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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NBA Fantasy Stud of the Night: Apr 7th ☆

(Stephen Curry & Richard Jefferson by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Every morning The Hoops Manifesto scours the boxscores from the previous night’s NBA games to find which player helped out his fantasy owner the most.  If you are here looking for a different kind of NBA Fantasy Stud, you are at the wrong place.  Pervert.  Stephen Curry vs Utah 12-18 FG, 5-10 3Pts, 2-2...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Easily Handle Basement-Dwelling Jazz

This is another one that should be very short and sweet. This, like the Kings game, was another in which the Thunder never trailed. But, unlike the Kings game, the Jazz couldn’t even manage to tie this one at any point. The Thunder were already up 11-0 by the time the Jazz scored their first bucket at the 7:34 mark of the 1st quarter. Yes. The Jazz were actually held scoreless...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Is Jefferson worth re-signing?

Richard Jefferson scores in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Jefferson has started every game for the Jazz this season. As the NBA season rapidly approaches its climax for the Utah Jazz, a multitude of questions arise for general manager Dennis Lindsey about who the Jazz should keep for next season, and who should be let go in the wake of one of the worst seasons in Utah Jazz...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Frustration of Being a Utah Jazz Fan

  The frustration comes from being a fan of a team that actually has integrity. At this point in the season and with only 10 games remaining it’s quite obvious that the playoffs are gone (that has been apparent for weeks) yet unlike Philadelphia who mailed in the season at the trade deadline the Jazz continue to fight and claw trying to win games. That’s why I love the jazz...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Should They Have Kept Jefferson And Millsap?

Utah Jazz: Should They Have Kept Jefferson And Millsap? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz hold a record of 23-49 with ten games left to play in the NBA season and sit in last place in the Western Conference. After showing some promise with solid on-court play in January, the Jazz have looked every bit as awful since the All Star Break as pundits predicted...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Supporting a Tanking Team: Utah Jazz

How can you be a Jazz fan, and every night cheer for them to lose?  Frequented with playoff games, hall-of-famers, and elite teams, we have not known what losing means here in Utah.  Up until the 2013-2014 Utah Jazz season, I had never cheered for my favorite sports teams to lose. As a huge Tampa Bay Rays fan I was accustomed to seeing frequent losses.  Being in the same division...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Jazz Tanking or Not?

The Utah Jazz are 1-7 over the last 8 games. After a horrible 6 game road trip where they went 1-5 the only close games coming in Indiana where they lost by 3 and the narrow victory over Philadelphia, who basically stated at the trade deadline, when they dismantled the team, that they are in tank mode. The Jazz returned home and played a tightly contested game against the Hawks,...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Hayward fuels big win over Suns, 112-101

Gordon Hayward and Richard Jefferson scored 17 points each to lead the Jazz to a 109-86 victory over shorthanded Phoenix on Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. The Suns played without top scorer Goran Dragic, who missed the game because of an ankle injury. The Jazz made eight of their first 11 shots, including five straight to start the game. They built an 18-11 lead before...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hayward leads balanced Jazz past Suns, 109-86

Gordon Hayward had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead a balanced Utah Jazz offense in a 109-86 win over the slumping Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Richard Jefferson scored 17 points and Diante Garrett had a career-high 15 points as the Jazz had seven players with 10 points or more in Utah's second-largest margin of victory this year. The Jazz shot 57.5 percent...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns no match for Jazz without Dragic

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gordon Hayward had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead a balanced Utah Jazz offense in a 109-86 win over the slumping Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Richard Jefferson scored 17 points and Diante Garrett had a career-high 15 points as the Jazz had seven players with 10 points or more in Utah's largest margin of victory this season. The Jazz shot...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Richard Jefferson Dunks Over Kris Humphries

Monday night at Energy Solutions Arena would prove to be quite the task for the Boston Celtics.  They came into Utah to wrap up their long road trip to face a Jazz team riding on a three-game losing streak.  Matters grew worse as Utah welcomed back their starting center Derrick Favors to action.  With Favors back in the lineup for the Jazz really opens the floor and creates opportunities...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Analyzing Their Core

Utah Jazz: Analyzing The Building Blocks By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz, at 19-33 and 13th place in the West (over 11 games out of a playoff spot), are on course for a high lottery pick in the 2014 draft. The Jazz knew their level of play this year would be brutal and they were not subtle this offseason about their decision to tank (or put more delicately...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Conundrum that is The Utah Jazz

Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune Dwaine Davis Utah Jazz Writer Everyone knows the Utah jazz are in “rebuilding mode” that was clear when they let Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Mo Williams walk after last season. The problem is was it to late? Have they already added enough young talent to keep them from being at the bottom and not allowing them to get the draft pick that...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron, Heat Stifled in Salt Lake City

LeBron James fouled by Richard Jefferson during the second half of the game Saturday. Jazz won 94-89. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The hot and cold pattern the NBA has seen from the two time defending champions has continued to show it self. Just three days after putting on a show against one of the western conference elites in the Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron & Co. would have a rough...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jazz Are Trying To Trade Some Of Their Veterans

image from: Sportando is reporting that  the Utah Jazz are looking to trade some of their veteran shooting guards/small forwards: The Jazz will be active in trade talks with a handful of veterans in the last years of their deals including Richard Jefferson, Marvin Williams and Brandon Rush. The reason the Jazz are interested in doing this is to shed cap space since all these...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah’s Richard Jefferson possible trade piece for Andrew Bynum

At some time Monday the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to make a move, trading Andrew Bynum to a team that will turn around and waive him in the next 24-hours, saving themselves $6 million. The only question is who is coming back to Cleveland. The answer may be veteran swingman Richard Jefferson of the Utah Jazz, reports Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst at ESPN. Sources said Utah...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Targeting Richard Jefferson In Potential Andrew Bynum Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers are targeting Richard Jefferson in a trade sending Andrew Bynum to the Utah Jazz and enter the weekend with two other strategies, according to sources. The Cavaliers are also continuing trade talks with the Los Angeles Lakers. They could keep Bynum past Wednesday's guarantee of his contract and then try to deal him before the trade deadline in February...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumor: Cavs eyeing Utah’s Richard Jefferson in a Bynum trade

Utah small forward Richard Jefferson is the latest rumored target of the Cleveland Cavaliers in their ongoing efforts in dump center Andrew Bynum by Tuesday’s deadline.’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein have the latest on Friday evening about the Jefferson-to-Cleveland rumors. Here is their report on the three main exit strategies that the Cavs are weighing with a mind...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs Considering Andrew Bynum For Richard Jefferson Deal With Jazz

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, along with remaining in the Bynum-for-Gasol trade talks with the Lakers, the Cavaliers are also now considering a Bynum for Richard Jefferson deal with the Utah Jazz. Andrew Bynum latest co-reporting w/@WindhorstESPN: ESPN sources say among options Cavs now weighing is trade for Utah’s Richard Jefferson — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 4...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Richard Jefferson Says He Isn’t Loyal, Will Go Ring Hunting

We want our athletes to be honest and not go by the book, right? Well, veteran Richard Jefferson may have been a bit too honest here. The Utah Jazz hold the worst record in the Western Conference at (7-22) and Jefferson will become a free-agent in the summer. Jefferson discussed his plans in free-agency: “I wouldn’t say I’m unapologetic, but who doesn’t want to win a championship...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jazz forward Richard Jefferson plans to go 'championship hunting'

Jazz forward Richard Jefferson is in the final year of his contract, feels like he has "two or three more years where I can compete on a daily basis" and plans to go "championship hunting." In an interview on Sirius XM's Off the Dribble show Thursday, the 33-year-old Jefferson, who came to Utah in a trade from Golden State, said as his career winds down,...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jefferson and Jazz roll past Kings 122-101

Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the Utah Jazz halted a four-game skid, cruising to a 122-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Jazz led by 24 points heading into the fourth quarter, five points more than their previous largest lead after a quarter this season. Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward scored 17 points apiece, and the Jazz, who have the NBA...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cameraman laid out by errant pass during Blazers-Jazz

Someone getting hurt should not be funny, but I can't help but laugh every time I look at it. It looks like Enes Canter was trying to throw a pass to a leaping Richard Jefferson, but his timing was off and the ball sailed out of bounds-- and hit an unsuspecting cameraman right in the face.If you thought that was funny you have to see what it looked like from the cameraman'...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jazz bounce back vs. Suns, earn first road victory

PHOENIX -- Rookie Trey Burke had the biggest game of his young NBA career, scoring 20 points to lead seven Utah players in double figures and the Jazz to their first road victory of the season, 112-104 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Richard Jefferson added 15 for the Jazz, who were 0-9 on the road entering the contest and lost 112-101 at home to Phoenix on Friday night...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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