Jazz Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid digs Donovan Mitchell, but says Ben Simmons deserves Rookie of the Year

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have formed a dynamic partnership on the floor in their first season together with the Philadelphia 76ers. And on Friday night, they'll get to bring that cohesion to the Rising Stars Challenge, where they'll suit up for Team World along with another Sixer, Dario..." February 16

  • Timberwolves have no plans to sign Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "When it became apparent the Utah Jazz had no desire to keep Derrick Rose following the blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves quickly emerged as a potential suitor in rumors. However, per Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, owner Glen Taylor said the..." February 16

  • Why Ben Simmons is still Rookie of the Year favorite over Donovan Mitchell

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Rookie Donovan Mitchell has led the surprising Utah Jazz to an 11-game winning streak and into the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. Along the way, his campaign for Rookie of the Year has picked up steam. Media types and fellow NBA players have been hopping aboard the Mitchell hype..." February 15

  • Even Donovan Mitchell Didn’t See The Success Of His Rookie Campaign Coming

    Uproxx "Going back to the summer of 2017, there were some who thought Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell had a chance to be special after he tore up the Summer League circuits in Salt Lake and Vegas. Somehow, Mitchell has still managed to exceed expectations during his first year in the league, which comes..." February 14

  • Donovan Mitchell has the best PER in Jazz rookie history

    Clutch Points "Donovan Mitchell has been one of the biggest surprises this year in the NBA. He was selected with the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets before being traded to the Utah Jazz. He has been the best rookie in the NBA over the last month or two and has helped lead the Jazz to ten..." February 13

  • Report: Derrick Rose not expected to sign until after All-Star Break

    Sportsnaut "Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose cleared waivers on Monday and is now free to sign with any NBA team. This comes after he was acquired by the Utah Jazz from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade last week. Most anticipate that Rose will eventually land with former head coach Tom Thibodeau in..." February 13

  • Derrick Rose clears waivers after release by Jazz

    ESPN "Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, cleared league waivers Monday and became a free agent, league sources told ESPN. There's some interest in Rose, but no team has yet to make him a firm offer to sign him for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN. Washington has..." February 13

  • Ricky Rubio (left hip soreness) out against Spurs on Monday

    247 Sports "Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will miss his second straight game due to a hip injury. The Jazz announced that Rubio will miss Monday's game against the San Antonio Spurs due to left hip soreness." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Damian Lillard: Donovan Mitchell ‘Should Be Rookie of the Year’

    SLAM Online "Damian Lillard says Donovan Mitchell is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Mitchell’s leadership and overall impact on the Utah Jazz give him the nod as the League’s top rookie, according to Lillard. Mitchell finished with 27 points and six rebounds in a 115-96 road win Sunday night against the..." February 12

  • Jae Crowder after first game in Utah: 'I love playing within a system'

    USA Today "Jae Crowder had some interesting comments that could be perceived as a shade to his former Cavs team following his first game as a member of the Utah Jazz in a 115-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cavs had a great first game with their new players but so did Crowder in his first..." February 12

  • Derrick Rose buyout rumors: Wizards join Timberwolves as interested teams

    CBS Sports "As expected, the Utah Jazz waived Derrick Rose on Saturday, paving the way for him to join another team in the near future. Rose was traded to the Jazz from the Cleveland Cavaliers last week as part of the three-team deal that sent Rodney Hood and George Hill to Cleveland, but reports indicated..." February 10

  • Jazz waive Derrick Rose

    NBA.com "The Utah Jazz announced Saturday that the team has waived guard Derrick Rose. Rose (6-3, 190, Memphis) has seen action in 16 games (seven starts) this year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, with averages of 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.3 minutes per contest." February 10

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Among NBA Teams Expected To Pursue Joe Johnson

    NESN "An old friend reportedly could end up with the Boston Celtics. Joe Johnson was one of the many casualties of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ roster blowup before Thursday’s NBA Trade deadline. Shortly after sending Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs sent forward Jae Crowder and guard..." February 08

  • Jazz To Waive Derrick Rose; Wolves Have Interest

    Hoops Rumors "Once their three-team trade with the Cavaliers and Kings become official, the Jazz will waive newly-acquired point guard Derrick Rose, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Assuming the move is completed today, Rose would be on track to clear waivers on Saturday. Rose, 29, has..." February 08

  • Cavs To Acquire Rodney Hood, George Hill In Three-Team Trade

    Hoops Rumors "A busy day in Cleveland continues, as the Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Rodney Hood from the Jazz in a three-team trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter links). The Cavs will also receive George Hill from Sacramento in the deal, with the Jazz acquiring Jae Crowder and Derrick..." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Rumor: 15 teams have called interested in Rodney Hood trade

    Clutch Points "We all knew the Utah Jazz was shopping fourth-year guard Rodney Hood. But few people saw this many teams interested in getting him. According to Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune, “In all, as many as 15 teams have called the Jazz concerning shooting guard Rodney Hood.” Jones had previously..." February 07

  • Rodney Hood has 'gut feeling' Jazz will trade him before deadline

    SLAM Online "Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood has been made available ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, with several teams, including the Thunder, Bulls, and Pistons, expressing interest. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the 25-year-old Hood, whose role has fluctuated throughout the..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Thunder, Bulls and Pistons all interested in Jazz guard Rodney Hood as trade deadline nears

    Salt Lake Tribune "With the NBA’s trade deadline looming Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are all showing interest in acquiring Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. League sources say the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic have also shown at..." February 05

  • Donovan Mitchell Will Replace Aaron Gordon In The NBA Dunk Contest

    Uproxx "The 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest had some nice buzz because of a stacked field that was set to compete in Los Angeles on All-Star Saturday Night. Aaron Gordon, Dennis Smith Jr., Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jr. made for an intriguing roster of young stars with lots of bounce and there was optimism..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Despite plane-related delay, Jazz trip up Spurs in San Antonio

    Deseret News "Members of the Utah Jazz boarded a flight from Phoenix to San Antonio around 11:20 p.m. Friday. But shortly after being in the air, a mechanical issue forced the pilot to head back to Phoenix, where the guys waited for hours before ultimately changing planes for safety purposes. In the end,..." February 04

  • Donovan Mitchell’s Rookie Uprising Continues

    Yardbarker "Utah’s Donovan Mitchell isn’t ready to stop now. Mitchell, 21, would be the 13th overall pick in the most recent NBA draft. He’s averaging 19.7 points per game with an effective field goal rating of 52.2 percent. But he’s also shooting 35.7 percent from three-point range (on 6.6 attempts per..." February 03

  • Jazz SG Joe Johnson 'Angling' for Move Before Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Veteran swingman Joe Johnson is "angling behind the scenes for a trade out of Utah," according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. " February 01

  • Jazz Still Pursuing Bulls PF After Pelicans Report

    Bleacher Report "The Utah Jazz reportedly remain interested in Chicago Bulls power forward Nikola Mirotic after a potential deal to send him to the New Orleans Pelicans stalled." January 31

  • Steve Kerr Tore Into The Warriors’ ‘Pathetic Effort’ After A 30-Point Loss To Utah

    Uproxx "While the Golden State Warriors are the best team in the NBA, they certainly are not invincible. This was evident on Tuesday night, when the defending champs walked into Utah and got obliterated by the Jazz, 129-99. While every team loses games, no one ever expects the Warriors to get blown out by..." January 31

  • Rumor: Pistons, Bulls could make a run for Rodney Hood

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood might have outlived his welcome with the team after several showings of inconsistency, but the unsteady lefty swingman is reportedly in the crosshairs of the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Hood, who is..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Williams, Mitchell to participate in Skills Challenge

    Sportando " Utah Jazz rookie guard Donovan Mitchell and Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams will be among the participants in the Skills Challenge on the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes." January 27

  • Trade deadline could be key opportunity for Jazz to abort on Ricky Rubio experiment

    Clutch Points "There were two schools of thought that emerged when the Utah Jazz got Ricky Rubio in a trade last year from the Minnesota Timberwolves: one that says Rubio won’t be a fit in Utah, and the other that believes the Spanish court general will be just fine in Salt Lake City. While Utah’s struggles this..." January 27

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Jazz Have Interest In Willy Hernangomez

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz are among the teams that have shown interest in Knicks big man Willy Hernangomez, according to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. Bondy had reported earlier this week that Hernangomez is the Knick receiving the most trade interest from rival clubs. With four centers on their..." January 24

  • Jazz Awarded $2.62M Injury Exception For Thabo Sefolosha

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz have been awarded a $2.62 million disabled player exception for Thabo Sefolosha. " January 24

  • Derrick Favors on returning to Atlanta amid trade rumors

    Clutch Points "One of the players often included in a lot of trade chatter lately is Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors. He has been linked to a number of teams and it appears that his days in Salt Lake City may come to an end soon. With all the rumors swirling around him, it could definitely be a cause of..." January 23

  • Rodney Hood Could Be On The Move Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "There’s growing belief around the NBA that the Jazz could move swingman Rodney Hood before the trade deadline, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports. The scribe adds that several teams have already expressed interest. Hood, the 25-year-old guard initially expected to shoulder more of Utah’s..." January 20

  • As trade deadline approaches, Jazz likely to make roster moves

    Salt Lake Tribune "NBA players are usually adept at tuning out rumors. There’s a business side to playing in the league and they know it. Social media? Outside chatter? It usually doesn’t bother them. For the Jazz, it has been a little more difficult. With the NBA’s trade deadline three weeks away, Utah’s..." January 19

  • Rudy Gobert available to play against Knicks

    Fanrag Sports "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will be available to play in his team’s game against the New York Knicks on Friday evening, according to radio announcer David Locke. Gobert has been sidelined since last month with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his left tibia. He originally..." January 19

  • How Donovan Mitchell snuck by Knicks to become steal of NBA Draft

    New York Post "The conversation occurred in the summer after the Jazz selected Westchester product Donovan Mitchell on draft night. Jazz top assistant Johnnie Bryant, who worked closely with Gordon Hayward, wasn’t surprised to hear Mitchell, the 13th pick, say he wanted to win a title, wanted to be an..." January 19

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Jazz center Rudy Gobert returns to non-contact portions of practice

    Deseret News "After a lengthy, three-hour practice Sunday morning, all eyes were glued to two big men on the main court at Zions Bank Basketball Center. Utah’s injured All-NBA center Rudy Gobert is still out with a knee injury, but returned to non-contact portions of practice where he appeared lively, agile..." January 17

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