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January 3, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Elijah Millsap, of course, is younger brother of former Jazzman @Paul Millsap. Utah, I'm told, indeed has @nbadleague callup in works for EM Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has recalled guard Toure’ Murry from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusive NBA D-League affiliate. Murry is expected to be in uniform for the Jazz’s game tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves (6 p.m. MT, TV: ROOT Sports, RADIO: 1280 AM/97.5 FM and Jazz Radio Network). NBA.com

Like Millsap, Korver recalls his time in a Jazz uniform fondly, and said he promotes the Utah team whenever given the opportunity. "I am a strong defender of Salt Lake City in the NBA," he said. "Whenever the Jazz come up, I always let everybody know this is a great place. I've got a lot of friends here, a lot of great memories, and we had some really great times playing here." Deseret News

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood is expected to miss several games with inflammation in his left heel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After season-ending shoulder surgery for Alec Burks earlier in the week, Hood had moved into the Jazz starting lineup. He's expected to minimally miss a week, sources said. Hood sat out the Jazz's game on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Yahoo! Sports

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December 31, 2014 Updates

Q: Did the team know about his shoulder issues when you worked out his four-year, $42-million contract extension? Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey: "Yeah. We knew because we knew about it during the draft. This is an inure that predated Alec and the Utah Jazz. … Really, I think as much as anything, the reason why he was so durable is a credit to Alec, [trainer Gary Briggs and strength coach Mark McKown] and all the pre-hab." Salt Lake Tribune

Q: What changed over the last couple of weeks? Dennis Lindsey: "Just over time we got more information. As you guys know, it was no secret, Alec was wearing a pad and has a previous history. As we went through more pre-hab, practices, games, I think we got more and more information and the reality of the situation, I think, hit Alec as well. … Just that running conversation as much as anything." Q: Can you tell us more about the injury? All we’ve been tad is that it’s a shoulder injury? Dennis Lindsey: "Yeah. I’m a layman, so I really can’t. I’ll let the medical experts. We’re bound by HIPAA on what exactly we can share. It’s a fairly common shoulder injury in contact athletes, and we’re very confident that he’ll come back 100 percent given the history of this type of injury" Salt Lake Tribune

Q: Do you think you will make a roster move now? Dennis Lindsey: "So we have 15 now. Some are partially guaranteed, some are non-guaranteed, so we do have some flexibility. We’re comfortable with where we’re at. Again, someone’s misfortune is another’s opportunity. Certainly Rodney [Hood] will get a lot of those minutes. We wanted to see Rodney as a two-guard so here’s a little bit of his opportunity. Last night, Dante [Exum] played a lot with Trey [Burke] and Dante’s certainly big enough to hand the position as well. And then there are some guys who haven’t received as much opportunity, Ian Clark, Toure’ Murry, Patrick Christopher, that we’ll be able to kick the tires a little bit and take a look at. And as you can imagine, we’ll be evaluating what’s available to us. But frankly, Quin’s very comfortable with where we’re at and we’ll see how the young guys do." Salt Lake Tribune

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 game Friday, Jan. 2 against the Bakersfield Jam. This will be the second assignment this season for Murry, who was previously assigned to Idaho from Nov. 13-Dec. 2. In six games (five starts) for the Stampede, Murry averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 31.5 minutes of play. Murry recorded two double-doubles, scoring in double figures in five of his six games and reached 20-plus points once. He has not yet appeared in a game this season for the Jazz. NBA.com

December 30, 2014 Updates

Tony Jones: Quin Snyder on Alec burks: "We're losing a big piece of what we do. It's not easy but best thing for him to get healthy. He's been getting better but it's in his longterm best interest to get it fixed right away" Twitter @Tjonessltrib


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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