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Jazz, Nuggets both hampered by injuries

SALT LAKE CITY -- Injuries are becoming an early season broken record for the Utah Jazz. With Rodney Hood and George Hill sitting out on Thursday night because of injuries, Jazz coach Quin Snyder trotted out his 11th different starting lineup in 20 games. Something more disconcerting than an endless slew of injuries surfaced for Utah in a 111-110 loss to Miami on Thursday. The...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Stars Add Bembry, Hill Continues Hearts & Hoops Tour

Your late-week dish of Utah Jazz news, including the team’s D-League affiliate adding DeAndre’ Bembry and George Hill’s latest Hearts & Hoops stop. The Salt Lake City Stars, D-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, welcomed a new player into the fold this week. However, this particular roster move had little to do with the Stars’ parent […] Utah Jazz: Stars Add Bembry...
Via Purple and Blues
20 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Northwest Division Comparison – December

After over a month of NBA action, here’s a look at how the Utah Jazz and their rivals in the Northwest Division stack up against one another. Over a month has passed since we began the NBA season and while there’s still a lot of question marks about which teams will be the cream of […] Utah Jazz: Northwest Division Comparison – December - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Heat go down to wire with Jazz, leave Utah with victory

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Goran Dragic scored 27 points and the Miami Heat continued to play better on the road with a 111-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night.James Johnson scored a season-high 24 points off the bench and Wayne Ellington added 17 for the Heat, who have five of their seven wins on the road.The Jazz had the ball with 3.9 seconds remaining and Gordon Hayward...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw Quote Perfectly Describes Utah Jazz

With so much adversity facing the Utah Jazz so far this season, their ability to rely on the team as a whole, much like Boris Diaw described so perfectly in a recent quote, has helped them stay afloat. The Utah Jazz have had their share of adversity so far this season. Between a heavy road […] Boris Diaw Quote Perfectly Describes Utah Jazz - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Salt City Seven: Jazz Streaking, Hayward Scoring, Exum Sitting

Brent Asay/Utah Jazz The Jazz are winners of four straight, their two top scorers are finally healthy and hitting at the same time, and their big man is playing the best all-around ball of his career to date. And yet the chatter among Jazz nation is largely focused on a minutes controversy. We’ll start this week’s survey of the Jazz world with that hot topic, but don’t...
Via Salt City Hoops
1 day ago

Podcast: Jazz Turn Things Around

David Sherman via Utahjazz.com The Jazz, their best player and their young reserve guard are all in very different places than they were last week. For Hayward and team overall, that’s good news. Dan and Ken Clayton reconvene to talk about Utah’s 4-game win streak and Hayward’s strong week. They also take a long look at the point guard situation, trying to suss out the real...
Via Salt City Hoops
2 days ago

Schedule Spotlight: December

Through the first month of the season, veteran additions including George Hill and Joe Johnson have combined with old – but still young – stalwarts like Rudy Gobert to make the Jazz a new player in the NBA power structure. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) State of the Jazz “If the Jazz emerge from November with nine or 10 wins, it should be considered a quality start...
Via Salt City Hoops
2 days ago

Hayward scores 31, leads Jazz to 120-101 win over Rockets

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 31 points, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 120-101 on Tuesday night for their season-best fourth straight win. Utah started strong en route to a season high for scoring. Rodney Hood had 10 points during a 20-5 first-quarter run after trailing 16-9, and Houston never led again. Hood finished with 19 points....
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves fall short against Utah's top-ranked defense

MINNEAPOLIS -- George Hill had 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to their third straight win, 112-103 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.Gordon Hayward scored 24 points and Utah's top-ranked defense put the clamps on young Timberwolves stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns to improve...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Utah Jazz overcome their rough start?

With the rising young talent and the addition of veterans to the team, the Utah Jazz have high hopes and expectations for this season. Things were looking up after they went 4-1 on a recent five game road trip. But things started going downhill after the Jazz lost four in a row, but they were able to snap that streak last night against Denver. There may be some nervous and doubtful...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s behind the recent Utah Jazz struggles?

After coming back from their five game road trip in which they went 4-1, the Utah Jazz have struggled to say the least. After winning 7 of their first 11 games, they have now lost four straight games and are back below .500 with a 7-8 record. Probably one of the biggest reasons for the slump is injury. It is no secret that the Jazz have been plagued by injuries the past two season...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz prioritizing George Hill for extension over Derrick Favors

We’re starting to get a glimpse into the Utah Jazz’s mindset heading into a stretch where several of their core players are soon to become free agents. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Jazz, currently armed with over $13 million in cap space, are prioritizing point guard George Hill over big man Derrick Favors for an in-season contract extension. Hill...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Prioritizing an Extension with PG George Hill

The Utah Jazz made the move to acquire George Hill in a three-team deal with the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks during the offseason. They moved a lottery pick, which many thought would be a bad move in the grand scheme of things. Now that Hill has played some games with the Jazz, people may be changing their minds. At the very least, the Jazz front office is prioritizing a contract...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz complete successful road trip

The Utah Jazz faced their first true road test of the season this week with 5 straight games away from home, all against Eastern conference opponents. The early season road trip was a good opportunity to see if the Jazz could live up to expectations. It’s safe to say they definitely did. The road trip also allowed to see the first glimpses of Gordon Hayward as he came back from...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rudy Gobert becomes Kristaps Porzingis’ father in two possessions

Rudy Gobert is 24 and Kristaps Porzingis is 21, but Gobert is now Porzingis’ father following this sequence on Sunday. Rudy Gobert posterizes Porzingis and then stuffs him at the rim 2 possessions later. https://t.co/UsiJ54fbII — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 6, 2016 In the battle of seven-footers, Gobert landed a massive blow with the jam on Porzingis’ head before...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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