Matthew Petersen
Matt Petersen joined the DeseretNews.com staff after three years of sports reporting and sports web editing at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. Born in Nebraska and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Matt has grown to love the scenery, sports and people in Utah since moving there in 2009 to finish his studies at Utah Valley University. Matt is an avid NBA follower and makes time to dust off the high-tops to do more than just write and watch the sport.

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Multiple reports state the Jazz have agreed to take on the considerable contracts attached to Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush as the Warriors position themselves in hopes of signing Dwight H...
With far more facts and factors within management's control, free agency leaves much less room for error than the crapshoot that is the draft.
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BYU legends Marc Wilson and LaVell Edwards both expressed admiration for BYU's current defense as well as the Cougars' past defenses during the school's football media day Wednesday.
The Jazz have three picks, including two in the first round, with which to fill several needs before the start of next season.
So much was asked from LeBron James and the Heat. Now back-to-back champions, haven't James and the Heat provided all the answers?
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With a historic Game 7 on tap, we take a look at five important lessons learned through the first six games of the NBA Finals.
There’s more at stake than the Spurs or Heat winning this year’s NBA Finals. Miami and San Antonio represent the two extremes of team-building philosophies.
Almost doesn't count. Those three words were verified multiple times on Tuesday night.