FAVORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FAVORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monson: Jazz are confident they can win a title … no, no they aren’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58472926-87/jazz-season-hood-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58472926-87/jazz-season-hood-players.html.csp">Monson: Jazz are confident they can win a title … no, no they aren’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T11:52:02.164-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One word characterizes the Jazz at the start of their new season. It’s a surprising word, given the team’s 57 losses last year. But the veterans are giving it a test drive, and the rookies, too, the returnees and the newcomers. Check back with us in March, and we’ll update everyone on the word’s staying power. Confident/Confidence. It’s an important thing to be/have in pro sports because, without it, you’re dead. With it, you have a shot at fulfilling your potential. And that’s what the existent...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:52:02 MDT Snyder looks forward to players' battle for minutes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58469814-62/snyder-players-playing-competition.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58469814-62/snyder-players-playing-competition.html.csp">Snyder looks forward to players' battle for minutes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T15:52:02.34-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New coach Quin Snyder is looking forward to the players on Utah's roster battling for playing time -- a fight that will begin in training camp. "You have to have competition," Snyder said. "There are certain players that have obviously proven over time that they deserve to have you think of them [as starters]. That said, everybody has to come and compete. In that light, I think of Gordon Hayward or Derrick Favors -- the guys who have had some success here. ... They would be the first ones t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469814@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:52:02 MDT Jazz Hoops - Burks, Kanter face interesting few weeks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58459965-62/burks-season-kanter-contract.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58459965-62/burks-season-kanter-contract.html.csp">Jazz Hoops - Burks, Kanter face interesting few weeks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T17:17:03.007-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A year ago, Dennis Lindsey began negotiating with Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward on contract extensions. Favors came away with an extension before the season started. Hayward went into restricted free agency, where he garnered a max contract. Now, Lindsey is faced with the same decisions on Alec Burks and Enes Kanter. The Jazz General Manager is expected to open negotiating windows with both parties in the next week, or so. The Jazz have until the end of the preseason to either strike a d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:17:03 MDT Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58392006-77/favors-jazz-derrick-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58392006-77/favors-jazz-derrick-season.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T12:33:05.32-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Derrick Favors stretched out on a bleacher at Zions Bank Basketball Center wearing shorts, flip-flops and a Utah Jazz T-shirt. He looked comfortable, at peace with himself and his surroundings. No doubt, the lazy summer afternoon had something to do with it. The middle of July — two months after the end of the regular season and two months before the start of training camp — is about as calm as it gets for an NBA player. But there’s more to it than that. For the first time in his professional ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58392006@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:33:05 MDT