Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Utah Jazz Notes
Jazz Reporters
Aaron Falk, Tony Jones and Steve Luhm cover the Utah Jazz and the NBA for The Salt Lake Tribune. The Tribune on Twitter - Aaron Falk: @tribjazz, Steve Luhm: @sluhm, Tony Jones: @Tjonessltrib

» Jazz section

» E-mail Aaron Falk

» E-mail Steve Luhm

» E-mail Tony Jones

» Subscribe (RSS)

Watson doubtful tonight after spraining his ankle

Jazz point guard Earl Watson suffered a "moderate" ankle sprain in the second quarter of a 120-111 loss at Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

He is listed as doubtful for tonight's game against Minnesota.

After Watson's injury, the Jazz's point guard situation became more precarious when starter Devin Harris picked up his fourth foul with 10:25 left in the third quarter.

Harris went to the bench and did not return. Jamaal Tinsley played the rest of the way. He finished with 11 points and eight assists.


Former Jazz point guard Ronnie Price faced his ex-teammates for the first time during Suns' victory.

Price did not play, marking the 12th straight game going back to Feb. 15 that he failed to get minutes from coach Alvin Gentry.

Price played the last four years with the Jazz before signing with Phoenix just before the start of the season. Going into the game, he was looking forward to seeing his former teammates.

"They have made lots of changes, but I still have a lot of good friends there," Price said. "So, yeah, it will be exciting."

In particular, Price was anxious to see Jazz forwards Paul Millsap and Jeremy Evans, along with Watson.

Millsap "... is like a brother to me," said Price, who described his relationship with Evans as "very close."

Asked about Watson, who played ahead of him in last season's rotation, Price said, "He's a guy who helped me a lot. He was another guy I was able to learn from, as far as being a better person and player."

Price also had kind words for Corbin and his staff: "I'll always be pulling for those guys."

-- Steve Luhm

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.

Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
Latest Jazz Photo Galleries
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.