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If he had it to do over again, Rodney Hood would still suit up and play as he did last week against the San Antonio Spurs. The Utah Jazz rookie, who has dealt with foot problems on and off all …

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  • From left to right, Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack sit on the bench late in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 108-73. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Atlanta Hawks benefit as the Brooklyn Nets continue to struggle
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Derrick Favors posts up on Brooklyn's Jerome Jordan in the first half as the Utah Jazz faced the Brooklyn Nets at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Kragthorpe: Jazz do more to validate trade with Nets (with video)
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  • Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) shoots a 3-pointer as Brooklyn Nets guard Darius Morris, right, defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: Burke's play off bench sparks win over Nets (with video)
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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, center, watches the game in street clothes after the Jazz announced that he will have season ending surgery on his shoulder. Burks sat behind the bench during game against the  Minnesota Timberwolves at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Utah Jazz keep moving, despite injury bug
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