Mar 28, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Jazz 102-95. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Jazz 04-03-14

It has felt like a long week with no Jazz basketball since Monday night. To some who have been pretty disappointed in the Jazz and their play this season, those people might not think it is such a bad thing that we have had some time off from the Jazz. For others, Jazz games need to get here soon so we can have our fix!

Although the Jazz have been on a bit of a break, there is still plenty of news and notes about the Jazz and the rest of the league that make for a good read. We are starting a new segment here at Purple and Blues that will have links and notes to all sorts of recent articles. Make sure to stop by each morning to get all this content!

Yesterday on, ESPN Forecast sent out a new ranking that they just put together. In it, they ranked all 30 teams front offices, a first for ESPN. The Jazz, as most would agree, have great ownership with the Miller family and a great General Manager in Dennis Lindsey. Does ESPN think as highly of the Jazz’s front office as most Jazz fans do? Check it out here! (via

As I said above, some Jazz fans might not think it is such a bad thing that the Jazz haven’t played since Monday. One of those Jazz fans that isn’t quite happy with the play they have seen from the team this season, is our own Co-Editor Josh Haslem. In his most recent article here on our website, he tells you why he hasn’t been the most happy season ticket holder this year. Check it out here! (via

The Jazz started off the 2014 calender year showing a little bit of promise. The Jazz got wins over teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. Right now, everyone knows that the Jazz are on a downward spiral as we near the end of the regular season, but how bad has it been? The numbers show how things have gone downhill. Michael Dunlap over at Hoops Habit gives a breakdown of how things have gone recently for the Jazz. Check it out here! (via

With as much stock as everyone has put into the 2014 NBA Draft, most fans would more than likely be upset if they found out that one of the top prospects decided to return to college instead of declaring of the draft. That could possibly be the case with potential overall number one pick Jabari Parker. In this report, Parker has been talking so much about returning to Duke that a lot of NBA scouts and GM’s are starting to count on that happening. Check it out here! (via

The tank race has been on for quite awhile now with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers blowing games left and right. The Jazz are right in the mix for a number one draft pick, but are still behind those two teams, as well as the Orlando Magic. An easy way to keep track of how teams are doing in the tank race, and to play a simulation on how the lottery could go, Tankathon does a great job. Check it out here! (via

We still have another night before Jazz basketball is back, but until then, you can keep up with everything Jazz here at Purple and Blues!

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