UTAH JAZZ NEWS

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...
Via Hooped Up
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

I’m not sure you can blame it on Kobe’s old age, but it was a hell of a move. Alec Burks crossed over Bryant with a beautiful behind-the-back move that left one of the leagues all time great defenders frozen in his tracks. h/t Danny Hazan
Via Thacover2
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Enes Kanter, the time is now

No excuses. If there’s a theme for Jazz forward Enes Kanter heading into the regular season, that’s it. This is shaping up as Kanter’s make-or-break year in Utah, and he knows it. It’s his chance to prove to coach Quin Snyder, general manager Dennis Lindsey and the rest of the Utah Jazz brass that he’s capable of being a key piece of the franchise and a part of the future...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker have a little squirmish during Clippers vs. Jazz

Clippers star Blake Griffin had a reputation around the league as being soft, and all dunks no real offense. That was before Doc Rivers came on board as the head coach. Griffin has not only improved his outside shooting, he’s also developed some toughness. That edge was on display Friday night at Staples Center as the clips faced off against the Utah Jazz. During the third...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
1 day 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...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Injury Update: Trevor Booker suffers a sprained right ankle in Friday's loss

The Utah Jazz fell to the Los Angeles Clippers last night by the score of 101-97. The loss was the first for the Jazz in five preseason games. Coming off a 25-win season in which the Jazz were 29th in scoring at 95 points per game, the Jazz are off to a strong start in hopes to gain momentum heading into the regular season. On the injury front, forward Trevor Booker, who came over...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker get into scrum

Blake Griffin has become a major target of hard fouls over the years, and it makes perfect sense, being that his calling card is posterizing his opponents. One of the biggest knocks on Blake has been his inability to defend himself from taking rough fouls. He’s been called out by guys like Zach Randolph and DeMarcus Cousins in the past, but perhaps it’s time Blake lays down the...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin, Trevor Booker tangle after flagrant foul (VIDEO)

Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker fouled Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin a little too hard under the net during the third quarter of Friday's preseason game. Griffin did not appreciate it, and the two exchanged words. Then things got a bit out of hand — or more like hands-on.The fact that it was only an exhibition game probably didn't warrant Booker giving Griffin the...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Fans Have a Lot to Be Excited About

           The Jazz ended the 2013-2014 season 25-57, which was not a surprise knowing the Jazz were going through a rebuilding year. The hopes of the Jazz landing either Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins were crushed when the Jazz landed at number 5 in the NBA Draft. Fortune was with the Jazz on June 26th though, the Jazz were able to draft both Danté Exum and Rodney Hood...
Via KC Sports Ninja
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tensions run high in Clippers' 101-97 victory over Jazz

Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford hit clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 101-97 Friday night for their first victory of the preseason. Crawford finished with 25 points and Spencer Hawes added 24. Blake Griffin had 17 points, and Paul finished with 11 points and nine assists for the Clippers (1-3). Gordon Hayward scored 22 points to lead...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes help towel off floor against Jazz

Sometimes in life, we all need a helping hand and during tonight’s Los Angeles Clippers-Utah Jazz game, Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes help out one of the towel-ball boys. As Trey Burke was at the free throw line, there was a wet spot on the floor at the Staples Center and it needed to be dried off. Check out the below video from NBA’s official YouTube which shows Griffin and...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Absolutely Posterizes Rudy Gobert (Video)

Rudy Gobert wanted no parts of this Blake Griffin breakaway. Gobert should have known better, and made up his mind at the last-minute to make a business decision. h/t CJZERO
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin soars for monster dunk against Utah Jazz

We always hear that all Blake Griffin does is dunk. We all know that’s not true; he’s got quite the improved all-around game. But when he dunks, it’s like an event. Just like he did in a preseason game Friday night against the Utah Jazz. Check out the nastiness below: Loading #blakegriffin with a #dunk #laclippers #utahjazz @blakegriffin32 View on Instagram @-webkit...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kobe Bryant scores 27 points in 28 minutes against Utah

TweetKobe is still looking like vintage Kobe in the preseason. The Los Angeles Lakers most likely won’t be very good this season, but the return of a healthy Kobe Bryant is something for fans to look forward to. Lucky for them, Kobe is looking like his old self these days. Watch as Kobe pours in 27 points in just 28 minutes against the Utah Jazz Thursday night: .embed-container...
Via Los That Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Quin Snyder’s Death Stare Will Haunt Your Dreams

This happened during a 33-point Utah Jazz win over the Lakers in a preseason game.... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz season preview: Player Projections

This is part three of a three-part season preview series. Part one was an analysis of the Utah Jazz’s roster and the players to watch, while part two dealt with projections for the Northwest Division and my prediction on how the Jazz will fare this season against its divisional opponents. Now, its part three, and this final installment of the Utah Jazz season preview will focus...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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...
Via TornBySports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward challenges LeBron James to some 1-on-1 … in ‘League of Legends’

Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward is apparently something of a video game nut. So much so, in fact, that he recently talked a little smack in a blog post on his official website about his video game-playing acumen and excellence. Setting it up as if he was talking about something else entirely, Hayward threw down the […] The post Gordon Hayward challenges LeBron James to some 1-on-1 ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward Says He’s Better Than LeBron

Utah Jazz player and face of their franchise Gordon Hayward made an outrageous claim Tuesday via social media when he tweeted out this: If I played @KingJames 1-on-1, I'd crush him. My new blog on why I'm the best in the game: http://t.co/JstMVmubBl pic.twitter.com/svA2tay0Cj — Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) October 14, 2014 Um…OK Gordon, love the confidence but you...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Gordon Hayward: If I Played LeBron I’d Crush Him

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward got paid a lot of money this past summer so maybe he’s a little delirious. The usually uncontroversial Hayward caused a little ruckus on Twitter tonight when he posted this. If I played @KingJames 1-on-1, I'd crush him. My new blog on why I'm the best in the game: http://t.co/JstMVmubBl pic.twitter.com/svA2tay0Cj — Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz star Hayward: I'd 'crush' LeBron one-on-one -- but there's one big catch

Gordon Hayward has a pretty good sense of humor -- not to mention a pretty good idea of what will make Twitter flip out. The Utah Jazz small forward posted what he had to know would be a provocative tweet Tuesday, boasting that he's the best player in the game -- and that he would totally "crush" the player who's generally granted that title now: Cavaliers superstar...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Utah Jazz

Will young guards Dante Exum and Trey Burke work cohesively this season?  Last season, Utah had very minimal expectations to meet. How will the Jazz fare this year under first-year head coach Quin Snyder? For starters, Utah will hope to improve on an abysmal 2013 campaign, where the team finished 29th in total offense (95.0 points per game) and 18th in total defense (102.2 points allowed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gobert's double-double lifts Jazz over Clippers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists while Rudy Gobert chipped in 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz (3-0) who remain undefeated in the preseason. Blake Griffin scored 31 points, JJ Redick added 17 points and...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gobert's double-double too much for Clippers in loss to Jazz

Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists while Rudy Gobert chipped in 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz (3-0) who remain undefeated in the preseason. Blake Griffin scored 31 points, JJ Redick added 17 points and Chris Paul finished...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Showdown: Clippers at Jazz

Tonight, the Los Angeles Clippers will arrive in Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz in a Western Conference preseason showdown. They’ve traveled straight from Portland, where they picked up their second loss, to play back-to-back games in unfriendly territory. The Utah Jazz hope to prepare for the mountainous task ahead in the regular season, opening the year with games against...
Via The League News
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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