HAYWARD - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HAYWARD News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) With Hayward and Favors watching, Jazz blow big lead in L.A. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58539440-62/jazz-hayward-points-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58539440-62/jazz-hayward-points-half.html.csp">With Hayward and Favors watching, Jazz blow big lead in L.A.</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="2014-10-19T23:18:18.541-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;Los Angeles • Gordon Hayward called it “a tale of two halves.” Quin Snyder referenced “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”Sunday night at Staples Center, the Utah Jazz nearly ran the Lakers out of the gym in the first half, building up a 22-point lead. But a third quarter in which the Jazz committed 11 turnovers and were outscored 31-19 flipped the script.In the end, Utah fell 98-91 and dropped to 4-2 in the exhibition season.The Jazz played the entire game without starting point guard Tre...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58539440@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:18:18 MDT Utah Jazz: Jazz roll past Lakers 119-86 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58530503-77/jazz-points-favors-bryant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58530503-77/jazz-points-favors-bryant.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Jazz roll past Lakers 119-86</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:00:14.93-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anaheim, Calif. • As he prepared to a do two-minute spot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week in Southern California, Derrick Favors said he felt more nervous than he would before a game. “I didn’t want to go out there and mess up, or trip over something,” said Favors, who appeared on the daytime talk show with teammate Gordon Hayward to surprise a 5-year-old Jazz fan battling cancer. On the court, the Jazz forward Thursday night, the Jazz forward didn’t have the same worries. Favors looked at ...</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> 58530503@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:14 MDT Kobe scores 27, but Jazz like Hayward's defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58531409-62/hayward-bryant-jazz-kobe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58531409-62/hayward-bryant-jazz-kobe.html.csp">Kobe scores 27, but Jazz like Hayward's defense</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="2014-10-17T00:13:14.377-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 12:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anaheim, Calif. • Kobe Bryant dropped 27 points on the Utah Jazz tonight. A game high. Ten more than anyone else on the court, for either team.But the Jazz left the Honda Center happy with what the team, and especially Gordon Hayward, did defensively on Bryant.“I think that’s as good as you can do on Kobe,” forward Derrick Favors said of his teammate’s efforts. “Kobe’s one of those great players. He’s not going to miss too many shots. The only thing you can do on him is make him make tough shots...</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> 58531409@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:13:14 MDT Utah Jazz: Hayward experiences social media pushback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58525488-87/hayward-blog-jazz-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58525488-87/hayward-blog-jazz-game.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Hayward experiences social media pushback</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="2014-10-15T23:36:46.094-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jazz forward Gordon Hayward posts on his personal blog fairly regularly. His latest update — tweeted with a link on Tuesday — came equipped with this title: “If I played @KingJames 1-on-1, I’d crush him. My new blog on why I’m the best”. Let’s just say the post generated some interesting comments. And a lot of them. In fact, there was so much traffic to Hayward’s blog that it crashed — earning some national attention and even some laughs in the process. Hayward, of course, wasn’t talking about ...</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> 58525488@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:36:46 MDT Utah Jazz looking to impress in preseason opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58491038-87/jazz-snyder-blazers-hayward.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58491038-87/jazz-snyder-blazers-hayward.html.csp">Utah Jazz looking to impress in preseason opener</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="2014-10-06T22:50:20.309-06:00">Updated Oct 6, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gordon Hayward’s eyes lit up and a quick smile crept across his slightly unshaven face when asked about Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. “We get a chance to finally go against someone other than yourself,” Hayward said with a laugh. Training camp can be difficult for anyone. Two practices a day are a drain. Injuries are nagging and seeing the same people each waking hour can, after awhile, get annoying. Playing an actual game? It’s like being a kid and getting let...</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> 58491038@www.sltrib.com Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:50:20 MDT Jazz shootaround: Hood to play; Snyder isn't a gamer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58505250-62/hood-jazz-game-snyder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58505250-62/hood-jazz-game-snyder.html.csp">Jazz shootaround: Hood to play; Snyder isn't a gamer</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="2014-10-09T14:35:40.035-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 02:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It took a game, a few days and a healed hip flexor. But Rodney Hood is ready to make his professional basketball debut for the Utah Jazz tonight, against the Portland Trailblazers at the Moda Center. The only question? Whether coach Quin Snyder will actually put him into the game. “I’m still not sure whether I’m going to play him,” Snyder said. “He’s available to play, but we’re not sure how much he will. I still want to be on the side of caution.” Hood strained a hip flexor in Monday’s team sc...</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> 58505250@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:35:40 MDT Gordon Hayward's super slow summer and other shootaround notes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58497140-62/team-coach-hayward-jazz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58497140-62/team-coach-hayward-jazz.html.csp">Gordon Hayward's super slow summer and other shootaround notes</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="2014-10-07T16:18:39.092-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some of the things Gordon Hayward did this summer:• Hosted a basketball camp in the Philippines.• Got married.• Explored restricted free agency, eventually landing a $63-million max deal.• Played with Team USA in the run up to the World Cup.So looking back on the last few months …“It was kind of slow for me, honestly,” the Utah Jazz swingman said after Tuesday’s morning shootaround. “We got done in April. We had like five months. Anytime you don’t make the playoffs, especially when the playoffs ...</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> 58497140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:18:39 MDT After a mixed-bag scrimmage, Jazz turn eyes to Trail Blazers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58494616-62/jazz-hayward-scrimmage-snyder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58494616-62/jazz-hayward-scrimmage-snyder.html.csp">After a mixed-bag scrimmage, Jazz turn eyes to Trail Blazers</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="2014-10-07T16:17:38.478-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;Whatever happens tomorrow night, when the Jazz host the Blazers, will be subject to basketball’s “It’s Only Preseason” principle.So how did you expect to feel exactly after Monday night’s intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena?Take it away, Quin Snyder.“It’s hard to feel too strongly one way or another about a 24-minute, running-clock scrimmage,” the new Jazz coach said after the event.For the Jazz, Monday night was a chance to play for a crowd and work out a few kinks.The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58494616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:17:38 MDT Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz await players’ rise from good to great http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58487251-87/jazz-players-team-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58487251-87/jazz-players-team-nba.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz await players’ rise from good to great</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-05T00:29:19.725-06:00">Updated Oct 5, 2014 12:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During coach Quin Snyder’s first training camp with the Jazz, all this stuff about unselfishness, defensive identity, accountability and building something that lasts has seemed like just a lot of talk, without much action. Of course, Madeleine Snyder was only two days old, as of Saturday. Some patience is merited, in her case. The coach expects steady growth from his team and his newly arrived daughter. The Jazz hired Snyder primarily because of his developmental ability, best illustrated when...</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> 58487251@www.sltrib.com Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:29:19 MDT Utah Jazz: Jeremy Evans hopes to take another step forward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58478122-87/evans-hayward-coach-step.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58478122-87/evans-hayward-coach-step.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Jeremy Evans hopes to take another step forward</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T22:37:43.728-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jazz forward Jeremy Evans established himself as a legitimate NBA player under former head coaches Jerry Sloan and Tyrone Corbin. Can he take the next step for Utah’s new regime? Evans, of course, is a former second-round draft pick from Western Kentucky. He averaged career-highs in points (6.1), rebounds (4.7) and minutes (18.3) last season. Evans hopes to continue his progress under coach Quin Snyder, who likes what he’s seen during the opening two days of training camp. “One of the things he ...</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> 58478122@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:37:43 MDT Utah Jazz: For the upcoming season, Hayward hopes to be productive - and smart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58478162-62/hayward-wants-score-efficiency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58478162-62/hayward-wants-score-efficiency.html.csp">Utah Jazz: For the upcoming season, Hayward hopes to be productive - and smart</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="2014-10-01T14:49:02.485-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aggression and efficiency. Asked on Wednesday what he wants of Gordon Hayward, those were the first two words Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said. Aggression and efficiency. All of which means, Hayward has a big task on his plate. Snyder wants his star small forward to make plays whenever the opportunity arises. He wants him to score. He wants him to put others in position to score. He wants him to make plays when the game is on the line. But he wants Hayward to do it smartly. And that’s wher...</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> 58478162@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:49:02 MDT Monson: Jazz are confident they can win a title … no, no they aren’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58472926-87/jazz-season-monson-gordon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58472926-87/jazz-season-monson-gordon.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="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T23:26:29.587-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:26PM 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 existen...</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 23:26:29 MDT Utah Jazz: Hayward returns with a mission to lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470155-87/hayward-jazz-gordon-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58470155-87/hayward-jazz-gordon-utah.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Hayward returns with a mission to lead</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="2014-09-30T15:34:52.992-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gordon Hayward is considerably wealthier after signing a new max contract with the Jazz in July, his arms are more muscular, owing to all the time he has spent in the weight room during the offseason. And, he’s now a married man. Big summer. Big changes. However, in return, he’s being asked to lead the 2014-15 edition of the Utah Jazz. And, yes, he says he’s up to the task. “It all tells me that the trust the organization has had in me is huge,” Hayward said. “It makes me feel more like a lead...</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> 58470155@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:34:52 MDT Recapping Utah Jazz Media Day 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58470754-62/jazz-sltrib-www-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58470754-62/jazz-sltrib-www-com.html.csp">Recapping Utah Jazz Media Day 2014</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="2014-10-01T16:09:29.992-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;Media Day has come and, thankfully, gone. Monday’s blitz at the Zions Bank Basketball Center was a rapid-fire crash course on the 2014-15 Utah Jazz, with two players doing interviews at a time and altogether more cameras and recorders in one place than there were for some weeklong stretches last season.We learned everything.We learned nothing.Let’s relive some of the highlights and lowlights together.&lt;iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" id="tout_embed" src="//www.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> 58470754@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:29 MDT Can Hayward gain swagger from his time with Team USA? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329234-77/hayward-jazz-team-usa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329234-77/hayward-jazz-team-usa.html.csp">Can Hayward gain swagger from his time with Team USA?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T11:34:35.918-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There won’t be a World Cup for Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. That much was decided on Friday night, when he learned of his ouster from Team USA shortly after a third exhibition win, over Puerto Rico. Hayward being trimmed isn’t a surprise. He played only sparingly in Wednesday’s victory over the Dominican Republic. He accumulated DNP-CD’s in the other two games. He was the only member of the roster to not see a single minute in the first half of any of the trio of friendlies. Maybe most im...</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> 58329234@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:34:35 MDT U.S. beats Puerto Rico in hoops exhibition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58327191-77/team-final-krzyzewski-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58327191-77/team-final-krzyzewski-saturday.html.csp">U.S. beats Puerto Rico in hoops exhibition</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:49:19.82-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 on Saturday before leaving for Europe, after team officials had previously said they might carry extra players. Final rosters for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball aren’t due until next Friday, but the Americans won’t need that much time. “We feel that it’s better to go with 12 because that’s really difficult on anybody if they’re not goin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583271912014-08-23T16:49:19.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T16:49:19.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58327191@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:19 MDT