Jazz Rumors & News

  • Rudy Gobert won't play OQT with France

    Sportando "Jazz big-man Rudy Gobert said in an interview that he won't play with France at the Pre-Olympic tournament in Manila. Gobert had several injuries this season and the Jazz want to keep him in Salt Lake in June to work on his body. " April 29

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Lakers' Bryant drops 60 in stunning finale

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant saved one of his best performances for last as he capped his distinguished 20-year NBA career in spectacular fashion. The 37-year-old veteran scored a season-high 60 points -- including 17 straight in the fourth quarter -- in the final game of his NBA career, and..." April 14

  • Mavericks clinch playoff berth with win over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Deron Williams used to get a boost in Utah when Jazz fans roared in approval every time he did something good on the court. On Monday, Williams thrived under a chorus of steady boos from his old faithful. Williams scored 23 points, Dirk Nowitzki dropped in 22 and the..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Lyles helps Jazz beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trey Lyles found out just before tip he was in the starting lineup. The rookie made the most of his opportunity and helped the Utah Jazz creep closer to a playoff berth. Lyles scored a career-high 22 points, Gordon Hayward also scored 22 and had nine rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 10

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    Quin Snyder says Alec Burks has been upgraded to "questionable" for tomorrow's game against the Clippers.

  • Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jerry Sloan is suffering from Parkinson's disease plus Lewy body dementia, the former Utah Jazz coach told the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday. During an interview at his home in Riverton, with his wife Tammy at his side, Sloan said he was diagnosed with the illnesses last fall. He decided to..." April 07

  • Spurs hang on to beat Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- The final result remained the same, but at least the Utah Jazz made their latest loss to the San Antonio Spurs a competitive game. Kawhi Leonard hit a late game-winning shot and the Spurs held off a furious comeback for an 88-86 win over the Jazz on Tuesday. San..." April 06

  • Jazz coach Quin Snyder refutes report on Alec Burks missing rest of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reported Jazz guard Alec Burks would return from a broken leg as soon as tonight’s game against the Spurs. Jody Genessy of the Deseret News immediately voiced doubt: How bad is Burks’ injury? Mike Sorenson of the Deseret News: Guard Alec Burks, who..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Jazz finish strong to down Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Guard Rodney Hood epitomized the philosophy of the Utah Jazz on Sunday: A slow start doesn't necessarily mean a bad finish. Hood, who missed all six of his shots in Utah's miserable first quarter, regrouped and hit six 3-pointers in the final three quarter as the Jazz overcame the..." April 03

  • Dante Exum expects to be ‘better than ever’ after a year of watching, learning

    Salt Lake Tribune "Dante Exum is working and waiting for his return, understanding now more than ever how important that return is. One of the scarce graces of a serious knee injury at the age of 20, of having patience forcefully wedged into his basketball experience, is that the downtime has given Exum a chance..." April 03

  • Alec Burks to make his return in the coming week

    Salt Lake Tribune "Barring a setback, injured Utah Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks will make his return to the lineup this coming week, and possibly as early as Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune. Burks has been out since late December with a broken fibula that..." April 02

  • Jazz overcome slow start to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- At this point of the season, the Utah Jazz know they can't afford to lose games in which they're favored if they hope to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They acted like it in the second half Friday night. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and the..." April 02

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Sorry, folks. Alec Burks is listed as out Friday vs. T-Wolves by Jazz PR. Derrick Favors questionable. https://t.co/etkF8OU7ts

  • Warriors work OT to set franchise wins record

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- It wasn't easy, but the Golden State Warriors earned an impressive franchise record Wednesday night. They are closing in on an even more impressive mark. Stephen Curry scored 31 points and the Warriors overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for a 103-96 overtime..." March 31

  • Shelvin Mack came out of nowhere to fix the Jazz's point guard problem

    SB Nation "Shelvin Mack had become a forgotten man with the Atlanta Hawks thanks to the presence of Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder at the point guard position. Enter the Utah Jazz, who desperately needed a point guard upgrade at the deadline. There were rumors that the Jazz went after Teague, but when..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Hood leads Jazz past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Rodney Hood can take something Kobe Bryant did in Monday's game as a major compliment. Bryant requested to defend the red-hot shooting guard, who stole the spotlight from him while going off in the first half of the Utah Jazz's 123-75 victory over the Los Angeles..." March 29

  • Jazz move into playoff spot with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Gordon Hayward made sure the Utah Jazz are going home on a good note. Hayward scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and Utah beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-84 Saturday night. Derrick Favors scored 19 points for Utah, which went 3-2 on a season-long..." March 26

  • Thunder win sixth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City has been on winning streaks before. In fact this season alone, they have had runs of six consecutive wins twice. The Thunder say their recent string of victories feels different. Not because they are exploding offensively, but because they are locking down on..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Jazz win on Favors' dunk

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder did not want to overstate the significance of this victory, but his postgame grin spoke volumes about what his team had accomplished. Derrick Favors slammed home a game-winning dunk with 1.6 seconds remaining to complete a gritty, come-from-behind,..." March 23

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Jazz pull out much-needed win on Milwaukee

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Having already watched the Dallas Mavericks pull out an overtime win Sunday, the Utah Jazz knew they needed a win in Milwaukee to keep pace for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Utah stayed one game back of Dallas with 12 games to play by using a third-quarter..." March 20

  • Rose leads Bulls past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Taj Gibson took notice of some things he didn't like from his Chicago Bulls teammates, he wasted no time in speaking up. Considering Gibson's veteran voice and understanding the urgency with which he spoke, his halftime message didn't go unheeded. Derrick Rose scored 22..." March 19

  • Jazz reserves step up in win over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Considering the Utah Jazz were without their best player and were depending on a fill-in starter who usually doesn't score, a point guard who recently joined the team and a rookie, things turned out extremely well for them Thursday night. Rookie Trey Lyles scored 17 points..." March 18

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    Gordon Hayward has been ruled out for tonight, team says.

  • Jay Williams estimates 75-80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

    The Score "Clifford Robinson, aka "Uncle Spliffy," isn't the only former NBA player who has become a strong advocate for marijuana, as ex-Duke Blue Devils and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams is leading the charge to make cannabis legal in the NBA. Williams estimates that 75 to 80 percent of NBA..." March 17

  • Hood, Jazz shoot down Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Taking over games is quickly becoming Rodney Hood's personal trademark. Hood lights a fire under the Utah Jazz offense every time he shoots these days. That was certainly the case in a 94-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. The second-year guard rattled..." March 15

  • 'Boys Among Men' showcases the NBA age limit's flaws with entertaining flair

    Sporting News "There’s no blueprint for the NBA. There’s nothing like this.” Jermaine O’Neal, the man who imparted that wisdom, retired at age 35 after an eighteen-season NBA career, something that was almost unfathomable twenty-five years ago and is impossible now. O’Neal is one of the players who elected..." March 15

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    David Locke @Lockedonsports

    BREAKING - Gordon Hayward is out tonight for the Utah Jazz v. Cleveland. Been battling Plantar fascitis

  • Jazz top Kings for second straight win

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Losing five straight games and seven out of eight wasn't fun for the Utah Jazz, but they apparently learned some valuable lessons. Derrick Favors had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Gordon Hayward added 27 points and the Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings 108-99 on Sunday,..." March 13

  • Jazz's Mack gets back at Wizards with 27-point night

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Shelvin Mack enjoyed having a career night against the team who drafted him. Truth be told, he might have enjoyed going off like never before against the team that also cut him even better. Mack had his best game of his career and the Utah Jazz looked like a different team..." March 12

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    Tony Jones @Tjonessltrib

    Rodney Hood went through shootaround today. He is considered questionable for tonight

  • Another Curry bomb sparks Warriors' win over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bo Jackson was known for his versatility in a brilliant sports career. Even so, rarely, if ever, was his name used in a basketball context. Until the amazing Stephen Curry made it happen Monday night. Curry capped a second-quarter-ending flurry with a Bo-type..." March 10

  • NBA space race: Here’s what should happen in a $1 billion offseason

    Sporting News "The entire NBA will have almost a billion dollars to spend on free agents next summer. That is the result of the much-discussed new national TV contract (worth $24 billion over nine years) with ESPN and Turner Sports that kicks in next season. The league will make much more money, and the..." March 10

  • Flopping calls way down this season in the NBA

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The flop epidemic may be over. Flopping — the art of exaggerated reactions designed to lure undeserved foul calls against an opponent — is not extinct, but the league's crackdown on it seems to have worked. After an average of 30 flops being flagged by the league office with either a warning or..." March 07

  • Jazz don't fold, break five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS - The Utah Jazz had seen this panic attack before during their recent five-game losing streak: Build a big lead only to see it evaporate when things get tough. But after blowing every bit of a 14-point first-half lead Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, Derrick..." March 05

  • Porn Star Lisa Ann Says 25% of NBA Players Are Being Extorted by IG Models

    Total Pro Sports "I’m willingly to bet former porn star Lisa Ann knows exactly what she’s talking about when she says at least 25% of NBA players are getting extorted by ‘Instagram models’. Athletes have never been too bright when it comes to loose women, because they are equally loose men who don’t think with the..." March 05

  • Randolph powers Grizzlies past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies leading scorer, is out for the season with a right foot fracture, and swingman Tony Allen, one of the NBA's top defenders, has missed the past two weeks with a sore left knee. For the Grizzlies, it's not so much a setback as a..." March 04

  • What the NBA sees in India: A billion new fans

    Washington Post "On a sun-drenched basketball court in a suburban sports complex, former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw was teaching a group of athletes the finer points of man-to-man defense. He pivoted around a defender for an easy basket as his students — some already grown men as tall as the 6-foot-6..." March 04

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