FAVORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FAVORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hayward's open letter: 'I’m excited about coming back to Utah' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58212127-62/hayward-jazz-really-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58212127-62/hayward-jazz-really-think.html.csp">Hayward's open letter: 'I’m excited about coming back to Utah'</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="2014-07-22T17:36:25.257-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58212127@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Utah Jazz: Hood finds stride on second day of mini-camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58165991-87/hood-jazz-feel-gobert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58165991-87/hood-jazz-feel-gobert.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Hood finds stride on second day of mini-camp</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="2014-07-09T21:50:00.356-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Tuesday, Rodney Hood was hesitant. Utah’s first-round draft pick passed up open shots. He wouldn’t drive to the basket, and searched to find himself in one of his first experiences playing pro basketball. Finally, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder had seen enough. He called Hood over and issued the small forward his first direct challenge. “I told him to start shooting the ball,” Snyder said. “At this point, I’d rather him shoot a tough and contested shot than pass up a shot.” So began Hood’s intro...</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> 58165991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:50:00 MDT Poll: Dream Utah Jazz free agent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58152025-87/jazz-free-favors-forward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58152025-87/jazz-free-favors-forward.html.csp">Poll: Dream Utah Jazz free agent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T10:20:07.552-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NBA Free Agency is in full swing and few dominoes have fallen so far. LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are the marquee names this offseason, notwithstanding new Jazz man Steve Novak, and the market should follow after both have made their decisions. Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey has plenty of cash to throw around, but Salt Lake City isn’t exactly a contender to reel in the big fish free agents when Miami, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles are in the discussion. But what if the Jazz could sign on...</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> 58152025@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:20:07 MDT