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NBA free agency has slowed down since the start of the month, but there are still plenty of big names on the market as well as recent signings. Here's a look at recent signings and which players are in limbo. Kevin Love Signs Extension With Cavs On Tuesday Kevin Love signed...
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After an outstanding rookie season for the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell is adding more hardware to his trophy case. On Wednesday night Mitchell received the 2018 ESPY Award for Best Breakthrough Athlete, his third award received this offseason after being selected as the NBA Players Choice Rookie of the Year...
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In what has been expected for some time, the San Antonio Spurs finally unloaded disgruntled star Kawhi Leonard, sending him to Toronto on Wednesday. The Spurs also sent Danny Green to the Raptors, in exchange for DeMar Derozan, University of Utah product Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first...
Utah State Football
There have been many successful athletes that have come through the Beehive State that have turned into decorated professionals. In my four-part series, I’ll dive into the top 20 athletes from each school: University of Utah, BYU, Utah State, and a combined list from other Utah schools. In this series,...
2018 NBA Awards
The 2017-18 NBA season has officially come to a close. Monday's awards show — which was voted on by the media — put a cap on another great season for the league. Houston's James Harden took home MVP honors as he edged out LeBron James to win his first NBA MVP title. Harden...
Top 20 Utah Players In Program History
There have been many successful athletes that have come through the Beehive State that have turned into decorated professionals. In my four-part series, I’ll dive into the top 20 athletes from each school: University of Utah, BYU, Utah State, and a combined list from other Utah schools. In this series,...
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The NBA Draft always brings plenty of surprises and this year was no different. The Phoenix Suns, with the franchise's first No. 1 pick, selected Deandre Ayton. The former Arizona star was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, after averaging 20.1 points,...
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Stephen Curry scored a game-high 37 points and Kevin Durant added a triple-double as the Warriors won their second consecutive NBA title and third in four years with a dominating 108-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. "This is so hard to do and doing it three out of four years...
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The Golden State Warriors are going back to the Finals for the fourth consecutive year. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points and Steph Curry nearly had a triple-double with 27 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds as the Warriors took down the Houston Rockets, 101-92 to take Game 7 of...
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He wasn't going to be denied. Despite Kevin Love sidelined with a concussion and going on the road against a Boston Celtics team that hadn't lost at home throughout the playoffs, LeBron James came up big once again as the Cavs walked out of TD Garden with a 87-79 victory. Faced...
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Despite being the top two teams in the NBA, the series between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors has been lopsided with blowout victories through the first three games. However, game four brought all the drama NBA fans had been waiting for. And, in the end, it was...
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There were plenty of winners and losers Tuesday night. The 2018 NBA Draft lottery provided plenty of excitement as the ping pong balls delivered  a big shakeup in the draft order. With the worst record in the NBA this past season, the Phoenix Suns' most important victory finally came as the...
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Charles Barkley was wrong again. After he guaranteed the Philadelphia 76ers would win Game 2 on the road, the Boston Celtics had other plans in front of 18,624 screaming fans at TD Garden Arena. After going down by as many as 22 points, the Celtics put on a comeback for the...
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The Phoenix Suns have agreed to make Utah Jazz assistant coach Igor Kokoskov the teams new head coach, it was announced Wednesday. The sides reached a three-year agreement, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. With the hire, Kokoskov, a native of Serbia, becomes the first head coach born and raised outside of...
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Houston... we have a problem! Utah's Joe Ingles scored a career-high 27 points as the Utah Jazz took down the red-hot Rockets 116-108 Wednesday night in the Toyota Center in front of more than 18,000 fans. With the victory, the Jazz tied up the Western Conference semifinals at 1-1 and will...
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Dear NBA, give Donovan Mitchell the Rookie of the Year trophy already. With starting point guard Ricky Rubio going out with an injury in the first quarter, the rookie sensation went toe-to-toe with OKC's Russell Westbrook to lead the Jazz past the Thunder with a 96-91 victory Friday night at...
utah jazz best all time players
With the Jazz in the midst of a playoff run and the 45th season of the franchise set to tip off in October, I thought it would be fun to put together an All-Time Jazz team, to recognize the top players in team history. The All-Time Team consists of 12 players,...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder keep on talking, but the Utah Jazz just keep winning. Led by rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell who scored a game-high 33 points, the Jazz cruised to a 113-96 blowout victory over OKC Monday night in Vivint Arena to take a 3-1 series lead of the best-of-seven-series. With...
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Ricky Rubio put on a show. The former No. 5 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft had a huge night as the veteran point guard went off for 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 115-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday...
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It's all tied up. Utah rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 102-95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night in Game 2 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Jazz responded after falling in Game 1 on Sunday of the best-of-seven-series by attacking...
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What a series this is going to be! Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell vs. Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Yeah, this is going to be a lot of fun! Westbrook led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the fourth seed in the Western Conference and just finished his second straight season averaging a...
Here's what the 2018 NBA Playoffs would look like under a true top-16 bracket
The NBA Playoffs are finally here with 16 teams advancing to the postseason for a shot at winning an NBA title. Unfortunately, because of the old and outdated system the league uses — with eight teams coming from both the Western and Eastern Conferences — not always will the TRUE...
2018 NBA All-Star Game
LeBron James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to defeat Team Stephen, 148-145, Sunday night. For the first time in NBA All-Star game history, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format...
Donovan Mitchell 2018 Slam Dunk Champ
Growing up, Donovan Mitchell loved watching the NBA Slam Dunk contest. Watching the likes of Vince Carter, Blake Griffin, Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon, Mitchell always dreamed of being on the big stage. Despite an impressive rookie season — winning numerous awards and the odds on favorite to win the...
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The Utah Jazz won its third consecutive game and did so in style at Vivint Arena Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors. The Jazz led from start to finish against the defending champions en route to a 129-99 home blowout victory in front of 18,306 fans. Debuting new customized Nike City...
Blake Griffin
In news that shocked the NBA world, it was announced Monday that Clippers forward Blake Griffin had been traded to the Detroit Pistons. Griffin was shipped to Detroit along with Brice Johnson and Willie Reed, while the Clippers received Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a first and second...
Andrei-Kirilenko
Former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko is one of the most underrated and well-rounded players in NBA history. Say what you will about his injury problems, not living up to lofty expectations bestowed upon him by virtue of signing a max contract, or how he nearly left Utah (the...
Top NBA International Players
The NBA is more of a global game now than ever before. At the start of the 2017-18 season, there were 108 international players on opening day rosters, with the addition of five two-way contract players. These players represent 42 different countries and territories, the most in the league’s...
Jimmer Fredette
China loves Jimmermania! In just his second season, Jimmer Fredette has taken the league by storm after winning the Chinese Basketball Association's International MVP Award last season. The former BYU star continues to put up ridiculous numbers this year. In Friday's 123-119 overtime win over the Beijing Fly Dragons, Fredette went off for...
Mike D’Antoni
With a chance to play for the Utah Jazz, a team that went on to play in back-to-back NBA Finals, Derek Harper turned it down as the trade deadline went by telling reporters, "There was a Utah deal, but you go live in Utah." Rony Seikaly voided a trade to come...
He may be the quietest player on the team, but Golden State's Klay Thompson is making his voice heard with a video he posted on his Twitter account Friday afternoon. In the video, the three-time NBA All-Star announced that he will donating $1,000 for every point he scores during the...
Playing its first home game of the season in the newly renovated Vivint Smart Home Arena Wednesday night, the Utah Jazz came out flat before putting on a show in the second half to rally from a double-digit deficit to win its season-opening game. Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with...
The first night of the NBA season will be remembered for more than just a basketball game. During the season-opener against arguably the two top teams in the Eastern Conference between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, Gordon Hayward stole the show for all the wrong reasons...
As the NBA season tips off tonight, here's a look back at the league's most impressive offseasons, with a team-by-team breakdown. Oklahoma City Thunder The Thunder may have won the NBA’s offseason, making big moves in attempt to dethrone the Warriors in an ultra-competitive Western Conference. It started with the acquisition of...
Dirk Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star, he's the 2007 NBA MVP, and earned the NBA Finals MVP award after leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship in 2011. Now the legend is in the news thanks to a Mavericks fan who sent Nowitzki an awesome card with a...
Kyrie Irving got his wish. After requesting a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the 25-year-old will now call Boston home. Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick. Arguably, the...
Well, that was one hell of an Independence Day. The day that was supposed to be celebrated for the independence and freedom America gained from Great Britain, was instead, at least in Utah, a day where a player used his independence and freedom of NBA free agency to pack...
The Utah Jazz did everything they possibly could and it still wasn't enough. That's become the life of small/mid-market NBA teams nowadays as half the league has become a glorified farm system as star players bolt to big-market teams. A year after Kevin Durant left The Oklahoma City Thunder high and...
Gordon Hayward met with the Miami Heat on Saturday, visited Boston on Sunday and just recently completed close to a four-hour meeting with the Jazz organization on Monday in his home in San Diego. The All-Star player has been the most coveted free agent this summer and has had fans...
Utah's Joe Ingles recently signed a four-year $52 million deal to stay with the Jazz on Saturday, but what he did just days before the NBA's free agent signing period was truly a sight to behold. During the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angles Clippers this year,...
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