TAG: Utah Jazz

College, High School, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 25 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »

NBA / Feb 3, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Who Was Better: John Stockton Or Isiah Thomas?

Isiah Thomas

John Stockton and Isiah Thomas were two of the greatest point guards in NBA history, combining for mind-numbing numbers and hours of highlights. While the two didn’t get to face each other that often on the court, considering they played in opposing conferences, their primes overlapped the same time period and were even involved in controversy surrounding the original Dream Team. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 2:54 pm

Video: Jamal Crawford’s Sick Lob To DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Clippers – Utah matchup on Saturday night started off closer than many thought after the Jazz kept the Clips bottled up in the first half. But LA took off in the second half, out-scoring the Jazz 34-23 in the third quarter as they took control of the game to cruise to a 102-87 victory at Staples Center. Towards the tail-end of that big third quarter, the Jazz doubled up on Jamal Crawford after a DeAndre Jordan pick. DJ rolled to the hoop unabated and rocked the rim from high up after the Crawford lob. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

A Breakdown Of Every 60-Point Game In NBA History

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

There is a special place of being, an existential plateau that transcends the game of hoops. When an individual has no fear and the utmost confidence, we as the fans get to witness something truly special. Last week, Carmelo Anthony had a scoring explosion that will be remembered by Knicks fans long after his modest achievements with the franchise are forgotten. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 22, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Ricky Rubio Breaks The Adorable Meter

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio (Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

The Timberwolves, despite some poor showings recently, got a solid win on the road in Utah last night, 112-97. Because the game was in Salt Lake City, the Jazz Bear was in the house and brought a little girl onto the court during a prolonged stoppage in the third quarter. Ricky Rubio made the girl’s day complete by playing a little catch before play resumed. Their on-court exchange also simultaneously melted the hearts of spectators everywhere. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Most Improved Player? Don’t Forget About Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward (photo. Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

When NBA players in Utah put up big numbers, do they make a sound?

Utah is in rebuilding mode but has a multi-talented wingman in Gordon Hayward, improving at a rate most casual NBA fans are unaware of. Since arriving on the scene from Butler three seasons ago, he has quietly raised his game in each campaign, becoming more integral to Utah’s plans each season. Read More »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

5 NBA Teams That Could Save Jimmer Fredette’s Career

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette (Marc Lebryk/USA TODAY Sports)

For those who follow college basketball, we all remember the 2010-2011 season. “Jimmermania” they called it in Provo, Utah on the campus at BYU. Whenever Jimmer Fredette scored a high number of points versus opponents, Cougars fans would often chant “you got Jimmered!” The chant first broke out on the night of Jan. 26, 2011 after a 43-point performance, leading his squad to an upset against No. 4 San Diego State, handing the Aztecs their first loss of that season. That night, even Kevin Durant, arguably one of the NBA’s best scorers, took notice of the Aztecs getting “Jimmered” Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Video: J.J. Hickson Smashes On Derrick Favors

J.J. Hickson

J.J. Hickson (Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

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 »