The Utah Jazz get back into action tonight when they host the New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz haven’t played since Monday when they got beat up by the New York Knicks. Since then, there have been plenty of Jazz related topics floating around the web. This morning’s edition of the Morning Jazz has plenty for you to catch up on!
With the Jazz in quite a slump, losing 16 of their last 18 games, Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin doesn’t want to be asked about the lottery or the Jazz losing. In his latest article for the Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Luhm writes how Coach Corbin talks about how losing stinks and there upcoming matchup with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. (via SaltLakeTribune.com)
Enes Kanter, the Jazz’s third year center has not lived up to the expectations of a third pick, but he is however making progress. Kanter has heard Coach Corbin hollering at him from the sidelines for plenty of different reasons, but he knows that Corbin just wants him to get better. Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune writes how Kanter is taking steps forward and even though the season has been a little frustrating, it has came with it’s rewards. (via SaltLakeTribune.com)
The Jazz held practice on Thursday morning and with less than 10 games to play in the regular season, you would assume that most guys would be ready to give up and get off season plans ready. Not the Jazz. Jim Burton of the Standard Examiner talks about how when asking Jazz man Richard Jefferson what the mood was around the team, he found out that the Jazz refuse to come unraveled and that the “guys want to get better.” (via Standard.net)
Mike Sorenson of the Deseret News wrote yesterday about Jazz rookie point guard Trey Burke, who is trying to finish this grueling story on a positive note. Burke has had a lot of ups and downs in his rookie season with the Jazz, but he knows that it is just something that he has to play through. (via DeseretNews.com)
***This was an article that came out on Wednesday, but I never seen it until late last night. As most everyone knows, Jabari Parker is a member of the LDS church and has considered serving a 2 year mission before playing in the NBA. Whether you are an LDS church member or not, the deal that the NBA and the LDS church struck this week is something that is pretty cool. The NBA wants to ensure that Parker enters the NBA draft this year and the deal you will read about makes it so Jabari’s decision could be a lot easier for him. (via buzz.io)
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***The Jabari article was part of an April Fools Joke. Yes….they got me. If that were to happen though, that’d be pretty sweet!