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Joe Ingles jabbed then pump faked while standing about 28 feet from the basket, but his defender didn’t move. “I thought, ‘Screw it, I’m going to shoot it anyway.’ Lucky it went in,” Ingles would say later, laughing with a …

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  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrives at a press conference before NBA All-Star Saturday Night events in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer) Utah Jazz: The quest to rest NBA stars sparks backlash
    NBA teams have been strategically resting their star players for years, but the issue over how and when teams decide to sit their superstars has erupt...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 11:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James heads to the bench during a timeout against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 126-113. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Monson: An easy answer to NBA’s most complicated problem
    NBA fans are getting screwed over. And if that was the worst of it, that’s the way it would stay. It’s not, at least not as far as the league’s power...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Larry H. Miller Group employees hold puppies after they were delivered to Vivint Smart Home Arena in celebration of National Puppy Day by Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles in Salt Lake City Thursday March 23, 2017. Lyles partnered with UberPUPPIES, UBER’s special dog delivery service, and Nuzzles and Co., a Park City non-profit that promotes awareness for pet adoption, for the event. The puppies were delivered to Salt Lake City businesses for employees to play with for 15-minute visits. Photo gallery: Utah Jazz player Trey Lyles delivers puppies to local businesses
    To celebrate National Puppy Day (not to be confused with National Dog Day, happening in August), ride-sharing company Uber offered a different service...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks the ball as the Utah Jazz host the New York Knicks, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday March 22, 2017. Utah Jazz notes: Rudy Gobert’s offensive game continues to grow
    The number wasn’t one Rudy Gobert had in his head. Scoring 35 points in a game? Few could have imagined it even a year ago, let alone when the 7-foot-...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 10:58 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan, center, cracks a big smile as he and other former players including John Stockton, right, had a reunion at the Jazz practice facility, Wednesday, March 22 2017. Gallery: 1997 Utah Jazz team’s 20-year reunion
    Photos from the Utah Jazz’s 20-year reunion of the franchise’s first team to reach the NBA Finals....
    Updated Mar 23 2017 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Beth A. Keiser  |  AP Photo  Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan and Utah Jazz’ Karl Malone greet each other before Game 1 of the NBA Finals Sunday, June 1, 1997, in Chicago. Malone was named the league’s MVP ahead of Jordan for the season. Utah Jazz: John Stockton didn’t like the mountain jerseys, but the guys in the locker room now want them back
    Sometime before the best season in franchise history, Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller asked one of his superstars for some fashion advice. What did Jo...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Antoine Carr makes his entrance as the Utah Jazz celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first Western Conference Championship and honor members of the 1996-1997 squad, in Salt Lake City, Wednesday March 22, 2017. Utah Jazz: Laughs, barbs exchanged as 1996-97 Jazz (minus Malone) reunite
    Sometimes a ceremony can be a bit anti-climatic. Sometimes, the anticipation can be so much the real thing doesn’t approach expectation. Wednesday’s ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Coaches, players and staff members of the Utah Jazz 1997 team are introduced to the fans during halftime of the Utah Jazz versus New Your Knicks at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Wednesday March 22, 2017. Kragthorpe: Jazz’s 20-year reunion brings NBA Finals season to life
    John Stockton faked inside, then popped back and caught Bryon Russell’s pass. The Utah Jazz legend dribbled once and launched an unforgettable shot. ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 10:28 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz notes: Former point guard Howard Eisley backing up Jeff Hornacek in New York
    Howard Eisley can hardly believe how quickly it goes. “I didn’t realize so much time had passed,” Eisley said this week, as he and other members of t...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks the ball as the Utah Jazz host the New York Knicks, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday March 22, 2017. Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert’s career night powers 108-101 win over Knicks
    The Hall of Famer still sits down and watches his old team, from time to time, from the comfort of his own home. “They have talent. They have youth,” ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 05:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Derrick Favors complains to an official about a missed call in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Utah Jazz mailbag: How do the Jazz deal with Favors being out? Who helps Gobert and Hayward?
    Tribune Jazz beat reporter Tony Jones will answer readers’ questions in a Twitter mailbag each week. You can submit questions using the hashtag #TonyT...

    Updated Mar 22 2017 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz great John Stockton celebrates after draining a 3-pointer after he was asked to re-create the last second shot that sent the Jazz to the NBA finals in 1997. Jazz players from the 1997 team were reunited at the Jazz practice facility, Wednesday, March 22 2017. Video: John Stockton re-enacts ‘The Shot’ and sinks it on his first attempt
    The members of the Utah Jazz’s 1997 NBA Finals team have been hanging out together the last couple of days in Salt Lake City, sharing a few laughs and...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 05:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Jordan dives onto the floor smashing onto Chris Morris while chasing after a loose ball. Griffin/photo Utah Jazz: Twenty years later, Jazz ready to celebrate highs and lows of 1997 NBA Finals run
    He is older now, the hair and cheek he touched before each free throw a little grayer, a little more wrinkled. And he is wiser, too. The pain of losin...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 05:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)    Utah Jazz’s John Stockton is lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after sinking a three-point shot at the buzzer to beat the Houston Rockets 103-100 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals Thursday, May 29, 1997, in Houston. The Jazz advanced to play the Chicago Bulls in The NBA Finals. Monson: Disappointment wrapped in dignity — the Jazz’s 1996-97 season is worth celebrating
    John Stockton walked off the court that last night in Chicago, sweat rolling down his face, his body spent, his work put in, the bitterness of elimina...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 05:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz notes: Former Jazzmen Al Jefferson and CJ Miles adapt to the new NBA
    Indianapolis • When Al Jefferson first came into the NBA, it was a different league. The same can be said for C.J. Miles. Both are current Indiana Pa...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis (11) makes a pass between Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) and guard George Hill (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Utah Jazz: Pacers hand Jazz their third straight loss, 107-100
    Indianapolis • Maybe a trip home Wednesday to play the New York Knicks will serve as an answer for the Utah Jazz. Because after Monday’s 107-100 loss ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    |  Courtesy  The old green seats at Vivint Smart Home Arena will all be replaced with Blue Cushioned Seats as part of the arena’s renovations. Utah Jazz: New look for Vivint Smart Home Arena will include cushioned seats for all
    What’s big and white and green all over? Not Vivint Smart Home Arena. Not next year at least. The 19,000 or so bright green, plastic seats fans have p...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler, right, looks to the basket as Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Jazz shootaround: Jazz have become adept at shaking off bad losses
    A defining characteristic of the Jazz this season has been their ability to acquire a next game, next play mentality. Losses that may have bothered ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Butler players Shelvin Mack (1) and Gordon Hayward (20) react after their 61-59 loss to Duke in the men’s NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game Monday, April 5, 2010, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Hoosier homecoming: Four Utah Jazz players with Indiana ties relish return
    Indianapolis • Geographically, the NBA is a worldwide melting pot, with players hailing from almost every conceivable spot on the globe. The NBA’s inf...
    Updated Mar 19 2017 11:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler, right, looks to the basket as Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Utah Jazz: Shelvin Mack, others recall their tourney times
    Chicago • Shelvin Mack, while he was leading Butler to consecutive Final Fours seven years ago, would relax before the pressure-packed games by playin...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler, right, looks to the basket as Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Utah Jazz: Fourth-quarter fade leads to 95-86 loss at Chicago
    Chicago • In the moments following Utah’s 95-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls, Gordon Hayward sat in his locker room stall, fiddling with his phone and po...
    Updated Mar 18 2017 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) goes in for a shot as LA Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) defends,  in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 13, 2017.   Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward’s quest for All-NBA honors faces stiff competition
    Chicago • It has been seven years. It was Deron Williams. That’s the last time a Utah Jazz player made the All-NBA team. Williams, a second-team sele...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz’ Rudy Gobert, right, grabs a rebound ahead of Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Utah Jazz: Veteran Richard Jefferson just one formerJazz player to give Cleveland a boost
    Cleveland • Every NBA team with title aspirations needs a wily veteran who can contribute in multiple ways. For sure, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Utah Jazz: LeBron leads Cavs past Jazz, 91-83
    Cleveland • The Utah Jazz shouldn’t hang their collective heads. After all, they aren’t the first team that’s failed to come up with an answer defensi...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share