Jazz Rumors & News

  • Selection of WSU's Bolomboy brings immediate comparisons to Millsap

    The Deseret News "By drafting Weber State star Joel Bolomboy, the Utah Jazz are getting a very hardworking yet somewhat unheralded young player who has steadily improved his skill-set over his collegiate career and has become one of the nation's best rebounders. Sounds a lot like another former unsung player who..." June 26

  • Utah Jazz plan to be 'active' during free-agency period

    The Deseret News "If things go as planned for the Utah Jazz in the next couple of weeks, management probably won’t joke about returning injured players being their free-agent pickups as they’ve done in the past. Though Utah brass like their young core — including rehabbing Dante Exum and Alec Burks, both..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick. The Jazz acquired George Hill from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for their own lottery pick on the eve of the draft. The Suns have been shopping both Bledsoe and Brandon..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • The Hawks have reportedly traded Jeff Teague to the Pacers

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks have traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-team trade, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Utah Jazz will receive Pacers point guard George Hill in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. More details to come." June 22

  • Pacers acquire Teague in three-way deal with Hawks, Jazz

    SI "The Indiana Pacers have acquired point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three way deal also involving the Utah Jazz, The Vertical reports. The Pacers will reportedly send point guard George Hill to the Jazz as part of the trade. The Jazz will send the No. 12 pick to the..." June 22

  • Gordon Hayward off the trade table for Utah Jazz

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics are trying to move the No. 3 pick urgently, according to multiple outlets. They've been pursuing Jahlil Okafor, Jimmy Butler, and other big-name players given that they don't need another rookie and don't need another guard with their having approximately 700 of them. One..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Danté Exum Injury Update

    NBA.com "Utah Jazz guard Danté Exum will not participate in Australian National Team activities this summer, the team announced today. Exum will instead focus on his preparation for the 2016-17 Jazz season. His rehabilitation and recovery process has continued to progress accordingly, and he was..." June 19

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Jazz’s Joe Ingles targets third appearance for Australia

    Salt Lake Tribune "Joe Ingles is about to become a three-time Olympian and a first-time father of two children. Ingles will return for a third season as a forward with the Jazz, following an eventful summer schedule that includes another Olympic basketball tournament with Australia in Rio de Janeiro. Ingles'..." June 13

  • Utah Jazz seek city's approval for percentage of $125 million arena renovation funding

    The Deseret News "When Greg Miller was CEO of the Utah Jazz, he engaged in a similar conversation with then-NBA Commissioner David Stern during occasional phone calls. “The first words out of his mouth,” Miller recalled with a laugh, “were, ‘Do you have a new building underway yet?’” Miller would then..." June 11

  • Washington’s Dejounte Murray impresses in workout

    Salt Lake Tribune "Walt Perrin is typically a master at the poker face. As VP of Player Personnel for the Utah Jazz, Perrin has seen more pre-draft workouts than you can count. So if you ask how a player did on a particular day, you usually get a measured response. Perrin's reaction to Dejounte Murray was..." June 10

  • Alec Burks undergoes knee, ankle surgeries

    The Score "It's going to be a painful summer for Utah Jazz swingman Alec Burks. The team announced that Burks underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to clean out debris from his left knee and ankle. Burks suffered a fractured left fibula in December after a violent mid-air collision forced him to land..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Bucks hiring Jazz's Justin Zanik as GM-in-waiting

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager. Zanik has been serving as assistant general manager of the Utah Jazz. Zanik was previously a player agent and has since developed a strong reputation as a front office executive." May 29

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Derek Fisher Reportedly Agrees to Pay Ex-Wife $1.3 Million in Annual Spousal Support

    The Big Lead "Derek Fisher and his ex-wife Candace have finalized their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, court documents indicated that the former Knicks coach has agreed to pay $109,000 per month – or $1.3 million per year – in spousal support, in addition to $15,000 per month in child support for their..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Jazz GM says team will look for veterans to round out roster this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Utah Jazz have one of the better young rosters in the NBA — Rudy Gobert, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood, Trey Lyles, Alec Burks, Trey Burke, and they should get point guard Dante Exum back from injury for next season. Despite a rash of injuries last season this team came within a..." May 21

  • Utah planning to Jazz up arena

    Salt Lake Tribune "The home of the Utah Jazz got a new name this past season, and soon it will be getting a makeover. The Larry H. Miller Group is planning a major renovation of Vivint SmartHome Arena, expected to cost more than $100 million, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. "We feel like we're going to do..." May 20

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Future's in doubt after Burke goes from starter to bench-warmer

    The Deseret News "Almost three years have passed since the Utah Jazz pulled off what looked like a shrewd draft-day deal to land Michigan point guard Trey Burke, the 2013 College Basketball Player of the Year. At the time, it appeared the promising 6-foot-1 playmaker would be Utah's point guard of the..." May 13

  • Jazz forward Gordon Hayward breaks down Kobe Bryant's final game

    USA Today "Kobe Bryant's final game was the perfect ending to a 20-year Hall of Fame career, as the Los Angeles Lakers legend scored 60 points on 50 shots to give his team a come-from-behind win in his last hurrah. For Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward — who guarded Bryant for the majority of the game —..." May 13

  • Rudy Gobert tries to recruit Evan Fournier to Utah after Scott Skiles resigns

    Larry Brown Sports "Jazz center Rudy Gobert is apparently quite the opportunist. Fresh off the bombshell news Thursday that Scott Skiles abruptly resigned as head coach of the Orlando Magic, Gobert used the shocked reaction of Magic swingman (and fellow Frenchman) Evan Fournier as an opportunity to try and recruit..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz agree to contract extension

    SI "The Utah Jazz and head coach Quin Snyder have agreed to a long-term contract extension, the team announced Friday. Snyder is 78–86 in his first two seasons as head coach. His initial contract, signed in 2014, was reportedly worth three years with a team option for the fourth season (2017–18)." May 06

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • 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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    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

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