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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
    <strong>Phoenix • </strong>Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward could garner the first all-star selection of his career. next month.He w...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
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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?
    Phoenix • With Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood out of tonight’s game against the Suns, who are the candidates to start in his place as Hood rehabs fro...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
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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
    The Utah Jazz got some good news on Sunday morning. Following an initial diagnosis of a hyperextended knee, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood underwent...
    Updated Jan 15 2017 06:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Alec Burks and Raul Neto get game time with D-League Stars
    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
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    Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, right, passes the ball as he is pressured by Utah Jazz guards Rodney Hood, center, and Raul Neto (25), of Brazil, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Thomas had 29 points and 15 assists as the Celtics defeated the Jazz 115-104. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) That was quick — Jazz send Exum, Burks, Neto to D-League before recalling all three later in the day
    One of their biggest reasons the Utah Jazz brought their D-League affiliate to Salt Lake City was it allowed for quick travel between the two clubs. ...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 05:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s George Hill, left, drives around Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica of Serbia in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Utah Jazz shootaround: George Hill cleared to return against Timberwolves
    Minneapolis • Jazz point guard George Hill has been cleared to play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves after he passed the league’s concussion...
    Updated Jan 07 2017 01:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz guard George Hill, right, brings the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 100-83. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: George Hill still out as he undergoes concussion protocol
    George Hill will miss tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors, as he continues to go through the NBA’s concussion protocol. The Jazz point guard to...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) drives as Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) pursues in the first half during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz point guard George Hill to miss another game
    Barring a last-minute change, the Jazz will be without starting point guard George Hill for a second consecutive game — tonight’s date with the Boston...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah guard Alec Burks drives past Memphis center Brandan Wright in the first half of a game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Utah Jazz: Alec Burks to play in first game of season against Brooklyn
    The Salt Lake Tribune, on Sunday night, reported that shooting guard Alec Burks was expected to make his season debut on Monday night against the Broo...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz’s George Hill, left, drives around Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica of Serbia in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Utah Jazz: George Hill could make his return against Philadelphia
    For Jazz fans, Christmas may be coming a little late. After a month long absence, starting point guard George Hill could finally make his return to th...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Jazz shootaround: healthy D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young to test Jazz tonight
    The first game was close. The second game looked like it would end up as a rout, but became close. Now, the Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers meet at ...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) warms up during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday December 16, 2016.  Utah Jazz shootaround: Danté Exum out at least a week with tendinitis
    The Jazz may get one guard back tonight, but another will be out for at least a week. Shooting guard Rodney Hood will be a game-time decision tonight ...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
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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 closing in on his return to the lineup
    George Hill won’t play tonight against the Golden State Warriors, or tomorrow night vs. the Sacramento Kings. And he probably won’t play on Friday wh...
    Updated Dec 20 2016 03:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Quin Snyder feels George Hill has 'turned a corner' in his recovery from toe sprain
    Jazz coach Quin Snyder believes point guard George Hill has “turned a corner” in his recovery from a sprained toe. But, even as Hill missed his eighth...
    Updated Dec 16 2016 07:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Danté Exum picks up tech, but will Rodney Hood pick up the check?
    The bad blood between the Utah Jazz and the Enes Kanter continued to boil Wednesday night. And while Rodney Hood helped write the most heated moment i...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) guards Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Derrick Favors expects Enes Kanter to 'do a little too much' as Thunder visit Utah
    Enes Kanter hasn’t been shy about expressing himself whenever he has come back to Salt Lake City. And with the Jazz hosting Kanter and the Oklahoma Ci...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Golden State’s Draymond Green flexes his muscles and screams after he made a layup and was fouled by Gordon Hayward of the Jazz during Jazz versus Warriors NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arean in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Jazz blog: Snyder responds to Green’s comments
    After hitting a quartet of 3-pointers against the Jazz on Thursday night, Golden State forward Draymond Green gave an assist to Utah coach Quin Snyder...
    Updated Dec 10 2016 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) tries to block the shot of Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler (4) during the Utah Jazz versus the Phoenix Suns NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday December 6, 2016. Jazz shootaround: Gordon Hayward won’t play tonight vs. Golden State
    Gordon Hayward, the Jazz’s leading scorer, will not play against Golden State on Thursday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena after re-aggravating a fing...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) falls back in pain as he gets hit in the face as he drives to the basket during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 29, 2016. Jazz notes: Hood, Hill, Favors, Burks out for Thursday against Golden State
    One team is statistically the most injured group in the NBA. And true to form, the Utah Jazz will play on Thursday night without Rodney Hood, George H...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Snyder wants his team to start games like it does second halves
    Los Angeles • For the Jazz, Saturday night’s win over the Denver Nuggets followed a script that has become familiar this season: start slow, then turn...
    Updated Dec 05 2016 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz player Jeff Withey looks at the white board that head coach Quin Snyder slammed down on the floor and broke in a time out in the second half. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 100-86 during their game, Friday, November 4, 2016 at Vivant Smart Home Arena. Jazz blog: Quin Snyder outlines areas for improvement
    As the season eclipses the quarter-pole mark, the Utah Jazz play their 21st game against the Denver Nuggets. For Jazz coach Quin Snyder, his main focu...
    Updated Dec 03 2016 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
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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