Jazz Rumors & News

  • Heat escape Utah with 1-point win

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Facing one of the best defensive teams in the NBA mattered little to the Miami Heat when it came to attacking the paint. The Heat slashed to the rim at will for four quarters against the Utah Jazz, getting high-percentage shots time after time. It gave Miami just enough of..." December 02

  • Hayward goes for 31; Jazz drub Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Stifling defense is a consistent trademark for the Utah Jazz this season. Now they are starting to blend in offensive explosiveness and it's quickly turning the Jazz into one of the NBA's most dangerous teams. Utah gave Houston a taste of its own medicine in a 120-101..." November 30

  • Finishing kick pushes Jazz past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Minnesota Timberwolves erased an 11-point deficit and took a lead midway through the fourth quarter Monday night, Jazz coach Quin Snyder didn't take a timeout to stop the momentum. The Utah players didn't panic. The Jazz went down to the other end of the court, and..." November 28

  • Jazz rout visiting Hawks 95-68

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Strong defense is a definite trademark for the Utah Jazz this season. Against the Atlanta Hawks, they unveiled a whole new level of stinginess. For four quarters, the Hawks were flummoxed by tenacious on-the-ball defense from Utah. The Jazz blocked shots, stole passes and..." November 25

  • Hill shines in return as Jazz top Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If there were any worries about George Hill showing some rust in his return to action, he quickly eliminated those concerns. With Hill back at the helm, the Utah Jazz sizzled on offense from the opening tip. Hill scored 22 points in his first game back from a thumb injury..." November 24

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Balanced Nuggets bury Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets couldn't hit a free throw for long stretches, but it didn't matter. The Utah Jazz couldn't hit anything for most of the night. It added up to a rare home win for the Nuggets. Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 17 points off..." November 21

  • Harden, bench lift Rockets over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There was the requisite amount of razzle and dazzle from guard James Harden to carry the day, but what the Rockets received from their bench proved as critical as the sixth 30-point, 10-assist game Harden has already posted this season. Behind Harden and outstanding efforts from..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Jazz prioritizing George Hill for extension over Derrick Favors

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re starting to get a glimpse into the Utah Jazz’s mindset heading into a stretch where several of their core players are soon to become free agents. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Jazz, currently armed with over $13 million in cap space, are prioritizing point..." November 19

  • Defensive-minded Bulls best Jazz for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- A new rugged defensive identity is taking shape in Chicago after the Bulls stumbled down the stretch a season ago. Veteran players such as Jimmy Butler and newcomer Dwyane Wade are leading the charge, helping a young supporting cast gain confidence that this season will be..." November 18

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Gasol, Carter help Grizzlies hold off Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Crashing the boards and playing tough defense is a proven winning formula for Memphis. When the Grizzlies can get those phases of the game working with precision, it turns them into a team that can grind out a game against any opponent. Grind City has been built..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • Hawks' Dwight Howard made his mom cry by telling her he signed with the Jazz

    CBS Sports "Dwight Howard is still a prankster. Twelve years into his NBA career, the Atlanta Hawks center loves nothing more than a good goof. Case in point: Immediately after agreeing to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with his hometown Hawks on July 1, he told his mother he was going to Utah. "I played..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • George Hill: Pacers’ handling of Frank Vogel ‘unfair’

    Orlando Sentinel "Frank Vogel will return to a special place Monday night. Sure, he was raised in southeastern New Jersey and worked for a bunch of teams before the Orlando Magic hired him as their coach in May. But his life changed in Indianapolis. Vogel will coach a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for..." November 14

  • Favors departs Jazz's win over Heat

    CBS Sports "Favors won't return to Saturday's game against the Heat after leaving with soreness in his left knee. Favors exited late in the first quarter of Saturday's game." November 13

  • Joe Johnson reveals he nearly signed with Utah last season

    Salt Lake Tribune "Joe Johnson signed with the Utah Jazz during free agency in July, committing himself to the organization for two years. If the front office had its way, however, Johnson would've been in Salt Lake City long before then. The Jazz reached out to Johnson when he accepted a buyout from the..." November 13

  • Hayward, Jazz tune out Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Utah Jazz might not be so eager to return home. Their recent trip lifted the Jazz to their best productive stretch of the young season. Gordon Hayward scored 25 points as the Jazz completed a successful Eastern Conference road swing with a 102-91 victory over the Miami Heat on..." November 12

  • Hayward, Jazz too strong for Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz believe they are ready to take the next step. They look ready, too. Hayward had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists Friday night in leading the Jazz to an 87-74 victory over the Orlando Magic, punctuating the win with an..." November 11

  • Trey Burke: Jazz tried to break me

    Pro Basketball Talk "Trey Burke gradually fell out of favor with the Jazz. First, he lost his starting job to rookie Dante Exum. Then, rookie Raul Neto – far less heralded than Exum, the No. 5 pick – won the starting job over Burke the following year with Exum hurt. Eventually, Utah traded Burke to the..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Subs guide Hornets past Jazz in fourth quarter

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets are getting excellent play from their second unit this season, and that was the case again Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets dominated the fourth quarter to pull out a 104-98 win over the Utah Jazz, and afterward the talk was all..." November 09

  • Utah’s George Hill Flourishing In Contract Year

    Basketball Insiders "George Hill is making history with the Utah Jazz. Hill became the first Jazz player to win Western Conference Player of the Week since Al Jefferson on April 1, 2013. Hill led Utah to a 3-1 record from October 31 through November 6 while averaging 20.8 points on 59 percent shooting, 5.8 assists..." November 09

  • Hayward, Favors lead Jazz's rout of winless 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Utah Jazz did not have George Hill on Monday night. Nor did they have Rudy Gobert for much of their game against the Philadelphia 76ers. It didn't matter, as Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Derrick Favors added season highs of 16 points and 14 rebounds to spur the..." November 07

  • LeBron, Jazz's Hill named NBA Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Utah Jazz’s George Hill today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 6. James led the unbeaten Cavaliers to a 3-0 week, averaging 24.7 points (fourth in..." November 07

  • Hayward excels in debut as Jazz topple Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In his first game of the season after missing the first six with a fractured finger on his left hand, Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 28 points as the Utah Jazz beat the New York Knicks 114-109 at Madison Square Garden. Hayward, 26, led the Jazz with 19.7 points and 3.7 assists..." November 06

  • Gordon Hayward set to make season debut Sunday for Utah Jazz

    ABC News "Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward is expected to make his season debut in the team's Sunday matinee game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, a league source told ESPN. Hayward fractured the ring finger on his left hand when it got caught in a teammate's jersey during practice..." November 05

  • Boris Diaw out two weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Jazz built a deep and talented roster. That depth is getting tested early. Gordon Hayward is out. Derrick Favors is on a minutes limit. And now Boris Diaw is sidelined a couple weeks." November 04

  • Jazz defeat Mavericks to remain unbeaten at home

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- It could take other NBA teams a while to figure out how to counteract the Utah Jazz defense. Utah is already staking a claim as the league's best defensive team just a few games into the season. Dallas learned this lesson the hard way on Wednesday night. The Mavericks..." November 03

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • George Hill Would Be “Very Interested” In Extension

    Hoops Rumors "There are only about two dozen veterans around the NBA eligible for contract extensions during the season, and one of those players is Jazz point guard George Hill. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com, Hill would have plenty of interest in discussing a new deal with his new team, should Utah..." November 03

  • Hill helps Jazz hand Spurs first loss

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Utah scorched the nets for seven 3-pointers in the first quarter Tuesday and that successful beginning from the perimeter led to opportunities for drives to the basket in the final minutes of the Jazz's surprising 106-91 victory over the previously undefeated San Antonio Spurs at..." November 02

  • Gregg Popovich learned film habits from Jerry Sloan

    The Deseret News "When asked Tuesday if he’s seen improvement from Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he didn’t know because he doesn’t watch much film, something he learned from former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. “I don’t study much, I learned that from Jerry Sloan,” he said. “I asked him..." November 02

  • Rudy Gobert, the Jazz's $100-million man, wants more than just money

    Salt Lake Tribune "Rudy Gobert celebrated the news by going out to a nice dinner with his mother this weekend in San Antonio, at a place recommended by his foodie countryman Boris Diaw. And, yes, Gobert picked up the check. But as the ink dries on his new four-year extension, the Utah Jazz’s $100-Million Man..." November 02

  • Alec Burks Out Indefinitely After Surgery

    Hoops Rumors "Jazz guard Alec Burks underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure earlier today to debride his left ankle, the team announced. The player will return to Salt Lake City to begin his rehabilitation and will remain out of action indefinitely, per the release. Utah will provide further updates when..." November 01

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Rudy Gobert, Jazz agree to extension before deadline

    ESPN "Center Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz agreed on Monday to a four-year contract extension worth $102 million, according to league sources. The deal, on course to be finalized in advance of Monday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline, will fall just shy of the projected max of $106 million. "It will be..." November 01

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Clippers down Jazz in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A solid defensive outing was the difference in the Los Angeles Clippers' win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Austin Rivers came off the bench to score 19 points and Blake Griffin added 18 points and 10 rebounds, sparking the Clippers to an 88-75 victory over the Jazz in their..." October 30

  • Hill leads Jazz over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Witnessing the Utah Jazz fade away in the fourth quarter in their season opener did not sit well with George Hill. So when he saw the Jazz on the ropes again early in the fourth against the Los Angeles Lakers, Hill had seen enough. The veteran point guard took the game into..." October 29

  • Gordon Hayward making progress in return from injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Utah Jazz fans have some news that should get them excited. Gordon Hayward was seen shooting around prior to Friday’s game against the Lakers. It was the first time Hayward was publicly seen shooting with both hands since dislocating a finger on his left hand earlier this month." October 29

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Lillard powers Blazers' comeback vs. Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Asked Sunday about personal goals this season, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said he had one: claiming the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. On Tuesday night, the All-Star played like an MVP, scoring 16 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter as the..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26