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The Philadelphia 76ers rolled into Salt Lake City Wednesday night on the heels of two straight defeats – games lost by nearly 90 points combined. Despite this abysmal matchup, a decent story was still waiting to be told. Trey Burke,

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With a sluggish offense late in the fourth quarter, Utah Jazz coach Ty Corbin called Alec Burks’ number and gave him the green light to score. Burks took full use of his carte blanche pass from Corbin, and scored 10

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Winning games in professional sports is a lot easier when a team has veteran players. Most young teams struggle their first few years together, the Oklahoma City Thunder being a prime example. The Thunder were still the Super Sonics when

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What does it mean to leave a legacy behind? Not even future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who was questioned about his legacy during media day for Super Bowl XLVIII, is sure. “I’ve been being asked about my legacy

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Rudy Gobert is the most intriguing young talent currently playing for the Utah Jazz. No one really has an idea of what kind of player Gobert can morph into in the coming years. Trey Burke’s path is laid out ahead

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We’re more than two years removed from the 2011 draft and we now have a good idea of who players from that draft are in terms of basketball talent. The Jazz selected Alec Burks with the twelfth pick of the

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Sometimes, a season can seem really rough for a team and its fanbase. This season has been one of those for the Utah Jazz, in more ways than one. A lot of losses piled up early, rookie point guard Trey

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The Utah Jazz are just about halfway through their 2013-14 season (they’ll play game number 41 on Friday against the Detroit Pistons) and it’s been an interesting year to say the least. After playing in San Antonio on Wednesday night

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Quick – think of some instances where the Utah Jazz and a three-point shot can be mentioned in a positive breath.  Besides John Stockton hitting ‘The Shot’ that sent the Jazz to the Finals in 1997, Darrell Griffith in 1986

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When Trey Burke came to Utah, he brought with him a lot of expectations. Any former NCAA National Player of the Year is bound to make some kind of impact on his new NBA home before even stepping onto the