/ Nov 19, 2014 / 12:00 pm
The Jazz have been really fun to watch, and the Thunder really need Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back — though yesterday’s extemporaneous pre-game workout is a good sign on that front. Meanwhile, the Jazz’s second-year point guard, Trey Burke, made sometime six man Reggie Jackson do the splits on this sick crossover last night. Read More »
The Knicks used every ounce of Carmelo Anthony‘s magical shot-making ability, including a banked in three-pointer with just 2.3 seconds remaining to tie the score at 100, but Trey Burke scooted free along the left sideline after setting a screen and drained a step-back along the baseline in J.R. Smith‘s eye to win it at the buzzer. Read More »
Derrick Rose has been drawing rave reviews for his play in Vegas during Team USA tryouts before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. National Team coach Mike Krzyzewksi said Rose was better than four years ago when Rose won the league MVP, and another college coach, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, said he’s been the most impressive player at the camp. So it’s no wonder Rose is making the team as he inadvertently let slip in Vegas yesterday. Read More »
Gordon Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season. The Utah Jazz matched the offer and will be bringing Hayward back on a maximum-level contract. Yesterday, Hayward spoke about the new reality of being a max player and the increased expectation that come with that label.
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LAS VEGAS — If you like the mysterious type, then Australian native and Utah’s newest rookie Dante Exum might not be the player for you. Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, questions surrounded the riddle that was the 6-6 Exum. Except, one conversation with him, and you see he is as forthcoming as the Las Vegas heat in July. Read More »
/ May 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm
The league announced its All-Rookie Teams this afternoon. Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers received 125 unanimous first team votes. The first team also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mason Plumlee.
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/ Apr 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm
The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, slogging through the mud of the 2013 NBA Draft to discover the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Read More »
True, the Jazz weren’t playing any world beaters when the Orlando Magic â€” one of three Eastern Conference teams that have lost more than the Jazz â€” stopped by Saturday night, but they got a victory in the most exciting way imaginable. After Arron Afflalo uncharacteristically missed the back-end of a pair of free throws that would have given the Magic a three-point lead, Gordon Hayward sprinted the length of the court before sending a baseline pass to Trey Burke in the corner. Read More »
/ Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm
The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »
After two of his five events have ended, Damian Lillard is a perfect 2-for-2 during his historic 2014 NBA All-Star weekend, where he’s setting history by competing in all five events. Lillard teamed with rookie Trey Burke of the Jazz to defeat Eastern Conference rookies Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Read More »