Sunday, April 1, 2012

News On The Horizon 4/1/2012

Utah Jazz notebook: Players, coaches try not to pay too much attention to playoff standings--Deseret News

"I know where we're at based on the white board in there (the locker room)," said second-year swingman Gordon Hayward, who two years ago was getting ready to lead his upstart Butler Bulldogs team into the NCAA's Final Four. "If we just focus on ourselves and not worry about that, if we win our games, we'll be fine. So that's all we can do."

Utah Jazz: The numbers add up to a not-so funny thing: A bad loss--Deseret News

C.J. Miles went 0-of-4 and didn't score, Gordon Hayward had an off night (6-of-15) and Alec Burks went 4-of-10.

Utah Jazz: Rough first half for Jazz vs. Clippers--Deseret News

Al Jefferson (12 points) and Gordon Hayward (10) have been bright spots for the Jazz, who are obviously tired after playing a total of 19 games in the month of March.

Jazz-Clippers: Report card--Deseret News

Guards: Devin Harris (2-of-4 shooting, six assists) and Gordon Hayward (14 points) were decent offensively, though they were largely responsible for yielding big offensive outings to Chris Paul (26 points, 10-of-14 shooting, six assists) and Randy Foye (17 points, six assists). Hayward's 4-of-12 effort from the floor means that the second-year player has shot below 45 percent from the field in six of the past eight games. GRADE: C-

Utah Jazz notes: Gordon Hayward hits stride in starting role--Salt Lake Tribune
Washington Wizards’ rookies have rough first season--Washington Post

Drew receives Wooden 'Keys to Life' Award--The NWI Times
Dr. Homer Drew Receives Coach Wooden “Keys to Life”

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