Al Jefferson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Al Jefferson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:27 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Former Jazz forward Marvin Williams returning "home" Tar Heel state http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657110/Former-Jazz-forward-Marvin-Williams-returning-home-Tar-Heel-state.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657110/Former-Jazz-forward-Marvin-Williams-returning-home-Tar-Heel-state.html 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 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 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 Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward's next visit will be to Charlotte, according to report http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606358/Jazz-restricted-free-agent-Gordon-Haywards-next-visit-will-be-to-Charlotte-according-to-report.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606358/Jazz-restricted-free-agent-Gordon-Haywards-next-visit-will-be-to-Charlotte-according-to-report.html 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? 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 Brad Rock: New Jazz coach Quin Snyder will need All-Stars to avoid Tyrone Corbin's fate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605082/Brad-Rock-New-Jazz-coach-Quin-Snyder-will-need-All-Stars-to-avoid-Tyrone-Corbins-fate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605082/Brad-Rock-New-Jazz-coach-Quin-Snyder-will-need-All-Stars-to-avoid-Tyrone-Corbins-fate.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604719/Hiring-Snyder-gives-Jazz-some-sizzle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604719/Hiring-Snyder-gives-Jazz-some-sizzle.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604476/Damian-Lillard-Al-Jefferson-named-to-All-NBA-Third-Team.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604476/Damian-Lillard-Al-Jefferson-named-to-All-NBA-Third-Team.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652743/James-Heat-complete-sweep-of-Bobcats-109-98.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652743/James-Heat-complete-sweep-of-Bobcats-109-98.html 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 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 Brad Rock: Jazz coaching hire — this one's on Lindsey http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601521/Jazz-coaching-hire-2-this-ones-on-Lindsey.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601521/Jazz-coaching-hire-2-this-ones-on-Lindsey.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601492/Twitter-shows-mixed-reactions-as-Jazz-let-Tyrone-Corbin-go.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601492/Twitter-shows-mixed-reactions-as-Jazz-let-Tyrone-Corbin-go.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652294/NBA-Playoff-Capsules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652294/NBA-Playoff-Capsules.html 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 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 You're welcome, NBA: 5 former Jazzmen now thriving http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599600/Youre-welcome-NBA-5-former-Jazzmen-now-thriving.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599600/Youre-welcome-NBA-5-former-Jazzmen-now-thriving.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598306/Former-Lone-Peak-center-Justin-Hamilton-makes-NBA-regular-season-debut.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598306/Former-Lone-Peak-center-Justin-Hamilton-makes-NBA-regular-season-debut.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598296/Utah-Jazz-Boos-for-Paul-Millsap-Ex-Jazzmans-preparing-for-worst-in-Utah-return.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598296/Utah-Jazz-Boos-for-Paul-Millsap-Ex-Jazzmans-preparing-for-worst-in-Utah-return.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590234/Utah-Jazz-Another-game-another-lopsided-loss-as-rough-start-continues-vs-Bulls.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590234/Utah-Jazz-Another-game-another-lopsided-loss-as-rough-start-continues-vs-Bulls.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589782/Utah-Jazz-drop-third-straight-lose-to-Houston-Rockets-by-11.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589782/Utah-Jazz-drop-third-straight-lose-to-Houston-Rockets-by-11.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589409/Brad-Rock-Jazz-Corbin-need-to-make-playoffs-the-benchmark.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589409/Brad-Rock-Jazz-Corbin-need-to-make-playoffs-the-benchmark.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589250/Utah-Jazz-Jamaal-Tinsley-rejoins-team-while-5-players-are-cut.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589250/Utah-Jazz-Jamaal-Tinsley-rejoins-team-while-5-players-are-cut.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589221/Brad-Rock-With-unclear-future-Jazz-must-still-open-checkbook.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589221/Brad-Rock-With-unclear-future-Jazz-must-still-open-checkbook.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589115/Utah-Jazz-Welcome-back-Jamaal-Tinsley.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589115/Utah-Jazz-Welcome-back-Jamaal-Tinsley.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588858/Utah-Jazz-shrug-off-offensive-struggles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588858/Utah-Jazz-shrug-off-offensive-struggles.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588025/Utah-Jazz-instant-analysis-Boards-hustle-and-energy-lead-Jazz-past-Warriors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588025/Utah-Jazz-instant-analysis-Boards-hustle-and-energy-lead-Jazz-past-Warriors.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587623/Utah-Jazz-Guard-Gordon-Hayward-ready-to-lead-by-example-2-and-expression.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587623/Utah-Jazz-Guard-Gordon-Hayward-ready-to-lead-by-example-2-and-expression.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587558/Utah-Jazz-California-transplants-hope-to-find-steady-roles-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587558/Utah-Jazz-California-transplants-hope-to-find-steady-roles-in-Utah.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587475/Utah-Jazz-notebook-Trey-Burke-settling-in-after-first-practice-with-the-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587475/Utah-Jazz-notebook-Trey-Burke-settling-in-after-first-practice-with-the-Jazz.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587412/Same-old-Jazz-Not-with-all-these-new-players-and-roles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587412/Same-old-Jazz-Not-with-all-these-new-players-and-roles.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587396/Brad-Rock-Mailman-says-Enes-Kanter-and-Derrick-Favors-have-star-potential.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587396/Brad-Rock-Mailman-says-Enes-Kanter-and-Derrick-Favors-have-star-potential.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587296/This-years-Jazz-not-high-on-the-star-chart.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587296/This-years-Jazz-not-high-on-the-star-chart.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584667/Former-Jazzman-Al-Jefferson-acknowledges-he-struggles-with-defense.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584667/Former-Jazzman-Al-Jefferson-acknowledges-he-struggles-with-defense.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635539/Portland-Trail-Blazers-officially-sign-veteran-guard-Mo-Williams.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635539/Portland-Trail-Blazers-officially-sign-veteran-guard-Mo-Williams.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584237/Utah-Jazz-basketball-10-Jazz-games-to-circle-on-your-calendar.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584237/Utah-Jazz-basketball-10-Jazz-games-to-circle-on-your-calendar.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583901/Post-free-agency-power-rankings-rate-Utah-Jazz-among-NBAs-worst-teams.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583901/Post-free-agency-power-rankings-rate-Utah-Jazz-among-NBAs-worst-teams.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583756/Taking-stock-Utah-Jazz-will-have-a-very-young-roster-in-2013-14.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583756/Taking-stock-Utah-Jazz-will-have-a-very-young-roster-in-2013-14.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634826/Utah-native-creates-new-NBA-productivity-formula.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634826/Utah-native-creates-new-NBA-productivity-formula.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583654/Commentary-The-25-best-players-in-Utah-Jazz-franchise-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583654/Commentary-The-25-best-players-in-Utah-Jazz-franchise-history.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583560/Utah-Jazz-Gordon-Hayward-Derrick-Favors-cant-wait-for-bigger-offensive-roles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583560/Utah-Jazz-Gordon-Hayward-Derrick-Favors-cant-wait-for-bigger-offensive-roles.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583125/Former-Jazzman-Al-Jefferson-scouted-persuaded-by-PG-Kemba-Walker-to-join-Bobcats.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583125/Former-Jazzman-Al-Jefferson-scouted-persuaded-by-PG-Kemba-Walker-to-join-Bobcats.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583110/Utah-Jazz-Why-the-Jazz-traded-for-Andris-Biedrins-Richard-Jefferson-and-Brandon-Rush.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583110/Utah-Jazz-Why-the-Jazz-traded-for-Andris-Biedrins-Richard-Jefferson-and-Brandon-Rush.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582947/Utah-Jazz-Ready-or-not-Jr-Jazz-movement-is-here-after-draft-trade.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582947/Utah-Jazz-Ready-or-not-Jr-Jazz-movement-is-here-after-draft-trade.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582673/NBA-free-agency-transactions-by-team-through-Wednesday-July-10.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582673/NBA-free-agency-transactions-by-team-through-Wednesday-July-10.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633740/Al-Jefferson-introduced-in-Charlotte-sheds-light-on-post-season-conversations-with-Utah-Jazz.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633740/Al-Jefferson-introduced-in-Charlotte-sheds-light-on-post-season-conversations-with-Utah-Jazz.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582880/Utah-Jazz-The-Stifle-Tower-French-center-Rudy-Gobert-making-a-big-first-impression.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582880/Utah-Jazz-The-Stifle-Tower-French-center-Rudy-Gobert-making-a-big-first-impression.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582793/Rock-On-A-sleepover-at-Haywards-house.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582793/Rock-On-A-sleepover-at-Haywards-house.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582821/Utah-Jazz-Jeremy-Evans-hopes-to-use-summer-league-as-springboard-for-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582821/Utah-Jazz-Jeremy-Evans-hopes-to-use-summer-league-as-springboard-for-season.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582783/Utah-Jazz-trade-Randy-Foye-to-Nuggets-get-2nd-round-pick-from-Warriors-in-three-way-deal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582783/Utah-Jazz-trade-Randy-Foye-to-Nuggets-get-2nd-round-pick-from-Warriors-in-three-way-deal.html 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