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  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Jazz 'was in the mix' to acquire Fred VanVleet

    Yardbarker "The Jazz were fairly quiet in free agency over the summer, reaching new deals with their own free agents like Derrick Favors, Dante Exum and Raul Neto, but not bringing in any outside targets. However, according to Blake Murphy of The Athletic, Utah was in the mix for at least..." September 19

  • Deron Williams finally make amends with Jerry Sloan

    NBA.com "There are two calls that define Deron Williams’ relationship with the Utah Jazz. The first was a “Twenty-Two,” a play designed to feed the center on the left block. Back in February of 2011, the brash, young All-Star point guard says he knew his big man preferred the..." September 18

  • Jazz’s Justin Zanik, Rockets’ Gersson Rosas get second interview for 76ers’ GM job

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers effectively completed their offseason without a general manager. But they’re still trudging toward a hire. Zanik and Rosas are two of the more-renowned executives who haven’t already run a front office. " September 17

  • Dwyane Wade has high praise for Donovan Mitchell

    Larry Brown Sports "The player to whom Donovan Mitchell is most often compared is Dwyane Wade. And apparently Wade likes that comparison. HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy promoted a story on his Twitter account Saturday that asked whether Mitchell was ready to make a leap to superstar status in the..." September 16

  • Utah State invites Donovan Mitchell to be honorary captain

    Sportsnaut "Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell recently attended a Utah football game, but Utah State isn’t going down without a fight for his fandom. Zach Nyborg, the Director of Player Personnel at the Mountain West program, laid out the school’s pitch for Mitchell to attend a game. In..." September 15

  • Advance scouts think Quin Snyder’s play signals are the toughest to crack

    Clutch Points "As it is in the NFL, several NBA head coaches use various hand signals and gesture to call out plays. Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is no different, but it seems his are more elaborate than others. If you watch Snyder in action, you’ll see his hand gestures in full..." September 14

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Boris Diaw reportedly close to retirement

    EuroHoops.net "It’s the first time in years (ten, to be exact) that Boris Diaw is not included in the French NT squad for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and the rumors of his retirement have circled the press. As reported by L’Equipe, Diaw hasn’t played or been to practice..." September 06

  • Gobert calls out shoe burners protesting Nike's Kaepernick campaign

    The Score "Some weren't overly thrilled by Nike's decision to prominently feature former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its latest ad campaign. Some chose to demonstrate their displeasure by setting their Nike sneakers on fire. That didn't sit well with Utah Jazz..." September 05

  • Alleged NBA love triangle turns into ugly string of accusations

    New York Post "Jae Crowder spent much of his Labor Day weekend squaring off with the mother of his daughter on social media. The Jazz forward alleged Dana Lambert had cheated with 76ers forward Robert Covington, tagging the two on his Instagram story and writing, “Lil..." September 05

  • Jazz poised to have next big 3?

    Yardbarker "The Jazz already have one of the better rosters in the Western Conference, but Jordan Hicks of Basketball Insiders believes that they can get even better if and when Dante Exum can become the team’s third star behind Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Per Hicks, Exum has elite..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Jazz sign guard Trey Lewis

    NBA.com "The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Trey Lewis. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.  Lewis (6-2, 185, Louisville) competed for the Jazz entry squads at the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League and 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. In Las..." August 28

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Jazz Sign Isaac Haas

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have signed center Isaac Haas, according to the team’s website. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, though it will likely be a minimum salary arrangement. Haas played for the Jazz in Summer League this past July. During his four Las Vegas games, he had a..." August 16

  • Jazz Waive Guard David Stockton

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have waived guard David Stockton, the son of their Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. This comes as no surprise since the younger Stockton had already signed to play in Germany with Medi Bayreuth. Stockton had a non-guaranteed..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Donovan Mitchell gifts young cancer patient with shoes

    Sportsnaut "Utah Jazz superstar guard Donovan Mitchell is a man of the people. During his rookie season with the team, the all-everything youngster helped a fan land that important date. Now, he’s doing something even more worthwhile. After learning that a young Jazz fan named Maya is..." August 11

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Former NBA Star Carlos Boozer Cuts Child Support Payments to $380 a Month After Career Comes to an End

    The Blast "Carlos Boozer made around $146 million during his NBA career but those paychecks are gone and he can no longer afford to make his child support payments, so he’s negotiated them down to merely $380 a month for his three children. According to court documents obtained by The..." August 08

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Why these six teams decided not to make any big moves this offseason

    CBS Sports "Now that the dust has settled on the offseason, it's time to catch up on some teams that we haven't talked about much because they didn't do a whole lot. Continuity can be great if it helps a team grow, but nobody wants to be seen as stagnant. We'll start in Miami, where next to..." August 03

  • Donovan Mitchell Helped Someone by Paying to Have Their iPhone Fixed at Apple Store

    Complex "As the brother of Andrew Simeona waited to hear back from a technician about a broken iPhone in a Salt Lake City Apple Store on Wednesday, he struck up a conversation with a random person in the store. The two spoke until the technician returned a few minutes later to inform his..." August 03

  • Jazz Sign Tyler Cavanaugh To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have signed forward Tyler Cavanaugh to a two-way contract, per an official release from the team. Cavanaugh, 24, played for the Hawks last season as a rookie after going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft. He appeared in 39 games (one start) during the 2017/18 season,..." August 02

  • Erik McCree Will Play In Italy

    Hoops Rumors "Erik McCree, a two-way player with the Jazz last season, has signed with the Italian team Consultinvest VL Pesaro, tweets Keith Smith of Real GM. After going undrafted out of Louisiana Tech, McCree joined the Heat for training camp but was waived before the season began. " August 02

  • David Stockton Will Play In Germany

    Hoops Rumors "David Stockton, who finished last season with the Jazz, has signed with Medi Bayreuth in Germany, tweets Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. Stockton inked a pair of 10-day contracts with Utah in March, then signed for the rest of the season in early April. He appeared in three games..." August 02

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • 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