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They’ve worked on towers and sprawling facilities. They built the City Creek Mall. But of all the projects that Okland Construction has done, project executive Jeremy Blanck compares the renovation of Vivint Smart Home Arena to something on a smaller …

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    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward reacts after committing a foul during the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Salt Lake City. Hayward fractured a finger on his left hand during practice Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, the team said. The team said the 26-year-old Hayward will be evaluated further by the Jazz medical staff. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Jazz podcast: How worried should the Jazz be about Boston's plans for Gordon Hayward?
    Reports are swirling about Danny Ainge's desire to try to pair Gordon Hayward and Paul George together. How worried should the Jazz be about Boston's ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 11:10 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward (20) shoots over Golden State Warriors’ David West (3) during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Monson: There may be good news for the Jazz, no matter what Gordon Hayward decides
    As everyone around here waits for and wonders about what Gordon Hayward will do next week, as the official part of his free agency commences, there’s ...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) throws down a dunk during game 5 of the the Jazz versus Clippers NBA playoff game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday April 25, 2017. Jazz star Rudy Gobert is runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year
    Monday’s inaugural NBA awards show went as expected for Rudy Gobert as the Utah Jazz center, a finalist for two individual awards, came up empty on bo...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz C Rudy Gobert speaks at the Jazz practice facility, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Kragthorpe: Runner-up finish will drive Jazz’s Rudy Gobert to bigger things
    Rudy Gobert’s 25th birthday gifts were the right mix of validation and motivation. The Jazz center was a nearly unanimous choice for the NBA’s All-De...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 09:45 pm   |     |   Share



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  • FILE - In This April 1, 2017 file photo, Gonzaga’s Zach Collins reacts during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina in Glendale, Ariz. The role of the big man has changed in the NBA, and that‚Äôs evident in the way teams pick centers and post players entering the draft on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Gonzaga freshman is considered a possible lottery pick entering Thursday’s NBA draft. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) Grading the first round: Jazz get an A for Mitchell trade
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