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Playoffs now a goal for Jazz after exceeding expectations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz are ahead of schedule and now general manager Dennis Lindsey has a decision to make. Lindsey took the reins in 2012 and implemented a plan that called for a slow rebuild with young players, but the team has exceeded expectations. The Jazz finished 38-44 with a 13-game improvement from the 2013-14 season. The improvement was the second-best in the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Reality Check?

There’s no denying that this season has been a special one for the Utah Jazz.  After years of mediocrity and a rebuilding process that hasn’t been as fast as some would like, fans are finally starting to see a glimmer of results that they have long been hoping for. It’s safe to say that the Jazz have overachieved.  They’ll finish this season closer to .500 than many predicted...
Via TornBySports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 18: NBA Mixed Bag

Jedi & Jerms Episode 18: NBA Mixed Bag. “You got a face that was destined for radio and a voice that was destined for print journalism.” John and Alan discuss the final day of NBA basketball for 2014-15. The discussion turns to the playoffs, the Utah Jazz’ summer, and the possibilities that lay ahead. The Rocky Mountain Revue returns! And should fans temper their expectations...
Via TornBySports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Utah Jazz employee tried to dunk via did not go well

Fail: A Utah Jazz employee tried to dunk via did not go well.[Twitter]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Bryce Cotton's 1-handed, lefty dunk the oop of the year

Utah Jazz Bryce Cotton rises over the Mavericks and throws down the monster alley-oop finish. Lefty.Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Cotton Smashes Home a Big Alley-Oop Slam

Utah Jazz rookie Bryce Cotton had himself a great night in a 109-92 win over the visiting Mavericks. Scoring a career-high 21 points in 26 minutes of action, which also included a nasty alley-oop slam that impressed his teammates. “It was crazy,’’ said Booker. “He shows it in practice sometimes. I think it got tipped too and he still caught it. It was pretty nasty.’...
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz's Gordon Hayward might miss season finale with Achilles issue

  Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season because of an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks because of inflammation of the tendon. The small forward did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz close the season at Houston on Wednesday. Snyder says Hayward...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayward may be done for season: Achilles tendon injury

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks due to inflammation of the tendon. He did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz close the season at Houston on Wednesday. Snyder says Hayward...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Booker Scores a Career-High 36

Out of nowhere Trevor Booker led the way, as the Utah Jazz beat the Blazers 111-105 at The Moda Center scoring a career-high 36 points. Booker’s previous career high was 26 points while playing for the Denver Nuggets in 2011. The post Trevor Booker Scores a Career-High 36 appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Utah Jazz Improved A Great Deal… And Must Now Confront The Cutthroat Landscape In The Western Conference

In the 162-game baseball season or the 16-game NFL season, an improvement of just over 10 games cannot be compared. Such an improvement is titanic in the NFL, comparatively modest in baseball. In hockey, 10 more wins in a regular season could mean something hugely significant, but with overtime and shootout losses counting for a point, a plus-10 win differential from the previous...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: How Close To The Playoffs?

(Source: Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Jazz are in the peculiar situation of having a wealth of talent, yet still finding themselves far outside the playoff picture. With an arguable All-Star snub in Gordon Hayward, alongside budding stars in Trey Burke and Derrick Favors, the youthful Jazz have once again found...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert punches in one-handed alley-oop dunk against Grizzlies

Rudy Gobert is the Stifle Tower. And he had a crowd-stopping alley-oop dunk against the Grizzlies. Rodney Hood with the lob. Then Gobert with the dunk then the SALUTE: Gotta love Gobert, man. Gotta love him. *** Rudy Gobert pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Robyn Hayward — Wife of Jazz Star Gordon Hayward

It’s not often that we can pump up the Utah Jazz on BC, so what better time to do it than now. The team owns a 16-8 record since the All-Star break and have become a force on the defensive end thanks to Rudy Gobert. Offensively, Gordon Hayward has carried the load with career highs in points and free throws. But it isn’t just on the court where Gordon has excelled, as he and...
Via Busted Coverage
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 17: The NBA Playoff Race

Jedi & Jerms Episode 17: The NBA Playoff Race. John and Alan discuss the furious NBA playoff race in the West, the horrible East, and the remaining games for the Utah Jazz. They remember the legendary voice of the Utah Jazz, the late Hot Rod Hundley.  They discuss what’s good or “must see” on TV and Netflix. They answer a Twitter question as well. We welcome your thoughts...
Via TornBySports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

So, the Utah Jazz Bear mascot got stuck in a hoop

Jazz Bear looking to entertain at some college game by climbing upside down through the hoop...gets stuck.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: NCAA Tournament History

With the Final Four approaching this weekend, it is impossible to not think back to NCAA Tournaments of the past. One of my earliest memories took place in Indianapolis, in 1997 when Miles Simon and Mike Bibby lead the Arizona Wildcats over the defending National Champions, Kentucky Wildcats. It was game that took an overtime to decide who would be crowned NCAA’s best. Coincidentally...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins really likes to posterize Utah’s Gobert

So Utah’s Rudy Gobert ego might be in shambles right now courtesy of Wolves’ Andrew Wiggins. As if getting posterized once was bad enough, Gobert got smashed on twice by Wiggins in the same game and the last dunk was simply filthy. Check out the big man getting abused by Wiggins.
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz jumps for a rebound against Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) March Madness generates a level of fan excitement that few other sporting events can rival. For NBA fans, the month of March marks perhaps the most uneventful stretch of the...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders rips Jazz TV crew for T'Wolves tanking talk

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not won many games this season. Their win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night was just their third in their last 14 tries. Despite the exciting overtime victory, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders was in no mood to celebrate after the game. Instead, Saunders was annoyed by about 25 text messages...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Emergence of Rodney Hood

There are a few phrases you’ll constantly hear in Utah nowadays regarding the Jazz: “Gordon Hayward is a year away from being a consistent all-star selection, not many players can do what he does. “ “Two months ago I didn’t think I would ever say this but the Jazz will be a playoff team next year.” Yesterday I heard former Jazzman and current Utah Jazz TV Analyst, Thurl...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look at the Utah Jazz and their Second-Half Leap

Part of the fun of the second half of the NBA season is seeing which young team will make the leap from potentially good to legitimate threat. This year, that team is the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have posted an 11-3 record since the All-Star break and trade deadline, including victories over Portland, San Antonio and Houston. What’s really impressive, though, is how they’re winning...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz playing much better since All-Star break

Since the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz have posted a 5-2 record. The Jazz also secured their first three game winning streak for the franchise this season and had a chance to extend the streak considerably before losing to Boston. Utah will have a chance to start another three game win streak as they continue their road trip against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets before...
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs are favorites to sign Kendrick Perkins

In a land where 270-pound bruisers don’t exactly grow on trees, the Cleveland Cavaliers may soon have two of them on their roster. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojarowski reports that the Wine and Gold have suddenly become “strong frontrunners” in landing Kendrick Perkins, the 30-year-old center who helped the Boston Celtics win a title in 2008, following an ongoing buyout with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter wants out of Utah

Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz were pretty chummy for a long time, but things started deteriorating this off season when Kanter and the Jazz decided not extend his contract. The team already gave Derrick Favors an extension so they decided to see how Kanter panned out as a full-time starter. Well, it seems we have that answer now. Kanter said after a recent loss to the Mavericks that...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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