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.

Enes Kanter to have season-ending surgery

Jazz center Enes Kanter will undergo surgery to repair his injured left shoulder, thereby ending his second season in the NBA. Kanter suffered a separated left shoulder in the first half of a 103-88 victory over Phoenix on March 26. … Read More

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DeMarre Carroll likes to dog OKC’s Durant

The Junkyard Dog’s bite is at least as bad, if not worse, than his bark. Jazz reserve forward DeMarre Carroll enjoys the tough, physical, macho aspect of basketball, so much so that the words “Junkyard Dog” seem more like a … Read More

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Jazz-Hornets preview

The Utah Jazz really need this one. And the New Orleans Hornets might just give it away. Going into tonight’s game at EnergySolutions Arena, the Jazz (39-37) are desperate for wins as the chase the final playoff spot in the … Read More

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Panic button? Jazz players don’t know what that even means

A few days ago the Utah Jazz owned the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoffs and happily controlled their own destiny. It was simple: Win and you’re in. Snooze and you lose. Well, they feel asleep Wednesday night, … Read More

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Jazz-Nuggets preview

Backing up isn’t an option, not for the Utah Jazz. But it’s definitely a possibility tonight when they play host to the Denver Nuggets at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah (39-36) come in on a five-game winning streak, each of the five … Read More

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Jazz-Trail Blazers preview

As they begin the final month of the NBA’s regular season, the Jazz still have yet to win more than four in a row. But that may all change tonight when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at … Read More

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Hayward, DWill insist there’s no fued, no bad blood between them

There’s no bad blood, no hard feelings, no real rivalry between former Jazz teammates Deron Williams and Gordon Hayward. None. “I have the utmost respect for DWill and the player he is,” Hayward said Monday, following the Jazz’s shootaround at … Read More

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Newest Jazzman Jerel McNeal is now under the microscope

Although he’s not likely to suit up for Wednesday’s game with Phoenix, newest Jazzman Jerel McNeal was all smiles following the team’s shootaround earlier today. The Jazz inked McNeal, 25, to a 10-day contract. The 6-foot-2, 200 pound guard from … Read More

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Jazz-Knicks preview

Now the basketball sneaker is on the other foot. Eight days ago the Utah Jazz were handed a 29-point beatdown by the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Tonight, the same two teams will meet again, this time at … Read More

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Former Tar Heel teammates Williams and Felton reflect on the magic of March Madness

Marvin Williams remembers. So does Raymond Felton. Chances are neither will ever forget the 2004-05 NCAA title they won playing for North Carolina. The two former teammates will meet up tonight when the Jazz play host to the New York … Read More

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