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Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik hired by the Bucks

Dennis Lindsey's right-hand man will eventually become the Bucks' general manager.

Ones that got away: Players who left the Jazz for playoff teams

Perhaps Utah Jazz fans thought they had already considered all of the what-ifs at the end of a disappointing season. Then Paul Millsap scored 45 points in Game 4 of the Atlanta-Boston series. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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After 2 frustrating, injury-plagued seasons, Alec Burks looks toward 2016-17

Alec Burks has played in just 35 percent of his team's games the past two seasons and hopes to put his injuries behind him in 2016-17. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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With big turnaround, Hawks beat Celtics 110-83 for 3-2 lead

Kent Bazemore sparked a stunning turnaround with three straight 3-pointers in the second quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks reclaimed the upper hand in their playoff series against the Boston Celtics... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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DeRozan scores 34, Raptors rally in fourth quarter for 3-2 lead over Pacers

DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series Tuesday night when Solomon Hill's 3-pointer... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Brad Rock: A new worry — and a familiar face — will greet Jazz

Though Utah beat Minnesota three of four times last season, the hiring of a new coach and general manager makes the Timberwolves one team that could leapfrog past the Jazz into the playoffs. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Did Jazz or Suns have better 2015 draft?

In the 2015 NBA draft, two Kentucky teammates were selected with back to back picks by the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns. Which team walked away with the superior player? Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Morning links: Former Ute Jason Washburn wins Finals MVP in Europe; ex-Cougar Brandon Davies meets Y. soccer team in Italy

Big man takes home honor after leading team to Balkan International Basketball League championship; former BYU star poses for photo with Greg Wrubell; Trey Lyles is good at mini golf Read more »

April 26, 2016

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USA Basketball announces schedule; Hayward hopeful

The Utah Jazz small forward is closer to representing the U.S. in a major international competition than he ever has been. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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NBA playoffs: Why the Spurs and Cavaliers complete first-round sweeps

In four quick games, the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs find themselves waiting for the second round to begin. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Celtics beat Hawks 104-95 in OT, series tied 2-2

Isaiah Thomas' preschool sons, James and Jaiden, did their best to sit quietly during his postgame news conference on Sunday before the elder tyke leaned over the microphone and said, "my daddy ...... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Gobert 'disappointed' with 2015-16 but has high hopes for the future

This offseason will be a big one for the Stifle Tower, who wants to build muscle, help France in the Olympics and perhaps ink a long-term deal. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Curry hurts knee but Warriors beat Rockets 121-94 in Game 4

Klay Thompson scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors set an NBA playoff record with 21 3-pointers to overcome another injury to Stephen Curry and beat the Houston Rockets 121-94 on Sunday... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Spurs rout Grizzlies 116-95, sweep their way to semifinals

The San Antonio Spurs have swept their way into the Western Conference semifinals after an almost perfunctory, yet very physical test from the most injury-depleted team ever in the NBA playoffs. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Wanted: One superstar for the Jazz

If history shows one thing, it's that NBA championship teams need at least one genuine superstar. With money in the Jazz's pockets and several big-name free agents on the market, this is the time... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Harden's late shot lifts Rockets over Warriors 97-96

James Harden scored 35 points, including the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets took advantage of Stephen Curry's absence to get a 97-96 victory over the Golden State... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah Jazz Summer League dates set

For the second year in a row, the Jazz will host a four-team event in July. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Brad Rock: Accepting the Jazz in an era of average

It's not Kobe-style domination, but it's not uninteresting, either. Sports in Utah right now are good but not great. Is that a bad thing? Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Game 3 questions: Will Curry play? Will Durant play better?

ahoma City Thunder are certain Kevin Durant will play better. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Morning links: Utah Jazz appear on ESPN's 'Best Playoff Vines;' Damian Lillard honors Ogden

Two moments from Jazz playoff history make list; former Weber State star wears T-shirt to remember college town; Utah Olympian Jared Ward gives tips for running a marathon Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Clippers dominate 4th to beat Blazers 102-81, take 2-0 lead

Chris Paul scored 25 points, J.J. Redick added 17 and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-81 Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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LeBron scores 27, Cavs make 20 3s in Game 2 win over Pistons

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. Smith made seven of Cleveland's NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavaliers opened a 2-0 lead in their series with a 107-90... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Wade scores 28 to lead Heat past Hornets, 115-103 in Game 2

MIAMI — Only a week ago the Miami Heat could not score. A five-point quarter in the season finale at Boston was how they sputtered into the postseason, looking nothing like a contender. It... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NBA mock draft roundup: Who will the Jazz select? Where will Jakob Poeltl land?

A look at what NBA draft analysts are saying about who the Utah Jazz might draft and where University of Utah big man Jakob Poeltl could end up. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Morning links: Ty Detmer throws a pass; Tanner Mangum discusses LDS mission, family, BYU football

BYU offensive coordinator tosses a football to Jack Damuni in Cougars football offices; BYU QB featured in Orlando Sentinel story; what if NBA teams had full-scale ads on their jerseys? Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Greg Miller buys his own car dealership in California

Greg Miller announced Wednesday the acquisition of his first automobile dealership with the purchase of Bob Baker Toyota in San Diego. The dealership will be independent of the Larry H. Miller... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Doug Robinson: NBA playoffs: What's the point?

With its ridiculous 16-team playoff format, the NBA is an exercise in futility for most teams. Unlike the NFL and MLB, the NBA's lower-seeded teams have no chance. No team seeded worse than third... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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After slow start, Trey Lyles made huge improvement in rookie season for Jazz

Trey Lyles may not have been a popular draft pick for the Utah Jazz, but he showed his worth with a strong rookie season, particularly over the last two months, when he averaged more than 10 points... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Upstill: Breaking down the Utah Jazz offseason checklist

The Utah Jazz offseason has begun, and the front office looks to be aggressive in upgrading the team. General manager Dennis Lindsey has plenty of options on how to do this. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Five games from the 2015-16 season the Utah Jazz wish they had back

The Utah Jazz missed the playoffs by one game. The following list shows just how close they were to a playoff bid. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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NBA playoffs: What we learned from Game 1 results

Winners of Game 1 in a best-of-7 playoff series go on to win the series 77 percent of the time. Here's what happened on the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs in 2016. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Morning links: Division I financial database published; Big 12 expansion dead?; Kobe air for sale

Report details revenue and spending for public universities' athletic programs; West Virginia president Gordon Gee feels Big 12 is stable; bags of air from Kobe Bryant's last game were available on... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Randy Hollis: Late-season swoon tells us a lot about this Utah Jazz team

The Utah Jazz had great opportunity to earn a playoff spot this season, and they let it slip away. Here's what the team's late-season swoon and certain season-long weaknesses should tell us about... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Blowouts highlight first day of NBA playoffs

Stephen Curry dazzled from long range and drove to the hoop with fire and flair, scoring 24 points before tweaking his ankle as the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 104-78 on Saturday... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Looking forward: Jazz hope for better results with similar-looking group

Playoffs will be a goal for Utah, but Jazz coach Quin Snyder said that won't be the only way the team determines whether next season is a success. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Brad Rock: A way to slow NBA's push to rest stars

Leaving star players home to await playoffs is unfair to fans. Time for a less-is-more approach. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Jazz notes: Breaking down Utah's lottery chances; Jazz players reflect on Kobe's final game

The Jazz have 2.5 percent chance of winning a top-three pick in next month's draft lottery. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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5 reasons to watch the first round of the NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs begin this Saturday, and just like every year, the first round is full of headlines. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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NBA to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18

The NBA will begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18, becoming the first major North American sport to put partners' logos on players' uniforms. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Utah Jazz: A look at each player's contract status and outlook for next season

With the 2015-16 season over, the Utah Jazz players returned home on Thursday to clean out their lockers, talk to the coaches and talk to the media. Here's a look at each player's contract status... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Utah Jazz reflect on 'heartbreaking' but 'positive' season

The team is disappointed it failed to qualify for the playoffs but proud of the way it reacted to adversity throughout the year. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Jazz notebook: Dennis Lindsey discusses the deals that almost happened during season

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey revealed Thursday that the Jazz nearly made a couple of deals on last season's trade deadline, but they didn't work out "for whatever reason." Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Brad Rock: Will Jazz's 'quiet man' become The Man?

Neither Dante Exum nor his coach is making brash predictions. But it's clear the Australian guard is anxious to "take the next step." Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Wrapping up the day: Utah Jazz clean out lockers, address media (+video)

SALT LAKE CITY — Following a promising season that ultimately ended up in disappointment, the Utah Jazz are held their locker cleanout interviews at the Zions Bank Basketball Center on... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Morning links: 10 things you may have missed from a remarkable night in the NBA

Social media network reacts to Kobe Bryant scoring 60 points in his career finale and the Golden State Warriors setting a record for most wins in a regular season with 73. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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What a night! Golden State wins 73, Kobe scores 60 in finale

And the most-celebrated closing night in NBA regular-season history not only lived up to expectations, it might have exceeded them with a pair of performances that will be talked about for years to... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Kobe Bryant delivers one final blow to Utah Jazz in 101-96 Lakers win

The Jazz were eliminated by the Houston Rockets earlier in the evening and then suffered a demoralizing loss to the Lakers. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Curry shoots Warriors to 73rd win, breaking Bulls' mark

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it — for 73. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Jazz honored to be part of Kobe's grand finale

Gordon Hayward circled April 13 on his calendar as soon as he found out the Jazz would be the Lakers' opponent in Kobe Bryant's last game. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Brad Rock: Jazz will see the playoffs — when everyone is healthy

Despite late-season failures, the Jazz's record was better than last year. But deep playoff runs will still be out of reach without a major addition. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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NBA live blog: Jazz seek victory over Lakers, Kobe in his final game and Warriors chase history

Kobe Bryant's curtain call will be tonight. Will the Utah Jazz live on and make the playoffs, or will their season also end in Los Angeles? Utah needs help from Sacramento to reach the postseason.... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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