When Rasheed Wallace shifted power to the Detroit Pistons

Few players have been better at creating memorable phrases than Rasheed Wallace. One of his more underrated expressions that was utilized towards the media when frustrated with the organization that pays him? Cut The Check. Per The Oregonian in 2003.“If it was true that I just cared about the money, then my whole attitude would be different. I want to win every game, and I want...
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Alex Len works to be more basketball player than enigma this year

Len cites mental growth over the summer as biggest area of improvement Late in their final game last season against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns’ bench was euphoric as they watched their young center dominate the Clippers in the paint to the tune of 14 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks. Alex Len watched it all from the bench. It was Alan Williams having the...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
October 04, 2016

Utah Jazz Video: Hayward’s Gaming, Bolerjack on Okur, Renovations

A trip down the Utah Jazz YouTube rabbit hole offers a look at Gordon Hayward’s recent gaming session with fans, Craig Bolerjack on Mehmet Okur and VSHA renovations. There’s a lot going on in Utah Jazz land right now, and not just at the Zions Bank Basketball Center where players have gathered for open gym. […] Utah Jazz Video: Hayward’s Gaming, Bolerjack on Okur, Renovations...
Via Purple and Blues
September 24, 2016

Phoenix Suns Continue Adding to Staff, Including Former All-Star Okur

The Phoenix Suns continue to add to the staff of Head Coach Earl Watson, who is heading into his first full season as the man in charge. Watson has added two people to his staff, and one is a familiar name. Mehmet Okur and Jason Hervey both joined the staff according to a media release […] Phoenix Suns Continue Adding to Staff, Including Former All-Star Okur - Valley of the Suns...
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September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Mehmet Okur Joining Suns as Player Development Coach

Former Utah Jazz star Mehmet Okur is set to join Earl Watson’s coaching staff with the Phoenix Suns. Just last month, Mehmet Okur was snapped working out with Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors. The team’s starting power forward has been honing his jump shot and working on expanding his shooting range and no Jazz frontcourt player […] Utah Jazz: Mehmet Okur Joining Suns as...
Via Purple and Blues
September 13, 2016

Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Working Out With Mehmet Okur

Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors is looking to bounce back in 2016-17 after injuries derailed him this past season and is working with Jazz legend Mehmet Okur to make it happen. Thanks to the injury barrage that struck the team, the Utah Jazz fell just short of having the 2015-16 season that they had […] Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Working Out With Mehmet Okur - Purple and Blues...
Via Purple and Blues
August 27, 2016

Utah Jazz: Okur Trashed on Wikipedia, Team Birthdays

Your late-week dish of Utah Jazz hodgepodge, including a hatchet job done on Mehmet Okur’s Wikipedia page, a team birthday and Donyell Marshall’s alleged conference finals dilemma. If you’re like me and you find yourself routinely sucked down the Wikipedia rabbit hole (a 2 AM tradition in my household) you know that sometimes wiki pages […] Utah Jazz: Okur Trashed on Wikipedia...
Via Purple and Blues
May 19, 2016

If the Utah Jazz Were in the Eastern Conference

The last time the Jazz had a nine-game losing streak (hooray for it not being ten) was during the 26-56 season after Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur had signed as free agents, but injuries kept the team from really accomplishing anything. That summer, the Jazz drafted Deron Williams. But (Jigsaw voice) now I want to play a game, inspired by a piece by SLCDunk’s Layton Shumway. What...
Via TornBySports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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