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Last(?) Paltry Offseason Odds and Ends

September 17, 2016

One. One post later the good: Greg Ostertag is still repping a Utah Jazz t-shirt. Yay!

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Two. One post later the bad: Mehmet Okur is no longer a Utah Jazz ambassador. Boo.
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Via @MehmetOkur13:

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Memo joins Earl Watson, Tyrone Corbin and one-time Jazz training camp invitee Jay Triano* with Jazz Southwest.

* The story, in case you’re not familiar with the story and curious, but not curious enough or too lazy to Google:

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Three. Dennis Lindsey wants you to know something real bad…super bad…desperately bad.

June 23: “Gordon has chosen Salt Lake City this off-season.”
June 24: “[Hayward] chose to work out here.”
June 24: “…having coaches available to Gordon Hayward, when he’s been here all this summer… ”
July 29: “He has a little more time, now that he’s living here in the off-season.”
Aug. 5: “Gordon Hayward’s been in town all off-season.”
Aug. 26: “Gordon Hayward has been, literally, in Salt Lake the entire summer outside of a few weekends.”
Sept. 2: “[Hayward] has been here most of the summer.”

Got that? Because here comes Part 2 of things Dennis Lindsey wants you to know.

Four. Dennis Lindsey wants you to know something real bad…super bad…desperately bad.

June 23: “We were very proud of our young group and how well they developed, but look, we did have a young group.”
June 24: “We made a decision to stay very young, play underneath the cap, keep our options open, develop our young guys.”
July 8: “It’s a credit to the young players that they’re, while being very young, they’re really professional.”
July 29: “[Free agents] knew that we have a very young team, but th–our young players are mature and professional.”

Five. Dennis Lindsey on Colin Kaepernick and how the Jazz would handle that situation: Randy Rigby very eloquently* got in front of our group when I first got here four years ago and talked about, you know, what the flag means and what our country means and how to stand to attention. And certainly, we have players that are from other countries and we want to respect their flag and their anthem and we want them to respect ours, but there is a time and a place for athletes to enter politics and raise the questions on social injustice.

* The moment when the interview

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Six. Rudy Gobert, best Jazz Twitter account of all-time Part Gazillion:

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