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Family Matters – Twitter and the Burke Family

Monday night’s Utah Jazz game was ugly at times, exciting at others, and in the end, the Jazz weren’t able to pull off the comeback at home against the Celtics. While the game left plenty to talk about, Jazz fans across social media were buzzing about comments made by Ronda Burke, mother of Jazz guard Trey Burke. While this column may have been more timely if posted sooner,...
Via TornBySports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 10-day contract. Johnson becomes the NBA’s 24th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 22nd different player to be called up. The 24-year-old Johnson (6-6, 201, Dayton) appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1...
Via RealGM
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Jazz fans said 1/26

Well that was a heart attack waiting to happen. The Celtics soared out to a 55-31 halftime lead, then in the blink of an eye almost blew it by getting outscored 35-16 in the third quarter. But eventually the good guys won and the Jazz fans went home angry. On a side note: Is there a funnier looking bunch than the Jazz? Some odd looking eyebrows on Enes Kanter, a sweet Super Cuts...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celts down Jazz 99-90 in Utah

The Celtics beat the Jazz tonight 99-90, in Utah.After a slow first quarter the score read 17 apiece, but a second quarter surge propelled the Celtics to a (season high) 38 point quarter. Led by Tayshaun Prince, the Celtics shot the ball at a great clip, going 54% from the field, 58% from three, and a perfect 100% at the line. For Utah, it was a different story. The Jazz shot 36...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Morning Shootaround – Utah Jazz: Week 14

This week’s games: Monday, January 26 – Boston Celtics. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Wednesday, January 28 – Los Angeles Clippers. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Friday, January 30 – Golden State Warriors. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics I know what you’re thinking – “The Celtics as the game of the week...
Via TornBySports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayward has 24 as Jazz roll over reeling Nets 108-73

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 24 points and Trey Burke had 19 as the Utah Jazz rolled to a 108-73 win over the reeling Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Joe Ingles had a season-high 16 points and Dante Exum had 13 in his second straight start in front of Burke, who came off the bench. Jarrett Jack had 16 points and Mason Plumlee added 11 for the Nets, who have dropped...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Signs Elijah Millsap To Three-Year Contract

Elijah Millsap signed a three year contract with the Utah Jazz. RealGM reports that the Utah Jazz have signed Elijah Millsap to a three year contract. The contract is guaranteed for the remainder of this season with two more years of team options for Utah. Brother of Atlanta Hawks star Paul Millsap, Elijah has been on two back to back 10 day contracts with the Jazz while averaging...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert skies for monster slam dunk against Nets

There are few teams in the association with as much young talent as the Utah Jazz and one of their notable young big guys is Rudy Gobert. During tonight’s Utah Jazz-Brooklyn Nets affair, Gobert was able to get to the basket and sky for the huge one-handed slam dunk near Mason Plumlee: In the same game, Gobert had a nice putback dunk after a miss by Gordon Hayward: *** Rudy Gobert...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Elijah Millsap To Sign Three-Year Deal With Jazz

Elijah Millsap has reached an agreement to sign a three-year contract with the Utah Jazz, his agent Daniel Hazan told RealGM. Millsap’s deal will be for the remainder of the season and holds two years of team options for the Jazz. In nine games over two 10-day contracts with the Jazz, Millsap has averaged 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and one steal in 20.6 minutes per appearance. He...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks mascot caught deflating basketballs

In a scandal that could one day rival Deflate-gate, Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango was caught red-handed deflating basketballs before the team’s game against the Utah Jazz on Thursday. It remains to be seen just how much of an impact this had on Milwaukee’s two-point loss, but it’s not a good look for the NBA. Dude was caught right there in the equipment room, looked into...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayward scores 24, Jazz hold on for victory over Bucks

  Gordon Hayward scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz held on for a 101-99 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night as the Bucks missed their last five shots in the closing minute. The Jazz appeared to be in control after a 15-3 run, taking a 101-92 lead on two free throws by Hayward with 2:35 remaining. But the Bucks pulled within the final...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greek Freak takes ball coast-to-coast in four dribbles and dunks on Enes Kanter

Giannis Antetokounmpo gave us another highlight against the Utah Jazz late in the fourth quarter that only a handful of players in the NBA could do. The Greek Freak grabbed a rebound and went full court in four dribbles before shrugging off an opponent and throwing it down with center Enes Kanter contesting the dunk. WOW! WATCH: The post Greek Freak takes ball coast-to-coast in...
Via Pass The Pill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs vs Jazz Behind the Box Score: Let the good times roll

Utah Jazz (14-28) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (23-20) 106 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter It’s not fun to think back to November 5, 2014. It was the fourth game of the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they were in Utah to play the Jazz. The Cavaliers lost that game 102-100, but the score doesn’t tell the story. That was the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Halfway Point

Just as we thought going into the season, the Utah Jazz (14-27) are far outside the playoff picture. On Sunday, they finished the first half of the season with a 69-89 loss in San Antonio.  There is obvious room for improvement on both ends of the court. One area of improvement is in the win/loss column. The jazz clearly need to win more…or do they? What brings more value to a...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz rookie Rodney Hood is out until after the all-star break

Credit: Espn.com   Utah Jazz rookie Rodney Hood has had a hard time staying healthy this season. Once again, Hood has gone down and will be out until after the all-star break. Via the Utah Jazz: SALT LAKE CITY (January 20, 2015) – The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, who left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at San Antonio with a left foot...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Conversation: Ingles opens up about fellow Australian’s Mills & Baynes of Spurs

AT&T CENTER – The age of 27 isn’t a typical age for players to make their jump to the NBA and become rookies, but for Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, who has spent a majority of his career playing overseas, that’s just what he did in coming to play in the states this season. Before […]
Via Project Spurs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms Episode 8: Enes Kanter and MORE Stats

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Jedi & Jerms Episode 8: Enes Kanter and MORE stats. Had enough of stats yet? This week John goes back into the stats pool again. It’s all about the defense. We talk about Enes Kanter and what to expect going forward. We also answer a listener’s tweet. And producer Devin Masters mixes in a little impromptu opening as well. We welcome your comments...
Via TornBySports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert: The Gobzilla Effect

The Utah Jazz are building a team for the future, and Rudy Gobert is the center of it. Rudy Gobert, acquired on draft night in 2013 from the Denver Nuggets, had a slow start to his NBA career in his first season. Under first year head coach Quin Snyder, Gobert has seen his skills and playing time grow. The improvement from his rookie season to year two is remarkable. Gobert has...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch J-Smoove get revenge on Utah’s Gobert after getting blocked

Getting blocked might rank high on an NBA player’s list of humiliating things to happen to them on the court. It’s demoralizing and gets into your head if you are trying to get back to the rim knowing the big man is ready to pack the shot. But if your Houston’s Josh Smith, you just get the ball and cram it down Utah’s Rudy Gobert’s throat. Check out J-Smoove getting revenge...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Forward Trevor Booker Makes the "Yeah, I Did It On Purpose" Shot of The Night

We've all heard the old saying about how it is better to be lucky than good, right? Well--Friday night Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker certainly got to experience the lucky side of the equation when he made this shot. I'm not sure if it is by accident or if he really just flipped it up there like he was trying to get rid of a hot potato.Either way--it counts. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Booker only needs 0.2 seconds to score volleyball-style basket (Video)

Utah Jazz reserve forward Trevor Booker only had 0.2 seconds on the shot clock, but that's all he needed to score this amazing backwards volleyball-style shot over his head on an inbounds play during the second quarter of Friday night's game against Oklahoma City. It's a creative way to get a quick shot off, but does Booker practice that play? He made it look easy.H/T TNLP. ...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevor Booker makes amazing backwards shot

Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker tried something a bit different in Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Jazz were faced with a tough situation at the time—having to inbound the ball with just 0.2 seconds remaining on the shot clock. Gordon Hayward then threw a bounce pass to Booker. But instead of catching the ball, he did a two-handed volleyball set shot...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah's Alec Burks to miss rest of season

Utah Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks is going to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder injury on Wednesday. Burks had missed the previous two games with a shoulder ailment and after getting it checked out by the medical staff, they decided to shut him down for the season and opt for surgery. The possibility of injuring it again was too high and not worth the risk...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Alec Burks Out For The Season After Shoulder Surgery

ESPN reports Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks is out for the season due to shoulder surgery. Burks will have left shoulder surgery on Wednesday morning and miss the remainder of the basketball season. The 23 year old was averaging 13.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. The Jazz sees Burks as a big part of their future as they recently gave him a four-year contract extension...
Via Basketball Bicker
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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