5:18 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014

Burke to face tall challenge against Suns guards

There will be a lot of pressure on Jazz point guard Trey Burke on Friday night. Around the NBA, floor leaders are a thing. Effective point guards are a dime a dozen, and seemingly every team has someone who can break a defense down at will. The Phoenix Suns have three. Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe are all uniquely talented individually. The fact that they are all the same team offers headaches for opposing point guards around the league. “It’s going to be tough,” Burke said. “Tha...

GMs: Rodney Hood was draft's biggest steal

When Rodney Hood fell to them at the 23rd pick last June, the Utah Jazz front office was elated to grab the sharpshooter from Duke. Looking back on it all now, there may have been a few other teams that would have liked to grab Hood, too. In NBA.com’s annual survey of the league’s general managers, Hood was voted the draft’s biggest steal for where he was selected. The Jazz rookie saw the news on Twitter this week, though he didn’t seem overly impressed by it. “Of course, you don’t get an award ...
Deseret Morning News 17 hours ago
Jazz's Hood, Exum winning plaudits, respect

Jazz's Hood, Exum winning plaudits, respect

When Dante Exum and Rodney Hood both unexpectedly fell to the Utah Jazz in the draft this past June, the organization...
Deseret Morning News 19 hours ago
Jazz taking on Suns, hope to learn from them

Jazz taking on Suns, hope to learn from them

With the Phoenix Suns in town for a matchup Friday, one question is on everybody’s mind: Can the Jazz be the Suns of...
Deseret Morning News Oct 22, 2014
Utah Jazz cut Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley to bring roster to 15

Utah Jazz cut Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley to bring roster to 15

That move means Utah doesn't have to make any more player transactions leading up to next week's deadline when NBA teams have...

Utah Jazz cut veteran guard Dahntay Jones

The Utah Jazz on Wednesday waived veteran guard Dahntay Jones and forward Jack Cooley, trimming their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. With a number of injuries in the Utah backcourt in training camp, Jones saw significant time for the Jazz. He played in all six of the team’s preseason games to date, averaging 3 points and a rebound in about 12 minutes a night. But with money guaranteed to guards Carrick Felix and Toure’ Murry, the veteran Jones became a camp casualty on Wednesda...
Deseret Morning News Oct 21, 2014
Brad Rock: Ambassador Memo starts his new job with Jazz

Brad Rock: Ambassador Memo starts his new job with Jazz

Former big man sets out on path to spread the good word, as team works to rebuild its reputation.

Burke defending Westbrook, Booker could play and shootaround notes

In the preseason alone, Trey Burke has dealt with the all-around brilliance of Chris Paul and Damian Lillard. He’s had to fend off feisty veterans Ronnie Price and Steve Blake. Now comes perhaps the biggest challenge of them all: Russell Westbrook. Of course, it’s not that simple for Burke, the starting point guard for the Utah Jazz. Of course, the matchup on the marquee says Jazz vs. Thunder. But Burke plays at the deepest and most talented position in the NBA, arguably. And on Tuesday night, ...
Deseret Morning News Oct 20, 2014
Video: Jazz guard Alec Burks gains national attention with crossover of Kobe

Video: Jazz guard Alec Burks gains national attention with crossover of Kobe

On Sunday night Jazz guard Alec Burks crossed over Laker star Kobe Bryant and the basketball world has taken notice.
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 20, 2014

Utah Jazz: For Mehmet Okur, new chapter lets kids touch past

As he walked from the court and into a tunnel at EnergySolutions Arena last week, Mehmet Okur heard it, something familiar but something he doesn’t hear much these days. In the stands, a small group of fans chanted his name. “It was just something all players want to hear when they come back,” the retired Jazz center would say later. “It felt so good. I’m not going to lie. It was fun.” At the same time, there was something strange to him about that preseason game. He sat courtside with Jazz CEO ...

With Hayward and Favors watching, Jazz blow big lead in L.A.

Los Angeles • Gordon Hayward called it “a tale of two halves.” Quin Snyder referenced “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”Sunday night at Staples Center, the Utah Jazz nearly ran the Lakers out of the gym in the first half, building up a 22-point lead. But a third quarter in which the Jazz committed 11 turnovers and were outscored 31-19 flipped the script.In the end, Utah fell 98-91 and dropped to 4-2 in the exhibition season.The Jazz played the entire game without starting point guard Tre...
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 20, 2014

Jazz Notes: Lakers’ Nash a model for Jazz’s Burke

Los Angeles • Neither Steve Nash nor Trey Burke suited up Sunday night at Staples Center. For the 40-year-old Nash, injuries have kept him off the court with frequency the last two years. For the youngster Burke, it was simply a deserved rest in the preseason. The two point guards are at opposite ends of their careers. But Jazz coach Quin Snyder said this week, he’d like to see his young floor general look to Nash for inspiration. “He changed the game in a lot of ways,” Snyder said. “… Frankly, ...
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 20, 2014

Utah Jazz: Lakers beat Jazz as fringe players fight for roster spots

Los Angeles • When the Utah Jazz squandered their 22-point first-half lead Sunday night, it likely cost Jack Cooley a coveted chance to get into the game. The Jazz’s 98-91 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Lakers hardly matters to most. But for Cooley and the others who are simply trying to win a spot on the Jazz roster, every minute of playing time is precious. “Really I just want to come in here and give it my all,” Cooley, a 23-year-old forward from Notre Dame, says. “My usual mentality in li...
Deseret Morning News Oct 20, 2014
Already impressing: Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum has continued to show his potential this preseason

Already impressing: Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum has continued to show his potential this preseason

Utah Jazz rookie guard Dante Exum has already impressed during the early stages of his NBA career.
Deseret Morning News Oct 20, 2014
Utah Jazz give key starters a break in 98-91 loss to Los Angeles Lakers

Utah Jazz give key starters a break in 98-91 loss to Los Angeles Lakers

Utah struggled mightily after halftime when starters Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors joined Trey Burke on the sideline for...

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