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THE BLOG

One Down

April 26th, 2019|

I love being back in the playoffs, and everything that comes with the postseason and that environment. Playing my first postseason game in the Garden [...]

The Winning Plays

April 12th, 2019|

We certainly have had a whirlwind of a year here in Boston. There have been ups and there have been downs, but right now I [...]

Can’t Wait

September 21st, 2018|

Here we are. Training Camp 2018 is upon us. It feels like it's taken forever to get back to this point, where I can put [...]

Daddy’s Always Happy

August 30th, 2018|

After our gender reveal video went viral this summer, I had some time to think about fatherhood and what "Daddy's Always Happy" means to me. Now we're going to use it to have some fun and do some good for young parents in need.

The Fortnite King

July 31st, 2018|

Like everyone else, I've become a little obsessed with Fortnite. I have to admit, I was kind of late to the party with this one. In fact, I was definitely a Fortnite hater at first. But every one of my friends was playing Fortnite, and they finally got me to get on it a little bit. And now I'm addicted.

Believer

May 11th, 2018|

It's been a little while since I checked in, so I figured—what better time than with my guys bound for the Eastern Conference Finals? It's [...]

The Long Road Back

April 3rd, 2018|

I'm happy to report I’ve made some solid progress in my recovery the last couple months. The most encouraging thing for me right now is [...]

The Rehab Grind

January 29th, 2018|

It's been a few weeks since my last blog entry. I'm deep in the rehab process now, just grinding. Every morning is basically the same. [...]

Improving Every Day

December 21st, 2017|

As I continue the long, arduous process of rehab, I've found that it's important to keep things simple. The theme for me right now is, [...]

In an Instant

November 1st, 2017|

I had run that play countless times. Last year with the Utah Jazz, it was one of our signature plays. I'd get an alley-oop from [...]

Back to Basketball

September 21st, 2017|

It was a wild summer—definitely the craziest offseason of my career—and I'm definitely relieved that it's over, and that it's nearly time to play basketball [...]

The Finals

June 1st, 2017|

One of the most highly-anticipated NBA Finals in recent memory is about to get underway, and it’s a series I’m definitely looking forward to watching—not [...]

PLAYING WITH PRIDE

March 24th, 2017|

We’re hitting the home stretch of the season now, with just 10 games left before the playoffs. I’m really proud of where we stand. We’ve [...]

STATE OF THE JAZZ

January 9th, 2017|

I hope everyone enjoyed a happy holiday season, and is ready for a great new year. It was exciting to be home for Christmas Day, [...]

THE NEXT STEP

October 25th, 2016|

As we get ready to tip off the 2016-17 NBA season, there’s a buzz around Salt Lake City that hasn't been here in five or [...]

FINDING BALANCE

August 17th, 2016|

It’s been quite the offseason for me and my family already, with still more yet to come as we wind toward another basketball season. Right [...]

LOOKING FORWARD

May 19th, 2016|

I entered this offseason excited for what’s ahead and over these last couple weeks I’ve been getting ready to get to work doing the other [...]

LOOKING BACK

May 10th, 2016|

Since the end of the season, I’ve had some time to unwind and decompress. I have to admit, it’s hard to not be playing right [...]

Back From The Break

February 19th, 2016|

The All-Star break is over, and all of us here in Utah were really excited to get back to basketball, and finish what we started [...]

WHERE WE STAND

January 15th, 2016|

We’ve reached about the halfway point of the season, and I honestly feel pretty good about where we stand. We’ve had a very up and [...]

THE FIRST HURDLE

November 24th, 2015|

We’re in the midst of an important year here with the Utah Jazz, and as we get ready to begin the second month of the [...]

Baby Bernie

July 17th, 2015|

Bernadette Marie Hayward was born on June 6, 2015, so it’s been a little over a month since I became a dad. It’s been a [...]

I Informed You Thusly

June 22nd, 2015|

I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about how Robyn and baby Bernadette are doing, and I’m happy to report they’re doing very well and [...]

THE FINALS

June 4th, 2015|

Can LeBron James will the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory, or are the Golden State Warriors just too much to handle? That's how I ultimately see [...]

BEAST OF THE EAST

May 20th, 2015|

The conference finals got off to a great start last night in Oakland with Golden State's 110-106 win over Houston. It's hard not to be [...]

BEST IN THE WEST

May 19th, 2015|

The 2014-15 NBA season has been one of the most thrilling years for the league in a while. In large part, it's been because of [...]

ALMOST CHAMPIONS

March 18th, 2015|

A few weeks ago, I had a moment of déjà vu that brought me back to the final moments of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. That’s not [...]

Outlook At The Break

February 13th, 2015|

We’ve reached the All-Star break, 53 games into the season, and I’m pretty happy with the progress that we’ve made. What I like most about [...]

THE LEARNING CURVE

December 15th, 2014|

I really like being the underdog. So when we play against a team that is considered one of the best in the NBA and everybody [...]

GETTING STRONGER

September 12th, 2014|

As the summer comes to an end and I take a look back on it, I can’t help but be extremely happy and blessed with [...]

TEAM USA, TEAM UTAH

July 30th, 2014|

Right now, I'm in Las Vegas as part of the Team USA pool that's getting ready for the FIBA World Cup. That’s pretty special. There’s [...]

Back Where I Began

July 22nd, 2014|

I’m excited about coming back to Utah. I’m really happy that the Jazz believed in me, and were able to match the offer. It really [...]

Spurs Trio Sets the Bar

June 17th, 2014|

The 2013-14 NBA season is now officially over, and I definitely want to send out my congratulations to the Spurs on winning the NBA championship. [...]

Starting With the Finals

June 12th, 2014|

Welcome everyone to my new website. I’m really excited about the possibilities for this site in terms of interaction between myself and you, the fans. [...]