TLM Podcast Ep. 35

Talking the Utah Jazz with Amar of SLC Dunk In the latest edition of The Lottery Mafia podcast, James and I were reunited for the first time in weeks, and were joined by Amar of SLC Dunk, the SB Nation blog for the Utah Jazz. The three of us discussed a number of hot topics (but not hot takes) surrounding the Jazz this summer, and as always I’ve listed them below with their estimated...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz willing to match any offer for Gordon Hayward

The Utah Jazz have built a very talented roster with a lot of younger players making up the core, but they are facing an offseason of uncertainty regarding one of their best players. Gordon Hayward is currently facing free agency that opens up on July 1st, but he is expected to end up returning to the Jazz. According to a report from Jody Genessy, the Jazz are planning to match any...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big 3: Utah Jazz – 2014 NBA Draft

We are less than 48 hours away from one of the most highly anticipated NBA drafts in years; 48 hours from a an opportunity for the Utah Jazz to boost the talent on their already young roster.  Some would argue that we are 48 hours from a huge moment for the near future of the Jazz organization.  Armed with three selections this year, it’s only natural that we make some predictions...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics attempting to acquire #1 pick from the Cavs

Ever since the news came out that Joel Embiid needed foot surgery, the Cavs have stepped up their attempts to trade the #1 pick. The Jazz are offering a package that includes Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and the #5 pick. The Magic have offered Arron Afflalo and picks #4 and #12. That offer would be hard for the Celtics to beat, but at least Danny is trying.A league source has told...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Rumors: Utah targeting No. 1 overall pick

The Utah Jazz have been in the midst of a full-on rebuild for the last year or so, and the team's general manager, Dennis Lindsey, has his sights set high.The Jazz have the makings of a nice core already in place, featuring the likes of Derrick Favors, Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward (who will be a free agent this summer). According to the team's beat writer for the Deseret...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers, Jazz In Talks To Trade No. 1 Pick In 2014 NBA Draft

With the first pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz select … Wait, the Jazz? Yes, it appears Utah is trying to move up in Thursday’s draft. The Jazz offered their No. 5 pick and promising young big man Derrick Favors to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 pick, Spencer Checketts of 1280 The Zone reported Monday evening, citing a source. Another report indicated Jarrett...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers May Be Choosing Between Two Deals For #1 Pick

Photo Credit: TheSportsQuotient As the NBA Draft rapidly approaches, so do the numerous rumors regarding trades. With the Kevin Love trade to the Golden State Warriors reportedly dead, the main rumors have shifted to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and what they will do with the first pick. In fact, for a while it was rumored that the Cavs may be trying to use that first pick to acquire...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz offer Favors, Burke, No. 5 pick to Cavs for No. 1 pick

The Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a trade involving the first overall pick. The Jazz are offering Derrick Favors, Alec Burks and the No. 5 pick to the Cavaliers for the No. 1 selection and Jarrett Jack. The Cavaliers wanted a future unprotected pick, but the Jazz countered with the No. 23 pick. The Jazz are split on whether or not to include Burks. The Jazz presumably...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Draft Profile: Gary Harris – MSU

Gary Harris   The Utah Jazz have a great shot at a top pick in the 2014 NBA draft.  Lets take a look at draft prospect Gary Harris and see how he would fit on the Utah Jazz. Gary Harris returned to Michigan State for his sophomore year, and it seems like that was a good move.  While he is a sophomore, he is only a couple months older than some of the freshman prospects.  This...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz Road Map

As I sat on my flight from Chicago, Illinois to Jacksonville, Florida; something dawned on me. My son sat next to me, looking at the map printed neatly on the back of a napkin. It was a map of the United States. My son asked 101 Questions about maps but the one that stood out to me the most was: “how do we know where we are going?” That seems to be the question that is plaguing...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanter, Burks eligible for extensions this summer

As always, Enes Kanter was borderline hilarious with the media on Thursday afternoon, cracking jokes, smiling and generally being comfortable in front of a crowd. But locker room clean-out day for the Jazz yielded a more serious side to Utah’s third-year center. He was clearly miffed at not receiving more playing time this season. He stated that the five younger guys on the roster...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Season Grade And Analysis

Utah Jazz: Season Grade And Analysis By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. Record: 24-57- 15th in West Analysis: It was well known that the Jazz weren’t going to be winning much this season, as they were set on developing their young talent and although they were pathetic until Trey Burke was able to play a third into the season, for a rebuilding team, their season...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Highlights from the Season

As the door slowly closes on this frustrating Utah Jazz season, I had to sit and think to myself of what the silver lining could be. Some might argue that the best thing to take away from this season is the draft pick at the end of the day. Some might say they’ve been encouraged by “development.” Those things aside, let’s think about highlights – specific moments from this...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward lift Jazz to victory over Pelicans

It looks like there's still some fight and some life left in these Jazz guys after all. And some wins, too. Alec Burks turned in his customary spark plug performance off the bench, and he and Gordon Hayward combined to hit 24 of 26 free throws — including four in the final seven seconds — as Utah snapped a five-game losing streak with a 100-96 victory over the New Orleans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Evans throws down monster alley-oop

The Utah Jazz hosted the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Two teams, with young rosters, and lots of work to do always seem to come through with a few exciting plays. This play comes courtesy of rookie point-guard, Ian Clark, and third-year forward, Jeremy Evans. Clark shows off some great court vision on the break, and Evans does what Evans does best.. leaps over everyone for...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz slip past Pelicans for 100-96 victory

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid.
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz fall to Pistons 114-94

After the Utah Jazz gained a last-second victory over the Orlando Magic, the momentum and emotion should have been there to parlay that into another victory at home, after a day’s rest, over another Eastern Conference lottery team. Granted, it’d be another game without Alec Burks, who’s been averaging 16 points a game over the past five weeks. Still, the Jazz should be good...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hapless Magic lose seventh straight against Utah Jazz

There is still at least one team in the NBA that doesn’t relish playing the Utah Jazz. Orlando has lost seven straight against Utah, with the last five of those losses by six points or less after a Trey Burke corner 3-pointer lifted the Jazz to an 89-88 victory on Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. There were a few parallels between the teams Saturday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks halfcourt shot goes backwards against Spurs

We’ve posted some memorable halfcourt shots here on That NBA Lottery Pick but this might be the first that didn’t have a shot to go in. Nearing the first quarter of last night’s Jazz-Spurs game, Alec Burks tried to fire a half-court shot but didn’t exactly hold onto it: *** Burks image courtesy of Getty Images
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz finish rough road trip strong with 104-92 win in Philly

There are certain must-do things for visitors in the City of Brotherly Love. You can’t come to this Pennsylvania town without checking out the Liberty Bell in its cracked splendor. It’s mandatory for tourists to run up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and pretend to be Rocky Balboa. Feel free to swallow some egg yolks and scream “Adrian!” while you’re doing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks- The 5th Piece to the Puzzle

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Dwaine Davis Today we will discuss the 5th piece of this young Jazz core Alec Burks. In my opinion Alec is the third most important piece of this young team. Derrick Favors being one and Trey Burke being two. Alec is in his third year in the nba after being drafted 12th by the jazz. The knock on Alec coming out of the draft was his outside shooting ability. That...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giannis Antetokounmpo Denies Alec Burks, Leads Break for Behind-the-Back Assist

Tweet While the 2013 NBA Draft class hasn’t been remarkable by any means in terms of production this season as a whole. Largely, the rookies have been a disappointment and have struggled to find consistent success. However, one of the most exciting rookies in the league is the “Greek Freak,” Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. The lengthy, monster-handed youngster...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz refuse to stay the course

Over the past few years, many Utah Jazz fans have been frustrated with the direction of their team. After the Deron Williams trade, we continued to be in “win now” mode, even though we had made a clear move to rebuild for the future. We sacrificed giving minutes to promising young players Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, and Alec Burks in order to make a run at the 8th seed. There...
Via TornBySports
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alec Burks, Elite?

Of all the Jazz players, Alec Burks is the most likely one to have a highlight play.  We have all grown to love the amazing layups that seemingly only he can pull off.  In the month of February, Burks has elevated his game and lead the team in scoring with 15.64 points per game.  So what is he doing that has caused him to have so much success? It’s simple, he is doing what he...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Big 3: Jimmer and the Jazz

1. If Jimmer reaches a buyout with the Kings, is there a real chance he signs with the Jazz? Jimmer Fredette is about as polarizing of a figure as there is when it comes to Utah sports.  I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never believed he would have an outstanding career in the NBA.  That being said, the guy has produced when he’s been given the opportunity in Sacramento,...
Via TornBySports
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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