Matt Gade, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The Jazz won't get an opportunity to participate in any Thanksgiving morning football games. But, like Walmart, Old Navy and Toys-R-Us, the Zions Bank Basketball Center will be open Thursday morning.
With a game Friday against Phoenix, the Jazz will be practicing for the second day in a row. They will be done early enough to enjoy turkey and pumpkin pies, though. Some also had a chance to help others enjoy a traditional holiday feast after Wednesday's practice.
Multiple players, including international athletes Enes Kanter (Turkey), Rudy Gobert (France) and Andris Biedrins (Latvia), were among Jazz personnel to help serve an estimated 3,600-plus Thanksgiving meals Wednesday to homeless and low-income Utahns with the Salt Lake City Mission and Utah Food Services at EnergySolutions Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
EXTRA TRIMMINGS: While Thursday is just another day in his home country, Biedrins is appreciative of the American holiday. "It's great," he said, "to see how everybody comes together and celebrates as family and friends." Jazz power forward Derrick Favors was asked to name his favorite Thanksgiving food. "Whatever my mamma cooks," he said. "Whatever she cooks, I’m there."
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