ROOKIE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ROOKIE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Jazz: Team waives Andris Biedrins and signs rookie Erik Murphy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57777194-87/jazz-murphy-biedrins-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57777194-87/jazz-murphy-biedrins-center.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Team waives Andris Biedrins and signs rookie Erik Murphy</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="2014-04-06T16:58:01.987-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Jazz on Saturday waived little-used center Andris Biedrins and claimed rookie Erik Murphy off waivers. Murphy, a 6-foot-10 forward out of Florida, was a second-round pick by the Chicago Bulls last June. He appeared in 24 games, averaging 2.6 points before being waived on Thursday. To make room for Murphy, the Jazz cut ties with Biedrins, a veteran center who never made an impact in Utah after being acquired from Golden State. Biedrins played in just six games and scored only three point...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57777194@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:58:01 MDT Utah Jazz: Trey Burke comes through in the clutch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57720131-77/burke-shot-jazz-trey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57720131-77/burke-shot-jazz-trey.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Trey Burke comes through in the clutch</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="2014-03-23T23:48:13.067-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richard Jefferson leapt into the air, arms extended in joy. Marvin Williams pointed skyward. The rookie hardly even smiled. Trey Burke had just sunk a 3-pointer — a high-arcing shot that even after multiple replays looks sure to be blocked — to beat the Orlando Magic on Saturday, ending the Utah Jazz’s six-game losing streak. Big moments haven’t come around often in Utah’s 23-win season, but when they have, Burke has been at the center of many of them. “He doesn’t seem to mind the big moments an...</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> 57720131@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:48:13 MDT Utah Jazz: Rookie guard Trey Burke steps up in another loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57673466-87/burke-games-jazz-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57673466-87/burke-games-jazz-game.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Rookie guard Trey Burke steps up in another loss</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="2014-03-12T23:15:53.05-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the Utah Jazz struggle toward the end of a rebuilding season, rookie point guard Trey Burke has regained his bearings. Burke scored a team-high 20 points and handed out six assists Wednesday night during Dallas’ 108-101 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena. It was the Jazz’s seventh loss in the last eight games. Individually, however, Burke seems to have bounced back from a dreary six-game stretch. In those games, Burke averaged 8.7 points on 18-for-50 shooting, including 6-for-29 from ...</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> 57673466@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:15:53 MDT Utah Jazz notes: 3rd Rookie of the Month award escapes Burke http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57642689-87/jazz-rookie-burke-month.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57642689-87/jazz-rookie-burke-month.html.csp">Utah Jazz notes: 3rd Rookie of the Month award escapes Burke</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="2014-03-06T22:15:31.73-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has been named the Western Conference’s Rookie of the Month for February, ending Jazz point guard Trey Burke’s two-month grip on the honor. Calathes posted six straight games of at least 10 points and five assists from Feb. 5-18. Calathes, a 2009 draft pick who opted to spend the next four seasons playing in Greece and Russia, averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in February, helping the Grizzlies stay in contention for 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> 57642689@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:15:31 MDT Jazz notes: Rookie Burke wants to spend more time in the paint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57638273-87/burke-guys-paint-rookie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57638273-87/burke-guys-paint-rookie.html.csp">Jazz notes: Rookie Burke wants to spend more time in the paint</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="2014-03-05T22:18:39.129-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington, D.C. • For Trey Burke, the nights he isn’t taking on a top-flight point guard are the rare these days. In the past month, he’s seen Damian Lillard, Goran Dragic, Kyrie Irving and, on Wednesday night, the Wizards’ All-Star floor leader John Wall. “Trey wants to be one of those guys,” Jazz coach Ty Corbin said. “So he’ll have to make sure he understands what it going to take to step up and be that.” One of those steps, Burke says, is improving his penetration. “That’s one of the main f...</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> 57638273@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:18:39 MDT Jazz notes: Rookie center’s car filled with popcorn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57593359-87/jazz-rookie-car-filled.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57593359-87/jazz-rookie-car-filled.html.csp">Jazz notes: Rookie center’s car filled with popcorn</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="2014-02-24T23:30:20.712-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s not all glamour for the NBA’s rookies. The new guys have to suffer a few indignities along the way. This season, the Utah Jazz’s newcomers have been subjected to a variety of rookie hazing, consisting of mandatory manicures, pink backpacks that must be carried around, post-practice cleanup duties and having to bring doughnuts for the veterans. Rookie center Rudy Gobert found out Monday what happens when somebody forgets to bring the pastries. The 7-foot-1 Frenchman left Monday morning’s sho...</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> 57593359@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:30:20 MDT