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When Durant threw a block into Alec Burks and was called for his first career flagrant foul with 6:06 left in the Jazz’s 109-94 win, Carroll responded. Carroll walked over to Durant and said something to him. Durant responded, and players from both teams gathered around. The confrontation did not escalate, although Carroll and Durant received technical fouls. Said Carroll: "I just told him, ‘Don’t be playing dirty out here. If you’re going to play dirty, play dirty in the park. We’re not going to be playing dirty out here.’ " Salt Lake Tribune

Carroll said he was simply coming to the aid of a teammate. "Burks is a young guy," Carroll said. "He really ain’t going to stand up for himself so ... I know I might not have all the money to give away but, hey, I’ll take a stand for my man Burks." Durant was clearly frustrated by what at the time was a 17-point deficit. "He told me, ‘Get out of my face with that,’ " Carroll said. "I was like, ‘It is what it is.’ " Salt Lake Tribune

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Long-time NBA reporter Chris Sheridan is reporting the Wolves are expected to move guard Luke Ridnour. Utah likes Ridnour, according to a source. But a separate source said the Jazz are not willing to deal guards Alec Burks and Raja Bell for Ridnour. In fact, Burks is off-limits in the discussions involving Ridnour. The most logical scenario involves Utah sacrificing the worse of its two first-round picks in the June draft -- the Jazz also owns Golden State's selection -- and Bell for Ridnour. Bell has an expiring contract. The Wolves don't appear to be involved in any blockbuster trade talks. 1500 ESPN

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A second source said the Timberwolves and Jazz had discussed a trade involving Utah guard Alec Burks, but said those talks had been tabled. Utah is in the market for a point guard with Mo Williams out until late March or early August and Earl Watson day to day with a foot injury. As reported on SheridanHoops.com yesterday, a point guard — Patty Mills or Nando de Colo — would be made available to them as part of a larger package that would send center Al Jefferson to San Antonio. SheridanHoops

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Sam Amico: Word around NBA is Jazz G Alec Burks is available. Burks, the 12th overall draft pick in 2011, has played in just 5 of Jazz's 10 games. Twitter @SamAmicoFSO

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And they are qualities which, last year as a 19-year-old NBA rookie for the Utah Jazz, allowed him to go up against the likes of the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the league's other premier shooting guards without showing any signs of being the least bit wide-eyed, scared or intimidated. "I wasn't excited about it at all," Burks said, downplaying those experiences as he prepared for Wednesday morning's practice session at Zion's Bank Basketball Center. "He's just the same as I am; everybody's the same, no matter what your name is. "It's basketball. It's a game, not something you should be scared of. I relish it, I love the moment. That's why I've got so much confidence. You can't be (intimidated). You get caught up in that, you'll have a bad game. That's why I play the way I play, I've just got that much confidence in my game." Deseret News

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Both Enes Kanter and Alec Burks had their moments and contributed nicely at times for the Jazz in their first years, but it is not a surprising development that they didn’t get any Rookie of the Year attention. That is, until you consider this: Josh Selby finished 12th in the voting for the prestigious award. To answer your “Who?” question: Selby, a point guard from Kansas, played in 28 games for the Memphis Grizzlies this past season. And take a look at this shining stats: 2.3 points, 1.1 assists while shooting 34.7 percent from the field and 13.3 percent from 3-point range. (Granted, that long-range percentage would’ve made him one of the Jazz’s better shooters, but still. … Yes, I’m kidding.) Deseret News

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Rookie Alec Burks wasn't about to make a fuss about his time on the court — or on the bench — during his recent four-game sitting streak. "I'm good," he said when asked about lack of playing time during that week. "Just whenever I get in, I'm going to be aggressive." Interesting choice of words — and, quite frankly, a perfect attitude for the youngster to have. Because the 20-year-old was aggressive when he finally got in again, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin is more convinced than ever that he needs to find time for Burks. "I have to rethink it," Corbin said, regarding the shooting guard's diminished role. Deseret News

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