Jazz Rumors & News

  • Donovan Mitchell says goal for his rookie season is to make First Team All-Defense

    Larry Brown Sports "While many rookies may have their eyes set on an All-Star appearance, the Rookie of the Year Award, or other similar accolades in their first NBA season, Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is set on a different goal. Speaking on Saturday at a demo for “NBA Live 18,” Mitchell said that his goal..." August 13

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Rubio excited to play with Jazz: They 'really believed in me'

    The Deseret News "Ricky Rubio is the new starting point guard for the Utah Jazz and here's why: timing. Long rumored to be part of trade talks during his six years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rubio was sent to the Jazz on June 30 for a 2018 first-round pick as Utah made last-ditch efforts to convince..." August 03

  • Ricky Rubio looks forward to new opportunity with the Utah Jazz

    The Deseret News "Ricky Rubio is the new starting point guard for the Utah Jazz and here's why: timing. Long rumored to be part of trade talks during his six years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rubio was sent to the Jazz on June 30 for a 2018 first-round pick as Utah made last-ditch efforts to convince..." August 03

  • Joe Ingles wants Andrew Bogut on Jazz

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Ingles is summoning his countryman to The Beehive State. The Utah Jazz forward made the case on Tuesday for free agent center Andrew Bogut to sign with the team. “I would love for him to come over to Utah,” Ingles said to the Australian Associated Press. “He’s got a connection there..." August 01

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Justin Zanik, David Morway join Jazz front office

    The Deseret News "Already known for having one of the stronger front offices in the NBA, the Utah Jazz are reportedly going to get even better in that department by hiring some familiar faces. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday evening that the Jazz are set to bring back former assistant general manager..." July 22

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Jazz, Eric Griffin Agree To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have agreed to sign forward Eric Griffin to a two-way contract, according to Chris Reichert of Two Ways & 10 Days (Twitter link). It’s the first reported two-way deal for Utah. Griffin, 27, went undrafted in 2012, and has yet to make his NBA debut. However, he has an extensive..." July 17

  • Jazz Expected To Sign Royce O’Neale

    Hoops Rumors "Former Baylor forward Royce O’Neale has opted out of his Euroleague contract with Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas, according to international basketball journalist David Pick (Twitter link). Pick suggests he’s hearing “rumblings” of an NBA contract agreement between O’Neale and the Jazz, while..." July 17

  • Jazz GM wants to build around Gobert: 'Too much talent to tear it down'

    Salt Lake Tribune "A little more than a decade ago when Steve Nash left the Dallas Mavericks for the Phoenix Suns in free agency, Mavs owner Mark Cuban didn't panic and tear it all down. He instead continued to build around the talents of all-NBA forward Dirk Nowitizki. Dallas went on to win an NBA title in..." July 16

  • Rudy Gobert not mad at Gordon Hayward, but wishes Jazz exit had been better

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert says he isn't angry at Gordon Hayward for choosing to leave for the Boston Celtics, but expressed disappointment with the manner in which the All-Star small forward's free-agency decision occurred. "You cannot be mad at somebody for wanting to play for another..." July 14

  • Utah Jazz expected to waive Boris Diaw

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz continue their torridly aggressive post-Gordon-Hayward free agency swing, this time expected to waive forward/center Boris Diaw, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The organization has made three signings throughout the last 24 hours, agreeing to terms with forwards Thabo..." July 13

  • Raptors Reportedly Have Interest in Boris Diaw

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Raptors reportedly have inquired about Utah Jazz power forward Boris Diaw, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. Diaw, 35, averaged 4.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 73 games with the Jazz last season." July 13

  • Jazz acquire former lottery pick and Euroleague star center Ekpe Udoh on two-year deal

    Salt Lake Tribune "NBA offseason news doesn’t sleep. Not for holidays, and apparently not in the wee hours of the morning, either. Yahoo reported early Thursday morning that the Jazz have agreed to a two-year deal with 30-year-old center Ekpe Udoh, a former first-round draft pick who has revitalized his career in..." July 13

  • Jonas Jerebko, Jazz Agree Upon Two-Year, $8.2M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "Jonas Jerebko has agreed to a two-year, $8.2 million contract with the Utah Jazz. Jerebko spent the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics. Jerebko averaged 3.8 points in 15.8 minutes a game last season. " July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Jazz Target Free Agents, Hope To Trade Boris Diaw

    Hoops Rumors "After signing Thabo Sefolosha earlier today, the Jazz are looking at more moves to beef up their front line, according to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah would like to add another forward and a center to back up Rudy Gobert, Jones relays. The Jazz are trying to trade veteran big man..." July 12

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Thabo Sefolosha agrees to 2-year contract with Jazz

    ESPN "The Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent swingman Thabo Sefolosha, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Sefolosha, 33, spent the past three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 62 regular-season games (42 starts)..." July 12

  • Joe Ingles jokes he doesn't like Gordon Hayward, might wear No. 20

    The Deseret News "Leave it to Joe Ingles to bring some levity to an emotionally charged situation. Ingles was Gordon Hayward’s best friend on the Utah Jazz, so he wasn’t thrilled when the All-Star decided to sign with the Boston Celtics instead of staying with the 51-win team. But Ingles, who’s agreed to a..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Rudy Gobert not mad at Gordon Hayward, but wishes Jazz exit had been better

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert says he isn't angry at Gordon Hayward for choosing to leave for the Boston Celtics, but expressed disappointment with the manner in which the All-Star small forward's free-agency decision occurred. "You cannot be mad at somebody for wanting to play for another..." July 12

  • Celtics Playing In East Was Key Part Of Pitch To Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "A big part of the Boston Celtics pitch to Gordon Hayward was the fact that the Eastern Conference represents an easier path to The Finals, according to sources. The Miami Heat also pitched this issue but to a lesser extent. While the Utah Jazz would surely be a contender for the Eastern..." July 11

  • Gordon Hayward 'doesn't really want to be the man,' former Jazz teammate says

    Sporting News "Gordon Hayward's decision to join the Celtics over the Jazz came with a bit of controversy, namely from current and former Utah players. Trevor Booker, who currently plays power forward for the Nets, but spent two seasons with Hayward at Utah, took a shot at the new Celtics star. "Gordon's a..." July 10

  • 'No one wants to play' in Utah, former Jazz guard Trey Burke says

    Sporting News "Looks like the Warriors were right after all. Matt Barnes was one Golden State player who said the Warriors were rooting for the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs because the night life in Los Angeles is better than it is in Salt Lake City. Former Jazz point guard Trey Burke..." July 10

  • Shelvin Mack: Finalizing two-year deal with Magic

    CBS Sports "Mack is finalizing a two-year, $12 million contract to join the Magic, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Mack, between injuries and DNP-CDs, played just 55 games last season. When he did see the floor, however, he averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 assists across 21.9 minutes per game while shooting..." July 07

  • Gordon Hayward could reportedly take slight pay cut to help Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics, but the exact terms of his deal have not yet been hammered out. While it was initially assumed that Hayward will sign a max deal worth $128 million over four seasons, there has been some talk of him taking slightly less. As it stands,..." July 07

  • Gordon Hayward Leaving Utah Has Philadelphia Writer Worried About Markelle Fultz Leaving in 8 Years

    Philly.com "WHAT JUST happened to the Utah Jazz is the nightmare scenario that no Sixers fan wants to contemplate. After seven seasons, All-Star forward Gordon Hayward has left Utah as an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Boston Celtics. It's a great move for Boston, which now becomes a..." July 07

  • Jazz thank Gordon Hayward in full-page newspaper ads

    Sportsnaut "Gordon Hayward played a huge role in the Utah Jazz returning to relevance around the NBA. In his seven seasons in Utah, the All-Star forward improved each year. In the process, he ultimately led the Jazz back to the postseason with a complete rebrand from the Karl Malone-John Stockton..." July 07

  • Celtics-Jazz sign and trade reportedly stalls; cap space sought

    CBS Sports "The Celtics' attempt to reach a sign-and-trade deal with the Utah Jazz, using Jae Crowder to acquire cap space for the Gordon Hawyard signing, stalled Thursday morning, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Since landing Hayward, Boston has been aggressively pursuing options to afford Hayward's..." July 07

  • Agent tells Gordon Hayward's side of the story from a wild day

    The Deseret News "In the week leading up to making important visits with the three NBA franchises he was interested in possibly playing for, Gordon Hayward spent time writing down things on his mind about his impending life-changing decision. Hayward, working with a ghostwriter, crafted three different versions..." July 06

  • Jazz think Ricky Rubio can be their Jason Kidd

    Yardbarker "The Utah Jazz are planning on Ricky Rubio having quite the role for the team next season. Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey was on NBATV while the channel aired Summer League coverage, and he talked about the team’s plans for Rubio, whom they recently acquired in a trade with Minnesota. Kidd never..." July 06

  • Jazz Sign Tony Bradley To Rookie Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Shortly after announcing that Donovan Mitchell has signed his rookie contract, the Jazz announced that they’ve also locked up their other 2017 first-round pick. According to a press release from the club, former UNC center Tony Bradley is officially under contract. Utah clearly had its eye on..." July 05

  • Source: Jazz open to sign-and-trade with Celtics, but Gordon Hayward must force issue first

    Salt Lake Tribune "Stayward fell short. So how about a sign-and-tradeward? The Utah Jazz are interested in making a deal with the Boston Celtics, helping Gordon Hayward's new team clear enough cap space to give the All-Star free agent a new max contract, league sources told the Tribune on Wednesday evening,..." July 05

  • Isaiah Thomas: Gordon Hayward is piece Celtics need to reach Finals

    USA Today "Gordon Hayward’s decision to sign with the Boston Celtics and part ways with the Utah Jazz has rocked the NBA world, and gives the C’s another piece to their championship puzzle. Boston floor general Isaiah Thomas, who was seen dancing just before the news of Hayward’s arrival broke on Tuesday,..." July 05

  • Gordon Hayward’s wife forced to turn off comments on Instagram

    Sportress of Blogitude "Gordon Hayward made his free agency decision on the 4th of July, announcing in a piece on The Players’ Tribune that he would be joining the Boston Celtics. Utah Jazz fans are understandably disappointed and perhaps even a little upset over their star player deciding to go elsewhere. But..." July 05

  • Mutual Interest Between James Johnson, Jazz

    Hoops Rumors "Having watched free agents Gordon Hayward and George Hill reach deals with other teams on Tuesday, the Jazz have shifted their focus to other targets. According to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune (Twitter link), James Johnson is one potential option for Utah — Johnson and the Jazz have mutual..." July 05

  • Report: NBA free agents ‘annoyed’ by Gordon Hayward saga

    Sportsnaut "NBA free agency features a very predictable domino effect. Many of the players looking for new deals have to wait for the top guys to sign before they’ll get a chance. This is exactly what’s happening right now. After news broke that Gordon Hayward would be signing with the Celtics, Celtics nation..." July 05

  • Rudy Gobert sings 'Loyal' to diss Gordon Hayward's move from Jazz to Celtics

    Sporting News "Gordon Hayward is the farthest thing from loyal — if you're asking his former Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert. Hayward ended his drawn-out free agency saga on Tuesday by officially leaving Utah to join up with former college coach Brad Stevens in Boston. That, of course, prompted a vitriolic response..." July 05

  • Washington Wizards forward Porter to meet with the Utah Jazz

    Fanrag Sports "With knowledge that star forward Gordon Hayward would not be returning to Utah next season, the Jazz have scheduled a meeting with Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter. Porter has been the topic of several reports in recent days. The Sacramento Kings reportedly made a max offer..." July 05

  • Gordon Hayward Made His Actual Free Agency Decision And Will Indeed Join The Celtics

    Uproxx "After his agent denied initial reports that he was headed to Boston on Tuesday, Gordon Hayward has reportedly made his actual, final decision to leave the Jazz and join the Celtics. Hayward announced his decision on The Players’ Tribune. In the post titled Thank You, Utah, Hayward thanked the..." July 05

  • Gordon Hayward will reportedly make decision today

    CBS Sports "Gordon Hayward is the biggest NBA free agent not named Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant (and we knew where they were going) left to make his decision, and it appears he will wait until Independence Day to let people know whether he'll play for the Jazz, Celtics or Heat next season. According to..." July 04

  • Utah Jazz await Gordon Hayward’s decision after meeting ‘went well’

    Salt Lake Tribune "On Friday, the Jazz traded for Ricky Rubio, a point guard and passer extraordinaire who is one of three players in NBA history with a career average of eight assists and two steals per game. On Saturday, they agreed to re-sign Joe Ingles, one of the best role players in the NBA. He was a..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward Has Eliminated The Miami Heat As A Free Agency Destination

    Total Pro Sports "With all the chaos that has happened on Independence Day, we do know that once Gordon Hayward finally makes a decision on where he will end up – it won’t be the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. " July 04

  • Agent denies reports Gordon Hayward has decided to join Celtics

    Fanrag Sports "Gordon Hayward may — or may not — have a new home. It was reported by Chris Haynes of ESPN on Tuesday that the 27-year-old small forward has opted to take his talents to the Boston Celtics. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski followed that report by insisting that Hayward’s agent maintains the..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward, Celtics agree to contract

    SI "Gordon Hayward has agreed to an undisclosed contract with the Boston Celtics, ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports. Hayward chose the Celtics over the Miami Heat and remaining with the Utah Jazz after taking a round of meetings with the three teams over the weekend. He was considered the biggest..." July 04

  • Gordon Hayward told Jazz he wants to play with Rubio

    Yardbarker "There has been plenty of speculation that Gordon Hayward will leave Utah this summer as a free agent, but one roster move the Jazz made last week could give the team a much better shot at re-signing him. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is reporting that Hayward told the Jazz he wants to play with Ricky..." July 03

  • Lakers meeting with free agent point guard George Hill

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers believe they have their point guard of the future in Lonzo Ball, but the club still has been search of a veteran to help run the offense and show Ball the ropes. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Lakers were meeting Monday with free agent point guard George Hill, with..." July 03