Jazz Rumors & News

  • 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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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    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

  • Spurs hang on to beat Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- The final result remained the same, but at least the Utah Jazz made their latest loss to the San Antonio Spurs a competitive game. Kawhi Leonard hit a late game-winning shot and the Spurs held off a furious comeback for an 88-86 win over the Jazz on Tuesday. San..." April 06

  • Jazz coach Quin Snyder refutes report on Alec Burks missing rest of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reported Jazz guard Alec Burks would return from a broken leg as soon as tonight’s game against the Spurs. Jody Genessy of the Deseret News immediately voiced doubt: How bad is Burks’ injury? Mike Sorenson of the Deseret News: Guard Alec Burks, who..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Jazz finish strong to down Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Guard Rodney Hood epitomized the philosophy of the Utah Jazz on Sunday: A slow start doesn't necessarily mean a bad finish. Hood, who missed all six of his shots in Utah's miserable first quarter, regrouped and hit six 3-pointers in the final three quarter as the Jazz overcame the..." April 03

  • Dante Exum expects to be ‘better than ever’ after a year of watching, learning

    Salt Lake Tribune "Dante Exum is working and waiting for his return, understanding now more than ever how important that return is. One of the scarce graces of a serious knee injury at the age of 20, of having patience forcefully wedged into his basketball experience, is that the downtime has given Exum a chance..." April 03

  • Alec Burks to make his return in the coming week

    Salt Lake Tribune "Barring a setback, injured Utah Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks will make his return to the lineup this coming week, and possibly as early as Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune. Burks has been out since late December with a broken fibula that..." April 02

  • Jazz overcome slow start to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- At this point of the season, the Utah Jazz know they can't afford to lose games in which they're favored if they hope to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They acted like it in the second half Friday night. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and the..." April 02

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Sorry, folks. Alec Burks is listed as out Friday vs. T-Wolves by Jazz PR. Derrick Favors questionable. https://t.co/etkF8OU7ts

  • Warriors work OT to set franchise wins record

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- It wasn't easy, but the Golden State Warriors earned an impressive franchise record Wednesday night. They are closing in on an even more impressive mark. Stephen Curry scored 31 points and the Warriors overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for a 103-96 overtime..." March 31

  • Shelvin Mack came out of nowhere to fix the Jazz's point guard problem

    SB Nation "Shelvin Mack had become a forgotten man with the Atlanta Hawks thanks to the presence of Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder at the point guard position. Enter the Utah Jazz, who desperately needed a point guard upgrade at the deadline. There were rumors that the Jazz went after Teague, but when..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Hood leads Jazz past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Rodney Hood can take something Kobe Bryant did in Monday's game as a major compliment. Bryant requested to defend the red-hot shooting guard, who stole the spotlight from him while going off in the first half of the Utah Jazz's 123-75 victory over the Los Angeles..." March 29

  • Jazz move into playoff spot with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Gordon Hayward made sure the Utah Jazz are going home on a good note. Hayward scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and Utah beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-84 Saturday night. Derrick Favors scored 19 points for Utah, which went 3-2 on a season-long..." March 26

  • Thunder win sixth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City has been on winning streaks before. In fact this season alone, they have had runs of six consecutive wins twice. The Thunder say their recent string of victories feels different. Not because they are exploding offensively, but because they are locking down on..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Jazz win on Favors' dunk

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder did not want to overstate the significance of this victory, but his postgame grin spoke volumes about what his team had accomplished. Derrick Favors slammed home a game-winning dunk with 1.6 seconds remaining to complete a gritty, come-from-behind,..." March 23

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Jazz pull out much-needed win on Milwaukee

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Having already watched the Dallas Mavericks pull out an overtime win Sunday, the Utah Jazz knew they needed a win in Milwaukee to keep pace for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Utah stayed one game back of Dallas with 12 games to play by using a third-quarter..." March 20

  • Rose leads Bulls past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Taj Gibson took notice of some things he didn't like from his Chicago Bulls teammates, he wasted no time in speaking up. Considering Gibson's veteran voice and understanding the urgency with which he spoke, his halftime message didn't go unheeded. Derrick Rose scored 22..." March 19

  • Jazz reserves step up in win over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Considering the Utah Jazz were without their best player and were depending on a fill-in starter who usually doesn't score, a point guard who recently joined the team and a rookie, things turned out extremely well for them Thursday night. Rookie Trey Lyles scored 17 points..." March 18

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

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