Paul, Rose To Square Off Tonight

After taking on and taking out Deron Williams (and Jerry Sloan) on Wednesday night, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will match-up against another one of the game’s elites tonight: the Hornets’ Chris Paul. Rose has already put together a strong case for the MVP award this season by lifting his team to the [...]

Jerry Sloan Resigns From The Jazz

After signs last night pointed to a possible resignation or firing for Jerry Sloan, the long tenured Jazz head coach did call it quits today. Multiple media outlets are citing a major disconnect with Jazz star Deron Williams as the reason Sloan called it quits, something I saw coming.

Those reports also state the [...]

Jerry Sloan Arrives Late To Press Conference, Cancels Thursday Practice

Jerry Sloan was more than 30 minutes late to his usual post-game press conference with the media Wednesday night after having a length discussion behind closed doors with his assistant coaches and Utah Jazz General Manager Kevin O’Connor.

This meeting came after a very disheartening loss to the Chicago Bulls, otherwise known as the [...]

Carmelo’s 50 Not Enough To Defeat Rockets And Other NBA Notes

As the trade deadline nears, Carmelo Anthony is about to re-enter the spotlight of the NBA. After spending a couple weeks at the center of attention earlier in the year because of trade rumors that eventually died down, the Nuggets will likely be shopping Anthony around more than ever as the possibility that the franchise will end up with nothing in exchange for Melo at the end of the season grows larger.

But while there may be much less of a chance that Carmelo ends up staying in Denver for the remainder of the season, it’s time to start looking at the Nuggets as they are currently constructed to determine whether or not this will just be a lost cause for both Anthony and the Nuggets if they end up sticking together until the end of the year.

Denver is currently the sixth seed in the Western Conference with the same record as the Utah Jazz (30-22) but with a superior head-to-head record. This a team that beat the Heat by 28 earlier in the season (though they were without LeBron James, that’s still impressive) but also a club that got smashed by the Clippers and recently lost back-to-back games to the 76ers and Nets by the scores of 110-99 and 115-99.

Whether the Anthony drama has this team disinterested or in spite of their teammate, there is clearly something missing from this team that it had over the past two seasons when they were legitimate contenders to take down the Lakers in the West thanks to their uptempo offense and reliable home court advantage. But instead, ever since Carmelo was left to fend for himself against Utah in the post-season last year, Anthony has started to slip away from his supporting cast and the mojo around this squad is clearly no longer there – at least not consistently.

For my recap of last night’s Rockets-Nuggets game as well as every other game in the NBA last night, hit the break…

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The Comeback Kids

The Utah Jazz started off the season with back-to-back unimpressive losses. Their offense didn’t look right at all, the ball wasn’t moving and Al Jefferson was still learning his way around the system. Defensively, the rotations were slow and the opposition was able to light them up from beyond the arc due to some [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz were one of the teams that fell victim to the mass migration to the Eastern Conference this summer. All-star power forward Carlos Boozer was traded to the Chicago Bulls for a large trade exception, breaking up one of the more potent scoring duo’s over the past few years in Boozer and [...]

Attacking The Boards: Where The Thunder Look Young And Old At The Same Time

With 25 seconds left in the game, Kevin Durant stepped to the free throw line looking to ice the game away for the Oklahoma City Thunder. As the ball was tossed to him by the ref, Durant heard chants of “M-V-P” come down from the rafters. He couldn’t help but crack a smile.

And [...]

Jazz Sign Sundiata Gaines For The Rest Of The Season

The Utah Jazz announced today that rookie Sundiata Gaines would remain with the team for the remainder of the season.

Per NBA.com:

Gaines (6-1, 185, Georgia) was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the Jazz on January 5 before being re-signed to a second 10-day contract on Jan. 15.  Gaines has appeared in [...]

2009 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

2008-2009 Season Record: 48-34. Third place in Northwest Division (8th in West).

2008-2009 Team MVP: Deron Williams

Key Additions: Eric Maynor and Paul Milsap

Key Departures: Matt Harpring, Morris Almond, and Jarron Collins

Projected Starting Five:

PG – Deron Williams

SG – Ronnie Brewer

SF – Andrei Kirilenko

PF – Carlos Boozer [...]

Video: Deron Williams Does a Backflip for Ten Grand