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October 19, 2014 Updates

He’s player that Snyder respect so much that he declined to speculate how he will fare after appearing in only six games because of overlapping injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee. Snyder also wished Bryant’s “good health” after expressing gratitude for the observations he shared on the bench. “He’s someone who taught me a lot about the NBA, just with the way the game has evolved and played,” Snyder said. “It has shaped me.” Los Angeles Daily News

Most NBA players arrive at a career crossroads in Year 3 or 4, and Kanter’s is now. A former No. 3 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, he’s in a contract season. The Jazz are negotiating with him and his camp on an extension. But if one isn’t reached during the next two weeks — and at the moment that seems a bit of a long shot — then Kanter will head into restricted free agency next summer. When asked during training camp, Lindsey said he looks forward to Kanter being a part of the Jazz for years to come. But facts are facts. And if an early agreement isn’t reached, Kanter knows that there will be a significant amount of pressure to play well. Salt Lake Tribune

Enes Kanter has a lot to prove. And he is embracing it. If he’s to be a cornerstone going forward, the time to show it is now. "I know this is a really important season for me," Kanter said. "But I want to get better. I want to see the chemistry of this team get better. It’s a growing process, but I know I’ve got to perform, and I want to do that. I want this team to win." Salt Lake Tribune

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While in Southern California for a preseason road trip, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward had a chance to reunite with perhaps the most popular Utah Jazz teammate they’ve ever had. And it happened, of all places, on the set of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The two Utah players were invited to participate in a five-minute segment featuring JP Gibson, the 5-year-old with leukemia who signed a one-day contract with the Jazz last week. The family didn't know the players were going to surprise them and be part of the show, which aired Thursday afternoon. Deseret News

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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

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