Jazz Rumors & News

  • Jazz Waive Kendall Marshall

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Jazz have waived newly-acquired point guard Kendall Marshall, the team announced today in a press release. Utah’s tweets announcing the trade for Marshall and the point guard’s release came 25 minutes apart, so the former 13th overall pick was officially a member of the Jazz for..." August 26

  • Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed." August 26

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Gordon Hayward Embraces Utah, Is Ready for Next Season

    NBA.com "Gordon Hayward hasn’t had a lot of time to rest this offseason, but that’s more of a blessing than anything his family could have hoped for. He and his wife Robyn welcomed their second daughter, Charlotte “Charlie” Margaret Hayward into the world over a month ago. Earlier this week however,..." August 20

  • Gordon Hayward says he skipped Olympics to focus on family, his game

    Pro Basketball Talk "There were likely a lot of factors that played into Gordon Hayward‘s decision not to play in the Rio Olympics this summer (he turned down an invite). For one, his wife was due with their second child and he didn’t want to be away (a very valid reason). Obviously, there were concerns about the Zika..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Raja Bell Details Why Manu Ginobili Was Harder To Guard Than Kobe Bryant

    Uproxx "Raja Bell’s battles with Kobe Bryant are legendary. One of basketball’s most aggressive wing defenders and a notorious hothead, the former Phoenix Suns guard went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Lakers icon on 44 separate occasions from December 2001 to February 2012. The statistics, as you..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Jazz's Exum: I'm 'fully recovered' from ACL surgery

    The Score "Utah Jazz fans will be happy to hear Australian guard Dante Exum, the team's fifth overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft, is ready to get back to work after sitting out the entire 2015-16 regular season. "I just passed a year since my injury," Exum said in an interview with the National..." August 10

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Jeff Withey Engaged to Playmate GF ... Who Busted Him for Cheating

    TMZ "Talk about turning things around ... the NBA player who was called out by his hot Playmate girlfriend on Instagram for allegedly cheating on her ... is now engaged! You know the story ... 2014 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Kennedy Summers, hijacked Jeff Withey's account back in June and posted..." July 26

  • Trey Burke excited to join playoff-caliber Wizards

    The Score "Trey Burke is headed to the nation's capital after being traded to the Washington Wizards, and he couldn't be happier. The 23-year old point guard, who's spent his whole career with the Jazz, believes he was due for a move out of Utah and to a playoff-caliber club. "It was definitely time..." July 25

  • 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