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Silver Screen and Roll 23 hours ago
Lakers waiving Jeremy Tyler, according to report

Lakers waiving Jeremy Tyler, according to report

The Lakers are waiving one of their non-guaranteed training camp invitees. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to waive big man Jeremy Tyler so he can sign a deal overseas to play in China, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Tyler was a training camp invitee on a non-guranteed deal for Los Angeles. He will not suit up for the Lakers' preseason game against the Utah Jazz Sunday night. The Lakers' frontcourt depth is already filled with Jordan Hill, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre at center while Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ryan Kelly stand as the power forward trio, leaving little...

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Deseret Morning News 36 mins ago
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 3 hours ago

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 17 hours ago

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, ...
Deseret Morning News 17 hours ago
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.
Salt Lake Tribune 17 hours ago

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 18 hours ago
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...

Alec Burks says he's good to go against the Lakers

El Segundo, Calif. • Alec Burks’ left shoulder was wrapped with an ice pack as he came off the floor following shootaround this morning. But after missing three straight preseason games because of injury, the Utah Jazz guard says he’s good to go tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.“It feels real good,” he said. “I’m ready to go.”The fourth-year shooting guard injured his left shoulder bumping into a teammate during a shootaround on Monday. Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the team was “erring on t...
Deseret Morning News Oct 18, 2014
Friday fracas: Trevor Booker nearly hit, gets injured in quarrel with Blake Griffin during Jazz loss

Friday fracas: Trevor Booker nearly hit, gets injured in quarrel with Blake Griffin during Jazz loss

It’s still only preseason, but the scrappy, feisty, lunch-pail/cereal-bowl-toting Trevor Booker did another thing...
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 18, 2014

Utah Jazz: 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. It won’t be easy. Kanter also knows this. He’s the one guy in the starting lineup who has to make a significant skill adjustm...
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 18, 2014

Monson: Quin Snyder and Utah Jazz players are a good match

None of this preseason stuff counts. That does not mean it doesn’t matter. The Jazz, to varying levels of success, are attempting to build their new model here, their new way of playing, their new way of thinking. And they’re doing it completely unencumbered by those awful restrictions of the past, namely using veteran players who have no future with the team at the expense of younger players who do. Quin Snyder is flipping that script. Losing won’t frighten Snyder into choosing a different pat...

Jazz fall to Clippers for first loss of the preseason

Los Angeles • It’s 1 a.m. in Salt Lake, so I’m going to try to wrap this up quickly.The Jazz had rolled through much of the preseason, en route to a 4-0 exhibition record. Tonight’s 101-97 loss felt much more like the regular season.But the Jazz left Staples Center feeling good about themselves.“We’ve been talking about trying to learn and there were a ton of opportunities to do that tonight,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “You can’t not be happy with how our guys competed.”The Clippers hadn’t wo...

Trevor Booker and Blake Griffin scuffle after hard foul

Los Angeles • Trevor Booker was surprised by the call. In the third quarter of Saturday night’s preseason game against the Clippers, the Jazz forward fouled Blake Griffin hard to stop a fast-break dunk.But Griffin wasn’t surprised things got heated after that.“Not really,” Booker said. “Because it was him. We have our history.”Booker and Griffin have tangled before, while Booker played for the Washington Wizards. And Booker has called for Griffin to be suspended.On Saturday, Griffin took excepti...
Salt Lake Tribune Oct 18, 2014

Utah Jazz: Hood relishes chance to face off with Kobe

Los Angeles • Late in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Lakers, Jazz coach Quin Snyder tried to get one of his old players to take on one of his new ones. “Coach Snyder was messing with him, trying to get him to go at me,” rookie Rodney Hood said. That other player? Kobe Bryant. It might have startled Hood, who said Bryant was one of his favorite players growing up. “[But] when Kobe started laughing, I was like, ‘All right. It’s cool.” Bryant scored 27 points in the game. Hood scored 1...

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