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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.

Quiz: Who said it?: Utah coaches edition

Was it Whittingham or Sitake? Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Read more »

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Morning Links: Former Ute Booker is a perfect fit in Denver; Michigan State gets to know BYU; George Hill isn't Batman

Devontae Booker may have found a perfect fit in Denver's offense if he can stay healthy. ESPN breaks down BYU for Michigan State. Finally, is new Jazz point guard George Hill Batman? Read more »

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Photos: National Veterans Wheelchair Games kicks off in Salt Lake City

Jeff DeLeon, of Salem, Oregon, reaches for a rebound as wheelchair athletes kick off the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games with a basketball game outside the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on... Read more »

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Most common names of NBA players this season

What is the most popular name among NBA players this season? Read more »

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Morning Links: BYU basketball fans proclaimed best in the west; Jazz, NBA wish Rudy Gobert happy birthday

BYU tops basketball attendance in the west for the seventh season in a row. Rudy Gobert receives birthday wishes on Twitter. Finally, Dante Exum plans to be back at full fitness by October. Read more »

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Report: Tyrone Corbin to join Earl Watson as assistant on Phoenix Suns coaching staff

Former Utah Jazz head coach to be an assistant on former Jazz guard's staff in Phoenix, according to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer Read more »

June 25, 2016

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AP source: Irving, Barnes finish US Olympic basketball team

. basketball team has its roster for Rio. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Utah Jazz: Selection of WSU's Bolomboy brings immediate comparisons to Millsap

By drafting Weber State's Joel Bolomboy, the Utah Jazz are getting a hard-working player who has improved his skill-set over his collegiate career and has become one of the nation's best rebounders... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey rebuts rumor about an unhappy Gordon Hayward demanding a trade

A widely spread rumor turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the relationship of Dennis Lindsey, Gordon Hayward and Quin Snyder. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NBA draft: Weber State's Joel Bolomboy selected by Utah Jazz in 2nd round

Weber State University's Joel Bolomboy, a 6-foot-9 power forward who was the 2016 Big Sky Conference MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 52nd overall pick... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Video: Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey discusses the 2016 NBA Draft

Following a draft which saw the Jazz take players with the 52nd, 55th and 60th selections, Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey discussed the evening Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Deseret News NBA draft rewind: Crazy draft ends with a flurry of Utah Jazz picks

As the 2016 NBA draft unfolded, Deseret News sports writers and contributors debated and commented. The following is a quick rewind of the the draft from a email chain and Twitter conversation. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Looking back at the top 10 NBA draft picks from Utah schools

A look at the careers of all the players from Utah schools who were drafted in the top 10 in the NBA draft. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Brad Rock: Quiet nights can be best kind in draft

Wednesday's reported trade left Jazz with three pick at end of the draft. And that's a good thing. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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General manager Dennis Lindsey feels Utah Jazz filled needs with interesting draft

The Jazz picked for Atlanta at No. 12 and then had a very active second round. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Gordon Hayward turns down offer to play in Olympics

In what had to be a gut-wrenching decision for the Utah Jazz small forward, Hayward declined the invitation from USA Basketball. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah Jazz select Baylor forward Taurean Prince No. 12 for Hawks

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz took forward Taurean Prince with the No. 12 selection in the NBA draft on Thursday but will move the pick to the Atlanta Hawks. The Jazz were involved in a... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah basketball: Poeltl taken by Toronto with the No. 9 pick, reunited with former Utah teammate Wright

Utah center to join former Runnin' Ute teammate Delon Wright with the Raptors. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Live blog: NBA draft 2016 expected to be full of intrigue

There should be plenty of interest in tonight’s NBA Draft (5 p.m., ESPN) as teams vie for the top young talent. Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are the expected top two picks, but beyond that,... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Upstill: The Utah Jazz should trade back into first round

The Utah Jazz traded away their first-round pick in exchange for George Hill, but the Jazz could be active in trading back into the first round of the draft. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah Jazz draft day talk: Breaking down the George Hill trade

With the draft still hours away we wondered if the Utah Jazz "won" yesterday's three-team trade that sent the Jazz's lottery pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Indiana Pacers guard George Hill. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Jazz snubbed: Agents block players from workouts to manipulate NBA draft position

SALT LAKE CITY — Being a lottery pick and getting guaranteed money was not enticement enough for some players to work out for the Utah Jazz. The team sent out invitations, but several... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram and intrigue highlight Thursday's NBA draft

Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram say they haven't been told who Philadelphia will take with the No. 1 pick, so all they can go on is what they've heard. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Quick hit: LeBron James is still not in Charles Barkley's top 5

Charles Barkley thinks at least five NBA players have had better careers than LeBron James. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl in 'Braveheart'?; ESPN's defensive 'triplets'; Jazz trade graded

Ziggy Ansah heads up eighth-ranked defensive group; Jakob Poeltl acts out Braveheart scene; NBA minds like Utah's acquisition of George Hill. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Brad Rock: Jazz move up playoff timeline with Hill addition

Youth is good, but Hill gives depth and talent to a team that needs more than just another fresh face. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Mock draft: Look for Poeltl to go to Raptors, Bolomboy to Spurs

The intrigue for Thursday's NBA draft is lessened by the Jazz trade to acquire George Hill for the No. 12 pick, but look for Utah's Jakob Poeltl to go in the Top 10 and Weber State's Joel Bolomboy... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Massive crowd engulfs Cleveland, champion Cavs at parade

Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy — and the torch. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose traded from Bulls to Knicks

The New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Utah Jazz to acquire Indiana Pacers PG George Hill for the No. 12 pick in this year's draft in three-team trade

The Jazz will send that late lottery pick to the Atlanta Hawks and acquire Pacers playmaker George Hill in a three-way trade, according to Yahoo! Sports. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Upstill: What should the Jazz do in the draft? Target a three-and-D wing or shooting center

In this year's draft, the Utah Jazz should target a three-and-D wing or a shooting center to help add depth to the roster. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Morning links: Athlon ranks Utah FBS coaches; conflicting reports on Jazz's Gordon Hayward

Kyle Whittingham, Kalani Sitake and Matt Wells ranked among FBS coaches; Gordon Hayward's name pops up in trade rumors prior to NBA draft; BYU seen as obstacle for UCLA and Michigan State. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Deseret News podcast: 2016 NBA draft preview

With the NBA draft just two days away, DeseretNews.com writer Ryan McDonald and DeseretNews.com contributor Kincade Upstill talk about what options the Utah Jazz have with the No. 12 pick, how... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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A look at how freshmen have fared with NBA one-and-done rule

Since the one-and-done rule was enacted in 2006, 83 freshmen have been drafted, 11 have been named All-Stars, and six have been named rookie of the year. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Utah Jazz: Quality and depth of Jazz bench definitely in need of an upgrade

When it comes to analyzing how the Utah Jazz went just 40-42 last season and wound up missing the playoffs, one of the team's biggest weaknesses appears to be the quality and depth of its bench... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Luke Walton finally reports to Lakers, sees bright future

Luke Walton realizes he is reporting to his dream job a little late. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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WNBA undefeated: Lynx host Sparks for 20th anniversary game

When the Minnesota Lynx visit the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, it will be just another regular-season game for two undefeated teams with championship aspirations. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Quick hit: Cleveland Indians put LeBron James and finals trophy on the Kiss Cam

The Cleveland Indians found a fun way to celebrate the Cavaliers' NBA championship on Monday night. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Morning links: MJ vs. Jazz still holds viewership record; Dennis Pitta looks ready to contribute

Sunday's NBA finale didn't exceed the 1998 clincher in viewership; Dennis Pitta showed good signs in Baltimore's offseason program; Derrick Favors wears winning socks Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Rock On: Just wondering, is Ayesha's cooking rigged?

Also, Frank Layden gets an honor that's long past due. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Jakob Poeltl to the Utah Jazz? It's looking more realistic

Widely seen as a Top 10 pick throughout the spring, Jakob Poeltl's name appears later in some mock drafts with the Jazz being a team he's been linked to. Would Utah select him with the 12th overall... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Richard Jefferson says he's retiring as a champion

Richard Jefferson is an NBA champion, and that's how he says his career will end. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Quick hit: Watch LeBron James' block heard round the world

As good as LeBron James has been, his block with less than two minutes left in Game 7 instantly became the biggest play of his career. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Morning links: Warriors feel Andrew Bogut's absence; Lions wish KVN happy birthday, 3 months late

Sources discuss the impact of Andrew Bogut's injury; the Detroit Lions get Kyle Van Noy's birthday wrong; Brennon Lund goes from Bingham High School to BYU to the Orem Owlz Read more »

June 20, 2016

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LeBron James wins NBA Finals MVP for 3rd time

LeBron James is a champion again, and the NBA Finals MVP again. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Warriors cap greatest Finals collapse with Game 7 loss

Stephen Curry tried to shake Kevin Love with a dribble and let loose with one of those long 3-pointers he seemed to make at every big moment this season. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89, as Cleveland rallies from 3-1 series deficit

LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah Jazz hoping to improve on defense

Repeatedly during crunch time of games, Utah's defense really wasn't very good this past year, something the team is aiming to improve on. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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