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Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) GM: Jazz were impressed with Carrick Felix's defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58212977-62/felix-jazz-lindsey-carrick.html.csp Carrick Felix is a former skateboarder, a former team barber — and the newest member of the Utah Jazz.The franchise on Tuesday acquired the 23-year-old Felix along with a 2015 second-round pick and $1 million from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for John Lucas III, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas.The deal was a win for Cleveland, which grabs $3.3 million in non-guaranteed contracts to help facilitate a possible trade for Kevin Love.And the deal was a low- to no-risk move for the Jazz.Lucas st... Carrick Felix is a former skateboarder, a former team barber — and the newest member of the Utah Jazz.The franchise on Tuesday acquired the 23-year-old Felix along with a 2015 second-round pick and $1 million from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for John Lucas III, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas.The deal was a win for Cleveland, which grabs $3.3 million in non-guaranteed contracts to help facilitate a possible trade for Kevin Love.And the deal was a low- to no-risk move for the Jazz.Lucas st... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58212977@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:02 MDT Hayward's open letter: 'I’m excited about coming back to Utah' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58212127-62/hayward-jazz-really-think.html.csp Gordon Hayward may have signed the offer sheet with Charlotte, but the swingman wants Jazz fans to know he's "excited about coming back to Utah."On his website, GordonHayward20.com, the fifth-year swingman offers some insight into his thinking during a summer of restricted free agency."Signing my contract to return to the Jazz was a big sigh of relief for me," Hayward writes. "There were so many people talking about it last year, when we didn’t get the extension done. It was all really up in the... Gordon Hayward may have signed the offer sheet with Charlotte, but the swingman wants Jazz fans to know he's "excited about coming back to Utah."On his website, GordonHayward20.com, the fifth-year swingman offers some insight into his thinking during a summer of restricted free agency."Signing my contract to return to the Jazz was a big sigh of relief for me," Hayward writes. "There were so many people talking about it last year, when we didn’t get the extension done. It was all really up in the... 58212127@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:16:35 MDT What is Trevor Booker's all-time favorite cereal? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58212197-62/booker-cereal-snyder-utah.html.csp Here's something you need to know about Trevor Booker.He loves cereal.Loves it.The newest Jazzman told the Washington Post last year that he eats up to 21 bowls of cereal a week.It's an affinity carried over from his childhood in South Carolina."Growing up, all we would eat is cereal," he told reporters in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. "Probably at least 15 boxes a week between me and my brothers. We used to eat cereal any time of day. Sometimes we'd eat it for dinner."The 6-foot-8 Booker keeps his... Here's something you need to know about Trevor Booker.He loves cereal.Loves it.The newest Jazzman told the Washington Post last year that he eats up to 21 bowls of cereal a week.It's an affinity carried over from his childhood in South Carolina."Growing up, all we would eat is cereal," he told reporters in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. "Probably at least 15 boxes a week between me and my brothers. We used to eat cereal any time of day. Sometimes we'd eat it for dinner."The 6-foot-8 Booker keeps his... 58212197@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:36:02 MDT Jeremy Evans, Ian Clark to participate in Junior Jazz road trip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58210345-62/aug-wyo-jazz-july.html.csp Three weeks.Forty-two cities.Two-thousand kids.Four-thousand miles.That's what Jazz men Jeremy Evans and Ian Clark are up against as they start the team's 30th annual Junior Jazz road trip next later this month.“Throughout the years, our players have been tremendous ambassadors for the Jazz with their participation in Junior Jazz clinics,” Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby said in a news release announcing the tour. “We appreciate the support of our surrounding communities and look forward to visi... Three weeks.Forty-two cities.Two-thousand kids.Four-thousand miles.That's what Jazz men Jeremy Evans and Ian Clark are up against as they start the team's 30th annual Junior Jazz road trip next later this month.“Throughout the years, our players have been tremendous ambassadors for the Jazz with their participation in Junior Jazz clinics,” Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby said in a news release announcing the tour. “We appreciate the support of our surrounding communities and look forward to visi... 58210345@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:12:02 MDT Ty Corbin coaches Kings to summer league title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58210224-62/story.csp &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe src=”//instagram.com/p/qvL8eFH_rJ/embed/” width=”612” height=”710” frameborder=”0” scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true”&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; Tyrone Corbin led the Jazz to the playoffs once in his three-plus seasons as head coach in Utah, and they were promptly swept by the San Antonio Spurs. He’s already help bring his new team a championship. Corbin, now the lead assistant in Sacramento, coached the Kings to a summer league title last night in Las Vegas, beating the... &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe src=”//instagram.com/p/qvL8eFH_rJ/embed/” width=”612” height=”710” frameborder=”0” scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true”&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; Tyrone Corbin led the Jazz to the playoffs once in his three-plus seasons as head coach in Utah, and they were promptly swept by the San Antonio Spurs. He’s already help bring his new team a championship. Corbin, now the lead assistant in Sacramento, coached the Kings to a summer league title last night in Las Vegas, beating the... 58210224@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:35:02 MDT Trey Burke invited to join USA Select squad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58208944-62/burke-usa-guard-invited.html.csp Gordon Hayward will have some company in Las Vegas later this month, as USA basketball prepares for the upcoming World Cup.The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that Jazz point guard Trey Burke has been invited to participate in the camp as part of the USA Select team, a squad of up and coming players that will practice against the national team.Burke earned All-Rookie honors last season, averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 assists per game.Burke's Michigan teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., Boston point guard ... Gordon Hayward will have some company in Las Vegas later this month, as USA basketball prepares for the upcoming World Cup.The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that Jazz point guard Trey Burke has been invited to participate in the camp as part of the USA Select team, a squad of up and coming players that will practice against the national team.Burke earned All-Rookie honors last season, averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 assists per game.Burke's Michigan teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., Boston point guard ... 58208944@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:28:02 MDT Utah Jazz fan’s sunburn honors Dante Exum http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58203609-62/twitter-com-https-dilldrape.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; Utah Jazz fans have been excited about the addition of Dante Exum, but this guy took it to another level. &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Hey I wanted &lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/rodneymhood”&gt;@rodneymhood&lt;/a&gt; jersey they weren&#39;t out yet &lt;a href=”http://t.co/H2k6aQe1lF”&gt;pic.twitter.com/H2k6aQe1lF&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&mdash; Kenny Bania (@dilldrape7) &lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/dilldrape7/statuses/49070460952709... &lt;freeform&gt; Utah Jazz fans have been excited about the addition of Dante Exum, but this guy took it to another level. &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Hey I wanted &lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/rodneymhood”&gt;@rodneymhood&lt;/a&gt; jersey they weren&#39;t out yet &lt;a href=”http://t.co/H2k6aQe1lF”&gt;pic.twitter.com/H2k6aQe1lF&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&mdash; Kenny Bania (@dilldrape7) &lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/dilldrape7/statuses/49070460952709... 58203609@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:58:43 MDT Jazz targeting free agent guard Toure' Murry? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58203444-62/murry-guard-jazz-agent.html.csp Looking to add depth at the guard position, the Jazz have interest in free agent Toure' Murry, according to a source.Murry, however, has met with Miami and could be waiting on the Heat before making a decision, the source said.A 6-foot-5 guard out of Wichita State, Murry averaged 2.7 points per game in 51 appearances last year for the Knicks.The Jazz currently have 11 guaranteed contracts on the roster. But the team also has decisions to make regarding a handful of non-guaranteed deals.— Aaron F... Looking to add depth at the guard position, the Jazz have interest in free agent Toure' Murry, according to a source.Murry, however, has met with Miami and could be waiting on the Heat before making a decision, the source said.A 6-foot-5 guard out of Wichita State, Murry averaged 2.7 points per game in 51 appearances last year for the Knicks.The Jazz currently have 11 guaranteed contracts on the roster. But the team also has decisions to make regarding a handful of non-guaranteed deals.— Aaron F... 58203444@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:56:39 MDT Q&A: Jazz TV analyst Matt Harpring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsjazznotes/58198529-62/think-jazz-summer-camp.html.csp It's been a few years since Matt Harpring traded catch-and-shoots for catchphrases, swapping his jersey and sneakers for a suit and an analyst's mic. I talked with the former Jazzman (who is back in Utah later this month to host his annual youth basketball camp) this morning about broadcasting, nicknames and the Jazz's summer.Here are a few excerpts from our chat.Aaron Falk: How has the summer been?Matt Harpring: Good. My son had some baseball tournaments and stuff and then I went straight into ... It's been a few years since Matt Harpring traded catch-and-shoots for catchphrases, swapping his jersey and sneakers for a suit and an analyst's mic. I talked with the former Jazzman (who is back in Utah later this month to host his annual youth basketball camp) this morning about broadcasting, nicknames and the Jazz's summer.Here are a few excerpts from our chat.Aaron Falk: How has the summer been?Matt Harpring: Good. My son had some baseball tournaments and stuff and then I went straight into ... 58198529@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:29:35 MDT