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Utah Jazz: Threat of getting cut always looms for fringe players
NBA » Roster must be whittled to 15 by the end of the month.


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For now, no final decisions have been made. Every player still in camp has a chance to make the team, Corbin said. "They’re still here for a reason."

But with the departure of Jones, who played all of 3 preseason minutes for Utah before being cut, players know how quickly things can change and how fast approaching the 30th is.

At a glance

Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

At EnergySolutions Arena

Tipoff » Wednesday, 7 p.m.

TV »  ROOT Sports

Records (preseason) »  Utah 1-2; Portland 1-2

Last meeting »  A 96-86 Portland win Friday in a preseason matchup in Boise, Idaho

About the Jazz » Rookie point guard Trey Burke had surgery on his fractured right index finger Tuesday. A timeline for his return has not been set. ... The Jazz have dropped two in a row after opening the preseason with a win over Golden State. ... Jazz had just two players in double-digits Saturday in a 106-74 loss to the Clippers.

About the Blazers » LaMarcus Aldridge had his way with Utah’s big men Friday night, going 8 of 9 from the field. ... Weber State product and reigning rookie of the year Damian Lillard had 23 points and 5 assists against the Jazz. ... The Blazers feature a number of Utah ties, including former Jazz players Mo Williams, Earl Watson and Wes Matthews. ... Rookie guard C.J. McCollum is out indefinitely with a broken left foot.

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"He was here one second and the next he was gone," Holiday said about Jones.

Then he added, "We’re all thinking and hoping we’re not the next one."

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