Jazz Rumors & News

  • Jazz ‘highly unlikely’ to trade Gordon Hayward despite rumors of unrest

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple years ago, the Jazz were one of the youngest teams of all-time. Now, they’re ready to blossom. Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are forces inside. Gordon Hayward has become a near-All-Star. Rodney Hood has quietly developed into one of the NBA’s most intriguing players. Dante Exum..." July 23

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • George Hill found out he was traded in a Larry Bird voicemail

    The Comeback "Finding out you’ve been traded is kind of like getting broken up with. You’d rather find out face to face out of respect than via phone call or text message. Apparently, George Hill learned that he had been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz from a voicemail left on his phone from..." July 18

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Rudy Gobert will join French national team in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "France qualified for the Olympics by beating Canada on Sunday — then within 48 hours got a lot better. Utah’s shot-blocking beast in the paint Rudy Gobert sat out Olympic qualifying but announced on Twitter he would join France in Brazil. Translated: “It is with pleasure that I announce that..." July 11

  • Rudy Gobert undecided on Olympics, very committed to the Jazz

    The Deseret News "Sunday began better than it ended for France’s national sports teams. Hours before Les Bleus suffered a disappointing defeat to Portugal in the EuroCup championship game, the French men’s basketball team earned a big victory in the Philippines. That hoops win — 83-74 over Canada in the final..." July 11

  • Young Jazz try to grow up without aging too much

    NBA.com "They were still the mostly young, unproven Jazz at the end of last season despite what some birth certificates said, a fact no one needed to point out to the front office that regarded lack of experience as the biggest concern heading into 2016-17 and possibly the difference between the playoffs..." July 09

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Utah Jazz to guarantee final year of Shelvin Mack’s contract

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz will keep point guard Shelvin Mack on the roster past Thursday, thus guaranteeing the final year of his $2.4 million dollar contract, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Badly needing point guard help, the Jazz traded for Mack at February's deadline, sending a second round pick to..." July 06

  • Boris Diaw traded to Jazz to clear cap space, according to report

    SB Nation "The San Antonio Spurs have traded veteran forward Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The move clears the necessary cap space to allow the Spurs to sign Pau Gasol. Utah will send back Olivier Hanlan, a 2015 second-round pick who played overseas last season..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Wizards acquire Trey Burke from Jazz

    Yahoo! Sports "The Utah Jazz have traded point guard Trey Burke to the Washington Wizards, league sources told The Vertical. The Wizards will send a 2021 second-round pick to the Jazz, sources said." July 03

  • Trevor Booker to sign with Brooklyn Nets

    Today's Fastbreak "Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah Jazz free agent Trevor Booker is nearing an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. The terms of Booker’s contract are not yet known. After spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Washington Wizards, Booker just..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Jazz, Joe Johnson agree to $22 million deal, per report

    SB Nation "Veteran guard Joe Johnson has agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract with the Utah Jazz, reports David Aldridge of TNT. The shooting guard is returning for his 15th NBA season after the conclusion of the monster deal he signed with Atlanta in 2010. Johnson was one of the NBA's highest paid..." July 02

  • Utah Jazz have the best kind of problem: money to spend, but no real needs

    Sporting News "No franchise will be facing anything quite like the Jazz during this summer of unprecedented salary cap space. Utah has every one of its key players under contract for the 2016-17 season already, with serious cap space on top of it. However, the long-term impact of present spending will be..." June 30

  • Utah Jazz to enter free agency with aggression

    Salt Lake Tribune "With the NBA's free agency period set to start Thursday night at 10 p.m. MDT, the Utah Jazz are about to enter uncharted territory as an organization. Never have the Jazz entered the market with so much money to spend. Rarely have they been so open about their intention of aggressively trying..." June 30

  • Report: Utah Jazz put 2013 lottery pick Trey Burke on the trade block

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz had high hopes for Trey Burke after trading for him on draft night in 2013. Yet after three seasons, Burke has struggled to produce like he did in college and now the Jazz are trying to trade him, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Utah recently traded for George Hill and with Dante..." June 29

  • Utah Jazz have interest in Pacers’ Solomon Hill, sources say

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have expressed interest in acquiring Indiana forward Solomon Hill once the free agency period opens on Friday at midnight, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Hill's situation is a bit unique. A former first round pick of the Pacers, Hill is entering his fourth NBA season, and..." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Selection of WSU's Bolomboy brings immediate comparisons to Millsap

    The Deseret News "By drafting Weber State star Joel Bolomboy, the Utah Jazz are getting a very hardworking yet somewhat unheralded young player who has steadily improved his skill-set over his collegiate career and has become one of the nation's best rebounders. Sounds a lot like another former unsung player who..." June 26

  • Utah Jazz plan to be 'active' during free-agency period

    The Deseret News "If things go as planned for the Utah Jazz in the next couple of weeks, management probably won’t joke about returning injured players being their free-agent pickups as they’ve done in the past. Though Utah brass like their young core — including rehabbing Dante Exum and Alec Burks, both..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick. The Jazz acquired George Hill from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for their own lottery pick on the eve of the draft. The Suns have been shopping both Bledsoe and Brandon..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • The Hawks have reportedly traded Jeff Teague to the Pacers

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks have traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-team trade, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Utah Jazz will receive Pacers point guard George Hill in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. More details to come." June 22

  • Pacers acquire Teague in three-way deal with Hawks, Jazz

    SI "The Indiana Pacers have acquired point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three way deal also involving the Utah Jazz, The Vertical reports. The Pacers will reportedly send point guard George Hill to the Jazz as part of the trade. The Jazz will send the No. 12 pick to the..." June 22

  • Gordon Hayward off the trade table for Utah Jazz

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics are trying to move the No. 3 pick urgently, according to multiple outlets. They've been pursuing Jahlil Okafor, Jimmy Butler, and other big-name players given that they don't need another rookie and don't need another guard with their having approximately 700 of them. One..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Danté Exum Injury Update

    NBA.com "Utah Jazz guard Danté Exum will not participate in Australian National Team activities this summer, the team announced today. Exum will instead focus on his preparation for the 2016-17 Jazz season. His rehabilitation and recovery process has continued to progress accordingly, and he was..." June 19

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Jazz’s Joe Ingles targets third appearance for Australia

    Salt Lake Tribune "Joe Ingles is about to become a three-time Olympian and a first-time father of two children. Ingles will return for a third season as a forward with the Jazz, following an eventful summer schedule that includes another Olympic basketball tournament with Australia in Rio de Janeiro. Ingles'..." June 13

  • Utah Jazz seek city's approval for percentage of $125 million arena renovation funding

    The Deseret News "When Greg Miller was CEO of the Utah Jazz, he engaged in a similar conversation with then-NBA Commissioner David Stern during occasional phone calls. “The first words out of his mouth,” Miller recalled with a laugh, “were, ‘Do you have a new building underway yet?’” Miller would then..." June 11

  • Washington’s Dejounte Murray impresses in workout

    Salt Lake Tribune "Walt Perrin is typically a master at the poker face. As VP of Player Personnel for the Utah Jazz, Perrin has seen more pre-draft workouts than you can count. So if you ask how a player did on a particular day, you usually get a measured response. Perrin's reaction to Dejounte Murray was..." June 10

  • Alec Burks undergoes knee, ankle surgeries

    The Score "It's going to be a painful summer for Utah Jazz swingman Alec Burks. The team announced that Burks underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to clean out debris from his left knee and ankle. Burks suffered a fractured left fibula in December after a violent mid-air collision forced him to land..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Bucks hiring Jazz's Justin Zanik as GM-in-waiting

    Real GM Basketball "The Milwaukee Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager. Zanik has been serving as assistant general manager of the Utah Jazz. Zanik was previously a player agent and has since developed a strong reputation as a front office executive." May 29

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Derek Fisher Reportedly Agrees to Pay Ex-Wife $1.3 Million in Annual Spousal Support

    The Big Lead "Derek Fisher and his ex-wife Candace have finalized their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, court documents indicated that the former Knicks coach has agreed to pay $109,000 per month – or $1.3 million per year – in spousal support, in addition to $15,000 per month in child support for their..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24