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Several months after the Utah Jazz traded two draft picks for the right to snag Trey Burke, fans are starting to see why. Not only was Burke the collegiate player of the year while at Michigan, he led the Wolverines

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If you were at the Jazz game on Friday night in time for team introductions you would have noticed a rarity in sports: An extended ovation for a visiting head coach. Jeff Hornacek, returned to Salt Lake as an opponent

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Here’s something I’m sure you’ve heard about the Utah Jazz this season, they’re young. It’s true, with an average age of 25.3 years, only seven teams have a younger roster. Something else most NBA fans are familiar with is the

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Diante Garrett subbed in for the Jazz on Wednesday night at the start of the second quarter. Just a day before he was shopping at a Wal-Mart in Iowa, when his cell phone rang – he was headed back to

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It’s hard to imagine but, the Utah jazz are already almost a tenth of the way through the 2013-2014 season. Five of those first seven games were on the road, the other two were against top-tier Western Conference teams in

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What does an All-Star point guard cost in a league where free agency and the draft remain the best way to collect superstars? A lot. Ask the Brooklyn Nets. Jazz fans will always remember the turmoil of the 2011 season.

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In the waning minutes of the Utah Jazz season opener, the players on the court for Utah were almost as surprising as the score. At the start of the fourth quarter Utah was down by eight points, and it had

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Jamaal Tinlsey is officially a Jazzman. Again. After an extended offseason Tinsley is back in the NBA thanks to a one year contract with the Jazz. The deal transpired presumably because rookie Trey Burke is out for several weeks with

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In their final home preseason game before the regular season begins, the Utah Jazz came out looking to continue fine-tuning a young roster against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers brought back two former Jazz players and Weber State alum

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In 2010 Gordon Hayward was the best basketball player at a small university, but most basketball fans had never heard of him.  Then he led small mid-major Butler University to a Cinderella run to the Final Four and NCAA tournament