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VIDEO: Will Rudy Gobert win Most Improved Player?

Rudy Gobert didn't win Defensive Player of the Year, but he's up for another award: Most Improved Player. The competition for the award is fierce: There's Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, who carried the Bulls in Derrick Rose's absence. There's Draymond Green, who emerged as a two-way force and will more than likely receive a max contract this summer. There's also Khris Middleton...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alec Burks is eager to return to the Jazz

Shoulder surgery forced Alec Burks to miss the Jazz' final 51 games this season. For Burks, the blow of the surgery was at least somewhat softened by the fact that he'd just signed a new contract extension with the team. Still, it wasn't easy for him to sit on the sidelines as his team experienced the many highs and lows of the rebuilding process.It's understandable that Burks is...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 19: Andy Larsen

Jedi & Jerms Episode 19: Andy Larsen. This week, Andy Larsen of Salt City Hoops joins the show to talk about the Jazz season. We look at possible moves, if any, that the Jazz could make in the draft and through free agency. Andy gives his list of returning players, and we revisit our season awards. Andy also shares his favorite movie and TV shows. We welcome your thoughts, tweets...
Via TornBySports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs now a goal for Jazz after exceeding expectations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz are ahead of schedule and now general manager Dennis Lindsey has a decision to make. Lindsey took the reins in 2012 and implemented a plan that called for a slow rebuild with young players, but the team has exceeded expectations. The Jazz finished 38-44 with a 13-game improvement from the 2013-14 season. The improvement was the second-best in the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Reality Check?

There’s no denying that this season has been a special one for the Utah Jazz.  After years of mediocrity and a rebuilding process that hasn’t been as fast as some would like, fans are finally starting to see a glimmer of results that they have long been hoping for. It’s safe to say that the Jazz have overachieved.  They’ll finish this season closer to .500 than many predicted...
Via TornBySports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 18: NBA Mixed Bag

Jedi & Jerms Episode 18: NBA Mixed Bag. “You got a face that was destined for radio and a voice that was destined for print journalism.” John and Alan discuss the final day of NBA basketball for 2014-15. The discussion turns to the playoffs, the Utah Jazz’ summer, and the possibilities that lay ahead. The Rocky Mountain Revue returns! And should fans temper their expectations...
Via TornBySports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Utah Jazz employee tried to dunk via trampoline.....it did not go well

Fail: A Utah Jazz employee tried to dunk via trampoline.....it did not go well.[Twitter]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Bryce Cotton's 1-handed, lefty dunk the oop of the year

Utah Jazz Bryce Cotton rises over the Mavericks and throws down the monster alley-oop finish. Lefty.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Cotton Smashes Home a Big Alley-Oop Slam

Utah Jazz rookie Bryce Cotton had himself a great night in a 109-92 win over the visiting Mavericks. Scoring a career-high 21 points in 26 minutes of action, which also included a nasty alley-oop slam that impressed his teammates. “It was crazy,’’ said Booker. “He shows it in practice sometimes. I think it got tipped too and he still caught it. It was pretty nasty.’...
Via Hooped Up
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz pull away from Mavs in second half in win

Rudy Gobert had 20 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks to help the Utah Jazz beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-92 on Monday night in the final game of the season in Salt Lake City. Both teams were extremely short-handed with the coaches deciding to sit several stars. Gordon Hayward (Achilles tendon), Trey Burke (back) and Derrick Favors (coach's decision) did not play for the Jazz....
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz's Gordon Hayward might miss season finale with Achilles issue

  Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season because of an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks because of inflammation of the tendon. The small forward did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz close the season at Houston on Wednesday. Snyder says Hayward...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayward may be done for season: Achilles tendon injury

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks due to inflammation of the tendon. He did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz close the season at Houston on Wednesday. Snyder says Hayward...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Morning Shootaorund – Utah Jazz: Week 25

This week’s games: Monday, April 13 – Dallas Mavericks. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT Wednesday, April 15 – Houston Rockets. Toyota Center. 6:00 PM MT. Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks The Jazz have faced the Mavericks three times this season, and each time they’ve come up short – a couple of times they came up really short.  When the Mavs roll...
Via TornBySports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Booker Scores a Career-High 36

Out of nowhere Trevor Booker led the way, as the Utah Jazz beat the Blazers 111-105 at The Moda Center scoring a career-high 36 points. Booker’s previous career high was 26 points while playing for the Denver Nuggets in 2011. The post Trevor Booker Scores a Career-High 36 appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Utah Jazz Improved A Great Deal… And Must Now Confront The Cutthroat Landscape In The Western Conference

In the 162-game baseball season or the 16-game NFL season, an improvement of just over 10 games cannot be compared. Such an improvement is titanic in the NFL, comparatively modest in baseball. In hockey, 10 more wins in a regular season could mean something hugely significant, but with overtime and shootout losses counting for a point, a plus-10 win differential from the previous...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Utah Jazz Improved A Great Deal… And Must Now Confront The Cutthroat Landscape In The Western Conference

In the 162-game baseball season or the 16-game NFL season, an improvement of just over 10 games cannot be compared. Such an improvement is titanic in the NFL, comparatively modest in baseball. In hockey, 10 more wins in a regular season could mean something hugely significant, but with overtime and shootout losses counting for a point, a plus-10 win differential from the previous...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks-Jazz Preview

(AP) - Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has been adamant that his team is still playing for something as the season winds down. There will be no playoffs, and victories only hurt draft positioning, but Snyder hasn't shelved his stars and completely turned to his bench. The Jazz play their final home game Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks, and Snyder insists a strong finish can...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: How Close To The Playoffs?

(Source: Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Jazz are in the peculiar situation of having a wealth of talent, yet still finding themselves far outside the playoff picture. With an arguable All-Star snub in Gordon Hayward, alongside budding stars in Trey Burke and Derrick Favors, the youthful Jazz have once again found...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz pushing for strong finish despite missing playoffs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder has been adamant that his team is still playing for something as the season winds down. There will be no playoffs, and victories only hurt draft positioning, but Snyder hasn't shelved his stars and completely turned to his bench. He insists a strong finish can carry over into the 2015-16 season. ''We have lots of things to fight for...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Booker has career-high 36 points, Jazz beat Blazers

  Trevor Booker scored a career-high 36 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-105 on Saturday night with both teams missing key players. Portland's hopes of home-court advantage in the playoffs slipped away. The Blazers won the Northwest Division, but the four teams with the best records in each conference get home court in the post season and the Blazers...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Close Call: Grizzlies Survive in Utah, 89-88

Zach Randolph wrestled with Derrick Favors all night. Z-Bo won the war (14 points, 10 boards) and the game, 89-88. Photo courtesy of USA Today. That was close. TOO CLOSE. On a wild night in which we learned that Houston lost to San Antonio thus plummeting the Rockets all the way back down to the six seed (with San Antonio leaping to #3), the Grizzlies expectedly had their hands...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert punches in one-handed alley-oop dunk against Grizzlies

Rudy Gobert is the Stifle Tower. And he had a crowd-stopping alley-oop dunk against the Grizzlies. Rodney Hood with the lob. Then Gobert with the dunk then the SALUTE: Gotta love Gobert, man. Gotta love him. *** Rudy Gobert pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke beats first quarter buzzer with shot beyond half-court

The Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings, 103-91. One of the highlights in that game was definitely Trey Burke’s buzzerbeating fling in the first quarter. This was some distance from Burke’s shot: Burke finished with 11 points but those three points were incredible. *** Trey Burke pic from Getty Images. Video by the NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz rally for 103-91 win over Kings, Favors scores 18

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Derrick Favors scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Jazz have won five of six with four games remaining, with both teams already eliminated from the playoffs. Favors was a steady force in a choppy game between teams missing their best players. DeMarcus Cousins sat...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Robyn Hayward — Wife of Jazz Star Gordon Hayward

It’s not often that we can pump up the Utah Jazz on BC, so what better time to do it than now. The team owns a 16-8 record since the All-Star break and have become a force on the defensive end thanks to Rudy Gobert. Offensively, Gordon Hayward has carried the load with career highs in points and free throws. But it isn’t just on the court where Gordon has excelled, as he and...
Via Busted Coverage
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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