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December 9, 2014 Updates

The Jazz were on their way to losing their ninth game in a row, something they never did last year, something they haven’t done in nearly a decade, and Enes Kanter was unhappy about it. Late in the third quarter, Kanter was called for a traveling violation and the Jazz big man responded by spiking the ball to the ground and then throwing his mouthpiece into the crowd. Salt Lake Tribune

Kanter wouldn’t elaborate further on the source of his frustration. But, as we’ve mentioned, the Jazz have now lost nine games in a row and those losses weigh heavily on Kanter. "Really heavy," he said. "We just have to get a win. … This is the ninth one. We just cannot get used to losing, you know what I mean. We just have to break that bad luck, or whatever it is, and get a win." Salt Lake Tribune

December 7, 2014 Updates
December 6, 2014 Updates

Jody Genessy, Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News is quoting a "source" Saturday that it's ""very possible" that Andrei Kirilenko could be dealt to Utah for Jeremy Evans and Toure' Murry, both seldom used bench players. However, league sources familiar with Kirilenko's situation shot the rumor down. Its the second time the rumor has arisen and second time it's been shot down. NetsDaily

In exchange for Kirilenko, the Jazz would send seldom-used forward Jeremy Evans and offseason acquisition Toure’ Murry to Brooklyn. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reported the possibility of this trade last month. Deseret News

Ante Tomic has missed the train to the NBA. Furthermore, I’m told he’s not even interested in going overseas to the league. Sources believe Tomic will renew his vows with Barcelona going forward. There is no question that he’s a legit NBA talent – he can score, rebound, and pass. I just don’t think the NBA is something Tomic is thinking about. Basketball Insiders

December 5, 2014 Updates

Burks has met recently with specialists in Cleveland and New York. Burks, 23, re-aggravated the injury following a hard foul by Denver's Arron Afflalo in Monday's loss to the Denver Nuggets. The NBA fined Afflalo $15,000 for striking Burks out of the air on a breakaway. The Jazz have turned to rookie Rodney Hood as the starting shooting guard in the absence of Burks. Yahoo! Sports

For now, the Jazz have said they are seeking multiple opinions on the injury. General Manager Dennis Lindsey told 1280 AM on Friday that Burks will be out indefinitely. Burks re-injured his shoulder on Monday night, when he took a foul and a hard fall from Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo, who was ejected from that game and fined $15,000 for the flagrant two. In his stead, Jazz rookie guard Rodney Hood will see an expanded role. He started in Burks’ place on Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors. Hood is one of the best shooters on the team, and offers athleticism defensively. Salt Lake Tribune


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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