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What the Jazz Should Do With Pick 12

The 12th pick in the NBA Draft is not usually the best place to be. It means you were not good enough to be in the playoffs but not bad enough to get a good pick. It usually means your team has a lot of needs and most likely you won’t be able to fill them with this pick. This year however the Jazz find themselves in an unusual situation. They finished 10th in the western conference...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston should trade up to take Cameron Payne

The Houston Rockets have the 18th overall pick in next week's draft, a slot that doesn't normally yield a high impact first-year player. That's unfortunate, because right now the Rockets badly need someone who can contribute right away. But what if they trade up a few slots and grab someone more NBA ready? One potentially perfect fit is Murray State guard Cameron Payne, and SB Nation...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: The Perfect Offseason

  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Utah Jazz had a much better season than anybody really expected, with a 38-44 record. They didn’t make the playoffs, but making the playoffs in the Western Conference is incredibly difficult and they were able to identify their core, which is one of the best young foundations...
Via HoopStuff
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Build The Roster Or Make A Big Move?

(Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… As the 2015 free agency period rapidly approaches, the Utah Jazz finds themselves with a massive decision to make regarding both the short and long-term path of the franchise. Do the Jazz take a substantial risk in making movements to obtain a star name in free agency, or do they...
Via HoopStuff
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alec Burks is eager to return to the Jazz

Shoulder surgery forced Alec Burks to miss the Jazz' final 51 games this season. For Burks, the blow of the surgery was at least somewhat softened by the fact that he'd just signed a new contract extension with the team. Still, it wasn't easy for him to sit on the sidelines as his team experienced the many highs and lows of the rebuilding process.It's understandable that Burks is...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Reality Check?

There’s no denying that this season has been a special one for the Utah Jazz.  After years of mediocrity and a rebuilding process that hasn’t been as fast as some would like, fans are finally starting to see a glimmer of results that they have long been hoping for. It’s safe to say that the Jazz have overachieved.  They’ll finish this season closer to .500 than many predicted...
Via TornBySports
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where there’s renewed speculation about Boston and Boogie

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Jazz’ young big man has been losing playing time to Rudy Gobert, who’ll come much cheaper. Kanter is a free agent and the Jazz has locked up Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Derrick Favors. He said he...
Via Red's Army
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jedi Mindtricks – The Almighty Dollar

Jedi Mindtricks … Opinions from a certain point of view The almighty dollar – to pay or not to pay? Max contracts, in the NBA, are usually reserved for the exceptional or above average, the game changer and best player on the team. The Utah Jazz paid top dollar to keep one, Gordon Hayward in the off season. They followed that up with paying a moderate contract to keep Alec...
Via TornBySports
January 02, 2015  |  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
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks to miss the rest of the 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 Bloguin Best
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz G Burks undergoes shoulder surgery, out for season

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz say guard Alec Burks will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his injured left shoulder. Burks was averaging 13.9 points, a career-high 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. He has missed the past two games because of the shoulder injury, which has bothered him at times this season. Burks had previously missed two games after...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz guard Alec Burks out for season

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz say guard Alec Burks will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his injured left shoulder. Burks was averaging 13.9 points, a career-high 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. He has missed the past two games because of the shoulder injury, which has bothered him at times this season. Burks had previously missed two games after...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Shoulder

Alec Burks will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. Burks signed an extension with the Utah Jazz worth $42 million over four seasons in October. Burks first suffered the injury in early December and initially tried to play through it.
Via RealGM
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Alec Burks Out for Season

The Utah Jazz will be without guard Alec Burks for the remainder of the NBa season. Burks will undergo season ending surgery on his left shoulder.
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies suddenly on losing streak after falling short vs. Jazz

  The Memphis Grizzlies limped into the Christmas break on a three-game losing streak and tired legs. After losing to Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Cleveland over the weekend, Memphis showed signs of fatigue in not being able to counter Utah's youth, allowing the Jazz to beat the Grizzlies 97-91 on Monday night. "We just didn't have the effort we were supposed to have to win...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Burks, Hayward lead Jazz past Grizzlies, 97-91

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Alec Burks scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward added 21 and the Utah Jazz handed the Memphis Grizzlies their third straight loss with a 97-91 victory Monday night. The Jazz withstood a late push by hitting eight of 10 free throws down the stretch for their third win in the last four. Derrick Favors finished with 15 points, while Enes Kanter added 13 points and nine...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz – Episode 4: Patience

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz On this week’s episode – Patience?! Are we in Jedi training? John and Alan go over the roller coaster Jazz Nation has been riding – losses that shouldn’t be, fourth quarter slip-ups, and impressive wins. Gordon Hayward is playing at an All-Star level, and we continue to wonder about Alec Burks. Join us, share us, and be a part of future podcasts...
Via TornBySports
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: What Have We Learned from Games 21-25

The Utah Jazz are 6-19. You know what they were last year at this point? 6-19. One year ago, the Jazz beat the Nuggets to get up to that record. Gordon Hayward had 30 points and 13 rebounds in that game. Trey Burke had 10 points, 10 assists and only 1 turnover. The other double-double belonged to Jeremy Evans with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Enes Kanter went 0-5 in 11 minutes of play...
Via TornBySports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz – Episode 3: Jazz, Vines and Teasers Oh My!

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz On this week’s of Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz – Eight game losing streak?! It’s mass hysteria. We talk about the current state of the Utah Jazz, look ahead at the schedule, discuss Alec Burks and Jody vines! We also talk about Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailer and John’s movie of the week! Join us, share us, and be a part of future podcasts...
Via TornBySports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks Won't Need Shoulder Surgery

Alec Burks will not need surgery on his injured left shoulder after meeting with specialists. Burks has been dealing with an inflamed left shoulder since the preseason, but the consensus of four specialists is that an aggressive rehabilitation program can restore the strength in his shoulder for him to return to the lineup in December. The Utah Jazz have termed Burks as "out indefinitely...
Via RealGM
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo fined $15K by NBA for hard foul

  Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his hard foul against Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks. The league announced the punishment on Tuesday. Burks was driving to the basket in the fourth quarter of Denver's 103-101 win on Monday night when he was hit in the side of the head by Afflalo, who received a flagrant-2 foul and was ejected. Afflalo and Burks...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets G Afflalo fined by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his hard foul against Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks. The league announced the punishment on Tuesday. Burks was driving to the basket in the fourth quarter of Denver's 103-101 win on Monday night when he was hit in the side of the head by Afflalo, who received a flagrant-2 foul and was ejected. Afflalo...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Fined $15K By NBA For Flagrant Foul 2 On Alec Burks

Arron Afflalo has been fined $15,000 for a flagrant foul two on Alec Burks, the NBA announced on Tuesday. The foul took place in the fourth quarter of the Denver Nuggets' win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Via RealGM
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Morning Shootaround – Utah Jazz: Week 6

This week’s games: Monday, December 1 – Denver Nuggets.  Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Wednesday, December 3 – Toronto Raptors.  Energy Solutions Arena.  7:00 PM MT. Friday, December 5 – Orlando Magic.  Energy Solutions Arena.  7:00 PM MT. Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets The Utah Jazz kick off the week with a match-up against their division rivals...
Via TornBySports
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS Utah Jazz Roundtable for November 26, 2014

In leiu of Thanksgiving week, the JJJ Podcast is taking the week off, but hosts Alan “Jedi” Zaugg and John “Jerms” English as well as producer Devin Masters bring to you a roundtable to give our thoughts on the Utah Jazz and the NBA this week. 1. How concerned should we be with the play of Alec Burks? John English: Somewhat concerned. He’s now a bonafide starter, and it...
Via TornBySports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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