4:50 PM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
Utah Jazz win lottery tiebreaker with Boston

Utah Jazz win lottery tiebreaker with Boston

The Utah Jazz won a drawing Friday and will enter the NBA Draft lottery with a 10.4 percent chance to get the No. 1 pick. Utah and Boston tied for the fourth-worst record in the league this season (25-57), necessitating the drawing. By winning, the Jazz will own 104 of the 1,000 ping-pong balls in the lottery on May 20. The Celtics will have 103. Milwaukee enters the lottery with 250 ping-pong balls, followed Philadelphia (199) and Orlando (156). After Utah and Boston, the teams rounding out the...
Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston 1 hour ago

Celtics lose tiebreaker with Jazz

The Boston Celtics lost a random drawing with the Utah Jazz on Friday afternoon that will diminish their chances at a higher draft position. In losing the drawing, the Celtics will have 103 ping-pong ball combinations (out of 1,000) at May's draft lottery, giving the team a a 10.3 percent chance at...
Salt Lake Tribune 2 hours ago
Utah Jazz: Corbin knew rebuild decision would impact future

Utah Jazz: Corbin knew rebuild decision would impact future

When Utah Jazz management decided the 2013-14 season would be one of reorganizing and rebuilding, Tyrone Corbin took a deep breath and forged ahead. Without a contract extension and faced with the prospect of going into battle with unproven players, Corbin realized month ago his situation was precarious. “I would have liked things to be handled differently, but they weren’t,” he said Thursday. “So it is what it is. We’ll see where things go and move on.” Interesting choice of words. Corbin could...
Deseret Morning News 16 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Player capsules from the season's final roster

A glance at contract status and summer plans for the 15 players on the Utah Jazz roster at the end of the 2013-14 season.

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Deseret Morning News 20 hours ago
The ups and downs: Highlights, lowlights of the 2013-14 Utah Jazz season

The ups and downs: Highlights, lowlights of the 2013-14 Utah Jazz season

What are some of the high and low moments from a season that Jazz fans and team management are surely anxious to see in the...
Salt Lake Tribune 21 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Nowhere to go but up for young Jazz

It had been 187 days since Trey Burke threw a preseason bounce pass, hitting his finger against a defender in such a way that the bone fractured. But as the rookie point guard cleared out his locker on Thursday morning, it wouldn’t bend normally. As the Jazz gathered at EnergySolutions for one last time before parting ways, the stiffness in Burke’s finger wasn’t the only lingering memory of a 25-57 season — one of the worst in franchise history. “I know it’s tough. Nobody likes losing, especiall...

‘The Mailman’ stars in two new commercials

Karl Malone is many things: an outdoorsman, an entrepreneur, a wrestler, a mailman and, oh yeah, a Utah Jazz legend and two-time NBA MVP. Now, Malone can add a new title to his resumé: hilarious commercial actor. Malone stars in two recent commercials, first in an Adidas ad poking fun at himself alongside former Weber State star and current Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard, former NFL running backs Barry Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson, and he of Michigan “Fab Five” fame, Ch...
Salt Lake Tribune 21 hours ago

Utah Jazz notes: Burke has handful of offseason goals

Trey Burke has one offseason goal that is unique among his Utah Jazz teammates. He wants to straighten out his right index finger. Burke, the Jazz’s rookie point guard, fractured the finger during a preseason game against the L.A. Clippers in October. He missed 12 games. Burke ended up averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. But he disclosed during the team’s annual end-of-the-season meeting at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday that his surgically-repaired finger has been...
Deseret Morning News 22 hours ago
Brad Rock: Jazz: Sign Gordon Hayward to avoid L.A.-envy

Brad Rock: Jazz: Sign Gordon Hayward to avoid L.A.-envy

Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz got down to the business of business Thursday, despite having few specific answers.
Salt Lake Tribune 22 hours ago

Kragthorpe: GM Dennis Lindsey believes Jazz can ‘get it right’

Atheists are convening downtown, Comic Con’s costumed enthusiasts are worshiping on the site where the Jazz once played and Dennis Lindsey is trying to inspire belief in his rebuilding project. Just another April week in Salt Lake City. Lindsey, the Jazz’s general manager, presided over a 25-57 season that ended Wednesday with a double-overtime win at Minnesota, as the Jazz barely topped the worst record in the franchise’s 35-year Utah era. They finished 24 games behind Dallas, the Western Confe...
Salt Lake Tribune 22 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Kanter, Burks eligible for extensions this summer

As always, Enes Kanter was borderline hilarious with the media on Thursday afternoon, cracking jokes, smiling and generally being comfortable in front of a crowd. But locker room clean-out day for the Jazz yielded a more serious side to Utah’s third-year center. He was clearly miffed at not receiving more playing time this season. He stated that the five younger guys on the roster should’ve played more frequently together, and made it clear that he wants that rectified next season. “If we aren’t...
Salt Lake Tribune 23 hours ago

Utah Jazz GM says Corbin decision coming ‘in short order’

A decision on the future of Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin is coming “in short order,” general manager Dennis Lindsey said Thursday afternoon. Addressing the media after the team’s annual end-of-season meetings at EnergySolutions Arena, Lindsey declined to say whether a decision regarding Corbin has already been made. “When we spoke to Ty and his representation during the year, we laid out [that] we wanted to take the full season,” Lindsey said. “We want to take a small period now for all of...
Salt Lake Tribune Apr 17, 2014

Monson: Great news! The Jazz are exactly who we thought they were

All is well in Zion. No, no, really. Buck up. It’s OK. As Jazz players and coaches put punctuation on a 25-57 season by packing up and clearing out on an occasion so magnificently utilitarian in its name — locker-clean-out day — there was good news. This team is exactly where it figured to be at this point in the plan. You could have put the whole thing in the books last October. Even Ty Corbin uttered these words: “It was what I expected.” Where precisely are the Jazz? Right here: in fine posit...
Deseret Morning News Apr 17, 2014
Jabari to the Jazz? Fans react to Parker's announcement to enter NBA draft

Jabari to the Jazz? Fans react to Parker's announcement to enter NBA draft

Now that Jabari Parker has declared his intent to enter the 2014 NBA draft, the speculation begins: Could he end up with the...
Salt Lake Tribune Apr 17, 2014

Utah Jazz LIVE: Jefferson says not to count on big impact from rookie

NBA veteran Richard Jefferson is unlikely to be back with the Jazz next season, because he’s seeking a playoff opportunity. And while he believes “significant improvement” ahead for the franchise, it won’t be because of a first-round draft pick’s immediate contribution. “Even if you draft a kid, he’s going to be 19 years old,” Jefferson said. “He’s not going to have an over-the-top impact at 19. It takes two or three years.” The Jazz’s development is “a difficult process that you go through at t...
Deseret Morning News Apr 17, 2014
Utah Jazz: Reflecting back on a rough rebuilding season

Utah Jazz: Reflecting back on a rough rebuilding season

SALT LAKE CITY — The day after finishing a funky 25-57 season with a double-overtime win in Minnesota — consider...

Postseason awards ballot: Durant for MVP

At this point, I think most writers make their postseason award votes known publicly anyway. But this year, in the name of transparency, ballots will be released. Here's mine. After last night's season finale had wrapped up, I double-checked my first awards ballot and sent it in. Already, I'm wrestling with some of the decisions. I don't doubt you'll disagree with some, too. MVP1. Kevin Durant2. LeBron James3. Joakim Noah4. Blake Griffin5. Al Jefferson This is KD's year. He's played without Russ...

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