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SLC Dunk 18 mins ago
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Recap: Jazz Open Flat - Finish Sharp; Win Season Opener

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Recap: Jazz Open Flat - Finish Sharp; Win Season Opener

Utah Jazz defense buries the Denver Nuggets underground in a decisive second half. The Utah Jazz played their division and Rocky Mountain rival Denver Nuggets in the home opener at the Aunt Viv Arena. The Jazz jumped out to an 8-3 lead with surprise starter Donovan Mitchell in the lineup due to some standard Rodney Hood gastric distress. Unfortunately, the lead evaporated in the later part of the first half under a barrage of open three pointers from Gary Harris and Will Barton. Highlights from the Jazz were few and far between in the first half. Mitchell had a few nice buckets and the...
SLC Dunk 2 hours ago
Rodney Hood leaves game 30 seconds before it starts

Rodney Hood leaves game 30 seconds before it starts

Donovan Mitchell gets his first start. Rodney Hood left the court 30 seconds before the game started forcing Donovan Mitchell into his first start of his career. In what was an odd situation, the referees were about to tip it off, but Rodney Hood walked off the court. Rodney Hood does have a history with pregame jitters. Hopefully the Utah Jazz starting shooting is okay as the Utah Jazz are already down Exum and Neto. Remember Rodney Hood has a history of jitter issues, wonder if the season opener got to him.— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) October 19, 2017 Timeout Utah; Jazz 8, Nuggets...
SLC Dunk 3 hours ago
Game Thread: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets

Game Thread: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets

The Utah Jazz face off against the Denver Nuggets in the season opener! Game Info When: Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm MT Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah Television: ATT Sports Net Radio: 1280 or 97.5 The Zone. Injuries Utah Jazz: Dante Exum (shoulder), Raul Neto Denver Nuggets: None Mandatory Highlight #NBARooks doin' work!@utahjazz guard Donovan Mitchell was busy last night, going for 26p, including a big three late in #NBAPreseason win! pic.twitter.com/7cZ95JfMHO— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) October 11, 2017 What to Watch For How will Donovan Mitchell do in...
Purple and Blue 4 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Northwest Division Rival Preview – Nuggets Edition

The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets came out even last season, with each home team winning the game. Will this be different in 2017-18? Part one of the Utah Jazz divisional series was focused on the Portland Trail Blazers, but today, let’s take a look at the foe the Jazz will host tonight in their […] Utah Jazz: Northwest Division Rival Preview – Nuggets Edition - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue 5 hours ago

Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets key matchup: Rudy Gobert vs. Nikola Jokic

The Utah Jazz’s season opener is a clash of a top defensive center and a top offensive center in Rudy Gobert and Nikola Jokic. Rudy Gobert and Nikola Jokic are two of the league’s premier up-and-coming big men who both probably get less recognition than they deserve being on small-market teams. While there’s plenty of […] Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets key matchup: Rudy Gobert vs. Nikola Jokic - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk 6 hours ago
Utah Jazz Rank: 2nd most valuable is Ricky Rubio

Utah Jazz Rank: 2nd most valuable is Ricky Rubio

But where would Man-Bun Ricky rank vs. no Man-Bun Ricky? Ricky Rubio was voted by you as the 2nd most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster. The 26 year old Spanish point guard spent his entire career so far in Minnesota. How will he fare with the expectations of winning and making the playoffs? We all know what Rubio is and what he is not. He’s an elite passer and playmaker, but not much of a shot maker. He’s a pesky defender, but not much of a finisher. There are people on both sides of those spectrums as far as what they think he will do on this Jazz roster. Personally, I am very...
Purple and Blue 10 hours ago

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: Opening night primer and game info

Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz play host to Paul Millsap and the Denver Nuggets at the new-look Vivint Smart Home Arena in their 2017-18 season opener. Opening night, it’s opening night! It’s Dennis Lindsey’s latest show — will it flop or will it go? That’s the question we’ll begin to get answers for with the Utah […] Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: Opening night primer and game info - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk 13 hours ago
The Downbeat: GAMEDAY!

The Downbeat: GAMEDAY!

The Utah Jazz NBA season begins today! It’s here, it’s actually here. The Utah Jazz play the games that matter. Let’s start this GAMEDAY downbeat! It feels like years have passed since we watched the Jazz lose to the Warriors in the playoffs. After a tumultuous offseason that saw the highs of drafting Donovan Mitchell and the lows of seeing Gordon Hayward leave, we finally get to settle in and watch our team. One of the best carryovers from last season, besides the true DPOY Rudy Gobert, is the #takenote hashtag. #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/v7mguFW3En— Utah Jazz...
Purple and Blue 15 hours ago

10/18 Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: Keys to the Game

The Utah Jazz will have their hands full in their 2017-18 season opener tonight against a prolific Denver Nuggets team. The long wait of offseason is finally over as the Utah Jazz’s 2017-18 campaign gets underway tonight as they’ll host the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are one of many teams that underwent significant improvements this […] 10/18 Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: Keys to the Game - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Oct 17, 2017

Utah Jazz: Northwest Division Rival Preview – Blazers Edition

The Utah Jazz and Portland Trailblazers came out even last season, but how does this match-up look in 2017-2018? In the first edition of a look at all four of the Utah Jazz’s Northwest Division foes, let’s begin by checking out the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 Results Last Season: 41-41 Series vs […] Utah Jazz: Northwest Division Rival Preview – Blazers Edition - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Oct 17, 2017

Utah Jazz: J-Notes Staff Bold Predictions for the 2017-18 Season

On the eve of the Utah Jazz’s 2017-18 opener against the Denver Nuggets, the staff here at The J-Notes chimes in with bold predictions for the Jazz this season. The 2017-18 NBA season may have more question marks and storylines across the league than any other season in recent memory; maybe ever. The Utah Jazz are […] Utah Jazz: J-Notes Staff Bold Predictions for the 2017-18 Season - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Oct 17, 2017
Report: Gordon Hayward suffers ankle injury in Boston debut

Report: Gordon Hayward suffers ankle injury in Boston debut

Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury. Gordon Hayward in his Boston Celtics debut suffered a terrible ankle injury. We’re not going to show the replay here—because we have a heart—but it’s pretty terrible. It happened in the opening minutes of the Celtic’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Shortly after the injury, Gordon Hayward was carted off the court on a stretcher, and believe us when we say it was gruesome. You can go searching for the image if you want, but we wouldn’t recommend it. This is Paul George-level injury. Boston forward Gordon Hayward has been...
Purple and Blue Oct 17, 2017

Former Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome leg injury in season opener

Former Utah Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome left leg injury in his Boston Celtics debut on Tuesday night. NBA opening night got off to a disappointing start as mere minutes into the first game of the 2017-18 season between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, former Utah Jazz All-Star and current Celtic Gordon […] Former Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome leg injury in season opener - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Oct 17, 2017
Utah Jazz Rank: Rodney Hood ranks 3rd

Utah Jazz Rank: Rodney Hood ranks 3rd

Will he live up to the expectations? Rodney Hood has cracked the top 3 in our ranking of the Utah Jazz roster. The young shooting guard out of Duke is going into a contract year after news came out that an extension will not be agreed upon. The Jazz coaching and management have put a lot of faith in Hood, hoping he will replace a good chunk of the scoring void left by a former player. Last year was a bit of a down year, as he struggled to stay on the court during the middle portion of the season. Everyone is hoping that the early-season Hood is the real one. Much like Derrick Favors, he...
SLC Dunk Oct 17, 2017
Utah Jazz Giveaway Rankings

Utah Jazz Giveaway Rankings

Probably the most important Utah Jazz rankings Opening day is tomorrow and you’re thinking about what games you might go to. If you’re not sure which games to see, the giveaways could make that decision much easier. In the past I’ve gotten a Rudy Gobert nesting doll, my Utah Jazz blanket and other small items. The giveaways can be really fun and you can get some memorabilia that could last for years. This year, there are only five giveaways. So it makes them that much more unique. Let’s take a look at this year’s giveaways and, of course, rank them. 5. Wednesday,...
SLC Dunk Oct 17, 2017
The Downbeat: Jazz players could bring home hardware this year.

The Downbeat: Jazz players could bring home hardware this year.

A couple Jazzman are garnering attention for some NBA Awards this season. One. More. Day. That is all. Some of the national news outlets have been putting out their projected awards winners for the upcoming season. A couple guys on the Utah Jazz have been getting mentions. Sports Illustrated on the Most Improved Player: Mahoney: Rodney Hood, Jazz. Utah’s offense, in the absence of Gordon Hayward and George Hill, has to turn somewhere. Who better to fill that void than Hood? The 24-year-old wing has teased over his first three NBA seasons with tantalizing displays of shot...
Purple and Blue Oct 16, 2017

Three-Point Threat Episode 16: Roster News, Week 1 Preview, Utah Jazz Predictions

The Three-Point Threat Podcast returns with a final look at the 2017-18 Utah Jazz regular season that is now just two days away! The long wait of the offseason is finally over as the Utah Jazz regular season kicks off this Wednesday with a home contest against the Denver Nuggets! With that excitement around the […] Three-Point Threat Episode 16: Roster News, Week 1 Preview, Utah Jazz Predictions - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Oct 16, 2017

Report: Despite talks, no extension for Rodney Hood, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz wing Rodney Hood appears destined for restricted free agency following the conclusion of the 2017-18 NBA season. On Monday night, the extension deadline for members of the 2014 NBA Draft class will come and go. As such, the clock is also set to run out on Rodney Hood re-upping with the Utah Jazz […] Report: Despite talks, no extension for Rodney Hood, Utah Jazz - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Oct 16, 2017

Utah Jazz: Dante Exum opts for surgery; Nate Wolters activated

Utah Jazz combo guard Dante Exum could miss all of the 2017-18 season after the team announced he’ll have shoulder surgery. For the past 10 days, Utah Jazz fans monitoring the Dante Exum situation have been trapped in the Alphaville song “Forever Young.” Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. Are you gonna drop the bomb […] Utah Jazz: Dante Exum opts for surgery; Nate Wolters activated - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Oct 16, 2017

Utah Jazz 2017-18 Week One Outlook, Predictions

The Utah Jazz start off the brand new 2017-18 NBA season with three tough match-ups against a trio of revamped divisional foes. We are back at it again, folks! The 2017-18 Utah Jazz season is officially upon us! And to get you ready for each and every week of the season, I’m happy to announce […] Utah Jazz 2017-18 Week One Outlook, Predictions - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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