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  1. Jazz rookie Trey Burke suffers broken finger in preseason loss to Clippers

    Oct 12, 2013, 11:46 PM EDT

    trey burke finger

    Utah Jazz rookie Trey Burke suffered a fractured right index finger during the first quarter of his team’s preseason loss to the Clippers on Saturday. Burke sustained the injury midway through the first quarter, but returned with the finger taped and played a few more minutes early in the second before team trainers pulled the…

  2. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Utah Jazz

    Oct 11, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Jazz Scrimmage

    Last season: The Jazz finished 43-39, but they missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Nobody really knew what direction Utah was headed, perhaps including Utah itself. The Jazz kept Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, both on expiring contracts, past the trade deadline to make a playoff push. All they got was…

  3. PBT Roundtable: Who will win Rookie of the Year?

    Oct 11, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    Welcome to PBT’s regular roundtable on issues around the NBA, where our writers weigh in on the topic of the day. Today: Who will win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award? Kurt Helin: There’s a formula to this — you need a guy with the ball in his hand on a bad team that is…

  4. Karl Malone doesn’t bring his gun, bow to Jazz practice. So he can focus.

    Oct 10, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Karl Malone

    Karl Malone is back working with the Utah Jazz as a special assistant coach — Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and the rest of the young Jazz front line are now learning the tricks of the Mailman. And Malone is focused on that — at least until next month and his annual hunting trip, he told…

  5. Harrison Barnes hopes to participate in this year’s dunk contest

    Sep 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Harrison Barnes

    Harrison Barnes had more than his fair share of amazing slam dunk highlights during his rookie season with the Warriors — just check out the clip above, or this collection of the team’s best plays from last year for visual confirmation. It’s rare that we get the best in-game dunkers wanting to participate in All-Star…

  6. Trey Burke thinks there’s ‘a good chance’ he can win Rookie of the Year award

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    Trey Burke was selected with the ninth overall pick in this summer’s draft, but was traded that night from the Timberwolves to the Jazz after Minnesota felt they could get better value by trading down to the 14th slot. With eight players going ahead of him, Burke wouldn’t appear to be the favorite to take…

  7. Wednesday And-1 Links: Vote for your favorite new Mavs uniform

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks uniforms

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • A while back, the Dallas Mavericks asked fans to submit their own ideas…

  8. Suns announce signing of Dionte Christmas

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Dionte Christmas

    The Phoenix Suns announced the signing of Dionte Christmas on Friday, a 6’5″ guard who performed well for the team during the Las Vegas Summer league. “We’re excited to add Dionte to our roster,” said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough, via the team’s official release. “He was a key contributor for our Las Vegas Summer…

  9. Report: Gordon Hayward, Jazz talking contract extension

    Sep 7, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Gordon Hayward

    Gordon Hayward has developed into a solid wing player for the Utah Jazz, and has shown improvement in each of his last two seasons since entering the league in 2010. Hayward will finish up the final guaranteed year of his rookie deal next season, which means he’s currently eligible for a contract extension — and…

  10. Wall, Sanders got their rookie extensions, what about the other rookies?

    Aug 30, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    John Wall will be with the Wizards for five more seasons, making $80 million. Larry Sanders will be with Milwaukee for four more years, $44 million. Those are the first two extensions to the rookie deals out of the 2010 draft. They were both expected and both got done early — teams have until Oct.…

  11. Tuesday And-1 Links: Re-imagining the 2010 NBA draft

    Aug 27, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Indiana Pacers - Game One

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than pundits love mock outrage over Miley Cyrus (you know, if you don’t…

  12. Kelly Olynyk, C.J. McCollum fare well in annual rookie survey

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    We already told you that when asked during the rookie photo shoot who their favorite player in the league was, the majority of incoming NBA players said Kobe Bryant. But those rookies to be were asked a lot more, too — and it was the Celtics Kelly Olynyk and the Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum who…

  13. Jazz could get Marvin Williams back from Achilles early in season

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Marvin Williams

    Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke was doing a Google hangout/chat talking all things Utah when he dropped in an interesting little nugget: Reserve forward Marvin Williams could be back from his Achilles injury by training camp or early November, a couple weeks into the season. Williams is in the last year of his contract…

  14. Blazers GMs says Aldridge is happy, scoffs at trade rumors

    Aug 9, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Portland has a LaMarcus Aldridge issue to deal with — there are reports he is unhappy and his people have come to the Blazers proposing trades. Aldridge has denied all of this. Of course, if you’re an unhappy player it is best to have your agent and others do this kind of legwork while you…

  15. Who are Rookie of the Year favorites? Burke, Oladipo to start

    Aug 9, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    There’s a formula for who often wins the Rookie of the year. They have to be a good player, certainly. More than that, he needs to be a player with the ball in his hands and on a team where he is going to be asked to take on a lot of responsibility. Damian Lillard…

  16. Mo Williams says he could have started elsewhere, wanted to win in Portland

    Aug 8, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

    Mo Williams

    Mo Williams had some options, there were a number of teams that had interest in him — at Summer League you heard teams surprised he was available. The Miami Heat were among the teams that wanted him. Williams wanted a chance to win plus more than just the league minimum salary. He got it in…

  17. Trey Burke talks draft, living in Utah with NBC Sports

    Aug 8, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    If you’re looking for your early Rookie of the Year favorite, Trey Burke is the guy. First, we know he can play after watching him lead Michigan to the national championship game last year. Second, he’s going to get a ton of minutes in Utah (where they want him to learn on the job) and…

  18. Report: Portland reaches deal to bring in Mo Williams

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Mo Williams

    Damian Lillard to start then Mo Williams off the bench? That’s a pretty good combination. That’s what Portland has now — the Blazers have reached a two-year $5.6 million deal with Williams, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The second year is a player option. This is a great get for Portland, they now have…

  19. A few more images out of Rookie photo shoot day

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:57 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    As we’ve been telling you, Tuesday was Rookie Photo Shoot day in the NBA — we’ve brought you some fun images and a couple good dunks. Tomorrow we’ll have some other fun stuff from the day. But for now here are some of the official photos of the day that I liked. No. 1 pick…

  20. NBA post free agency Power Rankings: Who is closing in on Miami?

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul and Griffin wait for play to resume as the Clippers trail the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    This summer saw Dwight Howard find a new home, the Clippers and Pacers add depth, and a few other teams making bold moves to get better (or, in some cases, worse intentionally). So how did all this impact the PBT Power Rankings? Glad you asked. Here is where things stand this summer (the number in…

  21. Heat, other teams show interest in Mo Williams

    Jul 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Mo Williams

    When talking at Summer League, people around the associated seemed surprised that Mo Williams was still on the board as a free agent. Williams isn’t elite but he is a solid veteran — 12.9 points and 6.2 assists a game last season, plus he shot 38 percent from three. The most likely landing spot for…

  22. Karl Malone thought the Jazz threw him a birthday parade before he even played for them (They didn’t)

    Jul 26, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

    NRA 500

    Karl Malone grew up in the country and played at the relatively at small Louisiana Tech before the Jazz drafted him with the 13th pick in 1985, so he was a little wet behind the ears at that point. Steve Luhm of The Salt Lake Tribune: His first visit to Utah coincided with the state’s…

  23. Rosters set for Thursday’s USA Basketball intra-squad showcase

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes

    LAS VEGAS — USA Basketball will wrap up its four-day mini-camp on Thursday with an intra-squad showcase that will be played in front of fans at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV, and televised nationally on NBA TV. The rosters have been set for what is essentially an All-Star game where the…

  24. Who are the best free agents left on the board? Here are seven.

    Jul 24, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Gary Neal

    There’s not much left out there. By this point in the summer the guys left as free agents are flawed and are still free agents for a reason. That said, there are still quality players out there who could help teams. Guys with skill sets that if used properly can bring real value to a…

  25. Summer League championship game set between Suns and Warriors

    Jul 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Raptors Suns Basketball

    LAS VEGAS – The two teams that have played the best and most consistent basketball through the first 10 days of Summer League will, not surprisingly, compete for the inaugural tournament championship played on the final day of the action. The Suns will face the Warriors in Monday night’s title game, with tip-off set for…

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