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Utah Jazz Mock Draft Round-Up 1.0

Utah Jazz Mock Draft Round-Up 1.0

saltcityhoops.com Updated May 20 (2 days ago)
Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky is someone who might be on Utah”s radar. (Mary Langenfeld / USA TODAY Sports) The NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone and while the Utah Jazz did not get lucky, they now know that the 12th pick is indeed theirs on June 2…
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  • Hayward undergoes minor procedure

    Hayward undergoes minor procedure

    sltrib.com 6 hours ago
    The Utah Jazz are not immune to the off-season injury bug. Star small forward Gordon Hayward underwent a minor procedure to resolve inflammation in his right heel, the Jazz announced on Friday. Hayward is expected to recover and resume basketball activi…
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  • Lindsey Likes Utah’s “Sweet Spot” at 12

    Lindsey Likes Utah’s “Sweet Spot” at 12

    saltcityhoops.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    The Utah Jazz will select 12th in the June draft. Twelve it is. The Utah Jazz went into Tuesday evening’s lottery draw with long odds of moving up from their #12 position for the June 25 draft, and left without any major surprises. Just minutes into the…
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  • 5 on 5: Carmelo Hatred and Jerseys Graded

    5 on 5: Carmelo Hatred and Jerseys Graded

    saltcityhoops.com May 19 (4 days ago)
    Peter Hapak, ESPN.com What current or former Jazz player (who was not that good) do you irrationally love? Dan Clayton: I’m still sad that Raul Lopez didn’t work out, and I’ll insist until my dying day that he had a chance to be really good. Injuries, h…
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  • Players Come and Go – Lessons from the Past

    Players Come and Go – Lessons from the Past

    saltcityhoops.com May 18 (5 days ago)
    Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images Every year, players captivate the hearts of Jazz Nation and fans don’t want to let go. This year was no exception, as was very evident during the final week of the season. Some players made their final ho…
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  • Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Christian Wood

    Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Christian Wood

    saltcityhoops.com May 18 (5 days ago)
    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images In my Jazz Draft Big Board, I noted that if the Jazz decide to either move out of the lottery or are still looking for another big with a load of upside late in the 1st round, UNLV’s Christian Wood might be the best op…
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  • Johnson meets with Jazz at combine

    Johnson meets with Jazz at combine

    sltrib.com May 16
    Rough and rugged, but big and skilled at the same time. With some seasoning, some tutelage, this could describe Arizona forward Stanley Johnson almost perfectly. The projected lottery pick has fans among teams in the top 10 because of those attributes. …
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  • UNLV forward Wood meets with Utah Jazz at combine

    UNLV forward Wood meets with Utah Jazz at combine

    sltrib.com May 14
    One of the things the Utah Jazz want to do this offseason is improve the overall shooting through the roster. Versatility helps as well. UNLV forward Christian Wood met with the Jazz during the Draft Combine this week. He’s a 6-foot-11 power forward w…
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  • Offseason Target: Raiding the Raptors’ Post-Playoff Mess

    Offseason Target: Raiding the Raptors’ Post-Playoff Mess

    (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images) There are a lot of places the Utah Jazz could go talent-shopping as they look to turn all their promise and potential into a competitive club. For example, they could look to the North. Way North. The Jazz ar…
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  • Jazz Draft Plans, Round 2 Analysis, & More – Salt City Hoop…

    Jazz Draft Plans, Round 2 Analysis, & More – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700

    On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show, Tyler Gibbons subs for Ben Dowsett alongside Andy Larsen. We start by discussing the Jazz’s strategy in this draft and the long term plan: will the Jazz take one of the names in this draft, or trade ou…
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  • Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Kristaps Porzingis

    Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Kristaps Porzingis

    Photo Credit: Yarisaha In our initial Jazz big board that dropped on Saturday, one of the things I touched on was the team’s need for more perimeter-minded weapons, particularly dealing with front-court players. Within this series, we’ve touched on a ha…
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  • Dakota’s 2015 Jazz Big Board 1.0

    Dakota’s 2015 Jazz Big Board 1.0

    ESPN.com With the upcoming NBA Draft Combine combined with the Draft Lottery on the 20th, I thought that the time was right to add a Jazz-oriented big board alongside my weekly prospect profiles. This big board shouldn’t be looked at as how I’d rank the…
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  • 5 on 5: Jazz and the Playoffs

    5 on 5: Jazz and the Playoffs

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images 1. How many of the 16 teams that made the Playoffs, if any, could the Jazz beat in a seven-game series? Clint Johnson: Five. They should beat Brooklyn in a seven game series. I see the Jazz as about even money against Bosto…
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  • Reppin’ Right: Who Should Be Utah’s Lotto Rep?

    Reppin’ Right: Who Should Be Utah’s Lotto Rep?

    (Getty Images) May 19 is simultaneously the biggest day for Jazz news in the next month and a half, and a likely non-news day. Yes, NBA Draft Lottery day is the only key date on the league’s May calendar that matters to Utah, currently slated at the 12t…
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  • Jazz beat the bushes, looking for talent

    Jazz beat the bushes, looking for talent

    sltrib.com May 6
    The vacation is over for the Utah Jazz. Which is to say the offseason has officially begun. On Wednesday morning, the Jazz held their first NBA pre-draft workout, a week before the pre-draft combine is to be held in Chicago. As such - before the lottery…
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  • Has the Door Closed on Jeremy Evans in Utah?

    Has the Door Closed on Jeremy Evans in Utah?

    Has high-flying Jeremy Evans played his last game in Utah? (Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) For five seasons, the high-flying, beyond athletic Evans has called Utah his home. He has spent his entire NBA career in a Jazz uniform. Thanks to his a…
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  • 5 on 5: Draft, Trades, and Roster Changes

    5 on 5: Draft, Trades, and Roster Changes

    ESPN.com 1. Will the Jazz trade up, trade down, trade out, or keep their pick in the draft? Dan Clayton: Assuming it’s pick #12, I still think their preference is to trade it for the right complementary veteran. The way Dennis Lindsay has consistently s…
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  • Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Devin Booker

    Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Devin Booker

    Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images As was apparent during last week’s draft profile piece on Kevon Looney, one of the big themes throughout this series has been Utah using their lottery pick on a young, high-upside prospect. That angle is going to continu…
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  • Just How Good Can the Jazz Be?

    Just How Good Can the Jazz Be?

    Photo by Nathaniel Butler/NBAE via Getty Images I’m sure every Jazz fan has tried to figure out just how good the Jazz are, or will be, next season. And I’m sure every fan has gotten carried away to some extent, dreaming of 50-win seasons and pushing fo…
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  • Gordon Hayward Proving His Worth

    Gordon Hayward Proving His Worth

    AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Many a Jazz fan will look back on July 14th, 2014 as a source of retroactive pride. That was the day the Jazz matched Charlotte’s four-year, $63 million offer in restricted free agency to Gordon Hayward, locking him up for at least …
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  • Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Kevon Looney

    Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Kevon Looney

    Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images One of the big themes that has been evident throughout this draft prospect profile series has been the Jazz’s potential pursuit of a stretch four. We’ve touched on a few prospects that could potentially fill that ne…
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  • Jazz point guard Bryce Cotton earns D-League honors

    Jazz point guard Bryce Cotton earns D-League honors

    sltrib.com Apr 22
    Bryce Cotton just received an honor he’d probably prefer to never get again. The Utah Jazz point guard on Wednesday was named to the All-NBA D-League second team as well as the developmental league’s All-Rookie first team. Cotton’s averages of 2…
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  • Why The Jazz Should (And Most Likely Will) Bring Back Joe Ingle…

    Why The Jazz Should (And Most Likely Will) Bring Back Joe Ingles

    Joe Ingles was a vital cog in the Utah Jazz’s success this season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Just two days before the 2014-2015 NBA season began, the Utah Jazz carried out a transaction that did not garner much attention, nor did it seem to be one to warra…
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  • Quin Snyder finishes eighth in Coach of the Year voting

    Quin Snyder finishes eighth in Coach of the Year voting

    sltrib.com Apr 21
    Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder finished eighth in Coach of the Year voting after his team’s second-half surged helped garner him a handful of third-place votes from the press. Snyder’s former boss, Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, won the award with 67…
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  • Reviewing Ben Dowsett’s 10 Preseason Predictions

    Reviewing Ben Dowsett’s 10 Preseason Predictions

    AP Photo/David J. Phillip Back in late October, I made a list of 10 predictions for the upcoming Jazz season. Some were more outlandish than others, but each almost certainly prompted some percentage of my readership to think to themselves, “I can’t wai…
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  • Trevor Booker makes Shaqtin' blooper reel

    Trevor Booker makes Shaqtin' blooper reel

    sltrib.com Apr 21
    <freeform> Their season is done, but the Utah Jazz still found a way on to national television (something that didn’t happen much at all this past season). In this case, it was a miscommunication between Trevor Booker and Joe Ingles and it lande…
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  • Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Sam Dekker

    Utah Jazz Draft Prospects 2015: Sam Dekker

    Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Throughout the entire 2014-15 regular season, Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker was seemingly lost in the shuffle among the rest of the top college forwards. Despite being one of the key pieces behind a top-notch Badgers progr…
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  • Rodney Hood, his award and his offseason plans

    Rodney Hood, his award and his offseason plans

    Two weeks. That’s the rest that Rodney Hood will allow for himself this offseason. One day after lockerroom cleanout, the Utah Jazz shooting guard was afforded the biggest honor of his young NBA career. He was named the Western Conference rookie of th…
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  • Video - Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers 01:15

    Hayward Leads Jazz Past Lakers

    Mar 19
    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 22 points in the Jazz's 80-73 win over the Lakers.
  • Video - Jazz Rout Hornets 00:43

    Jazz Rout Hornets

    Mar 16
    The Jazz scored 61 points in the first half and went on to beat the Hornets 94-66.
  • Video - NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night 00:56

    NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

    Mar 12
    Check out the top three plays from the night in the NBA, including Kyrie Irving's big shot to send the game to overtime.
  • Video - Gobert's Monster Game Carries Jazz 00:54

    Gobert's Monster Game Carries Jazz

    Mar 12
    Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 22 rebounds in Utah's 109-91 win over Houston.

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