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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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Randy Hollis: Can LeBron and the Cavs finally end the 'Cleveland Curse'?

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to do something that's never been done in NBA history: rally from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals and win a championship. History and a very... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Brad Rock: Jazz have no chance short term, but long term maybe, former team president says

Former Jazz president Dave Checketts was around when Jazz drafted Malone and Stockton. Something similar would have to happen again for team to be a title contender. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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It's decision-making time for Jazz as pre-draft workouts wrap up

Since the beginning of May, the Jazz have worked out about 100 NBA hopefuls in their practice facility. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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No 2016 Olympics for rehabbing Jazz guard Dante Exum

Dante Exum continues to progress at a steady, encouraging rate since suffering an ACL tear in his left knee last summer with Team Australia. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Jazz tryouts leave good impression, former roommate praises Hood

On Friday morning, the latest group to work out left a good impression on Jazz management, which has evaluated about 100 NBA hopefuls in the past month and a half. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Morning links: Whittingham among best at developing NFL talent; Kanter moment remembered

Whittingham gets high marks for talent development; Steph Curry's mouthpiece toss brings brings back memory of Enes Kanter; A meeting Down Under between Salt Lake City basketball players Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Curry gets ejected late, Warriors lose Game 6 of NBA Finals

Ayesha Curry was angry about getting into Game 6 of the NBA Finals later than she planned. Her husband was steaming when he left the game earlier than he wanted. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Going back to Cali: LeBron, Cavs down Warriors, force Game 7

LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday night to... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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2016 Deseret News NBA mock draft: Who goes to the Jazz? How high does Poeltl go?

Twelve Deseret News writers and contributors did their best to simulate how the draft will go down. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Michigan's Harbaugh pays homage to Stockton at All Poly football camp (+photos)

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wears a retro Utah Jazz jersey honoring Hall of Famer John Stockton during a visit to the All Poly football camp. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Brad Rock: Arena tax break is a break for Utahns who value pro basketball

Some cities can afford to lose their big-league teams. Salt Lake isn't one of them. There's no reason to take a chance. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Andrew Bogut says playing for Australia in Rio 'very unlikely'

Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Morning links: Steve Smith explains NFL return in Bees hat; Dante Exum rehabs with former BYU stars

Steve Smith wears Bees gear and talks about the decision to keep playing; Dante Exum hoops it up with Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies; Jabari Parker is over the O.J. Simpson case. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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