Al Jefferson Al Jefferson en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:47:48 MST Newspapers Brad Rock: Jazz of 2015 look a lot like 2014 Individual progress is clear, but wins still aren't coming faster than they did last season. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:25:00 MST Gordon Hayward happy to be moving on with Utah Jazz The versatile small forward made his first visit to Charlotte since the Hornets laid out the red carpet and signed him to a... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:50:00 MST Utah Jazz Instant Analysis: the Hornets run away with the win, snapping Utah's two-game streak The string of victories was nice while it lasted. The Utah Jazz’s two-game winning streak was snapped Saturday, as they... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:58:11 MST Big Al gets last laugh over Utah Jazz this time around Even though Utah had some rare momentum coming in to Time Warner Cable Arena, the Jazz looked very much like a team that was... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:05:00 MST Utah Jazz instant analysis: Utah earns another solid road win, defeating Orlando After this week, the Utah Jazz may petition to play all their games in the state of Florida. Two days after the Jazz took... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:55:00 MST Utah Jazz: Kanter making huge strides Enes Kanter is having the best stretch of his fourth season, averaging 17.0 points and 9.7 rebounds in December. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:50:00 MST Brad Rock: Beating Spurs only part of Jazz equation Getting ready for Cleveland and San Antonio is easy. Look out for the bottom-feeders. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:45:00 MST Jazz-Kings: Bad news for Coach Corbin, but some good news for Alec Burks Gordon Hayward was looking forward to having a little reunion Monday night at Sleep Train Arena. It might not happen. Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:05:00 MST United Utah Jazz squad hopes to avoid repeating history Getting that first victory — yes, even if the 92-73 rout of Portland was just an exhibition game — meant a lot to... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:35:00 MDT Former Jazz forward Marvin Williams returning "home" Tar Heel state Marvin Williams feels like he's coming home. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:20:00 MDT 'Play with a pass' is an emerging theme for the Utah Jazz 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 Better fit for Hayward: Hornets or Jazz? 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 The max deal is expected to be worth about $63 million over four seasons Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:10:00 MDT Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward's next visit will be to Charlotte, according to report Although Gordon Hayward's visits won't garner the media attention of Carmelo Anthony's parade around the NBA, the 24-year-old... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:35:00 MDT What will Utah Jazz do on NBA draft night? 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 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 Brad Rock: New Jazz coach Quin Snyder will need All-Stars to avoid Tyrone Corbin's fate A drastic infusion of talent is needed for the Utah Jazz and their brand-new coach to avoid a repeat of last year. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:14:23 MDT Brad Rock: Hiring Snyder gives Jazz some sizzle A team long known for conservative choices went with a proven but once-controversial coach. The remaking of the Jazz continues. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:40:00 MDT Damian Lillard, Al Jefferson named to All-NBA Third Team Kevin Durant was a first-teamer on all 125 ballots, and made the top squad for the fifth time. Miami's LeBron James got... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:30:00 MDT 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