Jazz Rumors & News

  • Jazz PG Hill scores 30 while tormenting former club

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If George Hill wanted to send a statement to his old team after being traded to Utah over the summer, he did a good job of masking his intentions. Hill constructed an emotional wall when he faced his old team for the first time this season. He did not turn his thoughts to..." January 22

  • Gobert's career night helps Jazz extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- A career performance from Rudy Gobert helped lift the streaking Utah Jazz to new heights. The 24-year-old fourth-year center racked up career highs with 27 points and 25 rebounds, and the Jazz have won a season-high five straight by slipping by the Dallas Mavericks 112-107 in..." January 21

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Johnson heats up late, pushes Jazz past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It's been more than a decade since Joe Johnson left the Phoenix Suns, but he's still haunting his former team. The 35-year-old Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz held off the Phoenix..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Jazz down Magic in shootout, 114-107

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Despite a sluggish defensive start -- and 40 percent shooting from three by the Orlando Magic -- the Utah Jazz defeated the Magic 114-107. The game was Utah's second in a rare home back-to-back set. In many ways, this game lived up to the scarcity of an NBA team playing two games..." January 15

  • Jazz's Hood helped off court after suffering hyperextended knee

    Salt Lake Tribune "In the middle of a fourth-quarter rally, in the middle of a season offering as much promise as they've seen in years, the 19,000-plus inside Vivint Smart Home Arena went silent Saturday night. A few seconds earlier, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood had been streaking to the basket — with his..." January 15

  • Jazz run away from Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- When Rodney Hood feels confident in his shot, there's nothing that can stop him from letting it fly and lighting up the scoreboard. After a prolonged shooting slump, Hood has finally found the magic touch from the perimeter again. It has made Utah that much more dangerous..." January 14

  • Hayward leads Jazz over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If Gordon Hayward wanted to build a slam-dunk case for being named an all-star this season, his performance against the defending NBA champions should headline his resume and lead off his personal highlight reel. Hayward played as close to a perfect game as anyone could..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Grizzlies fend off Jazz comeback

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Before the Memphis Grizzlies gave any thought to guarding Utah's Gordon Hayward or trying to pull Jazz center Rudy Gobert away from the rim, they knew they had to defend against an emotional letdown. On Friday night at Golden State, the Grizzlies overcame a 24-point deficit..." January 08

  • With George Hill back, the Jazz are finally whole and a potential West powerhouse

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz earned a 94-92 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, erasing a nine-point deficit in the final three minutes to end a two-game slide. They clamped down on defense in crunch time, holding the Wolves to 12 fourth-quarter points. Derrick Favors, looking as spry as he..." January 08

  • Game-ending surge allows Jazz to rally past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With a healthy roster for the first time all season, the Utah Jazz hope Saturday is a sign of things to come. The Jazz rallied from a double-digit deficit to top the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-92. Utah's George Hill had a team-high 19 points, while Rudy Gobert provided..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • George Hill unable to eat solid food after taking elbow to mouth

    Larry Brown Sports "Injury luck certainly has not been on George Hill’s side this season. After missing eight games in November with a sprained thumb and 13 games in December with a toe injury, the Utah Jazz point guard took an elbow to the mouth from Alex Len in Saturday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns that..." January 06

  • Lowry scores 33 to lead Raptors past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors took a while shake off the effects of a six-game, 12-day trip on their return home on Thursday night. They almost waited too long. The Raptors did not lead in their game at any point against the Utah Jazz until it counted, late in the fourth quarter...." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Thomas mixes it up for Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas says he didn't take any ribbing from his teammates after scoring 52 points without registering a single assist last Friday night. But just in case anyone was doubting Boston's Little Big Man's passing ability, he went out and dished out a career-high 15 assists and..." January 03

  • Brad Stevens not talking free agency, but impressed by Gordon Hayward's growth

    Mass Live "Citing NBA rules that prohibit him from discussing potential free agent targets under contract to another team, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens declined to elaborate Monday afternoon on how much attention he pays to the free agency landscape. Specifically, one reporter mentioned forward..." January 03

  • Hayward's 30 help Jazz start road trip with win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At various points in the first half, it appeared the Utah Jazz left their defense behind on the team flight. In the second half, the defense arrived while the Jazz struggled offensively. Once the offense joined the defense, the Jazz were on their way to closing out another..." January 02

  • George Hill exhibits concussion-like symptoms after elbow to face

    ESPN "Utah Jazz point guard George Hill went to the locker room with 0.6 seconds left in the first quarter Saturday night after being elbowed in the face by Phoenix Suns center Alex Len. Hill received stitches for a lower lip laceration and underwent concussion testing. He did not return for the..." January 01

  • Jazz step up their defense in fourth quarter to top Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- With yet another injury putting their starting point guard on the bench, Utah relied on tough defense to finish the job. The Jazz shut down the Phoenix Suns when it counted in the fourth quarter of a 91-86 victory on Saturday night. Utah allowed just two baskets in..." December 31

  • Hill, Jazz cruise past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- George Hill did not resemble a player who had been sidelined several weeks with a sprained toe. In his return to the Utah Jazz starting lineup, Hill did not disappoint. The veteran point guard gave his team a boost during a pivotal fourth quarter run against the..." December 30

  • Jazz PG George Hill to return from toe injury Thursday

    ESPN "Utah Jazz point guard George Hill plans to play Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers after missing the previous 13 games, league sources told ESPN. Hill will not be officially cleared until after his pregame warm-up routine but intends to play, barring a setback, according to a source...." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Hayward's 31 points help Jazz slip past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The play was designed for someone else, but Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles ended up hitting the winning shot. Gordon Hayward scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and the Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak with a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Best center or not, Rudy Gobert is appreciated by his coach

    The Deseret News "If you ask Rudy Gobert at the right time, it’s possible he’ll tell you he believes he’s the best center in the NBA like he admitted in a moment of confidence a week ago. “To be honest, right now, I think it’s me,” Gobert told ESPN.com when asked to name the best center in the league after his..." December 26

  • Lowry leads Raptors to win in Utah

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY – When it came time to ignite Toronto's offense for one final fourth-quarter burst, Kyle Lowry didn't hesitate for a second to step up and light the fuse. Lowry quickly went on a rampage as he overwhelmed Utah. It came in the form of slashing layups, crisp 3-pointers and..." December 24

  • Cousins, Kings slip past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Coming back from large fourth-quarter deficits has not been in Sacramento's basketball DNA much this season. That all changed against against Utah. The Kings clamped down on defense, started filling in the hole the Jazz dug for them and earned a chance to win it in the..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Warriors rout Jazz 104-74

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After shutting out the high-powered Golden State Warriors for nearly the first three minutes Tuesday night, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder felt compelled to call a timeout. That's how poorly the Jazz were playing offensively. Unfortunately for the visitors, the break..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Jazz's Rudy Gobert considers himself the NBA's best center, and he's half right

    CBS Sports "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert rarely lacks confidence. After a dominant performance against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, in which he had 21 points on 9-for-9 shooting, 12 rebounds, three blocks, one steal and held Marc Gasol to eight points on 4-for-22 shooting, Gobert told ESPN's Tim MacMahon..." December 19

  • Jazz pull away from Grizzlies for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A stellar defensive effort and a strong inside game from Rudy Gobert helped the Utah Jazz hold on a for a long-scoring win Sunday. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Gobert added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Jazz pulled away for an 82-73 victory over the Memphis..." December 18

  • Hood's 3-pointer sends Jazz past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Rodney Hood has made a ton of 3-pointers in his Utah Jazz career. Few can match the last one he launched against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. With the final seconds draining off the clock, Hood ran on pure instinct. There was no time to kick the ball out to another..." December 17

  • Hood returns, propels Jazz past Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- After missing a pair of games with a hamstring strain, Rodney Hood worried about finding his offensive rhythm. It didn't take long for him and the Utah Jazz to get into a groove. Hood scored 25 points and made five 3-pointers to lead the Jazz to a 109-89 victory over the..." December 15

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

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