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Get to Know: Jeff Withey

January 9, 2016
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From David Locke’s “Get to Know” series; recorded in October

withey

Childhood room: One poster of Michael Jordan
Family and birth order: Youngest of three. A brother six years older who’s a 6-5, stocky, married firefighter with three kids in San Diego, and a sister five years older who moved to New Orleans to help him out and loved it so much she stayed there
What’s the worst job or chore you’ve ever had? We had a couple dogs growing up…Pick up poop and do all that good stuff with the dogs. So, that was a horrible chore. My parents made me do it.


What’s the first basketball court you ever played on? Grew up on 10 acres of land in the country; had a basketball hoop outside on the dirt pavement
First person that recognized your talent: My mom always pushed me to be really good. She knew I was gonna be really tall, even though the doctors said I was gonna be 6-4, 6-5. She knew that I was gonna grow up taller than that. So, she put me in basketball right away. I was always playing with the older kids…When I got older and started getting better and better, my high school coach really pushed me. Waheed Mitchell. He was a great guy. I still talk to him today. One of my mentors for sure.
Who were the basketball stars in your area growing up? Chase Budinger and Jeremy Tyler
Single greatest shot of your career: A 15-foot jumper to win the game against a rival high school
Best game you’ve ever played: Elite Eight game against North Carolina
Why do you wear No. 24? Wore it in high school; wore No. 5 in college because 24 was taken


What are you most thankful for? Family, opportunity to play basketball for a living and to play basketball for a living in the U.S.
What’s the most scared you’ve ever been in your entire life? I hurt my foot my sophomore year of college…Couldn’t really walk on it. I heard something pop…Whenever something, you know, an injury like that happens, it’s really a scary moment.
Hardest thing you’ve ever had to overcome: Playing a game his senior year the day after his grandma passed, and losing to Kentucky in the NCAA championship game
If you were an actor, what kind of actor would you be? I’d just be the cool guy…I’m real laid-back, so somebody like that. Just chill, laid-back, surfer guy maybe. Beach bum.
Dinner with three people, dead or alive: Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, and Julius Caesar


Favorite food: Pizza; anything Italian
Least favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite NBA arena: Staples Center and Madison Square Garden
Least favorite NBA arena: I don’t really have a least favorite. I think that it’s a blessing playing anywhere in the NBA.
Favorite athlete growing up: Michael Jordan….I was a Laker fan, so you know, Shaq and Kobe, all those guys, growing up were awesome
Least favorite athlete growing up: Didn’t have one
Favorite musical genre: R&B, hip hop, pop
Least favorite musical genre: Really old-school, like, slow music


Five most frequently used apps on your phone: Instagram, Candy Crush, email, text messaging, Internet browser
Top five video games of all time: Mario Kart, any Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, GoldenEye, and Donkey Kong on Gameboy
All-time NBA starting five: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal
Top five four non-NBA athletes: Michael Phelps, Bubba Watson, Roger Federer, and LaDainian Tomlinson

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 8, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

Just keep it
within 20.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:11 PM

Game already underway.
by TexasBornAndRaised on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:11 PM

With Gobert in
we’re fucked.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:20 PM

Harrell shouldn’t
be trying to go over Gobert, that shit isn’t ever going to work.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:27 PM

He then scared the fuck
out of the guy shooting the 3 to end it.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:36 PM

Well at least
we’re not getting blown out yet.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:30 PM

how are professional referees this bad?
by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Jan 7, 2016 | 7:40 PM

this really is sad to watch
by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Jan 7, 2016 | 8:02 PM

Halftime.
44-39 Jazz.

by TexasBornAndRaised on Jan 7, 2016 | 8:13 PM


ahhhh so frustrating
by twinkilling0303 on Jan 7, 2016 | 8:44 PM

lol patented rocket
missed a lay up then missed a freethrow

by NVP on Jan 7, 2016 | 8:45 PM

lol what the fuck are these refs looking at?
by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Jan 7, 2016 | 8:57 PM

former Viper Chris Johnson eating Harden up now
by NVP on Jan 7, 2016 | 9:06 PM

Game over.
Rockets WIN 103-94!
See y’all next time!

by TexasBornAndRaised on Jan 7, 2016 | 9:23 PM

Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 7, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Pounding the Rock.

Hola mishamigos!
I had a shit day at work, I said a bad word to our main boss, I immensely dislike 2 of my co workers, I got written up, and I legitimately thought abt kicking someone in the face. I’ve already had one pudding when I got home just to feel better and now I need a win. So let’s do that.

by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:11 PM

I stuck up for you for not being late!
by chajamamama on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:13 PM

I saw! Thank you. You’re already nicer than the ppl I work with. Or that I work around. Bc they don’t do much but whine.
by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:14 PM

Wait, I didn’t know we had the same coworkers!?!?!
by thirtynineyearfan on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:19 PM

Let’s quit and be strippers.
by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:20 PM

I could clear the club at closing time with my strip act.
by Mark Barrington on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:22 PM

!!!!!! I think I’d have to pay people to watch me instead of the other way around, so probably not a good career move for me.
by thirtynineyearfan on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:23 PM

I can join you and we could become the flabulous twins.
by Stijl on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:42 PM


look at that. off to a good start for once.
by twotonkatrucks on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:42 PM

Quin Snyder pulling a Pop and calling a timeout less than two minutes into the game.
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:42 PM

He’s only got 10 players. Gotta try to rest them when he can.
by chajamamama on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:44 PM

Hayward with a dead chicken on his head.
by death&taxes on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:47 PM

Jeff Withey is not the name of an NBA player. Jeff Withey sounds more like the sort of guy who would play with Wilco.
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:49 PM

interesting, one of the jazz announcer played with duncan in wake forest apparently.
by twotonkatrucks on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:50 PM

Yeah the announcer guy went to Georgia.
by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:59 PM

These games must’ve happened in the 1890s.
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 7:59 PM

Fun fact: Tim Duncan was high school recruit Matt Harpring’s host when he visited Wake Forest.

Spurs are winning this game on auto pilot so far. Just going to the playbook, smart positioning on D and boards…and that’s it.
by Mauro Tardella on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:00 PM


SPURS problems, I know, but I really need to pee but Boban just checked in!
by thirtynineyearfan on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:01 PM

True fact: Joe Ingles is Spanish for “Joe English.”
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:08 PM

Wouldn’t it be “I am English” ???
by chajamamama on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:22 PM

It hurts my feelings when you’re racist…
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:24 PM

Gordon Hayward must be hating life right. Every second he’s on the floor he’s going to be harassed by Kawhi Leonard or Johnathon Simmons. That’s about as much fun as being waterboarded.
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:11 PM

Boban is gangsta
zoj4BE6
by andyprough on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:15 PM

wonder what flavor Boban likes…
by magnuskrauss on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:17 PM

Human Marrow.
by Sigurd Jarlson on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:19 PM


Im drunk on the spurs. Spurs drunk
by The Prune on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:19 PM

we are spoiled af
by ManuArg on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:21 PM

Utah’s probably thinking, “Not this shit again…”
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:21 PM

What the hell is that thing on Hayward’s head?!
by death&taxes on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Wait, what? It’s ING-gels?
by magnuskrauss on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:32 PM

Is anyone else stuck with the Utah announcers? They’re bizarrely emotionless and I kind of like it… they’re still annoying though.
by cecilthesheep on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:35 PM

LOLOL they ARE emotionless! Like they’re already resigned to a loss and are just going through the motions. They talk abt SA more than their own team.
I like them, though. Lol

by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:35 PM

I feel like I’m nitpicking and being ridiculous, but I don’t think Utah should have 50. They should be in the low 40s.
by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:40 PM

I’m looking at it the same way.
Then again us Spurs fans are dangerously close to being those sorts of parents who get pissed off at report cards that don’t read “A+” in every class.

by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 8:42 PM


Okay, upon further review I’m a big fan of the Utah announcers.
by cecilthesheep on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:05 PM

What they say?
by Stijl on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:06 PM

Well first of all they’re quiet, which I actually love, but most recently they agreed that was a no-call when Timmy got stripped. They’re very objective both ways, really.
by cecilthesheep on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:07 PM

Trey Burke, I like you. You’re fiesty. You’re Kyle Lowry without the fatty clothes.
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:16 PM

Every year I watch the Jazz play I think “What the heck does Jazz music and Utah have in common…nothing.”
This year…”why the heck is the Jazz uniform green?”

by MonkdaSpursFan on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:21 PM

For people from other countries, most dont know that Utah has nothing to do with Jazz.
by Mauro Tardella on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:26 PM

Seven players in double figures. This team is run by Communists.
by 0signal on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:26 PM


Oh no! We’re not gonna score 120
by death&taxes on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:31 PM

c’mon 4 more points! we can do it! 120!
by twotonkatrucks on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:34 PM

8 Guys in double figs!
by chajamamama on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:34 PM

Out shooting dropped to 59.8%.
by fuzzy_quack on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:35 PM

Atrocious. What an embarrassment.
by cecilthesheep on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:36 PM

121! New record!
by chajamamama on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:38 PM

this is the first time Pop’s Spurs have scored more than 120 pts in three games in a row.
by chajamamama on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:40 PM

Oh no! Theyre gonna score 100
by death&taxes on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:40 PM

That’s classy, Jazz! Dribbling out the game.
by René Torenstra on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:41 PM

SPURS WIN!!
And Utah didn’t get 100.

by DMarie2101 on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:41 PM

Our pride remains intact
by Valiere on Jan 6, 2016 | 9:43 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 5, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

“The Rockets are actually looking up at the Utah Jazz in the standings as we fast approach the halfway point of the season. …

There’s no longer any John Stockton, Karl Malone, Mayor Jeff Hornacek, Carlos Boozer or Mehmet Okur to loathe indescribably for 2.5 hours through my screen, and the Jazz actually do have a few fun-to-watch young players on their roster, even if the two best- Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors- are not expected to play tonight.

But they’re still the Utah Jazz, and the sting of an under .500 record at least momentarily disappears with a win over a hated rival.”

no Gobert, so Harden and Dwight wont get block a billion time
by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:12 PM

what new and interesting way will the Rockets let us down tonight?
by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:14 PM

Incapable of boxing out
incapable of not fouling on defense remotely

by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:21 PM

just dumb foul after dumb foul
over and over and over and over

by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:24 PM

lay ups, we cant make them
by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:26 PM

James Harden hates not turning the ball over
by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:32 PM

It literally takes 45 seconds to see how terribly coached we are
by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:41 PM

who’s guarding Hood?
If he goes off again, well…

by Johnbudsf on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:42 PM

No one.
by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:43 PM


Utah took 3 shots before the Rockets have 4 guys cross the half court
what the fuck is this

by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:57 PM

this team is making me hate basketball
by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 8:59 PM

They continue their assault on
the game of basketball.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:03 PM

ah, from up 7 to down 9
Rockets basketball

by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:04 PM

we lost this quarter by 20 points TO THE FUCKING JAZZ
by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:06 PM

HOW DO YOU LOSE A QUARTER by 20 TO THE FUCKING JAZZ
by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:06 PM

not even the real jazz
the SCRUBS JAZZ.

by Johnbudsf on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:07 PM

What did we do to deserve this hell
I dont get it. I really dont

by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:11 PM

Yeah, I’m out on this
fuck this team

by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:13 PM


If Dwight was actually a star
you’d expect him to easily win his matchup vs Withey.
Howard: -16 (worst on team)
Withey: +13

by goingforthecorner on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:17 PM

trey burke +13
Harden-10
’STARS FOR YOU”

by ChucktheWagon on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:23 PM

Grade A shit product being produced on a night to night basis
brought to you by the Houston Rockets, somehow the most pathetic team in Houston

by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:22 PM

this team is borderline unwatchable.
by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:28 PM

its not borderline
the whole city of Houston despises this team

by H&Hguy on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:28 PM

I’m a broken record now
But again, this isn’t even the ‘real’ Jazz team. Lyles, Hood, Withey – these are scrubs – up until they play the rockets. (Although it looks like Hood is going to end up being pretty good, long term.)

by Johnbudsf on Jan 4, 2016 | 9:44 PM


Utah Jazz fans
are some of the dumbest fans you’ll encounter.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:09 PM

WOW, James harden is an idiot
by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:11 PM

Another bad pass by Harden
during Harden ISO and the Jazz take the lead again. Also, he’s on pace to break the record for turnovers in a season in NBA history.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:11 PM

And yet another Harden turnover
exactly like the last one. Kid just doesn’t learn

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:15 PM

Harden… you are so stupid.
by KLP713 on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:15 PM

KEEP THE FUCKING BALL
AWAY FROM HARDEN!!!

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:16 PM


Rodney Hood is really good
by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:24 PM

Hood is too good to be on the Jazz
by twinkilling0303 on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:27 PM

Plus the awesome thing to say is that he’s
too Hood for the Jazz

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:28 PM

He’s too Hood for
Harden.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:30 PM

He’s too Hood
to make 3 consecutive FT’s as well.

by Bobbythegreat on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:32 PM

I hate this dumb team
by NVP on Jan 4, 2016 | 11:34 PM

And here’s your weekly Utah Jazz wrapup

January 4, 2016

standingsMovin’ on up.

One. Gordon Hayward on the importance of a bounce-back game after a loss: It was big, for us as a young team. It was a big performance by some of those young guys…Hopefully, we, you know, don’t have to come back and bounce back as much next year. But, you know, you’re gonna have those nights, so.

Two. Trey Lyles Bench Celebration of the Week:

lyles-celeb

Three.

brett brown jerry

Four. Soon?

He's close, hopefully. #rudygobert

A video posted by @monilogue on

Five. Jeff Withey on how Quin Snyder benefits his game: You know, when I was in New Orleans, I felt like I just had a microscope on me. You know, it was hard to play just because if you messed up, you’re out of the game.

Coach is patient, and he lets you develop and he lets you go out there and play. And you might mess up, and he’ll pull you out and then give, like, at least talk to you and then put you right back in the game or something like that, you know? So, he just gives players confidence, and I definitely feel that.

I’ve been working with coach Tony Lang, and he’s doing a great job with me. He’s building my confidence up, and we watch film all the time. We work on everything. So, you know, just, the guys around me, I have coaches that, they’re doing a great job.

Six. Alec Burks’ new wheels:

burks-wheels

Seven. Quin Snyder on the win over the Grizzlies: At some point, you know, saying “shorthanded” doesn’t do a, the right — doesn’t give, does a disservice to the guys that played…The thing that stands out is just the, you know, the grit. And we played with passion…

I don’t think there was one guy that just didn’t give every part of himself to the game. And it’s hard to do that all the time, but we sure did it tonight. And I’m glad the result, you know, ended up reflecting that.

Snyder on Tibor Pleiss’ performance: What he did tonight was pretty impressive, to be — it’s hard to not know if you’re gonna play, and to be in and out, and he looked like he was out there — he competed and I loved that he turned and shot the ball. And then he shot another one. It made me smile, ’cause he just, there was a courage about how he played that was great.

You know, he didn’t come in there with, you know, walking on eggshells or anything, and sometimes that’s hard to do. I know I couldn’t do it as a player. You come in and you’re nervous a little bit, and he looked really comfortable, and just happy to see him have an opportunity like that.

Eight. “That was my friend Rudy. Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup.”

tibor-towel
Nine. Scene from a Utah Jazz game:

scenes from jazz game

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Trey Burke on Jeff Withey and Trevor Booker flipping screens: Once they flip, I’m deeper.
** Quin Snyder on running plays for Rodney Hood: Yeah, I think especially, you know, one of the things about Rodney is on the backside, he’s coming middle with his left hand a lot.

And from the possibly-not-very-unintentional files, here’s Matt Harpring stroking Craig Bolerjack’s “antler”:

antler

Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 3, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.

How many wide open 3s has Hood had so far?
by Vincent Torello on Jan 2, 2016 | 8:28 PM

We shoulda drafted Hood
by Vincent Torello on Jan 2, 2016 | 8:30 PM

Same shit different day
by Vincent Torello on Jan 2, 2016 | 9:00 PM

Utah have looked the better team
… but have really let us off the hook here. Looking for a hot start to the second-half

by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 9:11 PM

I’m just like man…
Even when we’re doing most everything right seems like we find a way to fuck ourselves… #FTdrama

by Vincent Torello on Jan 2, 2016 | 9:53 PM

so many missed free-throws….
by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 9:57 PM

8-19. Yuck
by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 9:58 PM

Still think we’ll win this…
but with Gobert AND Favors out this shouldn’t even really be close.

by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:03 PM


Rodney showing why we should’ve drafted him!!!
by axelrowlings on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:09 PM

If Gordon Hayward played for a bigger market…
He’d be hated more than JJ Redick.

by Grizzlin’ on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:15 PM

Oh My God What Is That Call.
by Grizzlin’ on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:26 PM

Terrible call
by Vincent Torello on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:26 PM

Home town call, absolute rubbish!
by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:26 PM

Great play drawn up by Quinn Snyder.
by Grizzlin’ on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:35 PM

I don’t know why..
but he really creeps me out lol

by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:36 PM

Imagine him as your neighborhood butcher.
by Grizzlin’ on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:38 PM


Are you f’ing kidding?! How many bailout fouls they gonna get?
by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:44 PM

Fuck you Hood
You would be wearing a Grizz jersey if Chris Wallace didn’t fail at life

by Vincent Torello on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:47 PM

Ugh, another wack loss.
Nice work on the thread guys. Now to go have nightmares about Quinn Snyder

by Rhett P on Jan 2, 2016 | 10:52 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 1, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blazers Edge.

Is there a worse city in the league for an NBA player to spend new years eve than Salt Lake City?
by squeeky on Dec 31, 2015 | 5:24 PM

Seems to be only Utah broadcast.
by annthefan on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:14 PM

Barf!
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:15 PM

They.are.bad.
by annthefan on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:15 PM

It’s The Scary Coach!
by occassia on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:10 PM

Still not over Withey. This game will be tough to watch.
by RipCityLifer! on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:10 PM

All we got are two great years from Rolo while we have to watch Withey change the NBA landscape from afar
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:11 PM

They have Jeff Withey????? We’re toast!
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:10 PM

UTAH MORE LIKE POO-TAH
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:15 PM

Heyward is the best dorky player ever!
He is just such a dork but damn he can play pretty well

by cavejunctionblazer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:31 PM


I used to buy Meth off of Ingles when he lived here
by AUS2PDX on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:38 PM

these Utah announcers are easily amused by themselves
by Corwin71 on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:40 PM

They’re awful.
by annthefan on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:41 PM

“GOT IT! No…”
by Showtime14 on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:41 PM

Hahahaha the Jazz announcer said “Burke, heat check GOT IT!” except it was an airball
by KingWes on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:42 PM

These Utah announcers are starting to annoy me.
by BrewDude on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:48 PM

HAPPY NEW YEARS
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:51 PM

MORE LIKE UNHAPPY NEW TEARS
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:51 PM


I don’t get why we dribble all the way down to our half of the court before we turn it over
Just do it under their basket, speed things up.

by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 6:52 PM

This game won’t help there be less drunk drivers on the roads tonight
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:02 PM

Just need a nice 20-2 run to end the 3rd quarter to make this a game again
by Lassiie on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:23 PM

dang son we couldnt hit the ocean if we were standing on the beach
by cavejunctionblazer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:25 PM

We couldn’t hit the ocean if we were IN the ocean.
by pdxthomastran on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:26 PM

I disagree I bet we could unless we were in the middle of a large boat and if we are I think it’s not weird that we couldn’t hit the ocean
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:26 PM

fun vacuum
coming in and sucking up alllllll the fun

by Dan Marang on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:27 PM

You guys don’t get how big boats are now, especially after they deepen the Panama canal!
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:28 PM

tonight we are on that ship and its sinkin lol
iceberg dead ahead!

by cavejunctionblazer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:29 PM

ICEBERG MORE LIKE LICE-TURD WHICH IS HAYWARD’S NICKNAME
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:31 PM


New Year’s resolution:
forget this game ever happened

by Corwin71 on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:30 PM

ABOUT TO BE 20!!!!!!!!!! IT’S A GAME AGAIN!
by Lassiie on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:32 PM

More like Trevor Booger
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:40 PM

Giving Hayward calls like he is LBJ….freaking ridiculous…everytime he drives in the lane he gets gifted a foul call
by Lassiie on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:40 PM

Add Gordon to the list of people I hate for no good reason
by AUS2PDX on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:41 PM

The Jazz announcers are kinda jerks
by conspirator5 on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:42 PM

Trey burke does this to us every time
His career stats against us are well above what he does against everyone else

by DP0 on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:46 PM

Trey Jerke
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:49 PM

Withey looks like jordan out there
by cavejunctionblazer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:49 PM

Utah needs this more than us anyways, we’re just being nice
by Mortimer on Dec 31, 2015 | 7:57 PM

Happy New Years ppl.
Ping pong balls… just keep thinking ping pong balls.

by conspirator5 on Dec 31, 2015 | 8:08 PM

Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 31, 2015
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.

Rough with all these injuries for the Jazz
Know how that feels…

by Spanish_Inquisition on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:10 PM

We were unstoppable in the first 90 seconds
by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:21 PM

Trey Lyles is a perfect example of someone who should have stayed in college.
by SexyLexy3772 on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:33 PM

Trevor Booker making us look feeble underneath
by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:35 PM

This Utah roster
without Favors, Gobert, Exum or Burks is really, really bad.

by JLove3 on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:42 PM

This is resembling a game at the Y.
by Eric in Madison on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:42 PM

Utah bad shooting is making the 2nd unit defense look good.
by SexyLexy3772 on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:45 PM

In 4 minutes, this second unit has given up 8 (pretty open) 3’s. Utah has somehow missed all 8.
by chl on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:45 PM

Utah shooting a whopping 16.7% so far
by Spanish_Inquisition on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:49 PM

And now down to 5 point lead…
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:49 PM


Listening to the Utah announcer butcher Nemanja Bjelica was truly cringe worthy. So he tried it three times and swung wide on all attempts.
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:58 PM

That was pretty bad
by archie2227 on Dec 30, 2015 | 7:59 PM

How are we not able to extend this lead?
This Jazz team is absolutely terrible

by Snoekenbijter on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Granted, my stream isn’t very good
but I think my building super is in the game for Utah right now.

by E-6 on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:01 PM

is he Aussie?
he could be

by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:02 PM

Sure, why not?
(Ingles fixed my toilet on his day off.)

by E-6 on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:03 PM

This game
Is this supposed to be professional basketball?

by mefoolonhill on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:02 PM

Booker
Trevor Booker is the kind of offensive rebounder I’ve been wishing for. Let’s trade some deadwood and get us an animal on the glass.

by mefoolonhill on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:04 PM


This is a stinking morass of basketball ineptitude…
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:07 PM

Being up by just 7 to this team at halftime at home is veering on moral defeat territory.
by WolvesFan03 on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:08 PM

Big Al with a Meniscus injury. Is that code for Charlotte thinks he sucks and doesn’t want to see him play anymore?
by SexyLexy3772 on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:17 PM

Carmelo Anthony believes more has to be done to curb gun violence after teammate Cleanthony Early was shot during a robbery early Wednesday morning.
Umm it’s New York outside a strip club.

by SexyLexy3772 on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:19 PM

Didn’t see anybody bring up the Derrick Williams getting robbed thing on here
$750k in jewelry stolen by some skanky girls he brought home from a strip club

by Spanish_Inquisition on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:35 PM

The Knicks aren’t good at avoiding criminals.
by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:20 PM


I’m not sure how I’m supposed to see Gordon Heyward
and not think there is any HGH use in the NBA despite the fact there is no testing.

by Catalinawinemixer on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:20 PM

I think the appropriate reaction of seeing Heyward is wondering when he’ll be single again.
by Joel Hernandez on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:21 PM

Pshh. I could never get a Gordon Heyward.
by Catalinawinemixer on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:22 PM

Not with that attitude
by Joel Hernandez on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:25 PM

You might get herpes (callback to joke above)
by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:22 PM


Should somebody actually get credited for a win from this awful game?
by Joel Hernandez on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:31 PM

This doesn’t feel like a game.
by uncle rico on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:34 PM

Good news
We snapped Trey Burke’s MPE streak at 3.

by WolvesFan03 on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:36 PM

we’re making Jeff Withey look like Shaq, tho
by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:37 PM

isQuinn Snyder the most punchable coach in the nBA?
by zebano on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:47 PM

Not as long as Derrick Fisher is still coaching.
by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:48 PM

He’s like a Batman’s archenemy
WHACK!
POW!

by antrodax on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:48 PM

I think Haywood and him just talk about hair gel most of the time
by MNIslander on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:49 PM


Haywood seems very excited with the chance to get to 50 points in three first quarters.
That’s the spirit.

by antrodax on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:48 PM

this sustained shooting incompetence by Utah
is impressive in its own way

by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:49 PM

It’s almost like they studied our playbook…
by Asleep at the Keyboard on Dec 30, 2015 | 8:50 PM

Recipe game while we’re up double figures
Ready to open the discussion. This is boooooring

by antrodax on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:01 PM

wait till Jazz hit lofty 35% shooting mark for game
it’ll be a nailbiter then

by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:02 PM

I made french onion soup the other day…
was super simple… camelize onions, add to beef broth with thyme. Ladle into oven safe bowls, top with french bread, Swiss and Gruyere cheese and broil for 3-5 minutes

by zebano on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:02 PM

my only regret was not having quite enough onions in it.
I took the leftovers with some other fridge foods (red onions + ham + more bread) and made another meal out of it.
also Gruyere may be the king of cheese

by zebano on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:05 PM

Colby Jack is the Andre Kiralinko of cheese
by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:06 PM

hmm more like Bleu
seriously what doesn’t blue cheese work with?

by zebano on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:07 PM


wow were losing control fast
get the starters back in

by zebano on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:03 PM

Most of them are in.
by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:04 PM

a team with Trey Burke as the major crunch time weapon is
so so so beatable

by WordSalad on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:18 PM

strange game
But the wolves won! and wiggins had some rebounds and assists

by Dutch wolves fan on Dec 30, 2015 | 9:49 PM

Towns was too much for the Jazz JV post rotation
by VoodooMagic on Dec 30, 2015 | 10:03 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 29, 2015
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Liberty Ballers.

Hope we see another promising game today by the boys.
Doesn’t necessarily have to be a dub, but want to see them compete again. Also, interested to see some D’Antoni-1-practice-session offense. Brace the game, people.

by bubuh57 on Dec 28, 2015 | 8:49 PM

Jazz have like no one healthy
Should be able to win

by tmendinsky10 on Dec 28, 2015 | 8:57 PM

Just want a watchable game for four quarters
by topspindude on Dec 28, 2015 | 8:59 PM

Sauce and Hayward look alike. Maybe because they’re both white?
by okie dokie on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:14 PM

It’s the haircut
by ChipSmoothie on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:23 PM

That’s racist
by okie dokie on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:24 PM

Jazz shooting 150%
by secondroundpick on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:14 PM

Man I wish we got Hood
by tmendinsky10 on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:16 PM

God that arena is dead silent.
by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:17 PM


Hayward and Stauskas have the same barber, I know that much.
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:20 PM

Hayward looks like a DieHard villian and the Utah coach looks like Scarecrow from the Batman movies (Bale).
by KramerSixers on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:22 PM

okay who is Jeff Withey?
by topspindude on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:23 PM

Well at this rate for the Broncos I won’t even have to worry about flipping back and forth
by tmendinsky10 on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:28 PM

Only have the Jazz guys. Listening to some Matt Harpring.
by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:30 PM

Has he been Sixers complementary?
by SwishGawd on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:31 PM

Very fair. He does a good job.
by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:32 PM

37 1st qtr points by a team who scores like 97ppg
Can we do worse than that?

by Carlo69 on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:40 PM


All their guards fucking push off.
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:43 PM

CHRIS JOHNSON REVENGE GAME
by jbtones on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:51 PM

I don’t get why these Utah guards get to push off on every dribble. Is this really legal in the NBA? That’s fucking horrible basketball.
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:51 PM

That’s why i hate Utah.
They get away with a lot of that crap, at least whenever the Sixers play them.

by Knucklehead75 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:19 PM

Whitey is killing us
by jbtones on Dec 28, 2015 | 9:59 PM

Sixers seem not able to contain Whithey. Who you ask?
by bubuh57 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:02 PM

white guy who plays for Utah
by Knucklehead75 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:22 PM

But Jazz are escaping some cheap push offs. Many in fact.
by bubuh57 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:05 PM

Its Utah.
Its a mandate from the league. Whitest team gets +5 bad calls every game and as a bonus can push off.

by Knucklehead75 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:23 PM


Another push off
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:06 PM

They’re pushing off every single time lol. this is comical
by AAKing23 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:07 PM

Straight arm push off again.
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:10 PM

Anyway, Jazz are really a well coached team. Both defensively and offensively. Kudos to Quin Snyder.
by Carlo69 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:20 PM

jazz play dirty
by gramercy riffs on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:30 PM

Holmes and Hayward
are keeping us in this game.

by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:44 PM

What does Holmes have to do to get a call?
by Kevin Valdez on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:48 PM

Put on a Jazz jersey.
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:49 PM

Quin Snyder is scary
by jbtones on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:53 PM


not gonna lie…this feels nice.
by Baskets4Everyone on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:56 PM

I’m jumping up and down in my room!
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:56 PM

I’m screaming
by AAKing23 on Dec 28, 2015 | 10:57 PM

im getting the vapors
by Euphronius on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:02 PM

I’m having an orgasm
by AAKing23 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:03 PM

TMI
by braininahat on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:04 PM

You guys are right.. Burke pushing off like crazy!
by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:03 PM

I think it’s fishy that all these refs are mormons.
by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:10 PM

These fuckin’ refs.
by dyzz on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:10 PM

I don’t think we’re a good enough team to blame the refs for a loss, but fuck these refs
by keepsoaringEAGLES on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:12 PM


Shame on the refs.
They’re doing that very dirty.

by Carlo69 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:14 PM

Booker is a dirty ass player too.
by EastonAssassin63 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:15 PM

I just shit my pants!
by tmendinsky10 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:19 PM

the fact we are even close with these refs…..terrible dirty refs
by topspindude on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:20 PM

PUSH OFF LIKE A FUCK. how do they not call that
by Kevin Valdez on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:20 PM

It’s Gordon Hayward
by secondroundpick on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:20 PM

Hayward is so overrated
by AAKing23 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:22 PM

Only by the Refs.
SOB getting superstar non-calls all game long.

by Knucklehead75 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:23 PM

Every shot he takes is a push off…
More like JORDAN Hayward. Amirite.

by SwishGawd on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:23 PM


Only 6pts in the 4th
by AAKing23 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:24 PM

Oh wow. UGLY.
by SwishGawd on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:24 PM

amazed its close with these stinkin REFS
by topspindude on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:24 PM

Why does Booker look like Lebron with hair?
by keepsoaringEAGLES on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:25 PM

WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK
by dyzz on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:26 PM

lol. i mean, wtf are they looking at even.
by JBS1984 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:27 PM

With our luck, the replay guy in NY will be a mormon.
by Knucklehead75 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:27 PM

lolollolol
by JBS1984 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:27 PM

CALL THE PUSH OFFF ON HAYWARD U FUCKING ASSHOLES
by SwishGawd on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:29 PM

Lakers fan here…Best of luck to the Sixers
by alphax91 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:31 PM


HOLY FUCK REAL BASKETBALL
by Euphronius on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:32 PM

i’m secretly ok with a close loss after the lakers lost earlier
by Paul Douglas “Doug” Collins on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:37 PM

im okay with losing every single game for the rest of the season if it looks like todays game. that losing by 20 crap is what pisses me off
by PhillahSpark on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:39 PM

good last shot. oh well.
by Euphronius on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:39 PM

Considering the refs fucked us, I’m cool
by AAKing23 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:40 PM

True.
Jazz Superstar Hayward would have fouled out, if he was wearing a Sixers jersey.

by Knucklehead75 on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:43 PM

hayward sucks, stauskas sucks worse. they would excel as a dynamic gay porn duo, but not in the nba. stauskas looks like the pansy version of hayward. same hair cut, but hayward has a way better body
by allplayonthepennywhistle on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:48 PM

ok then
by secondroundpick on Dec 28, 2015 | 11:57 PM

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

A video posted by @monilogue on

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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