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Donovan Mitchell, like many 6-foot-3 guys who played shooting guard in college basketball, has to prove himself at the NBA level. Can he play point guard? Can he defend on the wing? Which skills translate from the college game to …

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  • HOUSTON - MAY 29:  John Stockton #12 of the Utah Jazz shoots the game winning shot over Charles Barkley #34 of the Houston Rockets in Game six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 1997 NBA Playoffs at the Compaq Center on May 29, 1997 in Houston, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges  and agrees that, by downloading and or using this  photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 1997  (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) Monson: Uh-oh! John Stockton’s shot still resonates 20 years later
    The shot left John Stockton’s hand, spinning out from it the way nearly all of his jumpers did back in the day, lifted to an apex of his controlled bo...
    Updated May 27 2017 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) Tony Jones: Quit complaining about the postseason — we’re witnessing greatness
    We all can agree that the NBA postseason has left something to be desired from a competitive standpoint. The Warriors and Cavaliers enter the NBA Fina...
    Updated May 27 2017 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • AP file photo Utah Jazz guard John Stockton is lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after sinking a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Houston Rockets 103-100 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on May 29, 1997, in Houston. Utah Jazz: John Stockton’s shot, 20 years on, is still the greatest Jazz moment
    There was Bill Walton’s “Uh oh.” There was Hot Rod Hundley’s “Unbelievable!” But for the man at the center of it all, the biggest moment in Utah Jazz ...
    Updated May 27 2017 09:15 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)    NBA commissioner David Stern presents Karl Malone the MVP trophy for the 1996-97 season.  Utah Jazz: Karl Malone disputes his greatness, talks favorite cereals with Jimmy Kimmel
    Two-time NBA MVP, two-time Olympic gold medalist, Hall of Famer and 36,928 NBA points scorer Karl Malone doesn’t want to be called “great,” but he’ll ...
    Updated May 24 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share



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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) speaks to members of the media during a practice at UCLA Student Activities Center Monday, April 17, 2017. Utah Jazz: Does Derrick Favors still fit in the Jazz’s future?
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) gestures after hitting the second of two three-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Utah Jazz host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the second round, NBA playoff basketball in Salt Lake City, Saturday May 6, 2017. Monson: With the Jazz absent, what do the NBA playoffs say about you?
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  • |  Courtesy  The Zions Bank Basketball Center will be transformed into a state-of-the-art Utah Jazz Basketball Campus that will house the team’s business and basketball operations. Utah Jazz: New basketball campus aims to be NBA’s ‘preeminent’ training facility
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