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JazzRank #10: Steve Novak

JazzRank #10: Steve Novak

saltcityhoops.com Updated 20 hours ago
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images After having an insider perspective of the San Antonio Spurs’ brand of basketball, it is not surprising to see new head coach Quin Snyder implementing some aspects into the Utah Jazz schemes. Likewise, it is not sho…
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  • Utah Jazz: For Mehmet Okur, new chapter lets kids touch past

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

    sltrib.com 21 hours ago
    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 p…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Never quite reaching the NBA mountaintop, the Utah Jazz last season completed their long descent back down the Wasatch Range to the Salt Lake Valley, submitting their worst record since the franchise’s infancy. The Stockton, Malone and Sloan salad days …
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  • The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014

    The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014

    saltcityhoops.com sltrib.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein – NBAE via Getty Images I don’t think any Jazz fan likes seeing a loss to the Lakers, but there were some very encouraging moments from last night’s game. 1. The asterisk. Though technically a loss, I think this game has an …
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  • Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’…

    Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’t F**k It Up”

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    The Lakers stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Utah Jazz at home last night, 98-91. Kobe Bryant‘s 26 points and Ronnie Price‘s defense were the biggest reasons why. Rookie Julius Randle had a decent game, too, with eight points, fi…
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  • Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz …

    Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz preseason loss to Lakers (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    He's not exactly a household name, but Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks established himself last season as one of the league's most potent reserve scorers, a 6-foot-6 wing with a knack for getting to the rim. During Sunday's preseason matchup with the Los Ang…
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  • Utah Jazz: Lakers beat Jazz as fringe players fight for roster …

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

    sltrib.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    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 a…
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  • JazzRank #11: Jeremy Evans

    JazzRank #11: Jeremy Evans

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) It’s hard to find more likable guys in the NBA than Jeremy Evans. The 5th-year Utah Jazz forward has always been extremely popular among fans. The combination of his personality, his art, his dunks and …
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  • Utah Jazz: For Enes Kanter, the time is now

    Utah Jazz: For Enes Kanter, the time is now

    sltrib.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)
    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 Lin…
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  • Booker injures ankle in scuffle with Griffin

    Booker injures ankle in scuffle with Griffin

    sltrib.com saltcityhoops.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)
    Los Angeles • Trevor Booker was surprised by the referee’s decision. In the third quarter of Saturday night’s preseason loss to the Clippers, the Jazz forward fouled Blake Griffin hard to stop a fast-break dunk, and the act was deemed to be flagrant. Bu…
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  • Blake Griffin Says He May Retaliate To Hard Fouls In Future (Vi…

    Blake Griffin Says He May Retaliate To Hard Fouls In Future (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)
    Blake Griffin might have finally reached his breaking point. After taking a hard foul from the Utah Jazz’s Trevor Booker and instigating a minor scuffle last night, the Los Angeles Clippers superstar says he might retaliate against similar plays in the …
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  • Monson: Quin Snyder and Utah Jazz players are a good match

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

    sltrib.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)
    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 unencum…
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  • Utah Jazz: Rookie guard Exum shows potential in preseason

    Utah Jazz: Rookie guard Exum shows potential in preseason

    sltrib.com dimemag.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    Los Angeles • Before tipoff Friday night, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was asked for his opinion of Jazz rookie Dante Exum. The point guard had struggled in the teams’ meeting earlier in the week. His inexperience showed when he was tricked into committing…
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  • Utah Jazz: Hood relishes chance to face off with Kobe

    Utah Jazz: Hood relishes chance to face off with Kobe

    sltrib.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    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 s…
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  • JazzRank #12:  Ian Clark, Yet To Blossom

    JazzRank #12: Ian Clark, Yet To Blossom

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    The Jazz had to partially guarantee Ian Clark’s deal to get him away from other suitors. That means there are other teams interested in the Summer League MVP. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images) Editor’s note: This is the third in the annual …
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  • The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/16/2014

    The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/16/2014

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images 1. Preseason or no, Trevor Booker looks ready to prove himself. Quickly endearing himself to a Jazz fan base that will just love his hustle and workmanlike approach, the former Washington Wizard is snea…
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  • Jazz notes: Ronnie Price trying to stick in L.A.

    Jazz notes: Ronnie Price trying to stick in L.A.

    sltrib.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    Anaheim, Calif. • The Lakers backcourt has been plagued by injuries this preseason. Rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson sat out Thursday night’s game against the Jazz with a calf strain. Jeremy Lin was dealing with a sprained left ankle. And the 40-year-…
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  • Utah Jazz: Jazz roll past Lakers 119-86

    Utah Jazz: Jazz roll past Lakers 119-86

    sltrib.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    Anaheim, Calif. • As he prepared to a do two-minute spot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week in Southern California, Derrick Favors said he felt more nervous than he would before a game. “I didn’t want to go out there and mess up, or trip over somethi…
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  • To Board Or Not To Board

    To Board Or Not To Board

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    Should Utah’s bigs battle for boards or bolt back? (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) Like giddy teenagers on a fourth date, we’re still just getting to know the 2014-15 version of the Utah Jazz. With a new coach in the mix, you can’t take a…
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  • JazzRank #13: Carrick Felix

    JazzRank #13: Carrick Felix

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    Carrick Felix on Jazz Media Day. Editor’s note: This is the first in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughout the preseason, we’ll count up through the current Jazz roster, from worst to firs…
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  • JazzRank #14: Toure’ Murry

    JazzRank #14: Toure’ Murry

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    New Jazz PG Toure’ Murry shoots over old Jazz SG Brandon Rush. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) Editor’s note: This is the first in the annual series from Salt City Hoops ranking the current players on the Utah Jazz roster. Throughou…
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  • Video - Jazz Rout Lakers 00:32

    Jazz Rout Lakers

    Oct 17
    Kobe Bryant had 27 points and five rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Jazz beat the Lakers 119-86 in preseason action.
  • Video - Griffin, Booker Scuffle 00:48

    Griffin, Booker Scuffle

    Oct 17
    Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker had to be separated after Booker committed a hard foul on Griffin in the Clippers' 101-97 win over the Jazz.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Itemized 01:37

    Kobe Bryant Itemized

    Oct 16
    Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career. Can he reach the milestones ahead?
  • Video - Steve Nash Injured Again 03:04

    Steve Nash Injured Again

    Oct 15
    ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton discusses Steve Nash's latest setback.

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