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Utah Jazz plan to be 'active' during free-agency period

Securing veteran playmaker George Hill was a good start for this playoff-hungry franchise.

Utah forward Jordan Loveridge to work out for Sacramento Kings

West Jordan High School, University of Utah alum will participate Thursday in his second NBA predraft workout. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Today's talker: The Sixers got the first pick, and it only took three years of being terrible

The odds of Philadelphia winning the NBA lottery were good. The odds of the 76ers' three-year tanking plan actually paying off are not. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah Jazz announce 2016 Summer League schedule

The dates of the events and the teams participating were already known for the 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League, and now the schedule has been finalized for the July tournament. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Morning links: Delon Wright scores 7 in conference final game; Poeltl, Jazz get post-lottery projections

Delon Wright notches his biggest playoff performance; Post-lottery mock drafts place Jakob Poeltl; Ute shortstop Kyle Hoffman makes a tremendous play against BYU. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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LeBron, Cavs stay perfect, blow out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1

LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by thumping the Toronto... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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76ers win NBA draft lottery, Lakers stay at No. 2, keep pick

The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in June. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Not winning lottery doesn't dampen Jazz's excitement for NBA draft

The Jazz remained in the No. 12 spot in the lottery, and general manager Dennis Lindsey is excited about the prospects of that position. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Thunder discover late-game swagger during postseason

The team that struggled to protect a fourth-quarter lead all season long suddenly has figured out how to stage late comebacks in the postseason — against the toughest teams and in the most... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Ranking every NBA team's "alpha dog"

In the scope of the NBA landscape, the importance of big-name stars is more integral to championship contention than it is in any other professional sport. Teams without a bonafide go-to... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Today's talker: Referees let Russell Westbrook's travel slide

Video shows OKC's Russell Westbrook dragging his pivot foot but no travel call is made. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl called most NBA-ready center; Austin Collie details retirement and new pursuit

Jakob Poeltl tops David Aldridge's list of centers; Austin Collie opens up about football retirement and his next objective; Jabari Parker shows what could have been in BYU football video. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Utah Jazz hope good luck is on their side at draft lottery

The Jazz have to beat the odds to move up from the No. 12 spot. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Durant, Westbrook power Thunder past Warriors 108-102

Kevin Durant scored 26 points, including a key 17-foot jumper with 30.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 108-102 on their home floor in Game 1 of the... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Utah Jazz lottery primer: Looking at the best options in the lottery no matter where the Jazz pick

A look at the best options for the Utah Jazz in the draft no matter where they land in the lottery. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is unanimous Rookie of the Year pick

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is the unanimous winner of the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Utah Jazz: Healthy Hood shows he's pretty darned good

After being plagued by foot problems during his rookie year, Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood stayed healthy and flourished as a starter in his second season. He was the team's third-leading... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Lowry scores 35, DeRozan has 28, Raptors beat Heat 116-89

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 on Sunday in Game 7 to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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3-point bombers of the NBA playoffs are bringing hope to earthbound amateurs

Emphasis on 3-point shooting makes the game easier for amateurs to relate to. Because almost everyone has a day when they're "on fire." Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Photo gallery: West Bountiful residents cheer new basketball court donated by the Utah Jazz

Hadlee Price, 9, shoots baskets during the opening of the new community basketball court funded by the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities at West Bountiful City Park, 550 W. Pages Lane, on... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Raptors 103-91 and into Game 7

The Miami Heat went small, and came up big. With that, another Game 7 awaits. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Jakob Poeltl's eager to become first Austrian in NBA

Future NBA big man Jakob Poeltl is in prime position heading into the 2016 NBA draft. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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NBA draft: Early entry deadline changes bring flexibility, challenges to pre-draft process

With new rules passed by the NCAA in January extending the deadline by which underclassmen can choose to return to school without losing eligibility, more players are testing the draft waters,... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Morning links: Grades for the Utah Jazz's new look; Andre Miller, Tim Duncan assist the oldest ever?

Pundits opine about the Jazz's new logos, uniforms and court design; both age 40, Andre Miller and Tim Duncan connect for a bucket against the Oklahoma City Thunder; Woj writes about Damian Lillard. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Thunder beat Spurs, advance to Western Conference finals

Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook added 28, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-99 on Thursday night to win the Western Conference semifinal series 4-2. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Ranking the best two-way players in the NBA today: Which Jazz stud made the list?

A look at the players who have the most well-rounded overall game in the NBA today. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Utah Jazz: Future's in doubt after Burke goes from starter to bench-warmer

Three years after the Utah Jazz made a draft-day deal to get Michigan point guard Trey Burke, the 2013 College Player of the Year, he finds himself buried on the end of the bench and his future... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Weber State's Joel Bolomboy hopes he's impressed scouts at NBA Combine

“It's just a great experience, especially this is what people dream of, getting invited to the Combine,” Joel Bolomboy says of participating in the NBA Combine in Chicago. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Scott Skiles resigns as coach of Magic after just 1 season

Scott Skiles surprisingly resigned as coach of the Orlando Magic after just one season and team executives insist they never saw it coming. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Thurl Bailey feels power of the presidency

Former Jazz player has trouble describing the feelings he had while meeting with Barack Obama at ceremony commemorating 1983 national championship. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Morning links: NBA Draft can't spell 'Jakob Poeltl'; Jabari Parker takes on current BYU players at the Marriott

LDS NBA player shares Marriott Center floor with current Cougars; multiple tweets misspell Ute big man's name; ESPN recalls 25th anniversary of Utah competing in two of the longest games in NCAA... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Watch all 72 dunks of NBA combine invitee and former Weber State star Joel Bolomboy

Weber State senior Joel Bolomboy is participating in this week’s 2016 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago as he prepares for the 2016 NBA Draft. Weber State Athletics compiled a highlight reel of... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Utah Jazz unveil new uniforms, logos and court design

The Jazz joined some of the other teams in the NBA — and the soccer world — by introducing a sleeved jersey option. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Fresh but familiar new logo coming for the Utah Jazz

The updated design — same colors — that were leaked on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon no longer included mountain peaks. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs, 95-91, for 3-2 lead

Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Doug Robinson: NBA jersey ads — it's only the beginning

Welcome to the future of all sports — jerseys with ads on them. Someday the Lakers' jersey might instead feature the name PROGRESSIVE with a picture of Flo. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Ranking the Best MVP Seasons in NBA History

Where does Curry’s historic campaign rank against his MVP-winning peers in the scope of NBA history? Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Stephen Curry is 1st unanimous NBA MVP, takes honor again

Stephen Curry is the first unanimous NBA MVP, earning the award for the second straight season. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Curry returns with 40 points in 132-125 OT win over Blazers

Stephen Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score 40 points, including 17 in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals with a... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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AP Source: Warriors G Stephen Curry wins 2nd straight MVP

Stephen Curry is adding a second straight MVP award to his record-setting season. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Local flavor in the NBA all-time team: Have the Utes or Cougars produced the best players?

Here's the best team from all of the NBA players who played their college basketball in Utah. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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San Antonio's RC Buford named NBA Executive of the Year

onio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the NBA's executive of the year. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Morning links: Local prospects make headlines at Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp; Dante Exum hangs out with Ben Simmons

Nick Vigil, Travis Wilson, Gionni Paul stand out in Cincinnati for different reasons; Utah Jazz point guard spends time with countryman, top NBA Draft prospect; Miles Killebrew lives up to... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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20 years ago: Utah Jazz slam San Antonio Spurs to take 3-1 lead

Editor's note: Every Sunday, the Deseret News takes a quick look back into our archives. After trashing the San Antonio Spurs by 30 in Game 3, the Utah Jazz settled for a 15-point win (101-86)... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Damian Lillard has 40, Blazers cut the Warriors' advantage to 2-1

Damian Lillard had a playoff-best 40 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided a fourth-quarter letdown to beat Golden State 120-108 on Saturday night, cutting the Warriors' advantage in the... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Kyle Lowry rescues Raptors, scores 33 in 95-91 win over Heat

Kyle Lowry scored 33 points on 11-for-19 shooting to snap out of a postseason funk and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 95-91 in Game 3 on Saturday night to seize back the home-court edge in... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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NBA playoffs: Frye leads another 3-point barrage, Cavs beat Hawks; Spurs top OKC

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had their usual stellar performances. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Danny Ainge readies for what is anticipated as a big NBA draft for Celtics

From player to coach and then on to general manager, former Cougar All-American Danny Ainge is on the verge of some big NBA draft twists and turns that could solidify his growing reputation as a... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Brad Rock: A slice of smart: Utah Jazz deliver on Quin Snyder contract

Multi-year deal gives Snyder time to finish what he began, with a team on the verge of the playoffs. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Morning links: Pac-12 still finding its footing in the Power 5; Chick-fil-A goes to SUU, makes hoops coach happy

Multiple columns are written from the Pac-12 meetings in Arizona; new SUU men's basketball coach tweets excitement over new restaurant being built at SUU; NBA front office insider Bobby Marks... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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