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Trey Burke picked 9th by Wolves; Traded to Jazz

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked the National Player of the Year Trey Burke with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday evening and quickly shipped the young point guard to the Utah Jazz for the 14th pick, UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, and the 21st overall pick, Louisville’s Gorgui Deng. 2013 NBA Draft | Picks per Team The move make sense with the Wolves already set at the point guard position with Spanish phenom Ricky Rubio as their starter. Conversely in Utah Burke has an opportunity to step right in and not only contribute but lead a Jazz team that has been in need of a solid point guard since the franchise parted ways with All-Star Deron Williams. Here is a look at Burke’s NBA Scouting Profile via Draftexpress.com’s Mike Schmitz. var addthis_config = … Read entire article »

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Jazz youth on full display in first win of season

Jazz youth on full display in first win of season

These aren’t your father’s Jazz. Heck these aren’t even the Jazz of a season ago. With a lineup and coaching staff almost completely restructured in less than a year, Utah boasts one of the youngest, yet most intriguing rosters in the entire NBA. Long gone are the days of Deron Williams to Carlos Boozer pick and rolls or Andrei Kirilenko weak-side blocks; no, say hello to the days of Gordon Hayward off-screen curl jumpers, Derrick Favors thunderous putback … Read entire article »

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Navarro grabs MVP, headlines EuroBasket 2011 All-Tourney Team

Navarro grabs MVP, headlines EuroBasket 2011 All-Tourney Team

Juan Carlos Navarro, better known by his Spanish teammates as ‘La Bomba’, grabbed the coveted EuroBasket 2011 MVP award along with a nice Gold medal for his troubles Sunday after Spain ousted Tony Parker and France 98-85 in the championship game. Navarro and the aforementioned Frenchmen, Parker, were both named to the EuroBasket 2011 All-Tournament team that also included Spain’s big man and Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward Pau Gasol, relatively unheralded American-born shooting guard Bo … Read entire article »

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Suns get defensive in second half, Blaze past Sloan-less Jazz 95-83

Suns get defensive in second half, Blaze past Sloan-less Jazz 95-83

Steve Nash and friends were not the least bit in the mood for nostalgia Friday night.  With a tenuous and unsettled Energy Solutions crowd on hand, the visiting Phoenix Suns gave the shook Jazz and their fans a half to get all the angst and built up emotions over the last 48 hours out of their system, but after that it was winning time. Nash led the suddenly surging Suns with 18 points and 10 assists, … Read entire article »

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