The Utah Jazz surprised the Denver Nuggets Monday night with a 118-103 win in Salt Lake City. The Jazz are tied with the Kings at the bottom of the Western Conference, but after so many early-season struggles, they’ve won four of their last six. Conversely, the Nuggets are in the No. 9 spot out West and another loss dropped them precariously close to a sub .500 record for the year. Despite the loss, new Nugget J.J. Hickson found time to smash a dunk on rim-protector, Derrick Favors. Read More »
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Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor‘s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »
Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
Following a fractured finger in preseason, Jazz rookie Trey Burke missed the first three weeks of his rookie NBA season. But he returned to play 12 minutes tonight with the finger taped to another finger, and his teammates clowned him during his inaugural game as they ran to take the court. Read More »
You never would’ve believed it unless you watched the game, especially with one team sporting guys like Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Crawford and DeAndre Jordan (Blake Griffin didn’t suit up). But the Jazz were the more exciting team on the floor last night in their 99-91 win over the Clippers, and nearly did enough in the first half alone to steal the Lob City nickname. Read More »
Randy Foye, the last serious three-point threat left on the free agent market, has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Utah Jazz. Last season with the Clippers, Foye shot 38.6 percent from three-point range and averaged 12.8 points as a starter after Chauncey Billups went out for the year. Read More »
The Utah Jazz are a frontcourt-heavy team. They have about 3-4 big men capable of producing usable numbers if given sufficient minutes, which means that unless a trade happens to free things up there, some frustrating minutes-based limitations are in the cards. That said, the Jazz have a nice balance of productive veterans and up-and-coming players ready to make an impact on fantasy basketball whenever the NBA starts again. Read More »
While everyone talks about the summer leagues on either coast, don’t sleep on the Midwest when it comes to offseason hoops. Case in point: Utah Jazz rookie Alec Burks showin’ out at the Indy Pro-Am in Indianapolis. After slipping to the 12th pick in this June’s NBA Draft, expect Burks to make a name for himself once the season rolls around.
Alec Burks, as they say, has an NBA game. He is an athlete that can get buckets, and knows how to use the bounce. He is a legit 6-6 and is one of the best two-guard prospects Utah has had in a long time. That’s been a position of need for them for a while and now they might’ve filled it. Read More »
They say that kids grow out of video games. Well I don’t know who “they” is, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was never good enough to play the game professionally (or collegiately, for that matter), but that never prevented me from submerging myself in all things basketball. So I follow it, I write about it, I breathe it. I even live vicariously through basketball animations in NBA 2K11.
Yesterday I learned that parents are wrong – video games can be educational. Read More »