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Alec Burks vividly remembers the skinny 7-footer who showed up to the Utah Jazz as a rookie in 2013. Most thought Rudy Gobert would figure out a way to make an impact defensively — with time. But Gobert’s offensive game …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Quinn Cook, (2), Canton Charge, guards Salt Lake Stars guard Marcus Paige (4), in NBA D League action, at Salt Lake Community College, Saturday, January 7, 2017. Salt Lake City Stars: Chasing a dream, one shot at a time
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  • Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21), steals the ball from Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, center, as Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33), looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey) Video: Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder and players discuss the team’s 109-100 win over the Indiana Pacers
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  • Utah Jazz’s Alec Burks (10) attempts a layup as Orlando Magic’s Bismack Biyombo, right, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 114-107. (AP Photo/Kim Raff) Utah Jazz notes: Alec Burks breaks out with his best game of the season
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    Updated Jan 21 2017 11:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21), steals the ball from Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, center, as Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33), looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey) Jazz notes: Joe Johnson keeps cool on the bench so he can heat up in the clutch
    Joe Johnson isn’t sure when his number will be called. The 35-year-old, playing in his 16th NBA season, is logging the fewest minutes per game of any ...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 10:02 pm   |     |   Share


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