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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Bucks’ Kyle Korver admits he was ‘caught off-guard’ by offseason trade from Jazz

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz traded Kyle Korver to the Memphis Grizzlies this summer in the blockbuster Mike Conley trade, a move the now Milwaukee Bucks guard was “caught off-guard” by. " November 08

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Joe Ingles seeks advice from Patty Mills, JJ Redick as he transitions into new role as the Utah Jazz's sixth man

    NBA.com "The warmup pants go first, flying through the air and into the arms of a waiting ball boy. Next comes a towel and then a jacket, launched from somewhere in the huddle of players on the sideline. It is the first timeout of the game, midway through the first quarter, and Joe Ingles emerges from..." November 08

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents 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 the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic have been superb for Jazz, who look dangerous despite strange early trends

    CBS Sports "There are two ways you can look at the Utah Jazz's 105-94 loss to the Clippers this past Sunday. On one hand, it's encouraging that the Jazz were able to hold the Clippers, the second-best offensive team in the league entering the game, under 40-percent shooting..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Jazz C Ed Davis out at least one month with fractured left fibula

    Yahoo! Sports "Utah Jazz center Ed Davis has suffered a fractured left fibula and will be at out at least a month, the team announced on Saturday afternoon. Davis suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Jazz’s 102-101 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night at the Golden 1..." November 03

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • Karl Malone: It's about time Utah hosts All-Star Game again

    ESPN "After an intense hike in the mountains around Heber City, Utah, Karl Malone stopped into one of his local businesses and received some interesting news. Someone working there told "The Mailman" that Salt Lake City would host NBA All-Star Weekend in 2023. The scoop..." October 30

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • Social Media Thinks Dwight Howard Stuck His Finger up Georges Niang’s Butt

    12 Up "Dwight Howard is definitely not the player he used to be when he was dominating the paint with the Orlando Magic. I guess he's trying to be an enforcer, but he has a weird way of doing it. Take a look at Howard during Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz. He..." October 28

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • Donovan Mitchell thinks ‘a lot of people are sleeping’ on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    USA Today "Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was impressive in his Thunder debut Wednesday night. In his first official game for Oklahoma City, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 26 points to lead OKC in a 100-95 loss to the Jazz. SGA hit on 10-of-23 shots from the field, including a 3-of-7 mark..." October 24

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • Utah To Host 2023 NBA All-Star Game

    SLAM Online "The Utah Jazz will host the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in 30 years, the league has revealed. The franchise will play host to the 2023 festivities from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19 of that year. " October 23

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23

  • Stephen Jackson Says NBA Teams Received A Mass Text, “Don’t F*ck With Carmelo”

    Hot New Hip Hop "A number of current and former NBA veterans have shown support for Carmelo Anthony as he continues to search for a spot on an NBA roster. The latest players to speak out in favor of the 10-time All Star are Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, both of whom spoke about the disrespect..." October 23

  • Meet Jazz Star Mike Conley’s Wife Mary

    Sports Gossip "Mike Conley is playing for a new NBA franchise for the first time in his career. At least he has his beautiful wife by his side. " October 22

  • 4 Teams That Should Trade For Dion Waiters

    Fadeaway World "It looks as if Dion Waiters could be traded from the Miami Heat very soon. The Heat have suspended Waiters for the first game of the season due to comments that he made on Instagram about Erik Spoelstra and Tyler Herro. This past year looked to be Dion’s worst season as a pro as..." October 22

  • Bettors put most money on Lakers to win title

    ESPN "The Lake Show has been playing nonstop at U.S. sportsbooks, leaving bookmakers staring at sizable liabilities on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship. As the season tips off, more money has been bet on the Lakers to win the title than on any other team at..." October 22

  • Jazz Release William Howard

    Yardbarker "The Jazz have set their roster to start the 2019-20 season by waiving forward William Howard, the team announced today in a press release. Utah now has 15 players on standard contracts and two on two-way deals. " October 22

  • Report: Jazz sign Joe Ingles to one-year, $14 Million Extension

    Sportsnaut "The Aussie is about to get paid. On the eve of the NBA regular season starting, the Utah Jazz have reportedly signed veteran forward Joe Ingles to a one-year, $14 million contract extension through the 2021-22 season. " October 21

  • NBA enacting zero-tolerance rules for abusive, hateful fan behavior

    The Score "The NBA is enacting a zero-tolerance fan code of conduct in 2019-20 in an effort to curb abusive and hateful behavior toward players after the number of courtside ejections more than doubled last season, NBA chief security officer Jerome Pickett told The Associated Press' Tim..." October 21

  • Jazz Locking Down Quin Snyder is as Crucial to Their Future as Any Player Signing

    12 Up "Frequently in the NBA, the bulk of the focus gets placed on which players are relocating and which ones are staying put and re-signing in pursuit of a title. What gets lost far too often, then, is the importance of making sure the right coach is in place. For all of the talent that..." October 21

  • NBA Rumors: 10 Young Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "While many NBA fans will be focused on the NBA’s top stars moving teams, there are a variety of young stars that will most likely be on the move. " October 20

  • Jazz agrees to long-term contract extension with head coach Quin Snyder

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz has agreed to a long-term contract extension with head coach Quin Snyder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Snyder has two years remaining on his current contract and the extension will start once the current deal is over. It was a priority for the..." October 19

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 best players, from Kawhi Leonard to Kyrie Irving

    Sporting News "The NBA has made so many headlines for its controversial relationship with China that it's easy to forget there is real, actual basketball on the horizon. Yes, the 2019-20 regular season is upon us, and with it comes another set of player rankings. There has been..." October 19

  • Jazz exercise Mitchell's $5.1M team option for 2020-21

    The Score "The Utah Jazz have exercised Donovan Mitchell's $5.1-million team option for the 2020-21 season, the team announced Friday. Mitchell is coming off an impressive sophomore campaign, during which he averaged 23.8 points, 4.2 assists, 4.1 boards, and 1.4..." October 19

  • Ranking toughest NBA divisions: Pacific is stacked with Lakers, Clippers; Southeast short on star talent

    CBS Sports "There probably aren't many NBA fans who spend a lot of time thinking about divisions. Even the most loyal viewer might find it hard to rattle off each team in all six NBA divisions (yes, there are six). While most of the attention is paid to conference standings since they determine playoff..." October 18

  • Jazz intend to pick up Donovan Mitchell’s, Tony Bradley’s 4th year options

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz intend to pick up Tony Bradley’s and Donovan Mitchell’s fourth year options, ensuring that the two 2017 draftees will have their contracts extended through at least 2020-21, if not further. Mitchell’s fourth-year pickup was no surprise, after the third-year..." October 18

  • Jazz Sign Isaac Haas, Mike Scott

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz have signed center Isaac Haas and guard Mike Scott.  Haas (7-2, 290, Purdue) played for the Jazz’s G League affiliate, Salt Lake City Stars, last season, where he owned averages of 9.9 points on 62.9 percent from the field and 5.2 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per..." October 18

  • China Requested Dismissal Of Daryl Morey, NBA Reportedly Said 'No Chance'

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver claims the Chinese government requested Daryl Morey be terminated as general manager of the Houston Rockets and that the NBA rejected it flatly. " October 17