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Donovan Mitchell Says Referee Calls Are 'Getting Out Of Hand' Against Jazz

Mar 4, 2021 1:37 AM

Donovan Mitchell said that the Utah Jazz are getting "screwed" by refs following their 131-123 overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

"Now, I'm never ever one to blame a ref, to blame an official -- I can say I could have done more -- but this is getting out of hand. There have been games like this that we've won, there have been games like this that we've lost. But this whole refereeing stuff. ... We're nice, we don't complain, like, we don't get frustrated, we fight through things, and the fact that we continually get ... screwed, in a way, by this. You know?

"We won this game, in my personal opinion. You know? But like I said, I'm going to give them credit. They won. Whatever. Cool. But it's been a consistent thing, and the question is, 'Can we do it? Can we sustain it? Are we for real No. 1? And, yeah the hell we are. And it's getting f---ing ridiculous, that this is what is happening," said Mitchell after the game.

Mitchell received his first technical with 57.5 seconds left in overtime, then was ejected after receiving his second technical with 30.5 seconds left.

The Sixers shot 35 free throws in the game, with the Jazz shooting 19.

Rudy Gobert added that the lack of calls was "disrespectful."

"Our guys are not able to get calls everybody else in the f---ing league gets. We know we are the Utah Jazz, and maybe some people don't want to see us go as far as we can go, but it's disappointing ... I think it's disrespectful, to be honest, to the game of basketball and to our team."

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Quin Snyder, Steve Nash Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month For February

Mar 2, 2021 4:17 PM

Quin Snyder and Steve Nash have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for February.

Snyder led the Utah Jazz to a 12-2 record on the month.

The Brooklyn Nets were 9-4 under Nash in February.

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Dennis Lindsey Denies Bigotry Allegation By Elijah Millsap

Feb 25, 2021 2:50 PM

Dennis Lindsey on Wednesday denied allegations of making bigoted comments during an exit interview for former player Elijah Millsap in 2015.

Lindsey has worked in the Utah Jazz front office since

While issuing a series of posts Wednesday on Twitter about how bigotry "is still very well present" and is a problem that needs to be addressed, Millsap alleged that Lindsey "made bigot remarks in my exit interview while conversing with Q. Snyder 'if you say one more word, I'll cut your Black ass and send you back to Louisiana.'"

In a statement to the Deseret News about the allegation, Lindsey said: "I categorically deny making that statement."

"I can't fathom Dennis saying something like that," Quin Snyder told reporters after Wednesday's game.

Elijah Millsap is the younger brother of Paul Millsap. 

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Mike Conley: I Really, Really Thought This Was The All-Star Year

Feb 25, 2021 9:56 AM

Mike Conley spoke to the media for the first time since he was not voted in as an All-Star reserve despite a highly productive season and one of the best careers of any player not to receive a selection.

"Man, it was tough," said Conley. "I really, really thought this was the year. I joked with the guys on the team that I blame them. We should have started the year 31-0. Maybe that would have given me a chance, but I don’t know what else to do."

Conley is averaging 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game while the Utah Jazz have a 25-6 record.

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Jazz Release Shaquille Harrison

Feb 24, 2021 3:37 PM

The Utah Jazz will release Shaquille Harrison.

Harrison signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Jazz in December shortly after training camp started for the team but was never able to establish himself in Quin Snyder's rotation.

The deal would have become fully guaranteed on Wednesday.

Harrison began his NBA career during the 2017-18 season with the Phoenix Suns and spent two seasons with the Chicago Bulls before signing with the Jazz.

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Mike Conley Wants To Remain With Jazz Long-Term

Feb 23, 2021 3:28 PM

Mike Conley will be a free agent this summer but signs are pointing toward him re-signing with the Utah Jazz.

“Utah’s got me,” Conley said. “I was talking about this to my wife recently. We love it here. I don’t think I can go anywhere else that plays the way we play. We’ll see this offseason, because when that time comes there will definitely be a lot of chatter.

“But, from where I sit right now, this team is so unique, in the way we play. And everyone has bought into what we want to do on both ends of the floor.”

The Jazz traded for Conley before the 19-20 season, but he has found his stride in Year 2.

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Quin Snyder To Coach Western Conference All-Stars

Feb 17, 2021 2:05 PM

Quin Snyder will coach the Western Conference at the NBA All-Star Game.

Frank Vogel is ineligible to coach this year, having done so last season. The Utah Jazz have also clinched a better first half record than the Los Angeles Clippers.

Snyder will be the first Jazz coach to represent the West in the All-Star Game since Frank Layden in 1984.

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Mike Conley To Miss Fourth Consecutive Game With Hamstring Injury

Feb 13, 2021 5:15 PM

Mike Conley will miss the Utah Jazz's game against the Miami Heat due to a hamstring injury.

Conley will now miss his fourth straight game with the injury. 

Conley is averaging 16.5 points and 5.8 assists on the season.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Says Jazz 'Look Like Us Last Year'

Feb 13, 2021 12:08 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo called the Utah Jazz "the best team in the West" and said they reminded him of the Milwaukee Bucks from last season following a 129-115 road loss.

"It looks simple. For sure, they look like us last year, and man, when you're at that point and you're playing with that confidence, you're hard to beat for sure," said Antetokounmpo of the Jazz.

The Jazz, who currently have the league's best record at 21-5, had four players score 25 points in a game for the first time in franchise history.

Donovan Mitchell said that his team has bigger goals on the season.

"We don't want to be the best team in February; we want to be the best team in July ... I think there's a lot more we can do to continue to get better, but it doesn't hurt to be in the moment and understand that what we're doing is pretty cool."

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Jazz Optimistic Mike Conley's Hamstring Injury Not As Serious As Last Season

Feb 10, 2021 1:47 PM

Mike Conley is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury, but the Utah Jazz believe it is not as severe as the one he suffered last season.

Conley missed 19 games before the All-Star break last season due to a strained left hamstring.

Conley is averaging 16.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 29.3 minutes per game this season with the Jazz.

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Mike Conley Out With Hamstring Injury, Jazz Recall Trent Forrest From G League

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Rudy Gobert: Talk With Donovan Mitchell Led To Realization 'We Could Move Forward'

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Quin Snyder, Doc Rivers Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month

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