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  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Rudy Gobert changed the Utah Jazz franchise

    SLC Dunk "Rudy Gobert’s emergence as the NBA’s best defender has been a franchise changer for the Utah Jazz. After the trade of then-star Deron Williams, the Jazz entered a period of kind of rebuilding and kind of not. They didn’t do well at either until drafting and..." January 15

  • Point guard crisis could be proving grounds for Donovan Mitchell

    SLC Dunk "At the end of last season, Donovan Mitchell had almost nothing to prove. He’d done all that on the court, leading the fifth-seed Utah Jazz in points as a rookie and winning a first round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. At times, he even outplayed..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Rudy Gobert reportedly gets a $1 million bonus if he makes the All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rudy Gobert is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, a two-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection, and last season made the All-NBA Team. But he has never made the All-Star game. If he did this season, it would be worth a cool $1 million. In a story about..." January 11

  • Rubio to miss about 2 weeks with hamstring injury

    Real GM Basketball "Ricky Rubio and Thabo Sefolosha both had clean MRI results for their injured hamstrings.  Rubio is expected to be out for two weeks, while Sefolosha will return in 10-12 days. " January 08

  • Ricky Rubio leaves game vs Bucks with hamstring injury, MRI scheduled

    SLC Dunk "[UPDATE 9:30PM MT 1/7/19] Tomorrow is going to be a big day for Utah that could affect how Utah approaches the trade deadline and the rest of the season. Ricky Rubio will undergo an MRI on his hamstring. The optimism seems mixed inside the Jazz organization as some believe it’s..." January 08

  • Report: Dante Exum expected to miss 'a couple of weeks' with sprained ankle

    Sporting News "Utah Jazz's point guard Dante Exum (Melbourne, Au.) is expected to miss 'a couple of weeks' per Tony Jones of The Athletic. Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum is expected to miss "a couple of..." January 08

  • Is Utah’s Donovan Mitchell turning the corner?

    SLC Dunk "On December 21, Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell went 1-of-10 from the field against the Portland Trail Blazers. Through his first 29 games of the season, he was averaging 20.2 points on 18.4 shots per game. His field-goal percentage (FG%) was 40.6...." January 07

  • Why Frank Ntilikina got a kick out of dunking on Rudy Gobert

    New York Post "There have been few highlights on the Knicks current two-week, six-game road trip, but the most precious one came with French subtitles. Lost in the Jazz’s dominant win Saturday was Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina driving to the basket in the first half and dunking on a..." January 05

  • Joel Embiid slights Rudy Gobert over Defensive Player of the Year award

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid is having an outstanding season with the Philadelphia 76ers, and the reigning Defensive Player of the Year could not even slow him down in Thursday night’s 114-97 win over the Utah Jazz. If you didn’t happen to notice that, Embiid would be more than happy to call..." December 28

  • Ben Simmons: Rookie of the Year 'Wasn't a F--king Race' vs. Donovan Mitchell

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons angered Utah Jazz fans Thursday with his comments on last season's NBA Rookie of the Year Award. When asked about his competition for the title from Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Simmons downplayed the idea that it was tightly contested,..." December 28

  • Harden dodges question over missed travel call vs. Jazz

    The Score "Although Houston Rockets star James Harden has mastered the art of the step-back three, the reigning MVP got away with a couple steps too many in a crucial moment of the Rockets' 102-97 win over the Utah Jazz: Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio was called for a foul on the play in a..." December 18

  • Deron Williams admits mistake in leaving Utah

    SLC Dunk "Deron Williams posted a video on Instagram highlighting his gold ol’ days. I think he wanted to remind everyone who he was when he started his career, not who he was to end it. His follow up to a comment on Twitter was the most interesting part. The end was absolutely..." December 18

  • Jazz Have Interest In Jabari Parker

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz are one of the teams that have interest in Bulls forward Jabari Parker, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. A report on Friday indicated that Chicago had engaged in trade discussions involving Parker, who doesn’t project to be..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Adidas to launch Donovan Mitchell signature shoe in Q3 2019

    SLC Dunk "Multiple sources who have seen the Vendor Order Sheets for athletic retailers have confirmed to SLC Dunk that Adidas will debut a Donovan Mitchell signature shoe in Q3 of 2019. The shoes will reportedly come in as many as five colorways that may feature tie-ins to the Spider-Man..." December 12

  • Gobert rails on refs again: ‘If I gotta do justice myself, I’m gonna do justice myself. And it’s gonna get ugly.’

    Salt Lake Tribune "Call it Rudy vs. Refs, Round 3. After the Jazz’s previous meeting with the Heat, back on Dec. 2 in Miami, center Rudy Gobert ripped the NBA’s officiating as “s---” and “inconsistent,” partly for the late-game shove against teammate Donovan..." December 12

  • Carlos Boozer: LeBron Encouraged Me to Leave the Cavs and Get Paid By the Jazz

    The Big Lead "One of the more fascinating stories in the NBA in the mid aughts was in the 2004 offseason. The Cavs were on the up and up. LeBron had just finished his rookie season. The team famously declined Carlos Boozer’s option with the intention of giving him a big raise, only for him to be..." December 08

  • Rudy Gobert ejected three minutes into game as retribution?

    Larry Brown Sports "Rudy Gobert’s night against the Houston Rockets was a very short one on Thursday. After committing an offensive foul early in the first quarter of the Utah Jazz’s game, an unhappy Gobert took his frustration out on a drink that was sitting on the scorer’s table. The..." December 07

  • The Jazz Are Trying To Get Donovan Mitchell Out Of Jury Duty In January

    Dime Magazine "The Utah Jazz have not gotten off to the start they hoped for, coming off a trip to the Western Conference semifinals a year ago. The Jazz were expected to be the league’s best defensive team, returning just about everyone from a squad that was unbelievably good in the second half of last..." December 06

  • Have the Utah Jazz figured things out?

    SLC Dunk "The Utah Jazz are coming off their most impressive offensive performance of the season with a 139-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. On top of a blowout, the Jazz had a team record 20 threes in the game. The Jazz have also won 4 of their last 6 games and 2 of 3..." December 05

  • Grayson Allen Assigned to G League's Salt Lake City Stars by Jazz

    Bleacher Report "The Utah Jazz made Duke's Grayson Allen a first-round pick this year when they selected him No. 21 overall, but they announced Wednesday they've assigned him to the G League's Salt Lake City Stars.  Allen has appeared in 14 games this..." December 05

  • Jazz’s Rudy Gobert fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

    Clutch Points "The NBA is coming down hard on Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert for his postgame comments following the team’s Monday night loss to the Miami Heat. Gobert called out the officials for their lack of consistency and didn’t his mince words. As a result, it’s..." December 04

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Jazz's Gobert sounds off on decisive foul call

    The Score "Rudy Gobert didn't mince words when asked about the late foul call that wound up being the difference in the Utah Jazz's 102-100 defeat to the Miami Heat Sunday evening. With time winding down in regulation, Dwyane Wade drove to the basket and got..." December 03

  • Reportedly promised by Cavs he’d be traded or bought out last offseason, Kyle Korver pleased with trade to Jazz now

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Cavaliers re-signed Kyle Korver to a three-year contract last year, they reportedly promised to buy him out or trade him during the following offseason – so Korver could more easily move his family – if LeBron James left Cleveland. LeBron of course left for the..." November 30

  • Kyle Korver never left Utah, but now he's back

    Real GM Basketball "Kyle Korver never left Utah, not spiritually, and he never truly played in Atlanta. The heavy air quotes “consummate professional” white guy jokes are there, like a bowl of bar-nuts, to use as you please, but really, this is a happy thing: Korver has escaped the Cavs’ sinking..." November 30

  • Report: Cavs Players Upset By Kyle Korver Trade to Utah

    SLAM Online "Cleveland traded veteran guard Kyle Korver to Utah for Alec Burks and two future second-round draft picks Wednesday, and some of Korver’s now-former Cavs teammates were reportedly upset by the move. Korver, 37, says he’s happy to move back to..." November 29

  • Cavaliers reportedly trade Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers traded veteran Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. November 28

  • Jazz’s Derrick Favors not changing mindset after move to bench

    Clutch Points "NBA Jazz’s Derrick Favors not changing mindset after move to bench by  Bruno Manrique November 26, 2018 The Utah Jazz moved big man Derrick Favors to the bench after going through a tough stretch, losing three..." November 26

  • The Utah Jazz have been struggling to defend in transition ... or have they?

    SLC Dunk "The Utah Jazz have lost three games in a row and fans are looking for why. Why can’t Utah be consistent? For a team that looked to have found their rhythm last season, Utah hasn’t looked like a playoff team so far this season. There’s plenty of time for Utah to..." November 26

  • The Jazz have a Donovan Mitchell problem

    SB Nation "The Jazz are a leading contender to be called the NBA’s most disappointing team at the quarter-pole of the regular season, which is a real shame as some of us thought the Jazz might just be a leading contender, period. Imagine a world in which the Warriors suffer..." November 26

  • Donovan Mitchell exits game with rib contusion

    NBA.com "A rib contusion forced Donovan Mitchell leave Friday's game against the Lakers after the second-year guard played just 12 minutes. The Jazz had no update on Mitchell's condition as of Friday night. Mitchell is averaging 21.6 points per game for the Jazz, who have lost three..." November 24

  • Jazz's Mitchell on 35-shot, 0-assist night: 'That can't happen'

    The Score "Donovan Mitchell shouldered too much off the offensive load on Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, which didn't work out well for the Utah Jazz. "I took 35 shots. That can't happen. Zero assists," Mitchell said following his team's 113-107 loss at the..." November 17

  • Jazz confident they could have signed Kyle Lowry last year, but waited for Gordon Hayward instead

    Pro Basketball Talk "Entering 2017 free agency, rumors swirled Kyle Lowry would leave the Raptors. He ultimately re-signed with Toronto, but maybe that was only due to the timing of Gordon Hayward‘s decision to leave the Jazz for the Celtics. Andy Larsen and Eric Walden of The Salt Lake..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Is Derrick Favors Still A Part Of Utah’s Future?

    Uproxx "Derrick Favors came to Utah back in 2011 as the centerpiece of the Deron Williams trade alongside Devin Harris and the draft picks that ultimately became Enes Kanter and Trey Burke. That was seven years ago, and as the Jazz have undergone numerous roster reconstructions — from the Paul..." November 15

  • Alec Burks’ arrival may finally be here, is this déjà vu?

    SLC Dunk "This is Alec Burks’ eighth season with the Utah Jazz. By the end of this campaign, he should be top 25 on the Jazz leaderboard in games. He’s already 23rd in points. And if he plays the way he is right now for a few more months,..." November 09

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert feels team defense is still adapting to NBA rule changes

    Deseret News "Defense has been the staple of the Utah Jazz’s success during the Quin Snyder era. Especially during last season’s second-round playoff run, where the Jazz held the league’s top defensive rating (102.9), en route to Rudy Gobert taking home the Defensive Player..." November 06

  • Donovan Mitchell will not play Monday vs. Raptors with ankle sprain

    The Score "Donovan Mitchell will miss the Utah Jazz's matchup against the Toronto Raptors on Monday due to a left ankle sprain.

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  • Donovan Mitchell leaves game after landing on ankle

    Larry Brown Sports "Donovan Mitchell had to be helped off the court after hurting his ankle late in the Utah Jazz’s game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Mitchell came down awkwardly on his ankle and was taken into the locker room in the fourth quarter. November 04

  • Can the Jazz win without Donovan Mitchell?

    SLC Dunk "As if losing a close game on the road and giving up 50 points to Derrick Rose wasn’t bad enough, Donovan Mitchell left the game during the fourth quarter with an apparent hamstring injury He was immediately attended to on the bench, and had his leg wrapped..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • James Harden Left The Rockets Loss To The Jazz With Hamstring Tightness

    Dime Magazine "James Harden isn’t having quite the start to this season he was hoping for. The Rockets lost to the Jazz 100-89 on Wednesday night pushing Houston to 1-3 on the season. The bigger story though was with Harden. The reigning MVP winner left the floor for the locker room five minutes early..." October 25