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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) keeps Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) away with his arm during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 29, 2016. Jazz shootaround: George Hill to miss Heat game with toe injury
    For the Utah Jazz, the start of a hopeful season has been a pain in the … well, pretty much everything. It’s a toe and a hamstring, most recently. Poi...
    Updated Dec 01 2016 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, right, sends a pass over Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 110-86. Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 35 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Jazz shootaround: Andrew Wiggins says Rudy Gobert is 'motivation' to add to his highlight reel
    Minneapolis • It might have been the dunk of the week, or the month, or maybe the year. Against the Golden State Warriors over the weekend, Timberwolv...
    Updated Nov 28 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) looks for the shot, defended by Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler (21) as the Utah Jazz host the Denver Nuggets in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 23, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Boris Diaw showing signs of coming around after preseason injury
    Boris Diaw isn’t totally healthy yet, but the veteran forward has finally showed some signs of progress. A bone contusion suffered late in the preseas...
    Updated Nov 25 2016 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Former Utah Ute, Andrew Bogut (12) is guarded by Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27), in NBA action the Utah Jazz vs. the Golden State Warriors, in Salt Lake City, Monday, November 30, 2015. Jazz shootaround: Jazz making due on defense with Derrick Favors still out
    Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert make the Utah Jazz such a good defensive team when they are on the floor together. Both are good rim-protectors, and bo...
    Updated Nov 17 2016 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, top, dunks over Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner, bottom, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Jazz update: Hood, Hill, Favors, Diaw questionable vs. Memphis
    The Jazz could be shorthanded again Monday night, when they return to Vivint Smart Home Arena after a successful 4-1 road trip and play the Memphis Gr...
    Updated Nov 14 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) catches an inbounds pass between Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica (88) and guard Tyus Jones (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.) Jazz shootaround: Long, athletic Magic will present a stern test
    Orlando, Fla. • The New York Knicks were driven by Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t present much of a challenge f...
    Updated Nov 11 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    The New York Knicks were driven by Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t present much of a challenge for the Utah Jaz...
    Updated Nov 11 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) drives around Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second quarter in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz must better contain Hornets’ Kemba Walker this time
    The last time the Utah Jazz played against Kemba Walker in Charlotte, the Hornets guard proceeded to light Utah up for 52 points. Walker is good. Dyn...
    Updated Nov 09 2016 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) drives around Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) Jazz’s George Hill named NBA’s Western Conference player of the week
    Utah Jazz point guard George Hill has been exceptional in his brief, but growing stint with the team. How good has he been? On Monday, the NBA named ...
    Updated Nov 07 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, left, drives to shoot against Utah Jazz forward Joel Bolomboy, center, of Russia, and forward Joe Ingles, of Australia, trailing during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The Jazz won 96-94. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Jazz shootaround: Joel Bolomboy’s trip to D-League is brief
    Joel Bolomboy’s first trip to the D-League lasted less than 24 hours. The rookie Utah Jazz forward practiced with the Salt Lake City Stars on Thursday...
    Updated Nov 04 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Joel Bolomboy gets fouled as he goes to the basket during the Jazz versus Celtics summer league game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday July 5, 2016. Jazz assign Weber State rookie Joel Bolomboy to Stars affiliate
    In a move that was expected, the Jazz on Thursday assigned rookie forward Joel Bolomboy to the SLC Stars, their D-League affiliate. Bolomboy, a 6-fo...
    Updated Nov 03 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday October 28, 2016. Utah Jazz defeated Los Angeles Lakers 96-89. Rudy Gobert, the Jazz's $100-million man, wants more than just money
    San Antonio • Rudy Gobert celebrated the news by going out to a nice dinner with his mother this weekend in San Antonio, at a place recommended by his...
    Updated Nov 02 2016 06:46 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks past Los Angeles Lakers center Timofey Mozgov (20) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday October 28, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Derrick Favors could return to starting lineup tonight vs. Spurs
    San Antonio • Derrick Favors will “more than likely” reclaim his spot in the Utah Jazz’s starting lineup tonight against the Spurs, though the power f...
    Updated Nov 01 2016 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Pregame blog: Jazz vs. Lakers preview
    Here are a few things to watch for tonight as the Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Lakers Derrick Favors • The Jazz’ starting power forward will be bac...
    Updated Oct 28 2016 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Bass (2), as the Utah Jazz played The Los Angeles Lakers, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 28, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Derrick Favors will play in tonight’s home opener vs. Lakers
    Derrick Favors is back. Officially. The announcement by the Jazz on Friday afternoon confirmed Favors will play in tonight’s home opener against the L...
    Updated Oct 28 2016 01:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, from left, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors and Portland guard C.J. McCollum chase down a loose ball during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Jazz shootaround: Derrick Favors out for season opener at Portland
    Portland, Ore. • The sore knee/IT Band Syndrome that’s dogged Derrick Favors since the beginning of training camp has spilled into the regular season....
    Updated Oct 25 2016 01:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Listen to The Tribune’s Utah Jazz insiders’ latest podcast
    The Utah Jazz wrapped up their preseason with a 3-3 record, but now it starts to count. Tribune reporters Tony Jones and Aaron Falk take a look at t...
    Updated Oct 21 2016 02:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dallas Mavericks guard Deron Williams, right, guards Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the first quarter in an NBA basketball game Monday, April 11, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Rodney Hood back in action after missing time with finger injury
    The biggest threat to the Utah Jazz? There’s a case to be made that it’s the uniforms they wear. Leading-scorer Gordon Hayward broke the ring finger o...
    Updated Oct 19 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) stretches before the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Hayward did not play in the game.  (AP Photo/Kim Raff) TribJazz Podcast: Who steps up for the Utah Jazz with Gordon Hayward sidelined?
    Gordon Hayward’s broken finger has thrown a wrench in the Utah Jazz’s preseason preparations and early season aspirations. How does the team regroup w...
    Updated Oct 14 2016 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis (8) tries to shoot between Utah Jazz’s Marcus Paige (16) and Quincy Ford (17) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Suns won 111-110. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah Jazz blog: Paige, Ford and Dawson waived in first round of cuts
    The Utah Jazz waived point guard Marcus Paige, forward Quincy Ford and center Eric Dawson on Thursday, as the team’s front office made the first cuts ...
    Updated Oct 13 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward plays FIFA ’16 at the Microsoft Store at City Creek Center Tuesday September 20, 2016. Jazz blog: Injury holdouts precautionary, Snyder says
    Here are three things you need to know as the Jazz prepare to play the Phoenix Suns tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena; 1. Some good news for the...
    Updated Oct 12 2016 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday April 8, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Starters will be in short supply tonight vs. Suns
    The injuries keep mounting for the Jazz. We know about Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks. Neither of those two are close to returning from a broken finger...
    Updated Oct 12 2016 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, from left, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors and Portland guard C.J. McCollum chase down a loose ball during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Injury report: Favors, Burks, Hayward all out for preseason game against Clippers
    The Utah Jazz begin life without Gordon Hayward tonight, as they face off with the Los Angeles Clippers in Quin Snyder and company’s first game since ...
    Updated Oct 10 2016 11:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Jazz blog: Dante Exum gets assignment to guard Suns’ Devin Booker
    One of the things the Jazz like so much about Dante Exum is his ability to defend both guard positions. It’s the skill that got him on the floor as a ...
    Updated Oct 05 2016 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jazz center, former Playmate of the Year break off their engagement over 'social media' issues
    Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey’s romance with a former Playboy model Kennedy Summers has apparently gone from twitterpated to Twitter jaded with the pla...
    Updated Oct 05 2016 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, left, spins around Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Utah Jazz: Quin Snyder looking for improvement tonight in Phoenix
    As the Utah Jazz gear up to face the Phoenix Suns tonight at Talking Stick Resort Arena, coach Quin Snyder is simply looking for progress. It doesn’t ...
    Updated Oct 05 2016 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jazz shuffle staff
    A week before training camp starts for the Utah Jazz, head coach Quin Snyder is making changes to his coaching staff. In a move announced by the Jazz ...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives around Los Angeles Clippers forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 8, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: All five projected starters make SI’s ‘Top 100 NBA players’
    The month of September. In NBA circles, those are the weeks preceding training camp where the prognostications begin churning. Different media outlet...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz hopeful Aaron Craft, Ohio State guard is interviewed by the local media after working out at the Jazz practice facility in Salt Lake City Monday June 2. Utah Jazz: Stars acquire returning player rights for PG Aaron Craft
    The Utah Jazz D-League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars has acquired the returning player rights for Jazz summer league participant Aaron Craft in a tra...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jazz sign Ford to partially guaranteed deal
    The Utah Jazz have signed rookie small forward Quincy Ford, the team formally announced on Wednesday morning. In a deal that comes with a partial guar...
    Updated Sep 07 2016 11:06 am   |     |   Share