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With the NBA Draft two months away, here’s who the early mock drafters have coming to the Utah Jazz

After much debating and delaying, it has now been firmly established that the NBA Draft will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18. → Read More

‘Emotionally spent’ Utah Jazz proud of how they handled a season defined by adversity

It’s kind of crazy now, isn’t it, to look all the way back to last October and remember that the biggest concern coming out the Utah Jazz’s preseason slate was whether the front office had just wasted $73 million on a supposed sharpshooter who couldn’t seem to hit a shot? → Read More

Live: Utah Jazz take on Denver Nuggets in climactic Game 7

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Live: Utah Jazz take on Denver Nuggets in Game 6

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Live: Utah Jazz take on Denver Nuggets in Game 5

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Live: Utah Jazz take on Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of playoff series

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Live: Utah Jazz take on Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of playoff series

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Weekly Run newsletter: The Utah Jazz all agree their defense was better but they’re pretty vague on why

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With Mike Conley probable to play in Game 3, the Jazz and Nuggets prepare for their series to shift again

On Wednesday night, hours after the conclusion of the Utah Jazz’s 124-105 series-tying victory over the Denver Nuggets, Donovan Mitchell paid Mike Conley a visit. → Read More

Live: Utah Jazz open NBA playoffs against Denver Nuggets

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The Utah Jazz wanted the Denver Nuggets and got them. But was that such a good idea?

If it seems curious for the Utah Jazz to have specifically targeted a postseason series against the Denver Nuggets after going 0-3 against them during the regular season/seeding games schedule, well it is. → Read More

Meaningless win over Spurs over, Utah Jazz now turn their focus to facing the Nuggets on Monday

Quin Snyder and the Utah Jazz had no aversion to tanking games for playoff seeding. That mission accomplished, why would they then be averse to tanking a game to jump a few extra spots in the NBA draft? → Read More

Utah Jazz finally feel like they’ve got it together from 3-point range

Granted, it was subsequently buried amid the rubble of the Utah Jazz’s epic fourth-quarter collapse, but there actually was some good within Monday’s loss to the Mavericks. → Read More

Utah Jazz tank fourth quarter against the Mavericks to remain sixth in West

For the first three quarters of the Utah Jazz’s penultimate seeding game Monday vs. the Mavericks, the players happily moved the ball, rained down 3s, shut down the Mavericks beyond the arc. → Read More

Utah Jazz waste near-perfect first half, drop 2OT thriller to Nuggets, 134-132

If the Utah Jazz are, indeed, targeting the Denver Nuggets for a potential playoff matchup, it may not ultimately produce the result they want. But it should — if nothing else — make for a scintillating series. → Read More

Utah Jazz will sit four starters Friday as they open the second half of seeding game schedule

On one hand, four games is probably a statistically invalid sample size from which to derive any meaningful assessments. → Read More

Joe Ingles breaks out as Utah Jazz knock off Memphis Grizzlies

Wednesday afternoon’s Utah Jazz game wasn’t always pretty. In fact, there were times it was downright scary, challenged as they were by a short-handed, winless-in-the-bubble Memphis squad. → Read More

Lakers ride 19-2 third-quarter run to 116-108 victory over Jazz

For the first two and a half quarters on Monday night, it was all going so well for the Utah Jazz in their seeding game against the West-leading Lakers. → Read More

Struggling from outside, Utah Jazz looking to get their 3-pointers going again

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • For most of this season, the Jazz have ranked either first or second in the NBA in 3-point percentage, thanks to having the likes of Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale and Georges Niang hitting so many of their deep looks. → Read More

National anthem kneeling, ‘virtual fan’ weirdness, and other scenes from inside the NBA’s Orlando restart

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • There were a few comforting similarities to covering a conventional NBA game on Thursday: going through a media-specific entrance and passing through a metal detector, whiling away some of the pre-tipoff minutes in a food-stocked workroom, and of course a steady stream of hip-hop music blaring as players got in their pregame warmups. → Read More