Alec Burks http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Alec Burks en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:40:27 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Video: Jazz guard Alec Burks gains national attention with crossover of Kobe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613550/Video-Jazz-guard-Alec-Burks-gains-national-attention-with-crossover-of-Kobe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613550/Video-Jazz-guard-Alec-Burks-gains-national-attention-with-crossover-of-Kobe.html On Sunday night Jazz guard Alec Burks crossed over Laker star Kobe Bryant and the basketball world has taken notice. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz give key starters a break in 98-91 loss to Los Angeles Lakers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613514/Utah-Jazz-give-key-starters-a-break-in-98-91-loss-to-Los-Angeles-Lakers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613514/Utah-Jazz-give-key-starters-a-break-in-98-91-loss-to-Los-Angeles-Lakers.html Utah struggled mightily after halftime when starters Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors joined Trey Burke on the sideline for... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:40:00 MDT Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood enjoy matchup with Kobe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613462/Gordon-Hayward-Rodney-Hood-enjoy-matchup-with-Kobe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613462/Gordon-Hayward-Rodney-Hood-enjoy-matchup-with-Kobe.html The two Jazz players had completely different experiences while going against Kobe Bryant in Anaheim on Thursday night.... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:57:38 MDT Utah Jazz crush Lakers to improve to 4-0 in preseason play http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613338/Utah-Jazz-crush-Lakers-to-improve-to-4-0-in-preseason-play.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613338/Utah-Jazz-crush-Lakers-to-improve-to-4-0-in-preseason-play.html Don’t start planning any parades quite yet, but Utah was impressive in a 119-86 victory over the home-away-from-home... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz take a 'mental day' to recharge after blowing out the Los Angeles Clippers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613124/Utah-Jazz-take-a-mental-day-to-recharge-after-blowing-out-the-Los-Angeles-Clippers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613124/Utah-Jazz-take-a-mental-day-to-recharge-after-blowing-out-the-Los-Angeles-Clippers.html The Utah Jazz, off to a 3-0 start in the preseason, spent time in the Zions Bank Basketball Center theater and on the... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:41:28 MDT Alec Burks to sit, Rodney Hood to make debut in tonight's Jazz-Clippers game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613061/Alec-Burks-to-sit-Rodney-Hood-to-make-debut-in-tonights-Jazz-Clippers-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613061/Alec-Burks-to-sit-Rodney-Hood-to-make-debut-in-tonights-Jazz-Clippers-game.html It’s uncertain how long Burks, the Jazz's starting shooting guard, will be out with a shoulder injury. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:30:00 MDT Big minutes, comeback win give Jazz starters great experience http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612902/Big-minutes-comeback-win-give-Jazz-starters-great-experience.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612902/Big-minutes-comeback-win-give-Jazz-starters-great-experience.html Utah used late-game situation as a teaching moment while Portland went to its bench. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:15:00 MDT Utah Jazz win preseason thriller over Portland Trail Blazers, 109-105 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612833/Utah-Jazz-win-preseason-thriller-over-Portland-Trail-Blazers-109-105.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612833/Utah-Jazz-win-preseason-thriller-over-Portland-Trail-Blazers-109-105.html Jazz point guard Trey Burke led Utah to its second straight win over Portland this preseason with a late, clutch 3-pointer... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:55:00 MDT Rookie Rodney Hood cleared to play tonight for Utah Jazz http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612774/Rookie-Rodney-Hood-cleared-to-play-tonight-for-Utah-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612774/Rookie-Rodney-Hood-cleared-to-play-tonight-for-Utah-Jazz.html Jazz coach Quin Snyder said he'll use the same starting group that helped Utah win in a blowout over Portland on Tuesday night. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:20:38 MDT Utah Jazz begin Snyder Era with blowout win over Portland http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612664/Utah-Jazz-begin-Snyder-Era-with-blowout-win-over-Portland.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612664/Utah-Jazz-begin-Snyder-Era-with-blowout-win-over-Portland.html Offensively, the Jazz used a balanced attack while putting Snyder’s pass-focused system on display against an NBA... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:05:00 MDT Jazz analysis: Snyder era tips off with convincing preseason victory over Portland http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612660/Jazz-analysis-Snyder-era-tips-off-with-convincing-preseason-victory-over-Portland.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612660/Jazz-analysis-Snyder-era-tips-off-with-convincing-preseason-victory-over-Portland.html The Utah Jazz started off the Quin Snyder coaching era with a strong 92-73 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:00:00 MDT Jazz scrimmage includes fun look at new players, bad dancing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612589/Jazz-scrimmage-includes-fun-look-at-new-players-bad-dancing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612589/Jazz-scrimmage-includes-fun-look-at-new-players-bad-dancing.html A light-hearted controversy happened when new coach Quin Snyder spurned Gordon Hayward's request to participate in the rookie... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:25:00 MDT Alec Burks had the hot hand at Utah Jazz practice http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612451/Alec-Burks-had-the-hot-hand-at-Utah-Jazz-practice.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612451/Alec-Burks-had-the-hot-hand-at-Utah-Jazz-practice.html Earlier this week, Burks admitted that playing with pace and more open space, characteristics of Snyder’s system, is a... Sat, 04 Oct 2014 23:30:00 MDT Utah Jazz had a couple of good reasons to take early day of camp off http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612378/Utah-Jazz-had-a-couple-of-good-reasons-to-take-early-day-of-camp-off.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612378/Utah-Jazz-had-a-couple-of-good-reasons-to-take-early-day-of-camp-off.html Training camp barely started Tuesday, but Thursday proved to be a good day for the Utah Jazz to take off. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:12:09 MDT Alec Burks loving the KC Masterpiece moment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612204/Alec-Burks-loving-the-KC-Masterpiece-moment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612204/Alec-Burks-loving-the-KC-Masterpiece-moment.html Also, Jazz coach Quin Snyder likes what he’s seen from his team so far in camp. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:35:47 MDT Bulked-up Gordon Hayward looks to play with an edge this season for Utah Jazz http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612202/Bulked-up-Gordon-Hayward-looks-to-play-with-an-edge-this-season-for-Utah-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612202/Bulked-up-Gordon-Hayward-looks-to-play-with-an-edge-this-season-for-Utah-Jazz.html Adding to the growing amount of evidence that Hayward continues to mature and transform as a person and player, the Jazz... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:20:00 MDT Questions aplenty as Utah Jazz begin training camp http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612047/Questions-aplenty-as-Utah-Jazz-begin-training-camp.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612047/Questions-aplenty-as-Utah-Jazz-begin-training-camp.html Some verbal answers came Monday when the team participated in its annual media day circus to kick off training camp. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 MDT Mike Sorensen: 5 reasons to be excited (or not) about the Jazz this year http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611962/Mike-Sorensen-5-reasons-to-be-excited-or-not-about-the-Jazz-this-year.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611962/Mike-Sorensen-5-reasons-to-be-excited-or-not-about-the-Jazz-this-year.html The Utah Jazz open training camp this week as they prepare for the upcoming NBA season, which officially begins Oct. 29 at... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:35:00 MDT What they did last summer: Reviewing the Utah Jazz's eventful offseason http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611913/What-they-did-last-summer-Reviewing-the-Utah-Jazzs-eventful-offseason.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611913/What-they-did-last-summer-Reviewing-the-Utah-Jazzs-eventful-offseason.html If you stopped paying attention to the Utah Jazz when last season ended, well, you missed an eventful offseason. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:28:53 MDT Utah Jazz notes: Trey Burke invited to USA Select team; Junior Jazz Tour set http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607328/Utah-Jazz-notes-Trey-Burke-invited-to-USA-Select-team-Junior-Jazz-Tour-set.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607328/Utah-Jazz-notes-Trey-Burke-invited-to-USA-Select-team-Junior-Jazz-Tour-set.html Jazz announced dates and locations of their annual youth clinics barnstorming tour, which will span three weeks, four states,... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:45:00 MDT 'Play with a pass' is an emerging theme for the Utah Jazz http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607241/Play-with-a-pass-is-an-emerging-theme-for-the-Utah-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607241/Play-with-a-pass-is-an-emerging-theme-for-the-Utah-Jazz.html The pass-heavy system was introduced in recent weeks for the summer squad and will be fully incorporated when the crew... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:35:00 MDT 'Totally different guy': Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke has come a long way in 12 months http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606911/Totally-different-guy-Utah-Jazz-guard-Trey-Burke-has-come-a-long-way-in-12-months.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606911/Totally-different-guy-Utah-Jazz-guard-Trey-Burke-has-come-a-long-way-in-12-months.html Now that a year has passed, the 21-year-old has shown a maturity level and leadership capability that demonstrate how far... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:05:00 MDT Utah Jazz almost on the clock to match Gordon Hayward's contract http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606641/Utah-Jazz-almost-on-the-clock-to-match-Gordon-Haywards-contract.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606641/Utah-Jazz-almost-on-the-clock-to-match-Gordon-Haywards-contract.html Jazz intend to match the Hornets' max offer of $63 million to keep Hayward in Utah, according to sources. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:35:00 MDT Better fit for Hayward: Hornets or Jazz? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606599/Better-fit-for-Hayward-Hornets-or-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606599/Better-fit-for-Hayward-Hornets-or-Jazz.html Would it be better for Gordon Hayward to play more of a supporting role in Charlotte or lead a nucleus of young talent in Utah? Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:40:00 MDT Gordon Hayward agrees to terms with Charlotte, but Jazz set to match http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606572/Gordon-Hayward-agrees-to-terms-with-Charlotte-but-Jazz-set-to-match.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606572/Gordon-Hayward-agrees-to-terms-with-Charlotte-but-Jazz-set-to-match.html The max deal is expected to be worth about $63 million over four seasons Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:10:00 MDT Why the Steve Novak trade makes sense for the Utah Jazz http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606368/Why-the-Steve-Novak-trade-makes-sense-for-the-Utah-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606368/Why-the-Steve-Novak-trade-makes-sense-for-the-Utah-Jazz.html A look at why aquiring little-used shooter Steve Novak from the Raptors is a good move for the Jazz in the rebuilding process. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:55:00 MDT Jazz to trade Diante Garrett to Toronto for Steve Novak, 2nd-round pick http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606366/Jazz-to-trade-Diante-Garrett-to-Toronto-for-Steve-Novak-2nd-round-pick.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606366/Jazz-to-trade-Diante-Garrett-to-Toronto-for-Steve-Novak-2nd-round-pick.html Steve Novak gives the Jazz a veteran big man who can shoot from the outside, filling a need the team has going into the... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:00:00 MDT Brad Rock: Don't expect Jazz to go Jimmer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606170/Dont-expect-Jazz-to-go-Jimmer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606170/Dont-expect-Jazz-to-go-Jimmer.html Free agent former BYU star Jimmer Fredette is a free agent, but Jazz aren't likely to take a chance on a marketing... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz plan to make offer to Gordon Hayward as free agency frenzy begins http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606114/Utah-Jazz-plan-to-make-offer-to-Gordon-Hayward-as-free-agency-frenzy-begins.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606114/Utah-Jazz-plan-to-make-offer-to-Gordon-Hayward-as-free-agency-frenzy-begins.html The NBA's free agency period officially began Monday night. The Utah Jazz are expected to make restricted free agent Gordon... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:15:00 MDT Utah Jazz set to match significant offers for Gordon Hayward, per sources http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606030/Utah-Jazz-set-to-match-significant-offers-for-Gordon-Hayward-per-sources.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606030/Utah-Jazz-set-to-match-significant-offers-for-Gordon-Hayward-per-sources.html Utah isn't expected to be very active in free agency, but the Jazz hope to bring back restricted free agent Gordon Hayward... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:35:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Dante Exum hopes to take the mystery out of his name and game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605987/Utah-Jazz-Dante-Exum-hopes-to-take-the-mystery-out-of-his-name-and-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605987/Utah-Jazz-Dante-Exum-hopes-to-take-the-mystery-out-of-his-name-and-game.html New Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum makes his first appearance in the state of Utah a day after the Jazz picked him fifth overall... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:15:00 MDT NBA Draft: Utah Jazz get lucky with Dante Exum, Rodney Hood http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605853/NBA-Draft-Utah-Jazz-get-lucky-with-Dante-Exum-Rodney-Hood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605853/NBA-Draft-Utah-Jazz-get-lucky-with-Dante-Exum-Rodney-Hood.html The 18-year-old Australian phenom is coming to Utah. The Jazz selected guard Dante Exum in Thursday's NBA draft, adding a... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:11:42 MDT Brad Rock: Jazz get a Kobe ... or a chance at one http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605914/Brad-Rock-Jazz-get-a-Kobe--or-a-chance-at-one.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605914/Brad-Rock-Jazz-get-a-Kobe--or-a-chance-at-one.html Australian guard was expected to be gone, but slipped to No. 5. "International Man of Mystery" won't be a mystery for long. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:36:42 MDT What will Utah Jazz do on NBA draft night? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605822/What-will-Utah-Jazz-do-on-NBA-draft-night.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605822/What-will-Utah-Jazz-do-on-NBA-draft-night.html Heading down the stretch, Utah’s front office continues to be without a firm grasp on exactly what it should do and,... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:00:00 MDT Brad Rock: Don't touch that dial! Jazz still in deal mode http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605782/Dont-touch-that-dial-Jazz-still-in-deal-mode.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605782/Dont-touch-that-dial-Jazz-still-in-deal-mode.html General manager Dennis Lindsey has shown he's willing to entertain big offers for big rewards, in hopes of landing the No. 1... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:55:00 MDT Utah Jazz believe 23rd and 35th picks could yield solid players in deep NBA draft http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605751/Utah-Jazz-believe-23rd-and-35th-picks-could-yield-solid-players-in-deep-NBA-draft.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605751/Utah-Jazz-believe-23rd-and-35th-picks-could-yield-solid-players-in-deep-NBA-draft.html The Utah Jazz believe they can use the 23rd and 35th picks in this week's NBA draft to improve their roster. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:47:18 MDT Utah Sports Ruckus: Go ahead Jazz, go get your palace http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605699/Utah-Sports-Ruckus-Go-ahead-Jazz-go-get-your-palace.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605699/Utah-Sports-Ruckus-Go-ahead-Jazz-go-get-your-palace.html If any current market would appear unlikely to yield a powerhouse title-contending NBA franchise, it’s probably Utah.... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:50:00 MDT Utah Jazz include Derrick Favors in offer to Cleveland for No. 1 pick, report says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605682/Utah-Jazz-include-Derrick-Favors-in-offer-to-Cleveland-for-No-1-pick-report-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605682/Utah-Jazz-include-Derrick-Favors-in-offer-to-Cleveland-for-No-1-pick-report-says.html If a report turns out to be true, the Utah Jazz appear to be willing to pay a mighty high price to snag the No. 1 pick in... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:58:02 MDT Brad Rock: Skip the Mormon marketing — just get the guy who can score http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605495/Skip-the-Mormon-marketing-2-just-get-the-guy-who-can-score.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605495/Skip-the-Mormon-marketing-2-just-get-the-guy-who-can-score.html Jabari Parker would be a great pick if the Jazz move up in next week's draft. But his LDS tie-in shouldn't be the reason. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:50:00 MDT Alec Burks, one of Jazz bright spots, looks to the future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601624/Alec-Burks-one-of-Jazz-bright-spots-looks-to-the-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601624/Alec-Burks-one-of-Jazz-bright-spots-looks-to-the-future.html Third-year pro Alec Burks was one of the bright spots for the Utah Jazz this year and feels he can take his game to the next... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:10:00 MDT Doug Robinson: Utah Jazz have come full circle — in a very bad way http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601590/Utah-Jazz-have-come-full-circle-2-in-a-very-bad-way.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601590/Utah-Jazz-have-come-full-circle-2-in-a-very-bad-way.html The Jazz have thrown their hopes for the future on a core of young players who haven't shown yet that they can pull it off Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:40:00 MDT Utah Sports Ruckus: Grading the Jazz's rebuild so far http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601555/Utah-Sports-Ruckus-Grading-the-Jazzs-rebuild-so-far.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601555/Utah-Sports-Ruckus-Grading-the-Jazzs-rebuild-so-far.html Now that we know the Jazz are moving on without Tyrone Corbin as head coach, it’s time to look back and see where the... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:21:44 MDT Mike Sorensen: To keep or not to keep Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, that is the question http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601450/Mike-Sorensen-To-keep-or-not-to-keep-Utah-Jazz-coach-Tyrone-Corbin-that-is-the-question.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601450/Mike-Sorensen-To-keep-or-not-to-keep-Utah-Jazz-coach-Tyrone-Corbin-that-is-the-question.html The Utah Jazz are likely to make a decision on the future of head coach Tyrone Corbin the week, and there are arguments on... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:05:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Plan's playing out, but plenty of questions heading into offseason http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601432/Utah-Jazz-Plans-playing-out-but-plenty-of-questions-heading-into-offseason.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601432/Utah-Jazz-Plans-playing-out-but-plenty-of-questions-heading-into-offseason.html General manager Dennis Lindsey willingly admits the Utah Jazz, days removed from the conclusion of a 25-57 season, have taken... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:20:00 MDT Is Tyrone Corbin gone? Utah Jazz, coach's agent say no decision made yet http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601380/Is-Tyrone-Corbin-gone-Utah-Jazz-coachs-agent-say-no-decision-made-yet.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601380/Is-Tyrone-Corbin-gone-Utah-Jazz-coachs-agent-say-no-decision-made-yet.html Jazz brass will meet soon to determine the future of head coach Tyrone Corbin, but both sides rebut a report claiming the... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:22:46 MDT Utah Jazz: Trey Burke scores career high in Jazz's season-ending victory http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601187/Utah-Jazz-Trey-Burke-scores-career-high-in-Jazzs-season-ending-victory.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601187/Utah-Jazz-Trey-Burke-scores-career-high-in-Jazzs-season-ending-victory.html Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points and Gordon Hayward added 23 as Utah (25-57) ended a five-game losing streak with... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:45:00 MDT Ranking the best rookie seasons in Utah Jazz history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601130/Ranking-the-best-rookie-seasons-in-Utah-Jazz-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601130/Ranking-the-best-rookie-seasons-in-Utah-Jazz-history.html A look at the top rookie campaigns by Jazz players since the organization moved to Utah. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz report card: Lots of C's and D's to go around in final home game of the season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601034/Utah-Jazz-report-card-Lots-of-Cs-and-Ds-to-go-around-in-final-home-game-of-the-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601034/Utah-Jazz-report-card-Lots-of-Cs-and-Ds-to-go-around-in-final-home-game-of-the-season.html In a back-and-forth contest, the Utah Jazz couldn't hold on, falling apart in the end against the Los Angeles Lakers. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:15:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Jazz suffer weird loss (win?) in home finale against the Lakers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601023/Utah-Jazz-Jazz-suffer-weird-loss-win-in-home-finale-against-the-Lakers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601023/Utah-Jazz-Jazz-suffer-weird-loss-win-in-home-finale-against-the-Lakers.html On a night the blood moon was on the world’s mind, maybe Jazz fans consider it one small step back for the 2013-14... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Jazz, Lakers battle for pride, pingpong balls http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600944/Utah-Jazz-Jazz-Lakers-battle-for-pride-pingpong-balls.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600944/Utah-Jazz-Jazz-Lakers-battle-for-pride-pingpong-balls.html Long eliminated from the playoffs, the Jazz and Lakers both need a loss to improve their NBA draft lottery odds. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:05:00 MDT