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Last Updated Oct 31, 2014 04:41PM

Piece by piece, Utah Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey is putting together his core group. It’s the group that - for better or worse - will carry the Jazz through the foreseeable future. The latest piece? Alec Burks. On Friday, …

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    Updated Oct 30 2014 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Oct 30 2014 10:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Oct 30 2014 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dallas — Want to make a one more comparison between Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons? Sure, the two young small forwards both signed massive deals …
    Updated Oct 30 2014 06:07 pm   |     |   Share


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