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Jazz Thabo Sefolosha Saves Woman From Drowning

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Utah Jazz guard Thabo Sefolosha is being called a hero after he saved someone from drowning in a river.

Sefolosha was enjoying a rafting trip with his family on the Provo River in Utah when he helped rescue a woman who had capsized from her raft, according to Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune.

With about 20 minutes left on the trip, Clark hit a boulder in the stream and flipped over. Her tube and oars quickly floated downstream. Her life vest rode up past her head, and she was struggling for air.

“I always wondered how people drowned in small water before this happened,” she said. “The water was so swift, I couldn’t catch my breath. It was really terrifying.”

One of her friends, Heidi Bishop, grabbed her shirt and tried to take her along with her, but she was worried that Clark might capsize her as well. As she thrashed along in the water, Clark was hitting rocks in the stream, gathering cuts and bruises.

They asked for help from at least one other person as they struggled: He advised them to keep along as they were and then went on his way.

It was at this moment of peril that the Sefoloshas came up the river. Thabo asked if he could help, then helped lift her into his raft.

Sefolosha later called to check up on the woman, to make sure she was ok after her scare.

Sefolosha refused to take any credit for his heroic act saying “I didn’t save nobody.”

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Jazz, Pistons Negotiating Trade for Grizzlies’ Mike Conley

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The Memphis Grizzlies are currently discussing a trade centered around veteran point guard Mike Conley with the Utah Jazz and the Detroit Pistons, according to The Salt Lake Tribune’s Tony Jones.

According to the Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis, the Pistons have been in talks with Memphis, but have interest in Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal and Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker.

Conley has averaged 20.2 points and 6.3 assists per game this season for Memphis.

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Jazz Ricky Rubio Out with Hamstring Strain, Re-Evaluated in One Week

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Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will be out of action after suffering a hamstring strain, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix.

Rubio will be re-evaluated in a week after he suffered the injury during Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rubio is averaging 12.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds for Utah this season.

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Jazz Dante Exum Out with Ankle Sprain

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The Utah Jazz will be without guard Dante Exum for ‘a couple of weeks’ with an ankle sprain, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

Exum is averaging 7.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game for Utah this season.

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