Jazz Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Drake apparently watched the Raptors win Game 6 with his ‘neighbor’ Karl Malone

    USA Today "Raptors team ambassador Drake hasn’t really been around this postseason so far — at least not for Toronto. The rapper has been making fun of the Warriors’ Draymond Green and was named the host of the NBA Awards that’ll take place on June 26. On Thursday after the Raptors beat the Bucks in Game..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Hayward leads Jazz to win, 3-2 series lead on Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Gordon Hayward made it clear he doesn't want to return to Staples Center this weekend. "We want to close it out in Salt Lake City," Hayward said. "We definitely don't want to come here for Game 7." Hayward scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 26

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief after Joe Johnson shot

    Yardbarker "Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief as he watched Joe Johnson bury his team once again. Johnson made a jumper with 19.2 seconds left to put Utah up 102-97 on Ballmer’s Clippers during Game 5 of their playoff series on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Johnson had 14 points and 8 rebounds in the..." April 26

  • Gordon Hayward makes trip to L.A. with teammates, could play in Game 5

    Salt Lake Tribune "As of late Monday afternoon, the Utah Jazz hadn't commented officially on Gordon Hayward's status for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Still — despite the bout with food poisoning that cost Hayward most of Sunday's Game 4 — the All-Star forward is expected to..." April 25

  • Jazz call deactivating Jeff Withey, who was accused of domestic violence, ‘strategic basketball-related decision’

    The Deseret News "Game 4 between the Utah Jazz and L.A. Clippers marked the first time in nine years that NBA basketball has been played in Salt Lake City on a Sunday. At shootaround on Sunday morning, Jazz players were admittedly unsure what the atmosphere at Vivint Arena would be like. “I don’t know,” point..." April 24

  • Rudy Gobert To Return For Game 4

    Hoops Rumors "After being upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, it now appears as though Rudy Gobert is healthy enough to return to action tonight, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune tweets. Gobert had been sidelined since banging his knee on the first play of Game 1. Shortly after the injury was..." April 23

  • Jazz's Rudy Gobert questionable for Game 4 vs. Clippers

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the LA Clippers. Gobert, a Defensive Player of the Year and All-NBA candidate, has not played since suffering a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee on the first possession of the..." April 23

  • Clippers rally to take 2-1 lead over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Making clutch baskets turned into Chris Paul's trademark when the Los Angeles Clippers needed those plays to spark a second-half rally. Paul fueled a decisive fourth-quarter run by scoring on four straight possessions and finished with a season-high 34 points to lift the..." April 22

  • Rudy Gobert ruled out for Game 3 with knee injury

    CBS Sports "The Jazz will be shorthanded once again on Friday night against the Clippers in Game 3, as potential All-NBA center Rudy Gobert, who injured his knee in Game 1 of the series, will miss his second consecutive game according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Gobert hyperextended his knee just 11 seconds..." April 21

  • Jeff Withey Calls BS On Dom. Violence Allegations ... 'Patently False'

    TMZ "Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey says he NEVER got physical with his Playboy Playmate ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... claiming she made the whole thing up to damage his reputation. As we previously reported, Summers -- the 2014 Playmate of the Year -- filed a police report earlier this week..." April 21

  • Jazz’s Quin Snyder credits circuitous path for helping him grow into NBA head coach

    Orange County Register "Quin Snyder appreciates what he has learned on a circuitous journey to becoming an NBA head coach, but he’s reluctant to reflect on the path he traveled. “It’s a pretty serious discussion,” Snyder said. “If you would write about that, you could write a book.” Snyder’s latest chapter has..." April 20

  • Rudy Gobert out for Jazz-Clippers Game 3

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers successfully attacked the rim with Rudy Gobert sidelined to even their series with the Jazz, 1-1. Utah’s All-NBA-caliber center won’t alter the dynamic in Game 3 tomorrow." April 20

  • Utah Jazz's Jeff Withey Accused of Domestic Violence By Playmate Ex-Girlfriend

    TMZ "Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey has been accused of domestic violence in a police report filed by his Playboy Playmate of the Year ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources confirm the report was filed in Manhattan Beach, CA on Tuesday and references multiple..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Griffin powers Clippers past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Attacking the rim and scoring inside made all the difference for the Los Angeles Clippers in their Game 2 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Blake Griffin scored 24 points, and the Clippers earned a 99-91 win over the Jazz at Staples Center to even the Western..." April 19

  • Joe Ingles is annoyingly good at what he does

    The Deseret News "Simply put, Joe Ingles isn’t fun to play against. He’s a (bleep) and has a way of getting under your skin, according to one player. He grabs you, pesters you and loves to annoyingly straddle the line between what’s a foul and what’s not a foul while guarding you, another player..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Los Angeles Clippers aim to instigate the action against the Utah Jazz

    Los Angeles Times "If anything, the Clippers have concluded over the last two days, they can’t let the Utah Jazz be the sole instigators of all the action in their first-round playoff series. “The point is we have to join in,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “They’re still going to do what they do. They should...." April 18

  • Gobert to miss Game 2 vs. Clippers

    NBA.com "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will miss Game 2 vs. the LA Clippers on Tuesday after injuring his knee during the opening minute of Game 1, reports Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. Beyond Game 2, though, the uncertainty surrounding Gobert's availability for the remainder of the first round..." April 17

  • Jazz sink Clippers on Johnson buzzer beater

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The loss of Rudy Gobert provided inspiration for the Utah Jazz. Joe Johnson channeled it into a game-winning shot. Johnson's runner in the lane as time expired lifted the Jazz to a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs on..." April 16

  • Rudy Gobert suffers hyperextension, bone bruise to left knee

    CBS Sports "While it is still not known how long Gobert might be out, we now know the details of his injury, as Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Gobert suffered a hyperextension and bone bruise of his left knee. He also has no structural damage, which is good news for both Gobert and the Jazz...." April 16

  • Hayward and Gobert: The new Stockton and Malone?

    The Deseret News "Some things are just better together. Peanut butter and jelly, for instance. Cookies and milk. Movies and popcorn. Greg Ostertag and Fred Flintstone tattoos. The short, feisty guy from Gonzaga and the tall, fierce man from Louisiana Tech. As far as the Utah Jazz and their fans are..." April 14

  • Jazz finish regular season with win over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Now that Utah is finally at full strength, the Jazz are starting to offer a glimpse of what could make them so dangerous in the NBA playoffs. Injuries have given Utah depth that few teams can match. All of the team's reserve players have been thrust into bigger roles..." April 13