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The Jazz and the rest of the teams headed for the lottery have about a week and a half left in the regular season left. However, for the collegiate level, it all comes down to this weekend. Several members of the Jazz coaching staff and roster know exactly what it is like to play in the tournament. Randy Hollis of the Deseret News writes how although some Jazz players have tasted victory in March, for guys like Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward, the Final Four brings back tough memories. (via DeseretNews.com)
Speaking of the collegiate level, the NBA Draft is quickly approaching with the NBA Lottery happening next month. After taking care of business at home last night against the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Boston Celtics losing to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Jazz now sit in fifth place behind Boston in the race for the worst record in the league. If you need a place to see the current standings, a site that has done a fantastic job is the guys over at Tankathon. Check them out and stay current on the most recent “tank standings”. (via Tankathon.com)
With the NBA season getting ready to come to a close, the off season and free agency will quickly start going into it’s normal craze mode. One of the players that Jazz fans will be keeping there eye on will be our own Gordon Hayward. The Jazz and Hayward weren’t able to come to an agreement on a contract extensions before the October 31st deadline earlier this season, making Hayward become a restricted free agent. Matt Schantz of Hoops Habit writes about how he feels that the Cleveland Cavaliers should consider signing Hayward this off season. If money talks loud enough to steal him away from the Jazz, it is possible. (via HoopsHabit.com)
On Thursday, Jazz rookie point guard Trey Burke called in and talked with 1280 The Zone about the Final Four, how he thinks his first year in the NBA has gone, and what to expect from the Jazz the last seven games of the season. In the interview, Burke expresses how he would love to stay with the Jazz for as long as they will let him. If you ask Jazz fans what they think about that statement, most likely 99.9% of Jazz Nation would be happy to have him! (via 1280TheZone.com)
That’s all I’ve got for this morning! Be sure to check back here tomorrow for another addition of the Morning Jazz and start your day off right! Go Jazz!!!