Alec Burks Hits Kobe Bryant With the Crossover

After taking a three point shot to the grill courtesy of Kobe Bryant. Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks burns up the court, hits Bryant with a deadly crossover that completely fools the nine time all-nba first team defense player and then proceeds to drive through the rest of the Lakers defense for the tough and-one layup. It’s not often Kobe gets burnt this bad, but when it happens its...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Bold Prediction for Every Jazz Player This Season

I was given this idea to write about and felt it was a great idea. So I’m going to go through each Jazz player for this season and give 1 bold prediction for each. Keep in mind is still preseason and we don’t know the final roster yet so there are a few i will miss, but the core will be covered. So let’s get started with the projected starting 5. Trey Burke Trey becomes the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

All Aboard The Utah Jazz Train

Breaking News: The Utah Jazz will NOT be making the playoffs. It’s true. You know it is. I would wager Greg Miller, Dennis Lindsey, and Quin Snyder know it’s true as well. In fact, I would say that is their plan. Sure they look good in the preseason, but they are not a playoff team. Go ahead and make those summer plans, you won’t need to change them. So should we still be...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Burke has 22 and Jazz down Blazers 109-105

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trey Burke had 22 points and seven assists, and the Utah Jazz beat Portland 109-105 Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory over the Trail Blazers. Alec Burks added 20 points for the Jazz, who also defeated the Blazers 92-73 in the preseason opener for both teams on Tuesday in Utah. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and six rebounds in about...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz beat Blazers 92-73: Five #PORatUTA Takeaways

The NBA season is upon us, my brothers and sisters! Can I get an ‘Amen’? The Utah Jazz won 92-73. Preseason is preseason, but what can we read into their first game against actual competition? 1. The starting five looks great. Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors is a line-up we drooled for last season and hardly ever got. Their plus-minus last...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz beat Trail Blazers 92-73 in preseason opener

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Alec Burks scored 12 points and Derrick Favors added 10 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 92-73 exhibition victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Utah dominated around the basket and in transition in the preseason opener for both teams. The Jazz had a 52-45 rebounding edge and a 42-28 advantage in points in the paint. Utah...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alec Burks laughs at Gordon Hayward’s “bully” statement

Alec Burks laughed at Gordon Hayward’s bully remarks After signing a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this past offseason, it looked like Gordon Hayward was headed East before the Utah Jazz decided to match the offer. The contract Hayward signed was met with criticism because the swingman from Butler University didn’t exactly have a great year...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect in Utah

We are now 2 days away from media day and 3 days away from NBA training camp. My favorite time of year. We have survived the dog days of summer (that period where the closest thing to basketball is a pick up game in the park) but in a few short weeks now, 32 days to be exact the NBA regular season will be back. Time to give a few expectations and or hopes to what would make the Utah...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz’s Silent Star

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports All the talk in and around this young core of the Utah Jazz seems to focus around but a few players; Trey Burke, Derrick Favors, new Jazz man Dante Exum, and the majority of this off-seasons talk has been on the newly resigned Gordon Hayward. The truth is, the silent guy, who no one is talking about is the key to the this rebuild happening in Utah...
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August 12, 2014  |  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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June 30, 2014  |  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

NBA Draft Prospect: Elfrid Payton – LA Lafayette

  Elfrid Payton     Point guards are a rare commodity. I have always appreciated players with the ability to play the position. But, in the case of Elfrid Payton, we have a player that shouldn’t be classified as a point guard. Payton has some great qualities you want to see in a point guard. He has great court vision, is good on the pick and roll, and makes good decisions in...
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June 11, 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

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 18, 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...
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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

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...
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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
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