Jazz Rumors & News

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Utah Jazz continue era of good feeling with win over Phoenix Suns

    Salt Lake Tribune "Loud and lively, the Utah Jazz lockerroom is a happy place to be these days. This was especially true following Utah's 98-89 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. There was Derrick Favors teasing Rudy Gobert about a second-half jumper that didn't catch the..." February 07

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Trey Burke (flu-like symptoms) is not traveling with the Jazz to Phoenix for Saturday's game.

  • Utah Jazz beat Milwaukee Bucks, 84-81

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward was patiently waiting for his opening and when he saw it he pounced. With about two minutes left on the clock, Hayward slashed through traffic to the rim and then, fading left to right, hit a tough layup off the glass. The move was a strong one, so the Jazz captain flexed — arms..." February 06

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    NBA announces the Wizards will host the Jazz on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 pm. Game was rescheduled because of the storm.

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Streaking Jazz win fourth in a row, beating Nuggets 85-81

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz made five of the 22 3-point shots they attempted on Wednesday night, shot 44 percent from the field, missed six free throws, were outrebounded and had as many turnovers as assists. And yet, they still defeated the Denver Nuggets 85-81. With stats like those, Utah's fourth..." February 04

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Jazz forward and Canadian Trey Lyles to replace injured Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic on World Team in Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto.

  • Neto turns in career night against former MVP

    Salt Lake Tribune "By the end of Utah's 105-96 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls, the Jazz, the media, and all 18,811 at Vivint Smart Home Arena realized what they had seen. Raul Neto thoroughly outplayed Derrick Rose in the extra session. Yes, Neto, Utah's rookie starting point guard had gotten the best of..." February 02

  • Gordon Hayward still means everything to the Jazz

    SB Nation "The Utah Jazz were supposed to be the West's next rising team, but their progress has been stunted by injury after injury to key players. Prized young point guard Dante Exum suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the summer, while Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Alec Burks have all missed..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Jazz's Derrick Favors blames his back issues on how he sleeps

    Sporting News "After missing 16 games with back soreness earlier this season, Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is back in action. But he has an unusual explanation for why he missed so many games. "[I need to] try not to sleep on my stomach basically," he said via The Salt Lake Tribune. "I think that’s..." February 01

  • Should the Jazz acquire Jeff Teague?

    KSL "It's real. Multiple league sources say that the Utah Jazz are indeed considering trading for Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague before February's trade deadline. While no formal contact has been made between the two sides, the Hawks primary decision maker Mike Budenholzer has a good..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Utah Jazz cruise past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 103-90

    Salt Lake Tribune "By the time the game-deciding run was finished, the Utah Jazz redeveloped their defensive identity over the course of one quarter. And it was a transformation that seemingly happened before the eyes of 18,850 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. By the end of the third quarter, Utah's offense was a..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Jazz quiet Kemba Walker and trounce the Hornets

    Salt Lake Tribune "After Kemba Walker's 18-point first quarter against the Jazz last week in Charlotte, forward Marvin Williams told his point guard he would break 50. Williams, the former Jazzman, never got that same chance Wednesday. With the memory of Walker's 52-point game and their double-overtime loss..." January 28

  • Would Hawks trade Jeff Teague to Jazz?

    The Sports Daily "The Atlanta Hawks continue to float just outside the realm of NBA trade rumors with the deadline on approach. One name many hadn’t thought would come up, though, is point guard Jeff Teague. Now it has. With Atlanta perhaps ready to act as sellers at the deadline if things go south in the..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Raul Neto Injury Update

    NBA.com "The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto, who was diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the head during the first quarter of the Jazz’s Jan. 25 game vs. Detroit: Over the last couple days under the care of the Utah Jazz medical staff and University of Utah Health..." January 27

  • Utah's long journey to relevance

    ESPN "As their rivals flung themselves from one shiny toy to another, the Utah Jazz sacrificed years building their team, their way. It was a painful process that was supposed to pay off this season. They let Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson walk for nothing, signed only cheap free agents, and swallowed..." January 27

  • Should the Celtics trade for Gordon Hayward?

    Celtics Blog "The next on our list of "should the Celtics trade for...?" is Brad Stevens' former Butler player Gordon Hayward. The rationale is pretty obvious. There's a connection between the coach and player and Hayward could provide some next level scoring for the Celtics. The only reason the Jazz..." January 26

  • Pistons tighten 'D' for win, end road trip at 2-2

    Detroit News "It’s just one game, but during their four-game road trip, even a single game with good defense can be a catalyst for turning things around for the Pistons. After allowing 30-plus points in four of the previous 10 quarters, the Pistons looked like a different defensive team early against the..." January 26

  • Raul Neto suffers concussion in loss to Detroit

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz are temporarily thinner at their thinnest position. Rookie point guard Raul Neto suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the Detroit Pistons when he took a blow from an elbow to his head. It happened at about the 5:48 mark of the quarter and the elbow, it..." January 26

  • Jazz to sign guard Erick Green

    Yahoo! Sports "The Utah Jazz will sign guard Erick Green of the Reno Bighorns to a 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Green will join the Jazz on Tuesday and undergo a physical exam and should provide backcourt depth and scoring. Point guard Raul Neto, a rookie starter for Utah, suffered a..." January 26

  • Favors available to return to Jazz after 16-game absence

    The Score "Derrick Favors is available to play Monday when the Utah Jazz host the Detroit Pistons. A back issue has sidelined the power forward for the last 16 games. He last played Dec. 23." January 25

  • Utah Jazz hurry past Brooklyn Nets, 108-86

    Salt Lake Tribune "On this night, the Utah Jazz didn't need overtime. They didn't need a big shot in a big moment, or any last-second heroics The Jazz were aiming to leave the Barclays Center in haste in order to make their charter flight back to Salt Lake City. Naturally, they did what they could on Friday night..." January 23

  • Jazz-Wizards game postponed from Saturday due to snowstorm

    Pro Basketball Talk "A major snowstorm is hitting the East Coast, and the NBA schedule is among those affected. Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post: When will the game be made up? There are eight dates where neither Washington nor the Utah play and the Wizards’ arena – which they share with the NHL’s..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Carmelo Anthony passes Larry Bird as Knicks bailout Kristaps Porzingis in OT win over Jazz

    New York Daily News "On the night he passed Larry Bird on the all-time scoring list, Carmelo Anthony exhibited the versatility more typical of the Celtics legend — from scoring to facilitating to leading to bailing out a teammate, Kristaps Porzingis, who committed a boneheaded foul. It was a disjointed game that..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Hornets beat Jazz 124-119 behind Kemba Walker's 52 points

    At The Hive "#NBAVote Kemba Walker There. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about the actual game. First things first: Kemba Walker absolutely went off today, scoring a career and franchise high 52 points over the two overtimes as the Hornets beat the Utah Jazz 124-119. As if that wasn't enough, he..." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    No update on his playing status, but Derrick Favors will make the trip to Charlotte. Trevor Booker (concussion protocol) will travel too.

  • Lakers reduced to sideshow in Jazz rout

    Salt Lake Tribune "The most celebrated, vilified opponent in Jazz history returned to town Saturday night for the second-to-last time, looking and acting only a little bit like the Kobe Bryant of old. The Los Angeles Lakers star is a good guy and a sideshow in his 20th and final NBA season, thanks to some..." January 17

  • Kings bounce back, top Jazz on Gay's clutch J

    CSN Bay Area "Needing a win in the worst way, the Sacramento Kings jumped all over the Jazz early, but needed everything in the tank to hold on for the win in Utah. After giving up a 3-pointer to tie the game with just over four seconds remaining, Rudy Gay dropped in a jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining to give..." January 15

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Damian Lillard flirts with triple double as Trail Blazers beat Utah 99-85

    CSN Northwest "The Trail Blazers have reached the halfway mark of their season with a little added incentive: A playoff race. Behind a near triple-double by Damian Lillard, the Blazers beat Utah 99-85 to move into ninth place in the Western Conference, 1.5 games behind Utah (17-21) for the eighth and final..." January 14

  • The NCAA is actually considering new NBA Draft rules more favorable for student athletes

    SB Nation "The NCAA will consider a proposal that would push back the date for when men's college basketball players must declare for the NBA Draft, according to NCAA Associate Director of Public and Media Relations Michelle Brutlag Hosick. The current declaration date is the day before the start of the..." January 12

  • Behind Hayward and Hood, tired Jazz able to defeat lousy Lakers

    The Deseret News "The Los Angeles Lakers are not a good basketball team. In fact, they’re a pretty bad team with the second-worst record in the NBA. And without perennial all-star Kobe Bryant and No. 2 draft pick DeAngelo Russell in the lineup, they are a really bad team. A tired Utah Jazz team, playing its..." January 11

  • Hayward and Gobert fuel Jazz win over Heat

    Salt Lake Tribune "Welcome back, Rudy Gobert. Yes, the Utah Jazz's star center made his oficial return from a sprained MCL in Thursday night's loss to the Houston Rockets. But that was abbreviated Rudy Gobert, who played 15 minutes due to doctors orders. Saturday night's 98-83 win over the Miami Heat? That was..." January 10