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November 14, 2014 Updates

While some took Cleveland guard Dion Waiters to task last week, speculating about why he missed the national anthem before the Cavs-Jazz game, Enes Kanter took a different approach. Kanter, a devout Muslim, took to the Internet to voice his support for a fellow member of his faith. In doing so, the Utah Jazz player promoted unity across national, sports and religious borders. “We (are) all a big family,” Kanter wrote on Twitter. “Doesn't matter what religion you are in or your country or your skin color. We should all respect and love each other.” Deseret News

Jazz management has requested that players from the U.S. put their hands on their heart, and the team often has more do so than many NBA squads. Not all international players, even on the Jazz, make that patriotic American gesture. But Kanter, who returns to Turkey but also lives in Chicago each offseason, believes it’s a special way for him to show respect to his home away from home. Deseret News

November 13, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz are hopeful the once-popular Rocky Mountain Revue NBA summer league returns to Salt Lake City as soon as the summer of 2015, three league officials familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until details are finalized. USA Today Sports

Preliminary plans aim to to keep the event intimate — four to six teams — and bring professional summer basketball back to Salt Lake City, where the league had set up from 1984-2008. The Jazz, who also plan to play in the Las Vegas summer league, could be joined in Salt Lake City by an international team, a team of D-League players and possibly one or two other Western Conference teams who want to play in two summer leagues but don't want to send a team across the country to Orlando's summer league. USA Today Sports

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has assigned guard Toure’ Murry to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusive D-League affiliate. Murry is expected to be in uniform for the Stampede’s season opener on Friday, Nov. 14 against the Erie BayHawks. NBA.com

November 11, 2014 Updates

David Locke: The Warriors waived Nemanja Nedovic today. Jazz have open spot and are keeping close eye on PG who could be insurance. Possible. Nemanja Nedovic is 6'4 guard coming into the draft was thought of as an elite athlete, strong leaper. Shot 40% FG 29% 3pt on D-League Twitter @Lockedonsports

November 10, 2014 Updates
November 9, 2014 Updates

If the proposed reform had been in place last season, the Phoenix Suns (49 wins) would have had a 47 percent chance at a top three pick — almost the same odds as the Jazz actually had. "This is something that will come up again in the near future," Phoenix coach and former Jazz star Jeff Hornacek said. "There are some concerns about this, both ways. I’m not completely sure what the answer is, but I think there needs to be a common ground." Here is why the Jazz — among the smallest of small teams — voted against lottery reform: Around the league, the proposal was seen as one more way for the big market teams to gain an advantage over those in smaller markets. Salt Lake Tribune

Utah’s no vote actually has a chance to hurt the Jazz in June — especially if they were to win 35 or 40 games and finish just out of the playoffs. That could potentially deprive the franchise of adding a transcendent player to an already-talented core. But for Utah execs, the reasoning is simple: At the end of the day, they’re still running a small-market team. And being loyal to those interests outweighed everything else. "We looked at the long run, and how this may affect us and teams like us," Lindsey said. "We think that we have a chance to outperform expectations. But we voted no because we were looking at the next 30 years — not now or in the short term." Salt Lake Tribune

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN JAZZ HISTORY

Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.

   

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