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Gordon Hayward is gone and no amount of gnashed teeth, burnt jerseys or free hair gel will bring him back. So how can the Utah Jazz move on? In this edition of the podcast, reporters Tony Jones, Kyle Goon and …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jonas Jerebko, new Jazz player, meets the media for the first time in Salt Lake City Tuesday July 18.  He’s a Swedish-born power forward who grew up a fan of the Utah Jazz. Utah Jazz: New Jazzmen Thabo Sefolosha, Jonas Jerebko paint optimistic picture of Utah’s future
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    Updated Jul 18 2017 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio reacts in the closing seconds as the Timberwolves lost to the Sacramento Kings 123-117 in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. After six years in Minnesota, Ricky Rubio is saying goodbye. The seemingly endless rumors finally came to fruition when he was traded to the Utah Jazz last week. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) Monson: The Jazz’s mysterious new puzzle includes a few new pieces; here’s a closer look at them
    When the Jazz reassemble themselves in the fall for the onset of the 2017-18 season, there’s bound to be confusion. I mean, who are these guys? Not on...
    Updated Jul 18 2017 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz forward Eric Griffin (17) dunks the ball against San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz sign Royce O’Neale to three-year deal, Eric Griffin to two-way contract
    The Jazz might not put an All-Star at small forward on the floor this season, but there will be some competition at the position. The organization has...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 08:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George speaks to at a rally to introduce him to fans in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) NBA: Rating the winners and losers around the league as free agency dust settles
    Las Vegas • For the NBA, the end of July and the month of August are the only dormant six weeks of the year, a stretch of time the league takes off to...
    Updated Jul 16 2017 09:53 pm   |     |   Share



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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) pumps his fist as the Jazz stormed back in the fourth quarter to defeat the Clippers in game 4 of the NBA playoff at Viviint Smart Home arena in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. Tear it all down and start over after losing Hayward? Not a chance, Jazz general manager says
    Las Vegas • A little more than a decade ago when Steve Nash left the Dallas Mavericks for the Phoenix Suns in free agency, Mavs owner Mark Cuban didn’...
    Updated Jul 16 2017 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the Utah Jazz versus Portland Trailblazers NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday April 4, 2017. Kragthorpe: Who cares if the Jazz have a boring offense, so long as they win?
    The Jazz received some validation in June when center Rudy Gobert was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team. The Jazz have gone to a whole other leve...
    Updated Jul 16 2017 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Utah Jazz fall to the Los Angeles Clippers 93-98 during Game 6 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Friday, April 28, 2017 during the NBA’s first-round playoff series. Monson: An ode to the fans in Utah, whack-jobs that they are
    This is an ode to the sports fans of Utah. And to the state itself. It’s not a poem. Just a column from the heart. In the wake of Gordon Hayward’s de...
    Updated Jul 15 2017 06:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz’s Tony Bradley poses for photos at The Grand America Hotel Wednesday, June 28, 2017. NBA: Utah Jazz wrap up Las Vegas Summer League with easy win over Milwaukee Bucks
    Las Vegas • Utah Jazz coach Zach Guthrie noticed the energy in pregame warmups. His team was ready to play, ready to close out the Las Vegas Summer Le...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward arrives for Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in Salt Lake City. Hayward has chosen to sign with the Boston Celtics and reunite with coach Brad Stevens, making the announcement Tuesday evening, July 4, on The Players’ Tribune site. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Kragthorpe: Gordon Hayward begins life as a Celtic, and tries to clean up mess he created in Utah
    Gordon Hayward finally became a Celtic, only not in Boston. A week after arriving in Boston and being pictured shopping for a discount suit and a des...
    Updated Jul 15 2017 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the hoop as San Antonio Spurs forward Jaron Blossomgame  defends, in Utah Jazz summer league action, Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Monday, July 3, 2017. Utah Jazz: Sure, Donovan Mitchell looks fantastic, but Jazz keep reminding themselves to not get overexcited
    Las Vegas • The more Donovan Mitchell plays, the more the Utah Jazz front office has to remind itself that it’s only summer league. If Mitchell was go...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 07:53 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) celebrates during the game after Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) hit a three-pointer at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday January 26, 2017. Utah Jazz waive Boris Diaw after no takers for his contract could be found
    Las Vegas • The Utah Jazz waived power forward Boris Diaw ahead of his contract guarantee date, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune. In a move ...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Monson: The Jazz are now more than Utah’s team, they belong to the world
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    Updated Jul 13 2017 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    Fenerbahce’s Ekpe Udoh, left, tries to stop Real Madrid’s Jeffery Taylor during their Final Four Euroleague semifinal basketball match at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Utah Jazz acquire former lottery pick and Euroleague star center Ekpe Udoh on two-year deal
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    Updated Jul 13 2017 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz forward Eric Griffin (17) dunks the ball against San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Eric Griffin makes another good impression on Jazz in Summer League
    Las Vegas • The Utah Jazz lost its fourth straight Las Vegas Summer League game, 97-81 on Wednesday to the Phoenix Suns, but the individual revelation...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrives at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Utah Jazz: NBA passes rule changes for fewer timeouts, faster pace in games
    Fastbreaks? Fun. Game breaks? Not as much fun. The NBA moved to increase the pace of play on Wednesday morning with a slate of changes that will decre...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 02:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha, center, battles with Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles (41) for a rebound as Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) looks on in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz strike deals with Thabo Sefolosha, Jonas Jerebko
    Looking to bolster depth, the Utah Jazz signed Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko on Wednesday, each to two-year contracts. Sefolosha, a 6-foot-7 forwa...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) walk off of the court during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday, April 7, 2017. Kragthorpe: Rudy Gobert sounds like he’s ready to lead the Jazz to a surprising level in the post-Hayward era
    Rudy Gobert’s words came at just the right time, comforting people in need. That’s a fair description for the Jazz fan base, which has been reeling f...
    Updated Jul 15 2017 06:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell dunks against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Utah Jazz notes: Donovan Mitchell scores 37 points in loss to Memphis Grizzlies
    Las Vegas • Donovan Mitchell’s summer league legend is growing by the game. His latest installment? Tuesday’s performance against the Memphis Grizzli...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   LA Clippers guard Raymond Felton (2) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) collide as the Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, Sunday April 30, 2017. Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert vows to keep Jazz in contention following Gordon Hayward’s departure
    Las Vegas • Rudy Gobert stood confidently in the tunnel of the Thomas & Mack Center, donning red khaki shorts, a lime green shirt and a smile. Like e...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State Aggies forward Jalen Moore (14) as Utah State hosts Air Force, NCAA basketball in Logan, Saturday February 25, 2017. NBA: Ex-USU star Jalen Moore forges a path to the NBA
    Las Vegas • Thirty minutes. That’s how long it took for Jalen Moore’s phone to ring following the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 small forward from Utah Sta...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) shoots past LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) during Game 1 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Utah Jazz defeated LA Clippers 97-95. Monson: Jazz use a ‘machine’ to make themselves better
    Players in the NBA, and more specifically with the Jazz, always have had an opportunity to work to make themselves better. Some take advantage of it, ...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Letters unanswered and billboards removed, ‘Stayward’ fans move on from Hayward’s decision
    There were billboards and handwritten letters, videos and social media posts — all with the same rallying plea of “Stayward.” But Gordon Hayward did n...

    Updated Jul 11 2017 04:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3), Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) celebrate play in the first half. The Utah Jazz lead the Los Angeles Clippers after the first quarter during Game 3 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Friday, April 21, 2017.   Pierce: ESPN analyst sets up to take a shot at Utah Jazz but ends up complimenting the franchise
    ESPN’s Amin Elhassan almost sounded like he was going to insult the Utah Jazz organization last week … but pretty much praised the team for doing ever...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    San Antonio Spurs Bryn Forbestakes tries to slow down, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) after a steal, in Utah Jazz summer league action, Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Monday, July 3, 2017.   Kragthorpe: Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has the talk to back up his game, for my benefit
    Everyone is telling me to keep summer league basketball in perspective and not get too excited about Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, but that’s not easy....
    Updated Jul 10 2017 09:40 pm   |     |   Share