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And here’s your weekly Utah Jazz wrapup

December 28, 2015

standingsStill in it. Or, not out yet.

One. Burning question: Will the Rigby family ever recover from the ignominy of Daughter Rigby acting so shockingly scandalously at her father’s place of employ?

rigby-daughter

In case you’re wondering: This is likely the pearl recipient RR talked about in December.

Two. Rudy Gobert is continuing to undergo treatment.

bear-rudy

Three. The Alec Burks dunk:

burks-dunk

Was it a dunk?
** Alec Burks: I thought it was an and-one.
** Quin Snyder: It was two points the other way in transition defense, ’cause we didn’t get back.
** Ron Boone commentary: He had it cocked. He had to uncock it. (H/T @5kl)

It was overlooked, but the dunk also led to the historic moment when the Jazz managed to have eight players on the floor at the same time (Rodney Hood got back on defense).

8 players

Four. Joe Ingles, asked how much of the Jazz’s communication issues against the Clippers were due to guys playing with guys they’re not used to playing with*: No. I mean, it, no matter who you’re out there with, it doesn’t, you talk. If you — playing with anyone, it doesn’t really matter. It’s just something that we obviously need to work on.

It’s a, it’s been a point of ours and we haven’t got the loudest group in the world, and that’s the way it is, but we can get a lot better through that communication.

* Good job Jingles not taking the built-in-excuse-supplied-in-question bait from 1280. (The follow-up “question” to this one was, “Even with the injuries and being down, you still fought hard.”)

Five. Gordon Hayward’s getting quite a reputation among opposing players for his constant head flopping. Last year, it was Chris Paul:

Chris Paul's head flop how-to demonstration

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This week, Andrew Bogut:

bogut-hayward

Six. Craig Can Tweet:

craig can tweet

Seven. Trey Lyles bench celebration of the week:

lyles-bench

Eight. Sartorialist of the Week: Rudy Gobert and his bright red pants. Those had to have been custom made, right?

rudys pants

Jazz players weighed in on Gobert’s fashion during a pre-game segment this week.
** Rodney Hood: Worst dressed [on the team]? I say Rudy, man. Rudy’s swag is better than the actual clothes he wear. He makes his clothes, I guess you could say.
** Joe Ingles: [Worst dressed is] Rudy Go-burt. Yup. By far.
** Alec Burks: [Worst dressed is] Rudy Gobert, by far…He just can’t find nothing his size.

This reminds me of the time Andrei Kirilenko and Kyle Korver took Kyrylo Fesenko clothes shopping at a Big and Tall store because the entire team “was not OK” with Fes’ wardrobe. Good times.

Nine. This week’s edition of…

crooked ass

Ten. Get well soon, Alec.

burks injury

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. james permalink
    December 29, 2015 5:55 am

    Considering how often Chris Paul flops I don’t think he has the right to call others out.

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