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  • Jazz To Sign Naz Mitrou-Long To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz will sign Naz Mitrou-Long to a two-way contract, according to Sham Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). “I’m just happy that the Jazz were so patient with me and just kept contributing to the fact that they wanted to see me grow,” the..." July 14

  • Jazz sign summer league star Georges Niang to multiyear contract

    Salt Lake Tribune "Georges Niang excitedly called his mother first. Then, he dialed his uncle up. Finally, he texted his father, who is living abroad. Niang, a versatile forward, and the Utah Jazz reached an agreement on a multiyear deal Friday evening. The first year will be fully guaranteed, league..." July 13

  • Jazz Sign Jairus Lyles

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have signed Maryland-Baltimore County guard Jairus Lyles, the team announced on its website. Terms of the deal were not released, so it’s not clear if Lyles will receive any guaranteed money. It’s not a two-way contract, tweets Tony Jones of..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Utah Jazz keep backup center Ekpe Udoh

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have informed Ekpe Udoh and his representation of their intent to guarantee his $3.4 million contract for next season, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday night. Udoh flew to Las Vegas from Miami on Sunday to be with the Jazz, who will continue their..." July 09

  • Jonas Jerebko to sign with Warriors after being waived by Jazz

    Bleacher Report "Forward Jonas Jerebko reportedly plans to sign with the Golden State Warriors on Monday when he clears waivers, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. Jerebko was waived by the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Per Wojnarowski, if Jerebko were to be claimed off waivers, he..." July 07

  • Donovan Mitchell & Jordan Bell Set the Record Straight on if Bell Was Shooting His Shot at Mitchell’s Girl

    Black Sports Online "Things were getting spicy in NBA Summer League out in Utah.  Last night, Golden State Warriors PF Jordan Bell appeared to be mouthing “Call Me” to Utah Jazz PG Donovan Mitchell’s girlfriend. Of course, the Twitter Police assumed that Bell and Mitchell..." July 07

  • Jazz Waive Jonas Jerebko

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have officially waived Jonas Jerebko, the team announced today in a press release. He’ll become a free agent on Monday, assuming he goes unclaimed. Jerebko’s 2018/19 salary was still non-guaranteed, but would’ve become fully guaranteed if Jerebko had..." July 07

  • Jazz could fully guarantee salaries for Ekpe Udoh, Jonas Jerebko

    Yardbarker "The Jazz have been relatively generous during free agency so far this summer compared to most teams, handing out a two-year, $36M contract to forward Derrick Favors, agreeing to a three-year, $33M deal with backup guard Dante Exum, and reaching terms on a two-year, $4M pact with..." July 04

  • Dante Exum, Jazz agree on 3-year, $33 million extension

    ESPN "Restricted free agent guard Dante Exum has agreed to a 3-year, $33 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz, league sources told ESPN. Exum, 22, withstood two lengthy court absences in his young Jazz career -- including a torn ACL that cost him the entire 2015-16 season -- to..." July 03

  • Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto agrees to two-year, $4.4 million extension

    Deseret News "Raul Neto reportedly met with the Utah Jazz brass on Monday to discuss his contract situation before attending the summer league opener at Vivint Arena. The Brazilian floor general has now agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo..." July 03

  • Grayson Allen inks rookie deal then logs near triple-double in Utah Jazz Summer League debut

    Deseret News "Sherry and William Allen stood next to their son Grayson Allen as he signed his rookie contract with the Utah Jazz early Monday. Later that evening, the former Duke star made his debut in the Utah Jazz Summer League at Vivint Arena with a near triple-double..." July 03

  • Why Jazz agreed to pay Derrick Favors $18 million next season

    CBS Sports "Free agent big man Derrick Favors has agreed to re-sign with the Utah Jazz on a two-year contract worth more than $36 million, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. The eight-year veteran met with the Jazz for three hours on Sunday, per ESPN's Marc Spears.  As soon..." July 02

  • Jazz re-sign Derrick Favors to check off their top free agent priority — keeping the power forward in Utah

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah’s starting power forward is back. Derrick Favors and the Jazz have agreed in principle on the terms of a two-year deal, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday morning. Favors will receive $18 million per season under the terms of the new contract,..." July 02

  • Jazz will meet with unrestricted free agent Derrick Favors in Atlanta on Sunday, sources say

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz will be proactive with the start of free agency. On Sunday afternoon, the franchise is scheduled to meet with unrestricted free agent power forward Derrick Favors and his representation in Atlanta, Favors’ hometown, league sources tell The Tribune. Favors..." July 02

  • Jazz Guarantee Thabo Sefolosha’s Contract For 2018/19

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have elected to not waive veteran forward Thabo Sefolosha, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune tweets. The club could have cleared Sefolosha’s $5.2MM non-guaranteed salary had they released him prior to July 1, but it will now become guaranteed. Sefolosha had an..." July 02

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Thabo Sefolosha to be cleared for basketball activities within six weeks

    Yardbarker "Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha should be fully cleared for basketball activities within six weeks, Tony Jones of the The Salt Lake Tribune tweets. Sefolosha underwent season-ending right knee surgery after appearing in 38 games. His status with the franchise remains..." June 30

  • Jazz to prioritize signing their own free agents

    Yardbarker "The Jazz will enter the offseason with a little spending flexibility, but their top priority is retaining their own free agents. As Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune writes, general manager Dennis Lindsey has made it clear privately and publicly that the team wants to re-sign..." June 29

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers, Kings, Jazz among potential Jabari Parker suitors

    Woelfel's Press Box "Toward the end of the 2017-2018 season, the Sacramento Kings dispatched a player personnel official to Milwaukee. The Kings employee didn’t go to Milwaukee to file a report on the Bucks as the Kings weren’t going to play them again the rest of the season. More likely, the..." June 29

  • Donovan Mitchell downplays Rookie of the Year loss after feud

    TMZ "Donovan Mitchell tells TMZ Sports he "ain't worried" about losing Rookie of the Year to Ben Simmons -- and the reason he doesn't care? The fans love him anyway!!! The Utah Jazz star got a hero's welcome before an appearance at the Adidas store in Santa Monica on..." June 27

  • Derrick Favors wants to stay with the Jazz, but is determined to test the free agent market

    Salt Lake Tribune "Derrick Favors took time from a busy offseason in Atlanta and New York to visit coaches and teammates at the Jazz practice facility over the weekend, reminding himself how much he’s come to appreciate being Utah’s longest tenured player. Favors will be the most visible..." June 27

  • Jazz Extend Qualifying Offers To Exum, Neto, Niang

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have tendered qualifying offers to three players eligible for restricted free agency, according to RealGM’s official NBA transactions log. Dante Exum, Raul Neto, and Georges Niang have received qualifying offers from the club. Exum and Neto will now enter standard NBA..." June 26

  • Jazz’s Rudy Gobert is honored as NBA Defensive Player of Year

    Salt Lake Tribune "It’s the central tenet of the Utah Jazz defense: If you want to score in the paint, you have to go through Rudy Gobert. Throughout his five NBA seasons, Gobert established himself as the most feared rim-protector in the league. On Tuesday night, he finally won an award that..." June 26

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Utah Jazz select Duke guard Grayson Allen with 21st pick of 2018 NBA Draft

    Deseret News "Duke's Grayson Allen has long been one of the most polarizing personalities, and now he's a member of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz selected the 6-foot-5 guard with the 21st overall pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Jacksonville, Florida, native averaged 15.5..." June 21

  • The Charlotte Hornets nearly drafted Donovan Mitchell

    The Sports Daily "Today, on The Lowe Post Podcast,, Jonathan Givony (the other half of ESPN’s NBA Draft team) reported some intriguing news. While talking about his success in mocking drafts, Givony said he was batting 1000% last year until it came time for Charlotte to make their selection. Check out what..." June 18

  • Apparently former Spur Boris Diaw joined the French Marines

    NBC San Antonio "He is the most interesting man alive. Former San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw turned in his sneakers and picked up a rifle for the French Marines. According to French site Varmatin, Diaw joined the Toulon French Marines Reserve unit (the citizen unit that is) and..." June 13

  • NBA Buyers Who Should Wait Until 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Patience is a virtue in the NBA—especially now, for a handful of teams, as the silly season nears. More than half the league will enter the summer without cap space or meaningful flexibility. Such a cash-strapped field invariably puts pressure on the select few squads with..." June 12

  • Cavs Rodney Hood on Playing Second Fiddle to Donovan Mitchell & Being in LeBron’s Shadow

    Black Sports Online "Rodney Hood came into the 2017-18 season as the player to fill Gordon Hayward shoes following his departure to the Celtics via free agency. No one could’ve seen the rise of Utah Jazz first round pick Donovan Mitchell. Hood unfortunately became a victim to Mitchell’s outstanding..." June 12

  • Suns GM: Bamba better than Gobert at same age

    Arizona Central "There’s probably nothing Texas center Mohamed Bamba could have done in his Suns workout Saturday that would change Phoenix’s mind when it comes to the No. 1 pick in the June 21 draft. At this point, with a little less than two weeks to go before the draft, University of..." June 10

  • Donovan Mitchell says he plans to recruit Paul George to Utah Jazz in free agency

    Salt Lake Tribune "Throughout the season, the biggest stars in the NBA seemed to seek out Donovan Mitchell at the end of games. The Utah Jazz’s star rookie doesn’t see why that should change this summer. In an interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski this week, Mitchell discussed his..." June 09

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Duke’s Grayson Allen shows Jazz during workout why he was such a huge NBA Combine hit

    Salt Lake Tribune "Grayson Allen is a pretty good basketball player. That much has never been in question. The former Duke University star can rotate seamlessly between point guard and shooting guard. He’s every bit of 6-foot-5 and Jazz officials say he has NBA athleticism. He’s equal parts..." June 05

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Jazz center Rudy Gobert awarded ‘The Locksmith’ award by NBPA

    Clutch Points "The NBA has seen a decrease in centers as the league’s 30 teams have mostly prioritized shooting and increasing the pace of play. One big man, however, has been able to be not only incredibly effective, but an absolute game-changer for his team. Rudy Gobert has been a defensive..." June 01

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey says team might end up the same as last year

    Deseret News "The Utah Jazz could be pretty much the same team in 2018-19 as it was last season, but the franchise won’t be afraid to make improvements even if it puts them into NBA’s luxury tax territory. That’s the message Utah GM Dennis Lindsey had Thursday in a wide-ranging..." May 28

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

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