Jazz Rumors & News

  • After Rubio's triple-double, Westbrook vows to 'shut that s--- off next game'

    CBS Sports "If there's one person who knows triple-doubles, it's Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. So it was a little odd to see Jazz guard Ricky Rubio put up a monster triple-double against Westbrook in Utah's 115-102 Game 4 victory on Saturday. Rubio finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and..." April 22

  • Suns Interview Igor Kokoskov For Head Coach Job

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have interviewed Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov for their vacant head coach job, league sources tell Tony Jones of The Salt Lake City Tribune (Twitter link). We noted yesterday that Phoenix planned to interview Kokoskov as they continue their search. Kokoskov has served an assistant for..." April 21

  • Suns To Interview Jazz Assistant Igor Kokoskov

    Hoops Rumors "Another potential head coaching candidate has entered the mix in Phoenix, as John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports (via Twitter) that the Suns will interview Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov for the open job. Kokoskov, a member of Quin Snyder‘s staff in Utah, was recently identified by..." April 20

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Donovan Mitchell, Michael Jordan only rookies with 53+ points in their first 2 playoff games

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz spitfire guard Donovan Mitchell may not take home a Rookie of the Year award if the virtual coin toss favors Ben Simmons, but at least he’s being mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Jordan. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Mitchell joins Jordan as the only rookies ever to score..." April 19

  • Paul George and Donovan Mitchell Will Play in Thunder-Jazz Game 2

    SI "Paul George and Donovan Mitchell will play in Game 2 of the Thunder-Jazz matchup. Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed George's place in the game. The Jazz announced Mitchell's return with a movie poster teasing the news." April 18

  • Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell to make game-time decision for Game 2: 'It's a matter of being smart'

    Deseret News "Utah Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant pushed rookie Donovan Mitchell through a series of drills following today's shootaround at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mitchell didn’t appear to be limping with the left foot contusion, but the first-year guard is still listed as questionable heading..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Mitchell suffered foot bruise; status for Game 2 to be decided Tuesday

    The Score "Donovan Mitchell's injury might be more serious than expected. The Utah Jazz guard is dealing with a left foot contusion, the team announced Monday. Utah will determine on Tuesday whether its leading scorer will play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Mitchell suffered..." April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Donovan Mitchell will play in Game 2 after MRI comes back negative

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz got off to a rocky start in their playoff campaign this year, losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday in Game 1 of the two teams’ first-round encounter, 116-108. What was especially frustrating for the Jazz is that they were not able to have a 100-percent healthy Donovan..." April 16

  • Donovan Mitchell brushes off injury scare: ‘I was just being a baby’

    Larry Brown Sports "Donovan Mitchell is not about to let injury kill his vibe during his first career trip to the postseason. The Utah Jazz rookie gave quite a scare on Sunday in Game 1 of the team’s first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the fourth quarter of the 116-108 loss, Mitchell got his..." April 16

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • How the Utah Jazz became the team nobody in the West playoffs wants to face

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Jan. 15, the Utah Jazz were 17-26, nine games under .500 and five games out of the playoffs, they were without injured big man Rudy Gobert, not to mention the Jazz were still trying to figure out their offense in the wake of Gordon Hayward’s summer departure. A lot of teams would have mentally..." April 11

  • John Wall thinks Mitchell, Simmons should both win Rookie of the Year

    NBC Sports "There are several NBA awards races this season that are either unusually close to call or affected greatly by injuries and none of them have drawn more attention than Rookie of the Year. That's because the NBA has two worthy candidates in Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz..." April 11

  • Donovan Mitchell Breaks Damian Lillard's Record for 3-Pointers in Rookie Season

    Bleacher Report "The debate over Rookie of the Year continues to be heated, but Donovan Mitchell has separated himself in at least one category, via Bleacher Report The Utah Jazz rookie entered the day with 182 made three-pointers and made four of his first five in Tuesday's game against the Golden State..." April 11

  • Donovan Mitchell takes shot at ‘rookie’ Ben Simmons with sweatshirt

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA Rookie of the Year battle has become as intense as it gets, and it was taken to a new level by Donovan Mitchell. The Utah Jazz rookie wore a sweatshirt to the arena for his team’s game on Tuesday that included the definition of “rookie” printed on the front. " April 10

  • Raja Bell tells his version of what happened night Jerry Sloan quit in Utah

    Pro Basketball Talk "It is the stuff of legend in Utah. Well, Sloan was already a legend there having coached the team for 22 seasons, through the John Stockton/Karl Malone years to two NBA Finals. He was a no-nonsense, intense, physical player and for a couple of decades his teams had followed in his..." April 08

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Jazz To Sign David Stockton For Rest Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "David Stockton‘s second 10-day contract with the Jazz expired overnight, but he won’t be going anywhere, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). League sources tell Charania that Utah intends to sign Stockton to a new contract that covers the rest of the season. Stockton,..." April 06

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • Ricky Rubio rips former Wolves squad, says Jazz ‘play more as a team’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ricky Rubio took a potshot at his former Minnesota Timberwovles team in recent comments about how the Utah Jazz are a bitter fit for his style of play. The Wolves traded Rubio to the Jazz this past offseason after six up-and-down seasons with the club. The point guard is enjoying a nice first..." April 04

  • Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Receive Five-Game Suspensions

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks center Nerlens Noel and Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha have each received five-game suspensions for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, the league announced today. The bans are for marijuana violations, tweets Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. The lottery-bound Mavericks only have..." April 03

  • Report: Ricky Rubio convinced Wolves owner to trade him

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves dangling Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline seemed like an annual tradition, but the trade that actually did send him out of the Gopher State last summer appeared to be of Rubio’s own doing. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reported on Monday that Wolves owner Glen..." April 02

  • Revolution Interrupted: Why Has the NBA's Effort to Hire Female Refs Stalled?

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-one years ago, the NBA broke the gender barrier when it hired Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner, becoming the first major U.S. professional men's league to hire women as full-time officials. But what was once seen as a sign of progress has not ushered in the cultural shift many expected. Today..." April 02

  • NBA Teams That Will Be Most Active on Trade Market This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Trade speculation is rampant during the NBA offseason—for good reason. Every team is, ostensibly, granted a fresh slate each summer. Breaks in the action allow them to decide what's next. Where are they headed? Where do they want to go? Squads can kick around rebuilds. They can chase instant..." April 02

  • NBA teams break league-wide 3-point record for 6th consecutive year

    The Score "NBA players are digging the long ball more and more. Teams combined to break a league-wide record for the sixth year in a row Friday night courtesy of the 23,749th made 3-pointer, surpassing the 2016-17 total. With 93 games remaining, players are drilling threes at more than eight percent above..." March 31

  • Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

    ESPN "Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Grant Hill have been notified of their inductions into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will come at a Final Four news conference in San..." March 29

  • In eyes of NBA execs, Dante Exum could be worthwhile 'gamble' as restricted free agent

    Sporting News "Around the league, there are still plenty of scouts and front-office types who just are not ready to let go of those five days. For Jazz point guard Dante Exum, that’s all that is holding together his NBA future as this regular season winds to a close. The five days came in early July 2013,..." March 28

  • YouTube TV to become first ever presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals

    Awful Announcing "Last fall, YouTube TV served as the presenting sponsor for the World Series, plastering its logo all across the Fox broadcast and using a play-button image behind home plate to create the illusion that the entire game was a YouTube video. Now, the streaming service is at it again, having..." March 26

  • Jazz To Sign David Stockton To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After seeing his first action with the Jazz during Sunday’s win over Golden State, David Stockton has received some more good news. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), Utah will re-sign Stockton to a second 10-day contract after his first deal expires on Monday..." March 26

  • Rudy Gobert on Tanking: ‘You Don’t Learn How to Win by Losing on Purpose’

    SLAM Online "The Utah Jazz are currently fighting for homecourt advantage in this season’s playoffs. They’re fifth in the Western Conference with a 40-30 record, following up last year’s 51-31 campaign. They’re on a nine-game winning streak, which comes on the heels of an eleven-game winning streak that lasted..." March 18

  • Jazz GM ‘disappointed’ over lack of protection from refs

    Larry Brown Sports "Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey was none too pleased about the lack of calls by the referees on Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss on Thursday. Tempers flared during third quarter of the game between the Jazz and Phoenix Suns. After Utah inbounded the ball following a missed dunk by..." March 17

  • David Stockton, son of John, will sign a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz

    Deseret News "Like father, like son. Another Stockton is reportedly heading to Salt Lake City. David Stockton, the son of Utah Jazz great John Stockton, will sign a 10-day contract to his father’s former team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. David is a former Gonzaga floor general and most..." March 16

  • What the Jazz can expect from Dante Exum when he returns this week

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz do not want to place undue expectations on Dante Exum. And that’s understandable. Their young point guard, a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has yet to play a game this season, thanks to surgery for a separated shoulder suffered in Utah’s third preseason game. He’s still a..." March 15

  • Jazz Assign Dante Exum To G League As Part Of Late Stage Rehab

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz have assigned Dante Exum to the G League for a rehab stint. Exum will participate in a closed practice on a rehab assignment as part of his last stage in return to play protocol. " March 13

  • Rudy Gobert Is Still Upset About How Gordon Hayward Ignored Him During Free Agency

    Uproxx "Last summer, Gordon Hayward’s decision to sign with the Boston Celtics was one of the biggest stories of the offseason. That is, of course, before it was overshadowed by the Kyrie Irving saga in Cleveland, which coincidentally resulted in the two of them ending up as teammates in Boston. But as..." March 13

  • Raul Neto Fractures Wrist, Out At Least Two Weeks

    Hoops Rumors "Jazz guard Raul Neto has been diagnosed with a fractured left wrist after undergoing an MRI today, the team announced in a press release. No formal timetable has been set for Neto’s return to the court, but he’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks, according to the Jazz. It’s the latest injury for a..." March 12

  • Derrick Rose Signs With Wolves For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "Derrick Rose has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the remainder of the season. Rose was waived by the Jazz after the trade deadline." March 08

  • Utah Jazz have oddly remained in 10th place despite winning 15 of last 17 games

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz have been one of the hottest teams in the league despite a rough start to the season, plagued by injuries and the blunt departure of star forward Gordon Hayward in the offseason. Oddly enough, the team found itself in 10th place in the Western Conference standing and rallied to..." March 06

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Jimmy Butler breaks longtime Twitter silence to rip Jazz

    The Sports Daily "The Timberwolves’ most recent game against the Jazz was chippy throughout the contest — so much so that Jimmy Butler felt compelled to weigh in about it on social media. Butler — who last posted a tweet back in 2016, didn’t play in the game — as he’s been recovering from a meniscus injury. He..." March 04

  • Kings troll Jae Crowder over Jimmy Butler beef

    Larry Brown Sports "The Sacramento Kings may have lost to the Utah Jazz on the hardwood on Saturday night, but they at least managed to beat them on the Internet. After a sequence in the first quarter where Kings big man Skal Labissiere blocked Jazz forward Jae Crowder at the rim, the Kings posted this perfect..." March 04

  • Butler approves of Teague's body check on Rubio: 'That's what I like to see'

    Sporting News "Jimmy Butler's toughness was missed in his Timberwolves' 116-108 chippy loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday (AEDT). However, the All-Star liked what he saw out of his team in a losing effort. Butler who rarely tweets took to Twitter to express his support for his teammates Jeff Teague who drilled..." March 03

  • Derrick Rose Hoping For Long-Term Offer

    Hoops Rumors "Derrick Rose has received a couple of 10-day offers, but nothing more substantial since being waived by the Jazz, according to Ken Berger of Bleacher Report. Multiple team executives indicated to Berger that Rose may not return to the NBA until next season. An online video last week showed him..." March 01

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

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