Al Jefferson Al Jefferson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:33:39 MDT Newspapers James, Heat complete sweep of Bobcats, 109-98 LeBron James heard the cheers from the crowd as he lay on the court holding his right thigh and writhing in pain. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:26:16 MDT Doug Robinson: Utah Jazz have come full circle — in a very bad way 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 Brad Rock: Jazz coaching hire — this one's on Lindsey General manager says it's a group decision, but it's no mystery who's doing the search and making the call. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:29:28 MDT Twitter shows mixed reactions as Jazz let Tyrone Corbin go If Twitter is any indication, fans have mixed reactions as the Utah Jazz decided not to extend head coach Tyrone Corbin's... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:55:00 MDT NBA Playoff Capsules Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:39:22 MDT Ranking the best rookie seasons in Utah Jazz history A look at the top rookie campaigns by Jazz players since the organization moved to Utah. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:00 MDT You're welcome, NBA: 5 former Jazzmen now thriving The Utah Jazz said goodbye to five members last summer who are now thriving outside the Beehive State — Al Jefferson,... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:28:06 MDT Former Lone Peak center Justin Hamilton makes NBA regular-season debut Saturday was a big day for Lone Peak High School on several basketball levels, including the NBA. It included former Knight... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Boos for Paul Millsap? Ex-Jazzman's preparing for worst in Utah return Paul Millsap loved his time in Utah, but the first-time All-Star power forward has embraced a new stretch-four role with... Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:40:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Another game, another lopsided loss as rough start continues vs. Bulls That season-ending April 16 game in Minnesota might really feel like it’s an eternity away if Utah doesn’t start... Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:25:00 MST Utah Jazz drop third straight, lose to Houston Rockets by 11 The Houston Rockets pulled off a 30-point turnaround to beat the Jazz 104-93 at EnergySolutions Arena. Sat, 02 Nov 2013 22:55:00 MDT Brad Rock: Jazz, Corbin need to make playoffs the benchmark Entering his fourth season, it's time for Jazz coach to make his case by getting young team to the postseason. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:20:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Jamaal Tinsley rejoins team, while 5 players are cut Jazz keep Mike Harris but waive Brian Cook, Scott Machado, Lester Hudson, Dominic McGuire and Justin Holiday. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:20:00 MDT Brad Rock: With unclear future, Jazz must still open checkbook Team has young talent, but enough to contend? Not now. But a bird in the hand ... and other adages. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:50:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Welcome back, Jamaal Tinsley Team looks forward to having an experienced point guard who knows the Jazz system back in the fold in the thin point guard... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 01:31:23 MDT Utah Jazz shrug off offensive struggles It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Utah Jazz are struggling offensively this preseason. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:23:07 MDT Utah Jazz instant analysis: Boards, hustle and energy lead Jazz past Warriors It is officially the start of a new era of Utah Jazz basketball. After an eventful offseason, there was much anticipation... Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:10:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Guard Gordon Hayward ready to lead by example — and expression Despite admitting it’s kind of a weird spot to be in after his previous follower-the-leader role, fourth-year pro... Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:50:00 MDT Utah Jazz: California transplants hope to find steady roles in Utah Three ex-Warriors believe they can offer mentorship and be productive on the court as they transition from Golden State to Utah. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:55:00 MDT Utah Jazz notebook: Trey Burke settling in after first practice with the Jazz With all the hype of the draft and all the summer camps and leagues behind him, Utah Jazz rookie Trey Burke is now officially... Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:37:36 MDT Same old Jazz? Not with all these new players and roles Not only are more than half of the players in attendance Monday at media day new to Utah for this season, but there will be... Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:39:52 MDT Brad Rock: Mailman says Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors have star potential After working with young Jazz big men this summer, Hall of Fame forward says they have enviable potential. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:28:36 MDT Brad Rock: This year's Jazz not high on the star chart General manager points out that no-name teams have gone far before. Don't plan on this one doing so without additional changes. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:38:02 MDT Former Jazzman Al Jefferson acknowledges he struggles with defense Al Jefferson recently told Grantland's Zach Lowe he knows he has shortcomings in his defensive game and even he was surprised... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:35:26 MDT Portland Trail Blazers officially sign veteran guard Mo Williams The Portland Trail Blazers see guard Mo Williams as more than just a backup to Damian Lillard. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:16:02 MDT Utah Jazz basketball: 10 Jazz games to circle on your calendar With the Utah Jazz 2013-14 schedule released Tuesday, here are 10 games to make sure not to miss. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:50:00 MDT Post-free agency power rankings rate Utah Jazz among NBA's worst teams The Utah Jazz came in at No. 27 in Pro Basketball Talk's latest NBA power rankings, citing the Utah team will go through some... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:50:00 MDT Taking stock: Utah Jazz will have a very young roster in 2013-14 Even if they try hard not to tank, it’s quite possible — probable many believe — that the Jazz simply... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:08:53 MDT Randy Hollis: Utah native creates new NBA productivity formula Many years ago, television and radio commercials told us that "Ford has a better idea." Well, when it comes to gauging the... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 15:55:42 MDT Commentary: The 25 best players in Utah Jazz franchise history The Jazz franchise has been around for 40 years, and there have been plenty of great players during that time. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:35:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors can't wait for bigger offensive roles Don’t count Derrick Favors among the people fretting about who, what, when, where, why and how the Jazz are going to... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:25:00 MDT Former Jazzman Al Jefferson scouted, persuaded by PG Kemba Walker to join Bobcats Kemba Walker, the Charlotte Bobcats' starting point guard and go-to scorer, scouted Al Jefferson this offseason, according to... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:50:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Why the Jazz traded for Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush While Jazz management has spoken positively about its new players, this trade was clearly done with the future in mind... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:55:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Ready or not, Jr. Jazz movement is here after draft, trade Combine Wednesday's announced deal with the fact that Utah is watching all of its 2012-13 free agents drift off elsewhere,... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:23:57 MDT NBA free agency transactions by team through Wednesday, July 10 Here is a team-by-team look at every NBA free agent player available on the market this summer and what they've done so far. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:45:00 MDT Al Jefferson introduced in Charlotte, sheds light on post-season conversations with Utah Jazz Al Jefferson says he's thrilled to join the Charlotte Bobcats, regardless of their market size and recent struggles. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:30:00 MDT Utah Jazz: The Stifle Tower? French center Rudy Gobert making a big first impression Two games into his Jazz career, it's become apparent that not many people will be able to put on a happy face after facing... Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:45:00 MDT Rock On: A sleepover at Hayward's house How to welcome your youthful former coach into the NBA. Plus, a way to wise up NFL problem players. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:52 MDT Utah Jazz: Jeremy Evans hopes to use summer league as springboard for season As a player about to enter his fourth NBA season, 25-year-old Jeremy Evans is considered an old man in this part of Florida. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:37:29 MDT Utah Jazz trade Randy Foye to Nuggets, get 2nd-round pick from Warriors in three-way deal The Jazz will ship shooting guard Randy Foye to Denver and receive a 2018 second-round pick from Golden State in a three-way... Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:15:00 MDT Commentary: Utah Jazz G.M. Dennis Lindsey's moves reflect Captain Jack Sparrow's mantra This summer, Utah Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey and team brass can appreciate an averment from a popular Disney... Sun, 07 Jul 2013 14:48:06 MDT Brad Rock: Jazz take trip to Tomorrowland — all aboard! Next year should bring even more free agent movement, but with better selection. Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:43:25 MDT Utah Jazz: Portland-bound Earl Watson latest Jazzman to leave Veteran point guard Earl Watson took to social media in a classy way to show his gratitude for Jerry Sloan, Tyrone Corbin,... Sat, 06 Jul 2013 20:55:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Give Trey Burke the keys and let him drive this Jazz car With the Utah Jazz in rebuilding mode, G.M. Dennis Lindsey should make the bold decision to hand the car keys to rookie point... Sat, 06 Jul 2013 08:41:55 MDT Utah Jazz: Wild day as Paul Millsap, DeMarre Carroll leave; Jazz make big trade with Warriors The Jazz make a big trade with the Warriors hours before it's reported that Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll are on their way... Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:55:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Big Al Jefferson to leave Utah, will sign 3-year deal with Charlotte In yet another sign things are going to be drastically different in Utah in the future, center Al Jefferson is leaving the... Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:50:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Another quiet day on the free agency front for Jazz Wednesday was another quiet day on the free agency front as far as Utah Jazz news was concerned. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:35:23 MDT 13 awesome Utah sports-related Father's Day gifts There’s little time left before the big day, so let’s take a look at 13 Sports-themed gifts for Utah dads. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:40:00 MDT Utah Jazz: Celtics tried to trade for Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap at deadline The Utah Jazz were in talks about possibly trading big men Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap to the Boston Celtics at the trade... Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:20:00 MDT Wasatch Whip Around: Deseret News writers talk BYU hoops, Utah Jazz and ESPN trivia guru on 1320 KFAN Three Deseret News reporters appeared yesterday on the "Wasatch Whip Around" hosted by Gunther and Graham on 1320 KFAN AM to... Fri, 24 May 2013 17:30:00 MDT