Mavericks lose after Pacers fourth quarter rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers appeared to be headed for a loss, down by 14 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks. But the Pacers got into an offensive rhythm and with 31 seconds took the lead en route to a 98-93 come from behind win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana erased the double-digit deficit with an 18-3 run. David Sloan scored...
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2 days 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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Dallas Mavericks

Editor's note: This is the 13th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Tyson Chandler; PF Dirk Nowitzki; SF Chandler Parsons; SG Monta Ellis; PG Jameer Nelson. Key Reserves PG Raymond Felton; G Devin Harris; SF Richard Jefferson; SF Jae Crowder; F Al-Farouq Aminu; F/C Brandan Wright; G Ricky Ledo; G Gal Mekel; PF Greg Smith;...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have a winning tradition, currently ranked fourth all-time in franchise win-loss percentage behind the obvious juggernauts of the Lakers, Celtics, and Spurs, but they suffered through a rebuilding season and a title, elusive even to Malone and Stockton, is far beyond the horizon. They were not content with being mired in mediocre and jettisoned all-star big men Jefferson...
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12 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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs introducing newcomers, unveiling new jersey

The Dallas Mavericks will introduce the seven newcomers to their roster and unveil their new jerseys during an event at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The arena is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Select-a-Seat program, allowing potential new season-ticket holders to pick their seats. The new jerseys will be unveiled at 12 p.m. with the introductions of Al-Farouq Aminu...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson: Capable Of Replacing Vince Carter?

The Mavericks pursuit of free agent forward Chandler Parsons did not come without its price. Dallas put their own free agent, Vince Carter, in a precarious situation as their pursuit of Parsons put contract negotiations with Carter on the back burner. The contract offer that Dallas extended to Parsons limited their flexibility when it came […] Richard Jefferson: Capable Of Replacing...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Dallas Mavericks: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Moves made: Signed Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Griffin, Richard Jefferson, Ivan Johnson, Jameer Nelson, and Chandler Parsons Traded for Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, and Greg Smith Resigned Devin Harris and Dirk Nowitzki Strongest: Keeping Dirk Nowitzki at a steal of a price You...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Ways the Utah Jazz Have Improved

That 25-57 season is behind the Utah Jazz. It was a season of frustration, disappointment, tanking-not-tanking, a yeoman season to do what needed to be done to set up the franchise for the future. And so far, one thing they’ve done is get even younger. Lest we forget, Richard Jefferson was 3rd on the team in total minutes played last year. No one over 30 is going to crack the top...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Richard Jefferson Signing Grade

Dallas Mavericks: Richard Jefferson Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… The only reason that Richard Jefferson was a member of the Utah Jazz this season was his status as a player with an expiring contract. Thus, it was no surprise that the Jazz made no effort to retain Jefferson in the offseason. After playing for 13 years in the NBA and being a far lesser...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Sign Richard Jefferson

Adrian “The Hitman” Wojnarowski is reporting that the Dallas Mavericks have signed veteran forward Richard Jefferson to a one-year deal. Jefferson in theory is the replacement of Vince Carter who headed over to Memphis last week. Last season Jefferson was able to average 10.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 27 minutes of action per game with the Utah Jazz last year. The post Mavericks...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Sign Richard Jefferson

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Richard Jefferson to the vet minimum just moments after acquiring Chandler Parsons. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Jefferson and the Mavs have agreed to a one-year deal. Jefferson averaged 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Utah Jazz last season. The 34-year-old veteran has... The post Mavericks Sign Richard Jefferson appeared...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs Sign Richard Jefferson

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Mavs have signed Veteran forward Richard Jefferson to a one-year deal. Free agent Richard Jefferson is finalizing a one-year agreement with Dallas, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2014 Jefferson averaged 10.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 27 minutes per game for the Utah Jazz last season.
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs Sign Richard Jefferson

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Mavs have signed Veteran forward Richard Jefferson to a one-year deal. Free agent Richard Jefferson is finalizing a one-year agreement with Dallas, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2014 Jefferson averaged 10.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 27 minutes per game for the Utah Jazz last season.
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lottery Season Report Card: Utah Jazz

The Jazz didn’t win a lot of games, but set themselves up for a bright future. Oh, how easily success fades in the NBA. It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since the Utah Jazz lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Since then, they’ve said bon voyage to long-time head coach Jerry Sloan, who manned the helm for 22 years. Utah has also waived...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Rumors: Veterans could be left out of rebuilding

The Utah Jazz are looking to get back to their winning ways. The future looks bright with having five lottery picks on the roster all under the age of 24. Where do veterans fit into this equation? Richard Jefferson, Marvin Williams, John Lucas, and Brandon Rush are all wondering this same question. The four veterans on the Jazz do not have guaranteed contracts next season, leaving...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 07, 2014  |  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...
March 29, 2014  |  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...
Via HoopStuff
March 27, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 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

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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via Pass The Pill
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...
Via Pass The Pill
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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