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Each day this week, will take a look at a team that is virtually assured of having a worse record than the Celtics this season — thereby standing in the way of Boston landing the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA draft. We continue with No. 4 on our list of lottery ballhogs: the Utah Jazz. John Stockton occasionally makes appearances in Salt Lake City, looking like he could lace up his plain, white sneakers and run a few dozen pick and rolls even today. It says a lot about the Utah Jazz’s recent luck with point guards that they wouldn’t have kicked the 51-year-old off the court if he had. For the first time in three years, the Jazz believe they actually have a suitable replacement for Stockton’s old position. General manager Dennis Lindsey traded up in the June draft to nab Michigan point man Trey Burke, filling the one remaining spot in Utah’s projected long-term starting lineup that wasn’t already filled with a youngish piece. Enes Kanter, Derrick Favors, Gordon Haywa...

Rookie Rudy Gobert has coaches taking notice

When the Utah Jazz acquired Rudy Gobert on draft night they saw an unpolished young center who might help them down the road. Not so fast. After the Jazz’s first week of training camp Gobert has shown enough ability to impact the game that coach Tyrone Corbin has started to rethink the role he will have this season. "It depends on where his development is" Corbin said...

Karl Malone Mocks Basketball ‘Body Armor,’ Says Armor Is for Soldiers ‘And They’re Doing a Hell of a Job’

Thank goodness Karl Malone is back in the NBA as a special assistant with the Utah Jazz. The game needs him. Malone, the oldest of old-schoolers, has been working with Jazz big men Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors since the summer, and it hasn’t been a walkthrough for the talented but raw youngsters. Malone arrived grumpy and called the first day “tough and trying,” and apparently...

NBA Season Preview: Utah Jazz

As the Utah Jazz part ways with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, they might also be parting ways with a winning record this season. Millsap and Jefferson are not easily replaceable considering Jefferson nearly averaged a double-double last season and led the team in scoring. Jefferson also gave the Jazz a low post presence that […]

Evans helps Jazz rout Warriors

Jeremy Evans scored 12 points and had 13 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz rout the Golden State Warriors 101-78 in an exhibition Tuesday night. John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Derrick Favors had 10 points and 14 rebounds, Alec Burks had 14...

Jazz beat Warriors 101-78

Enes Kanter shoots over Andrew Bogut as the Jazz beat the Warriors 101-78 on Oct. 8, 2013. (Photo: Scott G. Winterton / Deseret News) The Warriors were playing their third game in four nights.  The Jazz were playing their first game of the post Big Al/Millsap/Foye/Mo/DMC/Earl/JT/Murphy era. A tale of 4 quarters. 1st QUARTER Jazz starters: Burke, Hayward, Jefferson, Favors, Kanter...

Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Recap

Final Score Utah Jazz 101 Golden State Warriors 78. In an early preseason game for both teams there was a small amount of rust and miscommunication as the game started, but as the game went on each team started to gel more and more, especially the Utah Jazz This is the first game for the ...The post Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz Recap appeared first on The League News.
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