former Jazzman Earl Watson as their new head coach
    The Phoenix Suns have named Earl Watson their next head coach, removing the interim tag Watson has had since taking over the job in February.  "Earl d...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Charlotte Hornets’ Cody Zeller (40) gets his dunk attempt and head blocked by Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Rudy Gobert finishes seventh in Defensive Player of the Year voting
    The long arms and super-sized hands of Kawhi Leonard will be clutching a second straight Defensive Player of the Year award. The Spurs' suffocating st...
    Updated Apr 18 2016 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
    Kobe's storybook ending comes at Jazz's expense
    Los Angeles • Last week, Lakers coach Byron Scott laid out his dream scenario for Kobe Bryant’s final game: play a lot, score 50, hit the game winner....
    Updated Apr 14 2016 01:07 am   |     |   Share
    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, goes to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Shootaround: Kings to rest Cousins, Rondo in game that will help decide Jazz's playoff fate
    Los Angeles • Rudy Gobert won’t be in the arena for the Jazz’s biggest game of the year. Neither will any of his teammates, for that matter. Tonight J...
    Updated Apr 13 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
    Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson, right, guards Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Shootaround: Favors 'questionable' for showdown with Dallas
    Will one of the Jazz’s biggest performers be in the lineup for the biggest game of the year? That’s to be determined. Jazz power forward Derrick Favor...
    Updated Apr 11 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) goes up for a dunk, with New York Knicks forward Kyle O’Quinn (9) defending, as the Utah Jazz host the New York Knicks, NBA basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Wednesday December 9, 2015. Jazz shootaround: Alec Burks still listed as 'out' on latest injury report
    Alec Burks’ return will apparenlty have to wait. The shooting guard, who has been out since Dec. 26 with a fractured ankle, is listed on the team’s la...
    Updated Apr 05 2016 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Report: Jazz plan to move D-League team to Utah
    The Jazz are bringing D-League basketball back to Utah, according to a report. The D-League Digest, citing sources, says the NBA franchise will move i...
    Updated Apr 03 2016 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Kobe Bryant signed Rodney Hood’s shoes after Jazz’s blowout win
    Rodney Hood got everything he wanted in the first half of Monday night’s win over the Lakers. He got exactly what he wanted after the game was over, t...
    Updated Mar 29 2016 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, of Poland, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Kobe Bryant expects to suit up for one last game in Utah
    Kobe Bryant’s stop here in January had the feeling of a farewell, even if Lakers still had one more trip to Utah on their schedule. But it appears fan...
    Updated Mar 28 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives into Toronto Raptors forward Luis Scola (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Jazz shootaround: Utah faces important test in Houston
    Gordon Hayward began celebrating his 26th birthday on Wednesday in as much style as is possible for an NBA player about to play his biggest game of th...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
    Foot injury will keep Gordon Hayward out against Suns
    Jazz forward Gordon Hayward will miss a second straight game with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. The Jazz survived without their leading scorer ...
    Updated Mar 17 2016 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Flagrant foul on Channing Frye was unintentional, rookie Trey Lyles says
    Trey Lyles hit some huge shots Monday night against the Cavaliers. But he says the one he landed on Cleveland’s Channing Frye was unintentional. Lyles...
    Updated Mar 15 2016 12:48 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Utah Jazz: Hayward emphasizes importance of Hood after loss to Warriors
    On Friday morning, Gordon Hayward described a bit what it's like on the floor without Rodney Hood. This is what happens when the Utah Jazz are down on...
    Updated Mar 11 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles (41) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard (11) and Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 31, 2015.  Utah Jazz: VICE Sports compares Trey Lyles to Schrempf, Beasley
    The current crop of NBA rookies looks to be a special one — between the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota and Kristaps Porzing...
    Updated Mar 11 2016 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
    New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is guarded by Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The Pelicans won 100-96. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman) Jazz shootaround: Favors draws comparison to Malone, but can he deliver for playoff-hunting Jazz?
    It was a comparison that probably borders on sacrilege around these parts. Asked about Derrick Favors last week in Toronto, Raptors coach Dwane Casey ...
    Updated Mar 08 2016 03:08 pm   |     |   Share
    Trevor Booker to miss game versus Boston Celtics
    Boston • Jazz forward Trevor Booker will miss tonight’s game against the Celtics to attend his grandmother’s funeral. He is in South Carolina for the ...
    Updated Feb 29 2016 11:50 am   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jazz coach Quin Snyder motions to the team during a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Utah Jazz: Team faces important test tonight against Houston Rockets
    It could be the most important game of the season for the Utah Jazz. Or at least the most important game since Sunday night at the Portland Trail Blaz...
    Updated Feb 23 2016 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
    Jazz sign point guard Erick Green to second 10-day contract
    Erick Green has an invitation to play in the D-League All-Star game in just over a week’s time in Toronto. It appears he’ll have to politely decline a...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker poses on the Bucks logo during the team’s media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in St. Francis, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Did BYU really have a shot at Jabari Parker?
    On signing day 2013, the second-ranked high school basketball player in the country had his list narrowed down to five schools. Jabari Parker was eith...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, front, drives for a basket past Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira, of Brazil, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Denver. The Nuggets won 112-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Jazz shootaround: Utah looks to win fourth straight against Nuggets
    Wednesday night presents a new challenge for the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are fresh off Monday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, an overtime thriller that coun...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Hayward and Favors react to Jeff Hornacek's firing in Phoenix
    The Phoenix Suns on Monday fired Jeff Hornacek following a loss to the Dallas Maverick’s, his team’s 19th defeat in its last 21 games. Hornacek was in...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) passes the ball as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends during the first quarter in an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Favors says sleeping on his stomach, soft mattress might have caused back injury
    Few things are as important as a good night’s sleep. Just ask Derrick Favors and the Utah Jazz. Favors missed 16 games while being sidelined for nearl...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 12:53 pm   |     |   Share