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Utah Jazz Team Cuts, On the Way Up, Q QNA The Downbeat: #1486

Utah Jazz Team Cuts, On the Way Up, Q QNA The Downbeat: #1486

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Utah Jazz cut Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley to bring roster to 15 | Deseret News Jody Genessy

As it stands, former Washington State power forward Brock Motum and second-year guard Toure' Murry are the only players on the team whose contracts aren't fully guaranteed for the upcoming season.

Here is a look at the current financial situation. You can obviously take off the salaries of Jones and Cooley. I don't think that this has anything do with the extension of Burks and Kanter or even the signing of Motum and Murry, it's just that the Jazz have figured out who they want moving forward. The Utah Jazz have until the Oct 31st deadline to extend Burks and Kanter.

Salary data via Hoops Hype

Salary Data via Hoops Hype

Salary Data via Hoops Hype

Blogtable: Down, but on its way up " | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith

I love these round table discussions. Interestingly enough, Sekou Smith is high on the Jazz and the young talent that we have-

The one place where I believe that there has been a true altering of the DNA for the better is in Utah. The continued stockpiling of versatile, young talent is at a point where the process can be accelerated a bit this season. Trey Burke, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Dante Exum, Alec Burks and even new coach Quin Snyder will operate without the added pressure of playoff expectations, which are not realistic for the Kings or Magic either.

The Kings are underachieving considering the talent they have had on the team the last five years. I know they have traded away some of their talent, but Cousins is a solid enough player to build around. I feel like the Magic are in a similar situation to the Jazz. They have young guys that they are waiting to "break out" or move to the next level. The Magic play in a conference where 38 wins might get you into the playoffs. This means the Magic would need to improve by 15 games this year to make the playoffs, I don't see it, but the East is not very good. The Jazz have a slim to none chance of making the playoffs in the West. It will probably take 47-49 wins to get the eighth seed. If the Magic and Jazz were to switch conferences, I would put my money on the Jazz to make a bigger leap than the Magic.

Nba | Quin Snyder answers NBA Australia's questions | SPORTAL I didn't see this interview posted anywhere or possible missed it, if so I apologize.  I pulled some of my favorite quotes, there are more at the above link.

On Exum

But I think it is important to remember that decision was made based on the player we see him becoming long-term, and not where he is today.

About draft night

But I think it is important to remember that decision was made based on the player we see him becoming long-term, and not where he is today.

On Exum's professionalism

He is a very bright kid and certainly has been very professional with his approach.

On Trey and Exum together

I am not as focused on specific positions as much as I am having guys that can play the way we want them to on the court.

On Motion Offense

Our biggest focus offensively is on moving the ball to get the right looks.

On Defense

Effort.  Our real focus is on effort and communication defensively, with an emphasis on transition defense.

On the Jazz ceiling

We are not going to skip steps or cut corners.  We want to play hard and play the right way, and if we do that then good things will come down the road.

As stated above, there is much more to the interview check out the link above.

KJZZ TV Special Takes Fans Inside Utah Jazz | Utah Jazz

KJZZ Television cameras and microphones will take viewers behind the scenes with unparalleled access to the Utah Jazz during NBA Draft Night, NBA Summer League and training camp as the team prepares for the 2014-15 season. The 30-minute "Jazz All Access" special airs at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The show will rebroadcast at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.

KJZZ broadcasts on channel 14 over the air and for Dish and DirecTV subscribers and on Comcast channels 3 (SD) and 657 (HD).

"Jazz All Access" will provide unique insight to the off-season work of the first-year coach Quin Snyder and his staff as well as the cast of Jazz players. The first episode focuses on the draft night selections of Danté Exum and Rodney Hood, the team’s summer league success in Las Vegas, and the hard work of two-a-days during training camp.

The show is the first of six unique programs broadcast only on KJZZ. Additional Jazz specials will be Dec. 2 in 2014 and Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7 in 2015. All original programs air at 9 p.m.

The Jazz broadcasting team – featuring Craig Bolerjack, Matt Harpring, Alema Harrington, Thurl Bailey, Phil Johnson, David Locke, Ron Boone and Steve Brown -- will contribute to the series of shows, giving Jazz fans a unique perspective on the team from the court to the community.

The official @KJZZ14 twitter account alluded to the possibility that these episodes may be available on their Vimeo Channel (which is a dead link at the moment) for a price. See following tweet.

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