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NBA Trade Talk: Russell Westbrook

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By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

October 17, 2020

  This season was a nightmare for the Houston Rockets. With championship aspirations coming into the year, they fell well short of their goal by losing in the second round to the Los Angeles Lakers. Chemistry issues plagued the team all year, and the fit between former MVPs Russell Westbrook a...

Back to the Hardwood: Utah Basketball Day 1

The University of Utah celebrates after beating Brigham Young University an NCAA Basketball game at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Cole Bagley, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

  Utah basketball is just around the corner as Pac-12 Men’s basketball will return Nov. 25 in order to line up with the NCAA basketball calendar. On Wednesday afternoon, Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak along with student-athletes Timmy Allen, Rylan Jones and Alfonso Plummer addressed the media...

Utah Men’s Basketball Alumni Kyle Kuzma is an NBA Champion

Redshirt sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma (35) is introduced before an NCAA men's basketball game against the BYU Cougars at the Jon M. Huntsman Center, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle.

By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

October 14, 2020

  Kyle Kuzma just won his first NBA title. Kuzma became just the fourth Utah Men’s Basketball Alumni to go on to win the NBA Championship, joining Arnie Ferrin, Michael Doleac, and Andrew Bogut. Kuzma’s Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games to capture the title in th...

Head to Head: Five NBA Teams to Watch this Offseason

Inside of Golden 1 Center during a Sacramento Kings NBA Summer League game (July 3, 2018) (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Cole Bagley and Ethan Pearce

October 1, 2020

  The NBA finals are finally upon us. Within the next few weeks, one of the most unique and incredibly strange seasons will finally have a champion. While the Heat and Lakers await to battle it out on the final stage, the rest of the league awaits the NBA offseason in order to make improvements...

Mark Harlan Addresses Pac-12’s Return to Play

University of Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan walks into the locker room with the University of Utah Football team after a 21-7 loss against the Washington Huskies at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sat. Sept. 15, 2018.(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle).

By Sammy Mora and Cole Bagley

September 25, 2020

  After a joyous day for the Pac-12 yesterday, University of Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan addressed the media on Friday about the conference's announcement on return to play as well as what the athletic department went through.  Harlan said in the conference that delivering the news about the...

From Restart to Post Season, These are the Best Players in the NBA Bubble

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By Carlos Padilla, Sports Writer

August 30, 2020

 As the first round of the NBA playoffs is nearing completion, basketball fans have had ample time to see what teams hit the ground running in Orlando and which lagged behind. There is no doubt that the Orlando bubble has been a success, not only by keeping COVID-19 numbers at zero but as well from an ent...

The NBA Bubble, How It’s Working and What They’re Doing Right

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By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

August 7, 2020

  The NBA Bubble is awesome. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, which caused sports worldwide to be postponed, no one was certain if or when sports would resume. When the NBA season was suspended in March, fans and players alike were left wondering when we’d see live basketball again. Over ...

Basketball is Back. Here’s Who We Think Will Win the Title

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By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

July 3, 2020

  With the NBA restarting its season in less than a month, all eyes are turning to the star players. With so much on the line and it all up in the air, it is tougher than ever to know who the favorite is for the title. This season has been wide open since the beginning, and there are many teams who co...

The Show Must Go On: Why the NBA Needs to Return

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May 31, 2020

  As the sports community still basks in the warm glow cast by the hit docu-series, "The Last Dance," the desire for basketball has reached new heights. Anxious owners, players and fans are itching for the 2019-2020 season to resume. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic saw the season slam to...

Utah Men’s Basketball Stand-Out Both Gach to Transfer if He Withdraws Name from NBA Draft

University of Utah sophomore guard Both Gach (11) dribbles the ball during an NCAA Basketball game vs. The University of Washington at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora and Cole Bagley

May 15, 2020

  University of Utah sophomore guard Both Gach is expected to transfer if he withdraws his name from the upcoming NBA draft.  Gach announced his intent to pursue the NBA in April and stated he would not be hiring an agent, leaving it open for him to return to the NCAA if he sees fit. The new...