Welcome back for our Wednesday April 9th edition of our newest Jazz segment, the “Morning Jazz”. Here, we bring you all the best Jazz content from around the web in one place. If you missed any of the Jazz articles from the last 24 hours, check them out below!
Last night, the Jazz played host to a Dallas Mavericks team that is fighting to hang on to their current playoff positioning. With about a week left in the season, the Mavericks are currently holding on to the seventh seed and lead the Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies by the slimmest of margins. Looking to build on that lead, the Mavericks shot a franchise record 94.1% from the field in the first quarter on their way to a 95-83 win over the Jazz. Also in that game, Dirk Nowitzki passed Oscar Robertson for 10th on the all time scoring list. The Jazz let the Mavericks get going early and never could get close enough to make a game of it. There were plenty of recap articles around the web, but we will give you the ones from the local Jazz market. You can read the recap article from the Salt Lake Tribune here. You could also read the recap article from the Deseret News here.
Many Jazz fans know Jeremy Evans as “The Human Pogostick”, but some people may not know that the youngster has a talent other than jumping high and throwing down amazing dunks. Evans is quite the artist, first unveiling this talent when he jumped over a painting of himself in a dunk contest a couple seasons back. If you haven’t had a chance to see his amazing talent, the youngster unveiled his original art collection before their game against the Dallas Mavericks. If you didn’t get a chance to make it down to the arena to see it, many Jazz media outlets were posting pictures of it on Twitter. Bleacher Report compiled all the pictures that were posted on the web and put them into one article. There is no doubt that Evans has a real talent outside of basketball. (via BleacherReport.com)
One of our good buddies over at Bleacher Report, Andrew Bailey, put up an article yesterday asking the question if Trey Burke will turn out to be the real deal for the Utah Jazz. The Jazz fans, as well as Jazz management, is hoping that Trey will be the point guard of the future for this franchise. After this rookie season that has seen a lot of ups and downs, Andrew takes a look at the numbers for Trey. There is a case for Trey, and a case against Trey, but will he turn out to be what every Jazz fan hopes him to be? (via BleacherReport.com)
Finally, an article that has a little bit of humor in it. Back in 2001, Jazz fans can remember how Dirk Nowitzki said that “Utah is a bad city.” 13 years later, Dirk is trying to make up for those comments a little bit by saying that he actually likes Utah. Some Jazz fans, however, won’t want to forgive Nowitzki for those comments. Nowitzki does recall though, coming out to warm up 90 minutes before game time and fans were booing him every time he touched the ball. IN WARM UPS. Can we go back to those days? (via ESPNDallas.com)
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