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October 12, 2014 Updates

The Jazz brought guards Dee Bost and Kevin Murphy into training camp with the idea that they could end up back with the team’s D-League affiliate in Idaho. After Bost and Murphy were waived on Friday, their futures remain somewhat uncertain, though the Jazz would like them back in Idaho if they don’t land somewhere else. "We appreciate all the energy and the work they gave us in camp," Snyder said. "Both of them did a good job. Right now it’s just competitive. I think both of them have a chance to be NBA players. Hopefully they’ll pursue that in Boise." Salt Lake Tribune

Jazz big man Enes Kanter agrees practices are plenty hard, and although he wouldn’t say they’re necessarily harder than last year, they are more focused. “We’re talking and communicating and going 100 percent,’’ Kanter said. “Sometimes you lose focus and it’s normal, but Coach Quin gets on us and says, ‘Hey you’re losing focus.’ (Practice) is pretty hard, but it’s more mental — you have to keep your focus on what we’re doing in here.’’ Deseret News

Jazz newcomer Steve Novak, who has played for a variety of coaches in his 10-year career with seven different teams, has been impressed with Snyder and the way he is coaching the Jazz. “It’s a little different,’’ Novak said. “I’ve played for guys like Jeff Van Gundy and on the opposite side guys like Mike D’Antoni and in between those guys. I think Quin definitely understands for us to be successful, we have to be good defensively and talks about that a lot. But also offensively that’s where he’s a great basketball mind. We see that in the film sessions and in the huddles. He has a lot of offensive stuff that we haven’t even scratched yet.’’ Deseret News

October 11, 2014 Updates

"That was strong. I feel like he got stronger than last year," Jazz center Rudy Gobert said. "He’s going to need it, because people are waiting for him this year." Gobert, known to be feisty himself, smiled when asked about the Hayward staredown. "First time I see emotions from Gordon," the French center said. Deseret News

October 10, 2014 Updates
October 9, 2014 Updates

A funny moment after shootaround was provided by Snyder and his quick wit. He was informed that he looks life-like in the new NBA 2k15 video game that made its debut early in the week. "I’m in a video game?" Snyder asked. "Maybe now, Gordon (Hayward) will start listening to me." Salt Lake Tribune

October 8, 2014 Updates
October 7, 2014 Updates

On Monday evening, the Jazz bolstered their roster by signing free agent guard J.P. Gibson, a 5-year-old Layton boy battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, for the team’s scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena. "JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite," his mother, Megan Gibson, said. "When he was just over a year old, he would sit with my husband Josh watching games. He started insisting on shooting hoops for an hour each night before bedtime when he was just 15 months old. He knows he has to be six before he can play Junior Jazz, and he reminds us all the time that he can't wait until he's six." Salt Lake Tribune

But the boy, whose parents weren’t sure if he’d be able to walk or run at one point, now brings smiles as walked onto the court at EnergySolutions to a standing ovation from the crowd on hand. He promised to score seven points. He said his favorite player is Gordon Hayward. Salt Lake Tribune

October 5, 2014 Updates

So even as a rookie, Hood figures prominently into the Jazz’s plans at shooting guard and small forward. "We want him to take open shots," coach Quin Snyder said. "If he’s open, it’s a good shot. I don’t care how many he’s missed or made." Forward Steve Novak, one of the league’s top shooters himself and a new addition to the Jazz, agreed. "The thing I’ve talked to him about is just being on that border of confident/arrogant," Novak said. "I feel like as a shooter, you’ve got to be really confident shooting the ball. And he’s such a nice kid that I think it can almost be a flaw for him. He doesn’t want to be selfish ever, which is great, but with his skill set you want him to shoot the ball when he’s open. … Think in your head that this is going up and going in. Don’t apologize. Once he gets that confidence up, I think he’ll be a very, very good player in this league." Salt Lake Tribune

October 1, 2014 Updates
September 30, 2014 Updates

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