The Deseret News "There are certain must-do things for visitors in the City of Brotherly Love. You can’t come to this Pennsylvania town without checking out the Liberty Bell in its cracked splendor. It’s mandatory for tourists to run up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and pretend to be Rocky..." March 09
New York Post "With rumors and distractions regarding Phil Jackson possibly joining the team as everything but a player, the Knicks tried for a modest two-game winning streak with the Jazz supplying the opposition. Landing Jackson — actually doing anything — should be so easy. Taking advantage of the start..." March 08
Bullets Forever "Everyone here that used to hate eating their vegetables as a kid can relate to the Wizards' 104-91 win over the Jazz. You procrastinate, picking at your bowl of peas while delaying the inevitable. Your parents glare at you, and you know, deep down, that you really should listen to them. And..." March 06
Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel has raved about David West's leadership during the past three seasons. He's talked about his veteran presence in the locker room. He noted his maturity in taking a lesser scoring role in order to give Paul George and Lance Stephenson a better chance to develop..." March 03
Jeremy Evans will play tonight.
Jeremy Evans participated in shoot around and is a game time decision
Jeremy Evans sprained his left ankle at practice today. Game-time decision Sunday in Indy.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "A curious affliction hit the Cavaliers as soon as Kyrie Irving came close to securing his 10th rebound of the night, the one which would give him his first career triple-double in Cleveland's 99-79 triumph over Utah on Friday. "You go 'alligator arms' on the boards," forward Spencer Hawes..." March 01
Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward and Richard Jefferson scored 17 points each to lead the Jazz to a 109-86 victory over shorthanded Phoenix on Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. The Suns played without top scorer Goran Dragic, who missed the game because of an ankle injury. The Jazz made eight of their..." February 27
USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26
Salt Lake Tribune "Enes Kanter smiled and pointed at the man one locker over. "Welcome back," he said. After missing three straight games — and seven of the Jazz’s previous 13 — with a lingering hip injury, Derrick Favors was back in the starting lineup Monday and showing with his play why the Jazz are winless..." February 25
Hoops Rumors "The Jazz rebuffed “one or two” trade proposals before the deadline that would have netted them a late first-round pick in return for Marvin Williams, as Chad Ford of ESPN.com writes in his latest Insider-only “Tank Rank” piece. There were apparently other intriguing offers on the table as well,..." February 24
Minneapolis Star Tribune "They say necessity is the mother of invention. She also apparently gave birth to Timberwolves star Kevin Love’s first career triple-double and Saturday night’s 121-104 victory at Utah as well. With his top two centers and starting guard Kevin Martin all out injured Saturday, Wolves coach..." February 23
Oregonian "When Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts entered the media room for his postgame news conference Friday, a member of the team’s media relations staff played a song from “Saturday Night Fever” on his phone. “I may break out and dance, you never know,” Stotts said. Stotts wore a 1970s..." February 22
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New York Post "It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy, but the Nets opened their six-game Western road trip with the win they desperately needed. After falling behind by as many as 13 points early in the third quarter, the Nets fought their way back with a 20-6 run to end the third, and came away with a 105-99..." February 20
Derrick Favors (right hip sprain) is inactive, Malcolm Thomas will be active. Richard Jefferson (stomach cramps) will play/start. #BKNatUTA
CSN New England "The Celtics have expressed some interest in acquiring Utah's Gordon Hayward, a league source tells CSNNE.com. Hayward, who starred for Celtics head coach Brad Stevens while at Butler, will become a restricted free agent this summer after he and the Jazz could not come to terms on an extension..." February 19
Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall‘s final dunk of the night won the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest for the team representing the Eastern Conference, but the drastic format changes to the event, and not any of its dunks, are what will be remembered most from this year’s All-Star Saturday showcase. “I think it was cool,” Wall..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "In the first year of the new 3-point contest format, the 27-year old Marco Belinelli emerged victorious, holding off Sophomore Bradley Beal with a contest-high 24-point performance in the tiebreaker round to beat Beal’s 18-point performance. The first format change, which pitted the conferences..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "Damian Lillard’s busy All-Star Saturday night started out pretty darn well — with a repeat win. Lillard will be in all three major events on the evening and first out of the gate he and Trey Burke teamed up to win the NBA All-Star Saturday Skills Challenge — by just one tenth of a second over..." February 16
NBA.com "Miami's Chris Bosh hit a half-court shot to give Team Bosh the victory in the Shooting Stars contest that opened up NBA All-Star Saturday night. Bosh and teammates Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash had a final-round time of 31.4 seconds. Each team must hit shots from 10 feet from a..." February 16
SB Nation "Andre Drummond scored 30 points, grabbed 25 rebounds and was selected the Rising Stars MVP as he led Team Hill over Team Webber, 142-136. The second-year big man got most of his work done early; he scored 17 points and collected 11 rebounds in the first half. Kevin Love recognized. Anthony..." February 15
ESPN.com "By next season, the NBA is planning to create and use a centralized replay center to help referees and speed up games. "What we're in the process of doing is we're going to create a central location where we'll have people there who will be watching every game," NBA president of basketball..." February 15
College Basketball Talk "With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old if Silver..." February 14
Direct Elect selections 4 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame: Sweetwater Clifton, Guy Rodgers, Slick Leonard, Sarunas Marciulionis, David Stern.
Real GM Basketball "Raja Bell has decided to retire from the NBA. Bell worked out for the New York Knicks in the offseason, but was unable to find a roster spot. “Earlier this year I shut it down,” Bell said. "I’m 37, I have three boys, I do miss it," February 14
The Deseret News "With the spectacular way he's played the past couple of days, it appears that Alec Burks could very well be headed for the annual NBA All-Star game himself someday. For the second straight night, the third-year shooting guard put on a superb fourth-quarter show to propel the Utah Jazz to..." February 13
The Deseret News "Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is putting together a solid rookie season, and he's impressed people around the league so much that he's swept the last two Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards for December and January. And one of his biggest fans is his own coach, Tyrone Corbin, who..." February 12
Salt Lake Tribune "At his locker before the game, Gordon Hayward reflected back for a moment on the first 50 games of a season he called a "roller coaster of emotions." "Obviously with the amount of losses it’s been a little more difficult to swallow some of the games. There definitely have been some tough..." February 12
Trey Burke is experiencing lower back pain.
Salt Lake Tribune "Maybe Miami coach Erik Spoelstra had a premonition. After Miami’s morning shootaround at EnergySolutions Arena, Spoelstra suggested the upcoming game between the Heat and Jazz might be a good one. "They built a great franchise here with a lot of consistency," Spoelstra said. "I know they are..." February 09
Dallas Morning News "For more than half of the season, soft, fuzzy kittens showed more fight than the Mavericks did when it came to rebounding. Now, all of the sudden they are big, nasty tigers clawing for every loose ball on the glass. Another strong rebounding night — and they are coming against all sorts of..." February 08
Yahoo! Sports "On Thursday, the silliest of leagues is about to hit its silliest part of the regular season. February 6 marks the beginning of the fortnight that leads up to the end of the NBA’s trading period. February 20 hosts the NBA’s trade deadline in late afternoon, and with the league’s seemingly..." February 05
Michael Carter-Williams (East) and Trey Burke (West) named Rookies of the Month for January.
Toronto Star "They have been gritty and gutsy and never give up on a game, and for that the Raptors are being rewarded with almost unprecedented road success this season. Even after losing their floor leader with more than a quarter to go, the Raptors found a way to win another one away from home, beating..." February 04
Salt Lake Tribune "Saturday night, for the fifth time in six games, Trey Burke failed to break into double-digit scoring. His coach is chalking it up to the "rookie wall." "Trey being a young guy, he just has to figure it out," coach Ty Corbin said. "His body is probably hurting in places he didn’t think he..." February 03
Clips Nation "When the Los Angeles Clippers played the Warriors in Oakland on Thursday, they came out flat in the first half and then came out even flatter in the second half. There was a reasonable explanation for the underwhelming performance that night -- the Clippers were playing their ninth game in 14 days..." February 02
NBA.com "Another number, another banner, another set of rafters for Jerry Sloan, who considers that an appropriate destination for an old bat — or coot or whatever — such as himself. “Yeah, that’s where I belong,” he said on the phone the other day, with a quick, self-deprecating laugh. “It’s not..." February 01
CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry did his part, a season-high 44 points worth. Andrew Bogut did his part, 16 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and three blocks worth. And in the end, their work – and stellar fourth-quarter defense – was just enough for the Warriors to pull out a 95-90 win over the Jazz on..." February 01
Derrick Favors (sore right hip) will partially practice today. Jefferson and Burke (gastric distress) won't practice.
TheScore.com "The NBA revealed the reserves for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Thursday night. Reserves are selected by coaches in each conference. Coaches are unable to vote for their own players and must select two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, though they are not..." January 30
Pro Basketball Talk "While the All-Star Game itself is an exhibition for the biggest names in basketball, a sneaky fun part of All-Star Weekend is always the Rising Stars Challenge — watching the games best young players put on a little show. And there are plenty of good young players to showcase this..." January 30
Derrick Favors (sore right hip) did not practice today, though it doesn't sound like it will be an issue for Friday's game.
NBA.com "The National Basketball Association announced today stars from film and TV will take the court for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. ET. Two-time MVP Kevin Hart will play alongside Victoria's Secret model, actress and philanthropist Erin Heatherton;..." January 29
Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz’s 106-99 victory over Sacramento on Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena was an inside job. Derrick Favors scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Enes Kanter added 16 points to lead Utah past the Kings, who played without injured center DeMarcus Cousins. It showed. Favors..." January 28
The Deseret News "There were several indicators at EnergySolutions Arena that showed how Saturday night was a good one for the Utah Jazz. You know it’s a good night when Gordon Hayward can laugh off a late-game error. You know it’s a good night when confetti falls from the rafters despite a 13-point..." January 26
Utah has claimed forward Malcolm Thomas off waivers, league sources tell Yahoo. San Antonio waived Thomas on Thursday.
Jazz's Derrick Favors participating in shoot-around. Game-time decision but guessing he will play.