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Eight gutsy NBA trade deadline deals that would turn the tide

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports<p>Now that the NBA season has hit its second half and the trade deadline is mere weeks away, rumors of deals are …

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NBA Courtside: Picking the first-half award winners

The NBA’s regular season is now more than halfway done, so it’s an appropriate time to pick the award leaders through 41 (or slightly more) …

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NBA Position Rankings: Top 15 Centers for Season's 2nd Half

This one's for the NBA's best behemoths.<p>Combing through the league's top centers is a somewhat nostalgic process. Every other position has undergone a noticeable facelift. Players are smaller, longer or just built differently. The 5 spot hasn't encountered such a drastic shift.<p>Make no mistake, the …

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Jazz make it official: Thabo Sefolosha to have knee surgery, done for season

This report had been out there for a few days, but on Tuesday the Utah Jazz made it official:<p>Swingman Thabo Sefolosha is going to have knee surgery. …

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Cleveland Cavaliers looking to trade, could Utah Jazz make a run at Nets’ pick?

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 30: Kyle Korver #26 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks to pass around Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz in the second half …

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Jazz could be a perfect trade partner with Magic for Evan Fournier

The Detroit Pistons reportedly pursued a trade for <b>Evan Fournier</b> of the Orlando Magic. The Utah Jazz could eventually be in the mix too.<p>Don't be …

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Utah Jazz: Dear Rodney Hood… The boos were not for you

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 15: Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz gestures during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 15, 2017 in …

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2018 NBA Mock Draft (lottery edition 2.0): Trae Young rises up the board

We're halfway through the NBA season, which means the playoff picture is becoming more clear, and thus, as is the bottom half of the standings where …

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Utah Jazz: Lyles for Mitchell and the Top 7 trades in team history

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 22: Donovan Mitchell walks to stage after being drafted 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the first round of the 2017 NBA …

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Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers: Keys to getting the W at home

The Utah Jazz will likely be in for a challenging and entertaining game as they host the Indiana Pacers tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Home …

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Oladipo scores 28, hot-shooting Pacers beat Jazz 109-94

Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers shot 54 percent from 3-point range in a 109-94 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.<p>Oladipo …

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Trade deadline, draft prospects, G-League: What the NBA talked about this week in Toronto

<i>This first appeared in the Jan. 15 edition of The Washington Post’s NBA newsletter, The Monday Morning Post Up. You can subscribe by clicking here.</i><p>TORONTO — It was an eventful week north of the border for the NBA. Between three notable games for the Raptors — a one-point loss to the Miami Heat, a …

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Remember that infamous line Captain Barbossa utters to Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean, after she informs him that she doesn’t believe in …

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Rookie Donovan Mitchell surprises many -- including himself -- with his star turn | NBA.com

Donovan Mitchell swears, to this day, that he didn’t think would be a first-round pick.<p>“I didn’t think I was going to be drafted, to be honest,” he …

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Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers key matchup: ROTY vs MIP?

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz warms up ahead of their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on …

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Utah Jazz injury update: Rudy Gobert participates in practice

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 15: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz holds his knee after going to ground during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD …

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Boston Celtics: Midseason Rookie of the Year look at Jayson Tatum

(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)<p>Now that all teams have made it to midseason, here’s a look at the Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum and where …

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Can The Chicago Bulls Front Office Be Trusted In The Draft?

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 13: Gar Forman general manager of the Chicago Bulls watches the action during the 2016 NBA Draft Combine on May 13, 2016 at the …

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Jazz Forward Thabo Sefolosha Will Likely Get Season-Ending Knee Surgery

The Utah Jazz haven’t had the best of luck this season. Between Gordon Hayward leaving the team this past summer to join the Boston Celtics and Rudy Gobert’s injury issues that have caused him to miss 24 games, the Jazz have been in the midst of a down year, sitting at 17-25 and 4.5 games back of …

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Washington Continues One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The Washington Wizards continue to get blasted by media circles while they continue to struggle with sub .500 rated clubs. The 25-18 Wizards haven’t …

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Hot take alert: Utah Jazz should be willing to part with Rodney Hood

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets on January 12, 2018 at Spectrum …

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Rudy Gobert shuts down Fox News host who defended Trump's immigration comments

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert knows what it’s like to be a foreigner in the United States. Gobert grew up in France, and still represents the country …

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Gobert calls out Tomi Lahren for backing Trump's 'shithole countries' comment

Rudy Gobert is an international treasure.<p>The Utah Jazz center did not take kindly to Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren backing President Donald …

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Report: Utah’s Thabo Sefolosha to have season-ending knee surgery

The Basketball Gods have had it in for the Jazz this season. After losing Gordon Hayward in free agency last summer, Utah has battled a lot of …

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Walker, Hornets continue to roll with win over Jazz

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to their fourth victory in six games, 99-88 …

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Utah Jazz trade rumors: Contention in Utah? Joe Johnson wants out?

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 23: Joe Johnson #6 of the Utah Jazz runs up court during their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart …

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Utah Jazz: Sefolosha out for season, Gobert not ready to return

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Marvin Williams #2 of the Charlotte Hornets shoots the ball against Thabo Sefolosha #22 of the Utah Jazz on January 12, …

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7 trade ideas for the Cavaliers if they’re ready to move the Brooklyn pick

If Cleveland trades Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick, they might have some takers at the right price.<p>The Cavaliers need some help. After winning 18 of 19 games, they’ve lost six of their last eight. Cleveland is falling off the rails — again — and they have to fix it if they plan on returning to …

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The draft call that could haunt the Charlotte Hornets for years

An NBA draft moves fast. A team has a maximum of five minutes to exercise a first-round pick when its name comes up in the annual June event.<p>Last …

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Jimmy Butler gives perfect, colorful description of Steven Adams' strength

Steven Adams is a monster of a man. The Thunder center is listed at 7-0, 255 pounds and looks like Khal Drogo flying around the court. But don't take …

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