NBA Week 11 in Review: Databall Blues

We’re deep into the NBA season and nearing the halfway mark for the regular season, as strange as that sounds. There are still a lot of unresolved storylines and surprises, however, even with all the tools we have available. The media’s focused on the circus in Cleveland and the condemned basketball empires in New York and Los Angeles, but, as always, there’s a lot of other...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson helps Nuggets beat Mavericks for 5th straight win

  Ty Lawson had 29 points and 12 assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Dallas Mavericks 114-107 on Wednesday night. Kenneth Faried scored four of his 22 points down the stretch and grabbed 14 rebounds to help the Nuggets run their winning streak to five. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle gave three of his best players the night off after an overtime victory Tuesday night in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs' Carlisle downplaying game No. 1,000

When the Dallas Mavericks host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday evening at American Airlines Center, it will be a milestone game for Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle.  That's because Sunday will mark career game number 1,000 as an NBA head coach for Carlisle, who is 590-409 in his career thus far. And as expected, when asked about reaching such a number after practice on Saturday...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Future as Bright as We Think? Discussing Current Concerns

Many have covered the embarrassing pair of defeats from this past weekend, capping off a horrific road trip that quite possibly could not have gone any worse for a multitude of reasons. After a 2-2 start that rose expectations to unhealthy levels, the following transpired: Ricky Rubio injured his foot and is out, potentially, until Christmas, the team spent its longest time away...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets-Jazz Preview

After finishing at the bottom of the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz are hoping to take a big step forward in 2014-15 under new coach Quin Snyder. They should get an idea as to how they stack up in Wednesday night's opener against the visiting Houston Rockets, who kicked off their season with an easy win. "We just have to be ready to play and see where we stand," said Snyder, who...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz – New Year, Same Result?

The 2014 off-season was a crazy one for the Utah Jazz.  The team parted ways with Head Coach Tyrone Corbin, and picked up Quin Snyder as his replacement.  The team let Gordon Hayward test the waters of free agency, only to match a max offer from the Charlotte Hornets.  They may have struck NBA gold when both Dante Exum and Rodney Hood fell to them in the draft.  And they parted...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Obscure NBA streaks on the line this season

In a few days, real NBA games will start, and there’s a lot on the line for everybody involved. Heck, there’s been a lot on the line during these preseason games and practices for those players who have been invite to camp on non-guaranteed contracts. The stakes only rise from there, as so many players, coaches, and executives will gain—or lose—millions of dollars depending...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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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October 19, 2014  |  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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October 16, 2014  |  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; SF Eric...
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October 11, 2014  |  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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October 08, 2014  |  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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October 01, 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: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Dallas Mavericks: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… For the second consecutive offseason the Mavericks were looking to make a big splash in the free agent market and though they did not come up with one of the biggest prizes they came away with a very good player yet again, after signing Monta Ellis last year, in Chandler...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Mavericks Off-Season Acquisitions

The Dallas Mavericks were left with a low amount of players on their roster following last season, so they had to make a bevy of moves to improve their roster, and fill it.  They made some pretty impactful moves, and below I grade every signing they made:Jae CrowderGrade: C-I’m not a huge fan of Jae Crowder production wise.  He’s a bit of an undersized Small Forward, as he...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Chandlers Improve the Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have made quite the splash this summer. After nearly knocking off the San Antonio Spurs in the opening round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, the Mavericks re-tooled their roster by adding Chandler Parsons, Raymond Felton, Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis, and bringing back center Tyson Chandler. Now the question is, are the Mavericks […]
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Rashard Lewis Contract Grade

Dallas Mavericks: Rashard Lewis Contract Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 season, 1.4 million (veteran’s minimum) As for Chandler Parsons to the Mavericks, I loved the signing, but hated the money given to him, as they gave him about 3-4 million dollars per season more than his value, but since then, Marc Cuban and Donnie Nelson have made a...
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July 16, 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

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

America’s Most Wanted: Greg Popovich Wanted for Robbery

Now that Greg Popovich has won his 5th NBA title a warrant should be put out for his arrest. Three years ago Pop committed a highway robbery, and action should be taken against him soon. Okay, I’m joking, but let’s rewind back to the year 2011. At the time George Hill was a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Hill displayed that he was an excellent role player at the time and may...
Via The Front Office News
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz enter year two of rebuilding project

In the first year of a rebuilding effort, the Utah Jazz finished with the worst record in the Western Conference and franchise’s lowest win percentage in 32 years. Utah has a talented, young core in place to build around but still needs to address several needs this off-season. Utah Jazz (25-57 last year) 2014-15 Projected Depth Chart: C: Enes Kanter/Rudy Gobert PF: Derrick Favors...
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June 02, 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
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