Author Archives: Jim Burton

About Jim Burton

Jim Burton has worked for the Standard-Examiner since 1991. He has covered everything from the preps to Utah, BYU, Weber State and the Ogden Raptors. Currently he is the Standard's Utah Jazz beatwriter and its sports columnist.

Burke arrives in time to catch best part of BCS title game

Trey Burke’s timing was impeccable Monday night … and the Utah Jazz weren’t even playing. The rookie point guard said he used the off night to see a movie and returned home in time to see the last eight minutes … Read More

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Jazz-Warriors preview

Jazz forward Richard Jefferson thinks Utah will be in better position to compete against the Golden State Warriors when the two teams rematch tonight at EnergySolutions Arena. Following Monday’s shootaround, Jefferson, who spent last season in Golden State, said the … Read More

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Jazz PG Burke cleared to begin limited activity

Jazz point guard Trey Burke on Monday met with Dr. Douglas Hutchinson, the physician who last month performed surgery on the rookie’s broken right index finger. Following the examination Hutchinson cleared Burke to begin some basketball activity, though none of … Read More

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Marvin Williams easing back into return for Jazz

Jazz forward Marvin Williams is back on the bench, wearing a uniform, and no longer sitting behind it, wearing street clothes. The 27-year old veteran made his 2013-14 debut last Friday with a 10-minute performance in a 97-73 loss at … Read More

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Jazz rookie Burke remains on the sidelines, watching, waiting

Officially, there isn’t a timetable for Jazz rookie Trey Burke to action. But the team did allow the point guard to speak with reporters prior to Thursday’s practice at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. “I’m going to therapy about three … Read More

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Jazz-Thunder preview

The Utah Jazz know they’re in a rebuilding mode. The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t exactly sure where they’re going, at least not right away. As they head into tonight’s season-opener at EnergySolutions Arena, the Jazz and Thunder are on two … Read More

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Richard Jefferson: Utah’s youngsters are professionals, not exuberant children

Jazz veteran Richard Jefferson knows there’s no shortage of words to describe his young teammates — talented, inexperienced, tall, athletic, etc. — but “exuberant” isn’t one of them. Following Wednesday’s morning shootaround at EnergySolutions Arena, Jefferson was asked about the … Read More

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Jazz-Timberwolves preview

Friday’s game with Minnesota might be the final home game of the 2012-13 season for the Utah Jazz. Or it could be a springboard into the postseason. Utah (41-38) will play host to the Timberwolves (29-49) tonight at EnergySolutions Arena. … Read More

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Utah Jazz: Chasing the playoffs is the only storyline

There really is only one storyline with the Utah Jazz these days: The Race. Down to the final three games of the season, they trail the L.A. Lakers by a game in the race for the Western Conference’s final playoff … Read More

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Jazz-Thunder preview

Under different circumstances, the Jazz might be able to chalk up tonight’s game with Oklahoma City as an easy win. Not this time, though. In their quest to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoff bracket, the … Read More

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