Jazz Rumors & News

  • Utah Jazz have interest in Lakers’ Lou Williams; Suns eyeing Derrick Favors

    Salt Lake Tribune "The NBA's trade deadline is two days away, and the Jazz have been aggressive on the open market, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. The Jazz have reached out to the Los Angeles Lakers with an interest in acquiring shooting guard Lou Williams, league sources tell The Tribune. Williams, 30, is..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Jazz dump Blazers, end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Just before the opening tip, Gordon Hayward got to enjoy a sneak peek at his first NBA All-Star jersey. Then Hayward went out during the third quarter and showed exactly why he earned a selection in the first place. Hayward dominated during the quarter and turned the tide..." February 16

  • Clippers cruise past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- For the lion's share of four quarters, the Los Angeles Clippers created the perfect blueprint for shutting down the Utah Jazz on both ends of the court. The Clippers altered and troubled shots in the post. They clogged passing lanes and blanketed Utah's top offensive..." February 14

  • Well done: Jazz to raise money for cancer research with their jersey “ad”

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is how you run a smaller market franchise the right way. A few weeks back, the Miller family announced that the Utah Jazz are being put in a trust that would ensure the team would remain in Salt Lake City for the foreseeable future. Now comes news that they have partnered with..." February 14

  • Thomas leads Celtics to victory over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Boston found all sorts of ways to torment Utah's defense for four quarters. The Celtics knocked down one shot after another in a 112-104 victory over the Jazz on Saturday night. They unloaded every available tool to pick Utah apart, relying on a combination of crisp passes,..." February 12

  • Report: Jazz's Hood expected to be out until after All-Star break

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood is expected to be inactive until after the All-Star break, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday night. Hood has missed the past four games with a bone contusion on his right knee, coupled with a Grade 1 lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain, after..." February 12

  • Mavericks rally to stun Jazz in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks could have easily quit when down 21 points Thursday night. They didn't. And for good reason. "We are just a resilient group," Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes said. "We are going to keep playing hard every single game. We've put ourselves in tough..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Johnson leads Jazz to rout of Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Although the Jazz have won 11 of their past 14 games, Utah coach Quin Snyder has spent the last several weeks trying to tamp down praise for his team's consistently high-level performances. Snyder did it again Wednesday night after the Jazz routed the New Orleans Pelicans..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Hayward-led Jazz roll past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Utah Jazz's second decisive victory over the Atlanta Hawks gave them a seven-game winning streak against Eastern Conference teams and increased their lead over second-place Oklahoma City to 3 1/2 games in the Northwest Division. Gordon Hayward, Utah's representative in the..." February 06

  • Hayward explodes for 33 in Jazz victory

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- The Charlotte Hornets' ability to stretch the floor wreaked havoc on Utah's defensive rotations for the better part of three quarters. The Hornets proved adept at creating enough space to open up the perimeter for their shooters. An onslaught of 3-pointers riddled the Jazz..." February 05

  • Jazz run away from Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Being forced to the bench with early foul trouble didn't sit well with Rudy Gobert. The Jazz center picked up two fouls in his first three minutes of action against the Bucks on Wednesday. After that happened, he finished the opening quarter watching the Jazz trade baskets..." February 02

  • Six NBA Teams Still Below Salary Floor For 2016/17

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline fast approaching, it’s worth taking a look at which teams around the league remain below the salary floor for the 2016/17 season. Each NBA club is required to spend at least 90% of the cap in each league year — if a team doesn’t meet that requirement, it will..." January 30

  • Randolph, Conley power Grizzlies past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Defense isn't the only weapon in the Memphis arsenal. When the top playmakers for the Grizzlies find their shot, it adds a new element to the grit and toughness that has become the team's trademark over the past few seasons. Utah experienced such a scenario Saturday..." January 29

  • Cavaliers could target Shelvin Mack, Jameer Nelson in trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James wants a backup point guard on the roster, and for all the Twitter haters saying “stop your whining and just play” LeBron isn’t wrong. The Cavaliers let Matthew Dellavedova walk last summer because of the cost (with tax he would have cost them north of $30 million) and they had Mo..." January 28

  • Hayward, Jazz shoot past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Boos once greeted the news that Gordon Hayward would be joining the Utah Jazz. Now Hayward has turned that pessimism on its head as the franchise's newest NBA All-Star. Hayward found out hours before the Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers that he would be..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Veterans guide Nuggets past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets' young roster got a lesson in closing out games from two crafty veterans. Jameer Nelson scored seven of his 17 points in the final 3:55, Darrell Arthur had 16 points and eight rebounds, both season highs, and the Nuggets held on to beat the Utah Jazz 103-93 on..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Westbrook delivers winning shot, triple-double for OKC

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Russell Westbrook turned the Oklahoma City Thunder's final possession into a high-speed chess match. Moments after Gordon Hayward drilled a 3-pointer to help the Utah Jazz tie the game with 10.5 seconds left, Westbrook pushed the ball up the floor. He had an opportunity for..." January 24

  • New legacy trust means Utah Jazz are here to stay, says Gail Miller

    Salt Lake Tribune "Long before she was the owner of the Utah Jazz, and even before she was a fan, Gail Miller recalls her husband's concern that the fledgling franchise might move. "The Jazz can't leave Utah," she remembers him saying. "We have to do everything we can to keep them here." More than 30 years..." January 24

  • Jazz PG Hill scores 30 while tormenting former club

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If George Hill wanted to send a statement to his old team after being traded to Utah over the summer, he did a good job of masking his intentions. Hill constructed an emotional wall when he faced his old team for the first time this season. He did not turn his thoughts to..." January 22

  • Gobert's career night helps Jazz extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- A career performance from Rudy Gobert helped lift the streaking Utah Jazz to new heights. The 24-year-old fourth-year center racked up career highs with 27 points and 25 rebounds, and the Jazz have won a season-high five straight by slipping by the Dallas Mavericks 112-107 in..." January 21

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Johnson heats up late, pushes Jazz past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It's been more than a decade since Joe Johnson left the Phoenix Suns, but he's still haunting his former team. The 35-year-old Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz held off the Phoenix..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Jazz down Magic in shootout, 114-107

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Despite a sluggish defensive start -- and 40 percent shooting from three by the Orlando Magic -- the Utah Jazz defeated the Magic 114-107. The game was Utah's second in a rare home back-to-back set. In many ways, this game lived up to the scarcity of an NBA team playing two games..." January 15

  • Jazz's Hood helped off court after suffering hyperextended knee

    Salt Lake Tribune "In the middle of a fourth-quarter rally, in the middle of a season offering as much promise as they've seen in years, the 19,000-plus inside Vivint Smart Home Arena went silent Saturday night. A few seconds earlier, Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood had been streaking to the basket — with his..." January 15

  • Jazz run away from Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- When Rodney Hood feels confident in his shot, there's nothing that can stop him from letting it fly and lighting up the scoreboard. After a prolonged shooting slump, Hood has finally found the magic touch from the perimeter again. It has made Utah that much more dangerous..." January 14

  • Hayward leads Jazz over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If Gordon Hayward wanted to build a slam-dunk case for being named an all-star this season, his performance against the defending NBA champions should headline his resume and lead off his personal highlight reel. Hayward played as close to a perfect game as anyone could..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Grizzlies fend off Jazz comeback

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Before the Memphis Grizzlies gave any thought to guarding Utah's Gordon Hayward or trying to pull Jazz center Rudy Gobert away from the rim, they knew they had to defend against an emotional letdown. On Friday night at Golden State, the Grizzlies overcame a 24-point deficit..." January 08

  • With George Hill back, the Jazz are finally whole and a potential West powerhouse

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz earned a 94-92 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, erasing a nine-point deficit in the final three minutes to end a two-game slide. They clamped down on defense in crunch time, holding the Wolves to 12 fourth-quarter points. Derrick Favors, looking as spry as he..." January 08

  • Game-ending surge allows Jazz to rally past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With a healthy roster for the first time all season, the Utah Jazz hope Saturday is a sign of things to come. The Jazz rallied from a double-digit deficit to top the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-92. Utah's George Hill had a team-high 19 points, while Rudy Gobert provided..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • George Hill unable to eat solid food after taking elbow to mouth

    Larry Brown Sports "Injury luck certainly has not been on George Hill’s side this season. After missing eight games in November with a sprained thumb and 13 games in December with a toe injury, the Utah Jazz point guard took an elbow to the mouth from Alex Len in Saturday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns that..." January 06

  • Lowry scores 33 to lead Raptors past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors took a while shake off the effects of a six-game, 12-day trip on their return home on Thursday night. They almost waited too long. The Raptors did not lead in their game at any point against the Utah Jazz until it counted, late in the fourth quarter...." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Thomas mixes it up for Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas says he didn't take any ribbing from his teammates after scoring 52 points without registering a single assist last Friday night. But just in case anyone was doubting Boston's Little Big Man's passing ability, he went out and dished out a career-high 15 assists and..." January 03

  • Brad Stevens not talking free agency, but impressed by Gordon Hayward's growth

    Mass Live "Citing NBA rules that prohibit him from discussing potential free agent targets under contract to another team, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens declined to elaborate Monday afternoon on how much attention he pays to the free agency landscape. Specifically, one reporter mentioned forward..." January 03

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