The Jazz have elected to exercise their 3rd-year team options for G Trey Burke and C Rudy Gobert. Options for both are through 2015-16
The Jazz have one week to work out extensions for fourth-year players Enes Kanter and Alec Burks. They'll become RFA if that doesn't happen.
As expected, the Jazz exercised their team options on second-year players Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert. Both are guaranteed through 2015-16.
The Utah Jazz exercised team options on Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert.
Snyder says Suns' physicality bothered Jazz, who went too late in the shot clock. “We took some [shots] that didn’t really have a chance."
The Jazz gave up 20 fast-break point( double their preseason high), but Snyder says he didn't think it hurt them as much as pick-and-roll D.
Final: Suns 105, Jazz 100. Utah finishes the preseason 5-3. Hayward had 24p/5r/3a. Burks w/ 20 points. Thomas leads Suns w/ 19 points.
Jazz finish the preseason with a 105-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns....let's get it going for real now
Jazz trail the Suns 103-98 with 9.3 seconds remaining...looks like Utah will finish preseason 5-3
Hayward very controlled to stop a 2-on-1, then he gets an and-one on the other end. Jazz within a bucket, 99-96.
The Jazz are seeing a Phoenix team playing at regular season intensity. Hasn't been nearly as easy as the last three weeks
Eric Bledsoe just beat Enes Kanter on a jump ball, and it leads to a Phoenix bucket. Suns 94, Jazz 91 with about 3 minutes left to play.
Phoenix is the first team this preseason to really take the Jazz out of their offense
The birthday boy Jeremy Evans finishes an alley opp from Alec Burks. Jazz up 83-81 early in the fourth quarter.
Bledsoe has been going at the Jazz this entire third quarter. Gobert has a real mean streak, so this isn't surprising
Jazz on a 6-0 run, capped by Gordon Hayward's jumper...now lead 62-55
Hayward with a quick outlet to Booker. Not that this is how Snyder measures pace, but those are the Jazz's first fast-break points tonight.
Trey Burke showing some strength to get to the paint, absorb contact & still score. He has 7p/2r. Hayward 13/1/1. Jazz up 51-47 at halftime.
Jazz lead the Suns 51-47 at halftime
Jazz go small. Hayward moves to power forward
Jazz up 49-39 over Phoenix with 2:42 remaining in the first half. Hayward with 13 to lead all scorers. 5-6 from the field
Booker can't get the first tip to go but keeps at it & scores the bucket on a second try. Jazz have 9 second-chance points to PHX's 3.
Gordon Hayward with a solid first quarter: 8 points (3/4 shooting), a board and an assist. Jazz up 33-28 on Phoenix after one.
Hayward and Kanter lead the Jazz with eight points each
Great hesitation move by Exum to finish the first quarter. Jazz lead the Suns 33-28
Jazz lead 27-19 with 2:46 remaining in the first quarter
Jazz up 24-15 as Hood, Novak and Gobert check in. Extra minutes to go around at the 4 & 5 with Favors out tonight.
The Suns will test of the Jazz's squad's transition D. So far Utah has allowed 1 fast-break point. Transition free throws, man. Every time.
Utah has not scored on 3 of their first 12 trips and those were even pretty good chances. Coaches say the Jazz has looked good in preseason.
Jazz lead 10-6 early over the Suns
Trey Burke, Alec Burks, Trevor Booker, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter the starting lineup for the Utah Jazz tonight
Jazz forward Derrick Favors is OUT for tonight's preseason finale vs. the Phoenix Suns with a sore knee
Coach Quin Snyder is eager to see how Jazz face "our stiffest test with transition defense" tonight in the preseason finale vs. Phoenix.
A future Jazz teammate didn't like Hayward's strategy. "I would sub Raja out and put Leandro Barbosa in. Raja didn't appreciate that."
Jazz:Can Exum and Burke both progress a great deal simultaneously? Hayward play up to his contract? Any big taking a large step forward?
Your daily Brock Motum update. He's still with the Utah Jazz. http://t.co/0xVFBcCngT
As it stands, the only two national TV games scheduled for the Jazz are on March 8 vs. Nets (NBA-TV) and March 18 vs. the Wizards (ESPN).