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The Utah Jazz has had a couple of surprises up their sleeve this off-season, from hiring Karl Malone as a special coach for the “bigs,” to replacing the ancient jumbotron with a monstrous new HD display and audio system. And

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The Utah Jazz currently sit squarely at .500 in the standings at 34-34, good for 9th in the Western Conference – just outside of the final playoff spot, which the Lakers usurped last weekend. Not two months ago, almost everyone

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He’s relentless. He’s scrappy. He’s fierce. A predator on the court, DeMarre Carroll goes after every loose ball, every rebound. He sticks to his opponents like a pit bull defending a junkyard, eyes fervid with anticipation for that one lapse,

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Commissioner Gordon. G-Time. Too Big Yo. Tall Justin Bieber. Such is the nomenclature of nicknames attributed to young rapper, pro gamer and basketball star Gordon Hayward, who’s in the midst of his 3rd NBA season. And while it might not

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Ok, so technically the NBA season is over 50% complete. Still, there’s a different feeling in the air pre and post All-Star break – a sense of urgency for teams that want to secure optimal playoff positioning, and a whole

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One would be hard-pressed to find a single NBA team with a greater point guard legacy than the Utah Jazz. The John Stockton era will forever be the stuff of legend, and it’s safe to say that no one will

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The NBA trade deadline is less than a month away, and if you’re a Jazz fan, it’s almost impossible not to talk about. But as February 21st approaches with all the hype of a Mayan doomsday prophecy, one of the

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The rise of a young player in the NBA is anything but a consistent or smooth process. Instead, it’s full of unpredictable arcs, slumps and plateaus that arise along with a diversity of challenges and adjustments – both physical and