Jazz Rumors & News

  • Jazz Extend $2.69M Qualifying Offer To Joe Ingles

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz have extended the qualifying offer of $2.69 million to Joe Ingles. Ingles will be a restricted free agent." June 27

  • Jazz Working To Upgrade Roster Before Gordon Hayward's Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz are attempting to upgrade their roster ahead of the start of free agency in hopes of re-signing Gordon Hayward. The point guard position is one area they would like to address in case George Hill leaves." June 27

  • Celtics Trying To Land Gordon Hayward And Paul George This Summer

    CBS Boston "The Boston Celtics will aggressively pursue signing Gordon Hayward in free agency and landing Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And it looks like Adam Kaufman was onto something this weekend. Kaufman reported that he was “hearing” the..." June 27

  • Utah Jazz impressed with Dante Exum's progress

    The Deseret News "When it comes to the Utah Jazz’s point guard situation, this offseason’s chatter has mostly centered around George Hill’s free agency and how the team traded up to draft Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell. Meanwhile, Dante Exum is apparently having himself a very nice summer away from the..." June 25

  • Utah Jazz reportedly could land one of the top international players on the market

    CBS Sports "Milos Teodosic of Serbia reportedly could be heading to the NBA very soon. According to Serbian publication, Politika, Teodosic is close to heading to the NBA and his destination could be the Jazz. Teodosic's potential move to the NBA lines up with a recent report from ESPN that the now former..." June 25

  • Report: Celtics could have Paul George deal in place if Gordon Hayward signs

    WEEI Boston "Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn was just the latest setting for yet another round of stalled trade talks centered around Paul George for the Celtics and Pacers. But, if Danny Ainge’s persistence and Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard’s efforts to maximize George’s trade value (which is at..." June 25

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Paul George-Gordon Hayward-Celtics rumor doesn’t add up

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George reportedly wants to play with Gordon Hayward. George is also reportedly willing to join his desired team (universally accepted to be the Lakers) by means that don’t guarantee the highest salary. Could the Celtics – who are pursuing Hayward in free agency – leverage those conditions..." June 23

  • Jazz send Lyles, 24th pick to Nuggets for 13th pick Donovan Mitchell

    SI "The Jazz have reportedly agreed to trade Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick in the NBA draft (Tyler Lydon) to the Nuggets in exchange for the No. 13 pick (Donovan Mitchell). Who won the trade? We break down both sides of the deal. Let's dive in. Utah Jazz: B Most NBA deals concern far more than..." June 23

  • Utah Jazz talking about Patrick Beverley trade, active in trying to move up in draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The buzz around the league has been for a while that momentum has Gordon Hayward leaving Utah this summer as a free agent. That’s not set in stone, however, and the Jazz are not going quietly into that good night. They are being very active in the run-up to Thursday night, and a team known for..." June 22

  • Jazz receiving heavy interest in Derrick Favors

    Larry Brown Sports "Could one of the longest-tenured members of the Utah Jazz be on the move? Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports on Thursday that the Jazz are receiving “a lot of interest” in big man Derrick Favors. Favors, 25, has one year and $12 million left on his contract. He had a down year in..." June 22

  • Utah Jazz make inquiries about trading for Rockets’ Patrick Beverley

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have made a trade inquiry on Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday morning. The Jazz are one of 12 teams that has reached out to the Rockets in hopes of acquiring him. Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey is actively..." June 21

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala plans to give serious consideration to leaving the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Teams would have to show Iguodala a vision of moving towards contention. The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are expected to pursue..." June 19

  • Heat to make push for Gordon Hayward

    Sportsnaut "The Utah Jazz stand a reasonably good chance of re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward once free agency starts next month. But it looks like the team will have a whole lot of competition. Previous reports suggested that Hayward is one of the Boston Celtics’ top targets in free agency...." June 16

  • Damian Lillard: I Would Play for the Jazz or Lakers If Blazers Didn't Want Me

    Bleacher Report "Damian Lillard has always been pretty candid on Twitter, but the Portland Trail Blazers point guard turned some heads when he tweeted about playing for two other teams on Wednesday. Responding to a question about signing with a team other than Portland, the 26-year-old pointed to the Utah Jazz..." June 14

  • Celtics players keep following Gordon Hayward on Instagram

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics' courting of Gordon Hayward has seemingly already begun. Earlier this week, Isaiah Thomas, who's no stranger to drumming up controversy online, followed and then unfollowed the Jazz forward on Instagram. On Wednesday, Al Horford also threw Hayward a follow. " June 14

  • Gordon Hayward’s wife accidentally got Celtics fans buzzing with photo

    Larry Brown Sports "We live in a world where it is assumed that every photo shared on social media has some sort of hidden meaning, and Gordon Hayward’s wife learned that the hard way over the weekend. Robyn Hayward posted what she believed was an innocent photo of herself holding her 2-year-old daughter. But..." June 12

  • Jazz just as worried Gordon Hayward will sign with Heat as Celtics

    CBS Sports "The top priority for the Utah Jazz this offseason is re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward, but they will have to beat out a number of other teams in free agency. Rumors have linked Hayward to be interested in joining the Boston Celtics, a move that would give him the opportunity to be..." June 09

  • Jeff Withey Off the Hook In Dom. Violence Case ... 'Self-Defense'

    TMZ "Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey will NOT be prosecuted for domestic violence -- despite the fact cops believe there WAS a physical altercation with his Playboy Playmate ex-fiancee. TMZ Sports has learned ... Withey was investigated by the Manhattan Beach PD after Kennedy Summers filed a police..." June 08

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Jazz GM: 'Every fiber of our collective being' wants Hayward back

    KSL "In a wide-ranging interview over a lunch of chicken and steak fajitas from the Mexican restaurant Red Iguana, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey talked about the future of the Jazz and his plans for the offseason with selected media members Thursday afternoon. Fresh in our minds was the..." May 20

  • Chasing free agent Gordon Hayward ‘No. 1 focus’ for Celtics

    Sportsnet "The Boston Celtics may be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals and holding on to the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be searching for ways to build on their roster. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics could be looking to make a big..." May 19

  • Jazz GM Lindsey talks about priority of keeping Hayward, Hill

    The Deseret News "Signing Gordon Hayward and George Hill are undoubtedly the most important tasks for the Utah Jazz during the offseason as both key players will have choices to consider about their future come July. Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, who wasn’t available at the year-end press conference last..." May 19

  • Paul George, Gordon Hayward Miss Out on Super-Max Contracts After All-NBA Snubs

    Bleacher Report "With the NBA announcing the 15 players who have been named to the All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward lost more than just recognition after missing out on the team. B/R's Howard Beck provided the list of this season's..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Insider Believes Celtics Targeting Gordon Hayward As No. 1 Option This Summer

    NESN "The Boston Celtics, as evidenced by their start to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, probably still are a few players away from competing with the NBA’s elite — the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. But they are in a position to put a dent in that deficit this offseason. The..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Gordon Hayward Undecided About Opt Out

    Real GM Basketball "Gordon Hayward has yet to decide if he will opt out of his contract to become a free agent. "It's hard to think about right now, just because of the season we've had and everything we've gone through," he said at his end-of-season availability. "Today it still feels like you're looking toward..." May 10

  • Warriors cap sweep of Jazz with 121-95 win

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Starting strong is Golden State's trademark in the postseason. The Warriors find ways to impose their will on offense and defense from the opening tip. They push the pace on offense, force turnovers on defense and bury opponents in a deep hole, forcing foes to spend the..." May 09

  • George Hill: Gordon Hayward’s free agent decision will factor into mine

    Larry Brown Sports "A crucial summer awaits the Utah Jazz after their Round 2 sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, and the stakes very well may be all or nothing. Speaking with reporters at his exit interview on Tuesday, Jazz point guard George Hill said that teammate Gordon Hayward’s free agent..." May 09

  • Boris Diaw trolls Warriors, pitches ‘great nightlife’ to free agents

    Sportsnaut "Utah Jazz forward Boris Diaw isn’t just one of the people who know how to get a good espresso in Salt Lake City, he also knows the club scene in Utah like the back of his hand. When asked what he’d tell free agents about Utah, Diaw replied “I’d say great nightlife,” in response to the Golden..." May 09

  • Hill's sore toe continues to hurt Jazz hopes in series

    The Deseret News "Utah's starting point guard, George Hill, missed his second consecutive playoff game Saturday night with a sprained big toe on his left foot which has now sidelined him for a total of 16 games this season. Hill, who's averaged 15.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in this year's..." May 08

  • Durant, Warriors push Jazz to brink of elimination

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- When he saw shots weren't falling for his teammates, Kevin Durant went to work reviving the Golden State Warriors' offense. Durant did a little bit of everything through four quarters. He drained step-back and fadeaway jumpers, cut to the rim for layups and buried timely..." May 07

  • Draymond Green not sure why he gets booed in Utah

    Yardbarker "Draymond Green relishes in being one of the most polarizing players in the NBA, but he doesn’t understand what the people of Utah have against him. After the Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 series lead over the Jazz on Saturday, Green was asked about fans at the Vivint Smart Home Arena letting..." May 07

  • Klay Thompson has the cure for lack of Salt Lake City nightlife

    Sportsnaut "“Only boring people get bored,” even in Salt Lake City, if Klay Thompson is to be believed. Thompson’s Golden State Warriors teammate, Matt Barnes, came under fire for suggesting that the Utah Jazz’s hometown didn’t live up the the NBA’s standard of nightlife. But based on Klay’s philosophy,..." May 06

  • Warriors turn back Jazz to take 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors still haven't lost this postseason, but they did experience something new Thursday night. Sweat. Draymond Green led an early run-away with a pair of 3-pointers that produced a 20-point lead, but the Warriors couldn't put the Utah Jazz away..." May 05

  • George Hill out for Jazz-Warriors Game 2

    Pro Basketball Talk "Stephen Curry in Game 1 of Warriors-Jazz, with George Hill: On: 13 points in 14 minutes, 4-of-5 shooting, 122.1 Golden State offensive rating Off: 9 points in 16 minutes, 3-of-6 shooting, 101.5 Golden State offensive rating We’re dealing with small samples, and Curry is pretty darn good..." May 04

  • Warriors rebuff Jazz in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The defensive-minded Utah Jazz would like to shorten the games against the Golden State Warriors, the NBA's highest-scoring team, in their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. But as Utah coach Quin Snyder informed his players after the Jazz's 106-94 loss Tuesday..." May 03

  • Jazz's Joe Ingles offers Warriors players a paid trip to Las Vegas for their off days

    CBS Sports "The Clippers were not the only team in California upset about the fact that the Jazz won Game 7 Sunday at Staples Center. The Warriors also wished the Clippers had won their first-round series against the Jazz, but not because of anything to do with the potential on-court matchup. Actually, the..." May 02

  • Jazz F Derrick Favors misses practice, might not play Game 1

    Sportsnaut "Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors missed practice Monday, just one day before Game 1 of Utah’s series against the Golden State Warriors, with a back injury, reports Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area. The Jazz are already massive underdogs in this series and a Favors injury puts them at an even..." May 01

  • Warriors preferred the Clippers: 'There's no nightlife in Utah'

    ESPN "It's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors were pulling for the LA Clippers to advance past the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Their rooting interest, however, had nothing to do with matchups on the basketball court. Rather, it had everything to do with..." May 01

  • Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Utah Jazz enjoyed another smooth ride through Staples Center. Gordon Hayward had 26 points to lead seven Utah players who scored in double figures, and the Jazz eliminated the Clippers from the Western Conference playoffs with a 104-91 victory in Game 7 of a first-round..." April 30

  • Clippers beat Jazz to force a Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- With the Los Angeles Clippers facing elimination from the NBA playoffs, Chris Paul took upon himself to keep the season alive. Paul worked his offensive magic throughout the second half. He hit timely baskets to put the Clippers ahead and counter efforts by the Utah Jazz to..." April 29

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