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The UTA/IND "coin flip" (really, a random drawing) will happen tomorrow afternoon following the NBA Board of Governors' meeting in NYC.
The easy part of the Jazz's exit interviews is over. Now we move onto the torturous part: transcribing.
Rodney Hood thinks Alec Burks will be the starter next year, but "regardless of what happens we're both going to be effective on the court."
Bryce Cotton now on the podium
I'm going to be thoroughly disappointed if Jack Cooley isn't the Grand Finale for this marathon interview session.
Exum: I always set goals for myself and playing well defensively has been one of those things
Exum: I know I have a lot of improving to do. The good news is I know where I need to improve
Exum said coaches talked to him and told him not to be afraid to make mistakes
Dante Exum said he will go home and reflect on the season for a bit
19-year-old rookie Dante Exum said it was really important for him to play all 82 games this season. Done.
Dante Exum: I have 82 games to go on now. It gives me a lot of time to think of what I've done and what I need to work on
Dante Exum: Playing 82 games was exhausting, but it's been a great experience
Dante Exum now on the podium
One of the cool things today has been Elijah Millsap taking a deep breathe to enjoy that he made the NBA and finished the season in the NBA
Elijah Millsap: Watching brother Paul play in Utah, "I always imagined myself playing on the Utah Jazz court."
Elijah Millsap addressing media at lockerroom cleanout http://t.co/LoiQPmBerL
Elijah Millsap now on the podium
Ingles: We're only scratching the surface of what can happen
Ingles: Enes was a good guy. There were no issues on the court or in the lockerroom
Ingles: Fitness and body will be the two biggest things to focus on this summer
Joe Ingles: Obviously after all-star break things kind of clicked and we played at a high level
Joe Ingles: Both sides are mutually interested in coming back. We'll see what happens, but definitely mutual interest
Joe Ingles on the podium right now!!!!
The NBA and NBPA announced that players will be tested for HGH under the league's anti-drug program beginning next season.
Here's a fun fact: 58 official Jazz transactions have taken place since the draft of 2014.
I tried to get Rudy Gobert to set goals for himself next year (All-Star?), but he said he was only focused on playoffs.
Gobert: I'm only thinking about the playoffs next year
Gobert says he will play international ball this summer...Euro championships, and Olympic qualifying
Rudy Gobert says he won't play in summer league
The NBA has announced it will test for HGH next season
Gobert says his mid-range jumper is there.....it's on point....it's now just about shooting them - and making them - during games
Break over. Rudy Gobert on the podium
Wake up! Rudy Gobert is about to enter the building.
Since this lull is turning into a downright break, I'm transcribing notes and listening to Cam'Ron.....
THERE'S A NEW STAR WARS TRAILER!!!
The Jazz might've saved money on pizza and doughnuts. I packed low-fat cottage cheese, whole grain crackers, clementines, strawberries. Yum.
We've hit a lull in our interviews....I'll have more as more players are available
Are the Jazz the new Suns? http://t.co/B4i9B5jvVe
The location changed, but the Crown Burger tradition lives on for the Jazz. Team attendants got lunch. I'm guessing the rookies paid.
Also, media interviews this season are coming before the exit interviews with Quin and Dennis, so no insight on those conversations.
Trey Burke on the Jazz's 38-win season: "I think it was a success. We made some big strides. Everybody individually improved."
Burke on whether this season was a success: "Yes, I think we exceeded a lot of expectations."
Trey Burke: Next year, I think playoffs is our definitive goal. I think it's time we take that next step
Trey Burke: “The last few years you hear about a rebuilding process. I think it’s time that we take that next step.”
Trey Burke: "Next year playoffs is our definite goal."
Trey Burke: I have to change my body during the summer. I have to be quicker
Trey Burke acknowledged this will be the biggest summer of his career
Trey Burke: We showed we can beat the top teams in this league, so I think we're excited about the future
Trey Burke now on the podium
Alec Burks on the offseason: I hope I'm the missing piece
Alec Burks: "I hope I'm the missing piece. i really hope so."
Alec Burks on what the Jazz need: "I hope I'm the missing piece."
Alec Burks on playing time: I'm ready to compete with everybody again
Alec Burks: I'll be able to take contact in three months. I'll see where my shoulder's at then
Alec Burks now on the podium
Jeremy Evans has already planned ANOTHER Jr. Jazz tour. This guy is something else.
Jeremy Evans just gave the opposite of an Enes Kanter quote about the Jazz, the fans and Utah. He even complimented Salt Lake City traffic.
Jeremy Evans is unsure about his status with Jazz, but still plans to go on a Jr. Jazz road trip this summer.
Jeremy Evans estimates that he and Hayward finished tied in FIFA battles this year. Evans plays as Madrid. Hayward goes Bayern or Barcelona.
Jeremy Evans: I feel like Utah is my home
Jeremy Evans on Coach Q: "He comes in and you know he’s not playing. You don’t want to get on his bad side."
Jeremy Evans now on the podium
Chris Johnson said he'll be out here in Utah during the offseason and getting ready for summer league
Trevor Booker "Rudy should be most improved and he has a chance to be an all-star"
Trevor Booker: In my eyes, Rudy Gobert should get most improved player. He has potential to be an all-star
Booker, on if his shot was the best in the NBA this year: "There were some pretty amazing shots. Mine was the weirdest, though."
Booker on his Kanter tweet: "His comments, I just feel they were wrong what he did with the organization." He wanted to "have a little fun."
Booker: At the all-star break we had time to reflect. We came back focused and had great chemistry
Trevor Booker "I felt like what Enes did to the organization was wrong so I thought I would have a little fun with him"
Booker: Of course I want to be back. I get the sense they want me back and the feeling is mutual
Trevor Booker on the podium now
Trevor Booker: "Of course I want to be back. I’ve got the sense that they want me back. I feel it’s mutual."
Trevor Booker: “Of course I want to be back. I got a sense that they want me back.”
Asked Favors if team chemistry improved after All-Star break. He knew I meant trade deadline. "I think it was just going to happen anyways."
Derrick Favors feels that with or without the trade, the defensive improvement would have happened anyway.
Derrick Favors said he was quite happy to see Dante Exum go to the hoop recently and hit a floating layup. He smiled. "It's about time."
Favors: Rodney did a great job of becoming a scorer on the wing, and Ex did a good job of going in there and making a lay-up"
Favors says he was excited about the rookies' development, then jokes, "X finally went in and made a layup."
Derrick Favors: After the all-star break things just got a lot different offensively and defensively
Derrick Favors: Playing with Rudy was a lot different defensively
Hayward added that he and his wife will soon have their baby, so he won't have much time to play video games anyway.
Gordon Hayward: "My wife actually said this morning, 'Just because the season is over doesn’t mean you can play more video games.'"
Hayward's wife already gave him the gaming talk: "We're having a baby soon, so I think the video games are going to have to be on hold."
PAAC - Point Above Average Created. Points a player scores above what the average would do with the same scoring opportunities
Hayward: "Chemistry is the glue that holds people together. We have good character guys here."
Hayward: Just because we played well after the all-star break, nobody is going to be satisfied with that