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A year after being traded away by the Jazz, guard Kevin Murphy has come full circle, signing a deal with Utah on Wednesday. Murphy was the Jazz’s offering to Golden State in the salary dump trade that brought Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to Utah last season. The former second-round draft pick was soon waived and spent last in the D-League. There, he put together an All-Star season for the Idaho Stampede, averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals. He s... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58344459@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:31:01 MDT Utah Jazz sign Brock Motum, Toure Murry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58339531-87/jazz-motum-murry-guard.html.csp Add two more names to the Utah Jazz roster. The team on Tuesday announced the signing of Australian forward Brock Motum and, according to league sources, the team has also reached a deal with free agent guard Touré Murry. Murry and the Jazz have been in talks throughout the summer. The second-year guard out of Wichita State spent last season with the New York Knicks, appearing in 51 games in all. Motum spent last season in Europe, averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Italian club Grana... Add two more names to the Utah Jazz roster. The team on Tuesday announced the signing of Australian forward Brock Motum and, according to league sources, the team has also reached a deal with free agent guard Touré Murry. Murry and the Jazz have been in talks throughout the summer. The second-year guard out of Wichita State spent last season with the New York Knicks, appearing in 51 games in all. Motum spent last season in Europe, averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Italian club Grana... 58339531@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:22:43 MDT Jazz hopeful Bost looks to avoid return to Boise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325636-77/bost-jazz-guard-roster.html.csp There is a steep road near Dee Bost’s home in North Carolina, where he has spent his summer working out at his old high school, and he runs up it every day. “It goes straight up,” says Bost, the 24-year-old point guard. “It’s tough. I’m just trying to get my mind and body ready for Utah.” Here, he knows, another uphill battle awaits. With a month still to go before training camp begins, the Jazz have already started filling their fall roster, inking Bost and former Notre Dame standout Jack Coole... There is a steep road near Dee Bost’s home in North Carolina, where he has spent his summer working out at his old high school, and he runs up it every day. “It goes straight up,” says Bost, the 24-year-old point guard. “It’s tough. I’m just trying to get my mind and body ready for Utah.” Here, he knows, another uphill battle awaits. With a month still to go before training camp begins, the Jazz have already started filling their fall roster, inking Bost and former Notre Dame standout Jack Coole... 58325636@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:42:10 MDT Monson: As Utah Jazz pucker up, their schedule leans away from them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58296821-87/jazz-road-games-monson.html.csp Somebody once said the two hardest things in the world to do are climbing a wall that’s leaning toward you and kissing someone who’s leaning away. The Jazz in 2014-15 will be attempting the equivalent of both. Their schedule was released on Wednesday, along with the rest of the NBA’s, and let’s put it simply: For a young team that got younger during the offseason, that sked leans every which way. And it could lead the Jazz to another lottery pick. There’s a decent chance of that. That’s not bre... Somebody once said the two hardest things in the world to do are climbing a wall that’s leaning toward you and kissing someone who’s leaning away. The Jazz in 2014-15 will be attempting the equivalent of both. Their schedule was released on Wednesday, along with the rest of the NBA’s, and let’s put it simply: For a young team that got younger during the offseason, that sked leans every which way. And it could lead the Jazz to another lottery pick. There’s a decent chance of that. That’s not bre... 58296821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:49:26 MDT Utah Jazz will be seeing stars early in their season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58294303-87/nov-dec-march-fri.html.csp Some of the NBA’s biggest names are coming to EnergySolutions Arena in November. Dwight Howard and the Rockets, LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, Derrick Rose, and the star-studded Clippers will all make their first trip to Salt Lake City before Dec. 1. That could mean a rough start for the rebuilding Utah Jazz. A difficult opening month, a slate short on national broadcasts, and a grueling pre-Christmas road trip were among the challenges revealed We... Some of the NBA’s biggest names are coming to EnergySolutions Arena in November. Dwight Howard and the Rockets, LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, Derrick Rose, and the star-studded Clippers will all make their first trip to Salt Lake City before Dec. 1. That could mean a rough start for the rebuilding Utah Jazz. A difficult opening month, a slate short on national broadcasts, and a grueling pre-Christmas road trip were among the challenges revealed We... 58294303@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:57:39 MDT Utah Jazz could benefit from Ballmer’s purchase of Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58288956-87/clippers-million-rishe-jazz.html.csp Donald Sterling is no longer the owner of the Clippers, no longer a part of the NBA. The league on Tuesday announced it had finalized the sale of the L.A. franchise, transferring control from the team’s disgraced longtime owner to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In doing so, the league will hope to leave behind a troubling piece of its past and return to its regular business. And business has been good. That was highlighted by Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the Clippers earlier this year — ... Donald Sterling is no longer the owner of the Clippers, no longer a part of the NBA. The league on Tuesday announced it had finalized the sale of the L.A. franchise, transferring control from the team’s disgraced longtime owner to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In doing so, the league will hope to leave behind a troubling piece of its past and return to its regular business. And business has been good. That was highlighted by Ballmer’s $2 billion bid for the Clippers earlier this year — ... 58288956@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:03:34 MDT Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward survives first Team USA cuts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58262783-87/basketball-usa-team-hayward.html.csp Gordon Hayward is a step closer to basketball’s World Cup. The Utah Jazz swingman survived a first round of cuts, and will be one of 16 finalists to continue training with the national team in Chicago later this month. The cuts come after a three-day camp in Las Vegas. “We’ve said all along that we would be proud to have any of the players who were in Las Vegas represent USA Basketball and the United States. This phase of the selection process was extremely difficult and very thorough, and it’s ... Gordon Hayward is a step closer to basketball’s World Cup. The Utah Jazz swingman survived a first round of cuts, and will be one of 16 finalists to continue training with the national team in Chicago later this month. The cuts come after a three-day camp in Las Vegas. “We’ve said all along that we would be proud to have any of the players who were in Las Vegas represent USA Basketball and the United States. This phase of the selection process was extremely difficult and very thorough, and it’s ... 58262783@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:44:55 MDT Utah Jazz have plenty of cap space, decisions ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58247739-87/million-deal-jazz-guaranteed.html.csp They put up big bucks last fall to lock up Derrick Favors, their defensive anchor. It cost even more to bring back Gordon Hayward. And now the Utah Jazz front office is once again faced with key decisions regarding the futures of two fourth-year players, as they begin extension talks with shooting guard Alec Burks and big man Enes Kanter. This is the reality of life in the lottery, where the Jazz have made five picks in the last five seasons, while acquiring a sixth (Favors) via a trade. There i... They put up big bucks last fall to lock up Derrick Favors, their defensive anchor. It cost even more to bring back Gordon Hayward. And now the Utah Jazz front office is once again faced with key decisions regarding the futures of two fourth-year players, as they begin extension talks with shooting guard Alec Burks and big man Enes Kanter. This is the reality of life in the lottery, where the Jazz have made five picks in the last five seasons, while acquiring a sixth (Favors) via a trade. There i... 58247739@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:45:19 MDT Utah Jazz: Michigan man sues Burke, Shaq for defamation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58247246-87/burke-binion-jazz-posted.html.csp A Michigan man with a rare disorder has filed a lawsuit against Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and a rapper, accusing them of defamation for mocking a self portrait he posted on the Internet earlier this year. Jahmel Binion filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Macomb, Mi., according to court documents. The suit seeks more than $25,000 in damages. Burke’s father and agent, Benji Burke, declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday, saying that he has not been contacted... A Michigan man with a rare disorder has filed a lawsuit against Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and a rapper, accusing them of defamation for mocking a self portrait he posted on the Internet earlier this year. Jahmel Binion filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Macomb, Mi., according to court documents. The suit seeks more than $25,000 in damages. Burke’s father and agent, Benji Burke, declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday, saying that he has not been contacted... 58247246@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:02:21 MDT