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April 17, 2015 Updates

Trevor Booker who took issue with Kanter’s comments on the organization’s lack of professionalism and made a sarcastic tweet concerning him the night before, didn’t pile on when asked about the change after he left. “The locker room was fine when he was here and it was great after he left,’’ he said. Deseret News

When asked if the chemistry improved after the All-Star break, Derrick Favors said, “I think it was bound to happen either way. We practiced and got better on the defensive end.’’ Then there was Joe Ingles, whose locker was next to Kanter’s. “Enes was a good guy,’’ he said. “We had no issue with him in the locker room or on the court.’’ Deseret News

April 16, 2015 Updates

Aaron Falk: Jeremy Evans is unsure about his status with Jazz, but still plans to go on a Jr. Jazz road trip this summer. Twitter @tribjazz

April 14, 2015 Updates

It's as though the Jazz brought Ingles in to help Exum, and then they discovered he could help them in other ways. He's finishing a one-year deal and will be a free agent this offseason. Dennis Lindsey recently was complimentary of Ingles, saying: "He's exceeded our expectations as a teammate and a competitor. He's an NBA player. He's proved that this year. Hopefully, his experience has been good enough that he'll consider us when the time comes." Salt Lake Tribune

Having won a title, Ingles understood it enough to "want a crack" at the NBA. The Clippers were interested — and signed him to a nonguaranteed contract before the start of the season. He was cut. Within 48 hours, the Jazz were on the line, inviting him to Salt Lake. He came, not knowing what the experience would be like and … "Well," he says, "I'm still here." Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says Gordon Hayward may miss the final game of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury. Snyder announced Hayward will not play Monday against the Dallas Mavericks due to inflammation of the tendon. He did not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. ESPN.com

NBA action will return to Salt Lake City this summer with the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League, which the Jazz will host at EnergySolutions Arena from July 6-9, the team announced today. In addition to the Jazz, the six-game, four-team event will also feature the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs. NBA.com

April 13, 2015 Updates

Tony Jones: Jazz trainer Gary Briggs was super insightful, super funny and super emotional today in his retirement presser. Briggs said he won't miss the daily grind, the consistent travel and time away from home. But he will miss the people he's worked with Twitter @Tjonessltrib

It wasn’t anything against the Jazz organization, but rather the logjam of big men it already had in tow. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap were the established starters. Turkish legend Mehmet Okur was the veteran backup. Derrick Favors, a young talent, had arrived the year before. “They told me to come to Utah for draft practices. I didn’t go to Utah,” he said. “They came to Chicago. And you know how players meet in hotel rooms team to team. I didn’t meet with Utah.” Enes was open about his desire to avoid that situation. He hadn’t played competitive basketball in two years. He couldn’t stomach a third straight season of relative inactiveness. Oklahoman


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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