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Utah Jazz season preview: Roster Analysis

The 2013-14 season was not a memorable one for the Utah Jazz and their fan base. They finished with 25-57 record, the worst finish for the franchise since the dreadful 1981-82 season. Gone is Tyrone Corbin; in is Quin Snyder, who inherits an adolescent team that will still showcase some growing pains, but have no where else to go this year but up. Overview There was much...
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Alec Burks laughs at Gordon Hayward’s “bully” statement

Alec Burks laughed at Gordon Hayward’s bully remarks After signing a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this past offseason, it looked like Gordon Hayward was headed East before the Utah Jazz decided to match the offer. The contract Hayward signed was met with criticism because the swingman from Butler University didn’t exactly have a great year...
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What to Expect in Utah

We are now 2 days away from media day and 3 days away from NBA training camp. My favorite time of year. We have survived the dog days of summer (that period where the closest thing to basketball is a pick up game in the park) but in a few short weeks now, 32 days to be exact the NBA regular season will be back. Time to give a few expectations and or hopes to what would make the Utah...
Via TopSportsReport
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Trey Burke apologizes for nude photo leak

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is yet another athlete who has become the victim of a recent nude photo leak. The compromising photos surfaced about a month ago but began making their way around Twitter this week. On Monday, Burke apologized for putting his family and teammates in an uncomfortable situation. “Publicly, I want […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Trey Burke, in wake of nude-photo scandal: ‘My judgments will be much better’

Before Media Day even started, the Jazz were dealing with a social media problem. Nude photos, purportedly of point guard Trey Burke, made the rounds on Twitter late last night and this morning, prompting an investigation of sorts by Jazz officials. "We were made aware of the situation this morning," general manager Dennis Lindsey said. "We’ve collected a lot of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Time for Utah's youth movement to step up

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz rebuilding project has reached the point where it's time for the young talent to sink or shine. The five probable starters are all 24 or younger so there won't be the luxury of deferring to veterans when games get tight. Still, the mood was hopeful around the Jazz as they held their media day Monday. Quin Snyder took over as head coach,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur named 'team ambassador' for Utah Jazz

Mehmet Okur is back with the Utah Jazz. Not as a player, though. The lovable, sharpshooting Turkish big man isn't leaving the retirement life anytime soon. Rather, Okur has agreed to be a team ambassador in an official capacity for the NBA team he played for from 2004-11. Jazz CEO Greg Miller complimented Okur because, he said in a statement released by the team's PR crew...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Preview: Newness likely to limit Jazz for another year

Editor's note: This is the first of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Coach When it comes to coaching, first-year man Quin Snyder has done it all. He's been a head coach at the Division I college level (Missouri) and in the D-League, and has assisted both in the NBA and overseas with multiple teams for multiple years. He arrives after one season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke Had Nude Photos Leaked Online

Add former Michigan star and current Utah Jazz point guard, Trey Burke, to the long list of celebrities that have had their naked photos leaked online. With media day just around the corner for the Jazz, there should be plenty of question to ask the ‘Hanging’ 21-year-old. The post Trey Burke Had Nude Photos Leaked Online appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
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Jazz sign Dahntay Jones to Training Camp Roster

The Utah Jazz have announced the signing of Dahntay Jones to their training camp roster. Dahntay Jones is a 6’6″ guard that played at both Rutgers University and Duke University. He last played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2013. Now, making a training camp roster does not always guarantee a spot on the final roster when the season starts. Dahntay Jones is definantly in the mix for...
Via KC Sports Ninja
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz News: Derrick Favors primed for a breakout season

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is expected to run an up-tempo offense, and forward Derrick Favors will be a key part of it. Favors will play center in the revamped, Jazz offense, and looks ready to take that next step.Image by Anandgopal13, via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent interview, coach Snyder commented on his starting center:"Derrick will be best when he is a part of something...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn

Derrick Favors stretched out on a bleacher at Zions Bank Basketball Center wearing shorts, flip-flops and a Utah Jazz T-shirt. He looked comfortable, at peace with himself and his surroundings. No doubt, the lazy summer afternoon had something to do with it. The middle of July — two months after the end of the regular season and two months before the start of training camp ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Predicting Player Performances For ’14-15

  Looking ahead at the 2014-15 NBA season for the Utah Jazz, the team motto should be “nowhere to go but up.” The Utah Jazz franchise is smack in the middle of a massive draft-based rebuilding project that has landed them an entire starting roster of talented lottery picks including Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Alec […] Utah Jazz: Predicting Player Performances For ’14...
Via NBA Draft Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: What is the Jazz’s biggest weakness?

Utah Jazz: What is the Jazz’s biggest weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Utah Jazz aren’t going to make the playoffs next season, you fans realize it and it is the same with all NBA fans. However, they have an incredible talented young roster that could become an excellent playoff team in a few seasons. Their biggest weakness is easy, they are just...
Via HoopStuff
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart refusing to work out for Utah Jazz

TweetOklahoma State guard Marcus Smart is one of best — if not the top — point guard prospect in the 2014 NBA draft and will most likely be selected within the first seven picks in the draft. Apparently, there’s one team with a high pick Smart isn’t interested in playing for; the Utah Jazz. Per CBS Sports: Utah Jazz Vice President of Player Personnel Walt Perrin spoke with...
Via Los That Sports Blog
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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