Leave it to Jeff Van Gundy to use the holiday season as another outlet for his vastly underrated sense of humor. During Wednesday’s ESPN telecast of New York-Dallas, the analyst said he was thankful that there were not two Eastern Conferences. But as Thanksgiving quickly morphed into the Christmas shopping season, perhaps Van Gundy could ask Santa Claus for another Western Conference. Because that would allow us to throw out the Eastern Conference with all the torn wrapping paper, ugly sweaters and
The holiday season is gaining on us quickly. The weather is starting to get cooler, Christmas lights and decorations flood retail stores, and Enes Kanter makes even the biggest of gingerbread houses look tiny. The Utah Jazz forward/center spent some time at, uh, some place that has a giant gingerbread house. I wonder if Kanter, who is originally from Turkey, has some sort of strong interest in these holiday traditions in the States. His photo that he posted to his Twitter
On first blush, next summer’s free agent market seemed a bit fallow. The biggest names among 2015 unrestricted free agents have been out there for some time – Marc Gasol, Rajon Rondo, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Millsap and Tyson Chandler. A nice collection of players, sure, but nothing like the star power of the potential 2016 free agency market. Greg Monroe joined the fray when he accepted his qualifying offer from the Detroit Pistons. And there are likely opt-outs coming from Goran Dragic,
The Utah Jazz may not have many highlights this season, but they had one Monday night. The team signed five-year-old cancer patient JP Gibson to a one-day contract for the team’s scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. It was mid-way through the third quarter when the crowd started to cheer. If you wanted to know why, you looked down. Rocking his full uniform and wristband, JP trotted on the court like
The Utah Jazz announced in a press release on Monday that they have signed five-year-old JP Gibson to a one-day contract to attend their Monday night team scrimmage. Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, will be in uniform and join the Jazz on the bench for tonight’s open scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. at EnergySolutions Arena. He will sign his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby at 5:30 p.m. in the Jazz interview room (Room 145), adjacent to
The Brooklyn Nets may be the next NBA franchise to have an ownership change. Though there hasn’t been any major talk reported between the Nets ownership and buyers, there is still reason to believe that the team is very much for sale.
Perhaps no team in the NBA has moved on from its past and looked toward its future more than the Utah Jazz. Virtually all of the ties to the great Jazz teams of the 1990s are gone. In their place are a rookie coach and a starting lineup that figures to have no one older than 24. The Jazz won’t be much better than last season, when they lost 57 games, their most since arriving in Salt Lake City from New Orleans
Now that training camps across the NBA are getting ready to begin, teams and their social media accounts are making sure everyone who follows them knows just how soon the season gets under way. On Wednesday, though, numerous NBA teams took to their Twitter accounts to create a meme tying together basketball and food. Using the hashtag #NBAFastFood, teams like the Nuggets, Clippers and Jazz cropped some of their players – or an entire team – into popular fast food chain