Jazz Rumors & News

  • Hayward leads Jazz to win, 3-2 series lead on Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Gordon Hayward made it clear he doesn't want to return to Staples Center this weekend. "We want to close it out in Salt Lake City," Hayward said. "We definitely don't want to come here for Game 7." Hayward scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 26

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief after Joe Johnson shot

    Yardbarker "Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief as he watched Joe Johnson bury his team once again. Johnson made a jumper with 19.2 seconds left to put Utah up 102-97 on Ballmer’s Clippers during Game 5 of their playoff series on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Johnson had 14 points and 8 rebounds in the..." April 26

  • Gordon Hayward makes trip to L.A. with teammates, could play in Game 5

    Salt Lake Tribune "As of late Monday afternoon, the Utah Jazz hadn't commented officially on Gordon Hayward's status for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Still — despite the bout with food poisoning that cost Hayward most of Sunday's Game 4 — the All-Star forward is expected to..." April 25

  • Jazz call deactivating Jeff Withey, who was accused of domestic violence, ‘strategic basketball-related decision’

    The Deseret News "Game 4 between the Utah Jazz and L.A. Clippers marked the first time in nine years that NBA basketball has been played in Salt Lake City on a Sunday. At shootaround on Sunday morning, Jazz players were admittedly unsure what the atmosphere at Vivint Arena would be like. “I don’t know,” point..." April 24

  • Rudy Gobert To Return For Game 4

    Hoops Rumors "After being upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, it now appears as though Rudy Gobert is healthy enough to return to action tonight, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune tweets. Gobert had been sidelined since banging his knee on the first play of Game 1. Shortly after the injury was..." April 23

  • Jazz's Rudy Gobert questionable for Game 4 vs. Clippers

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the LA Clippers. Gobert, a Defensive Player of the Year and All-NBA candidate, has not played since suffering a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee on the first possession of the..." April 23

  • Clippers rally to take 2-1 lead over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Making clutch baskets turned into Chris Paul's trademark when the Los Angeles Clippers needed those plays to spark a second-half rally. Paul fueled a decisive fourth-quarter run by scoring on four straight possessions and finished with a season-high 34 points to lift the..." April 22

  • Rudy Gobert ruled out for Game 3 with knee injury

    CBS Sports "The Jazz will be shorthanded once again on Friday night against the Clippers in Game 3, as potential All-NBA center Rudy Gobert, who injured his knee in Game 1 of the series, will miss his second consecutive game according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Gobert hyperextended his knee just 11 seconds..." April 21

  • Jeff Withey Calls BS On Dom. Violence Allegations ... 'Patently False'

    TMZ "Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey says he NEVER got physical with his Playboy Playmate ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... claiming she made the whole thing up to damage his reputation. As we previously reported, Summers -- the 2014 Playmate of the Year -- filed a police report earlier this week..." April 21

  • Jazz’s Quin Snyder credits circuitous path for helping him grow into NBA head coach

    Orange County Register "Quin Snyder appreciates what he has learned on a circuitous journey to becoming an NBA head coach, but he’s reluctant to reflect on the path he traveled. “It’s a pretty serious discussion,” Snyder said. “If you would write about that, you could write a book.” Snyder’s latest chapter has..." April 20

  • Rudy Gobert out for Jazz-Clippers Game 3

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers successfully attacked the rim with Rudy Gobert sidelined to even their series with the Jazz, 1-1. Utah’s All-NBA-caliber center won’t alter the dynamic in Game 3 tomorrow." April 20

  • Utah Jazz's Jeff Withey Accused of Domestic Violence By Playmate Ex-Girlfriend

    TMZ "Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey has been accused of domestic violence in a police report filed by his Playboy Playmate of the Year ex-fiancee, Kennedy Summers ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources confirm the report was filed in Manhattan Beach, CA on Tuesday and references multiple..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Griffin powers Clippers past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Attacking the rim and scoring inside made all the difference for the Los Angeles Clippers in their Game 2 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Blake Griffin scored 24 points, and the Clippers earned a 99-91 win over the Jazz at Staples Center to even the Western..." April 19

  • Joe Ingles is annoyingly good at what he does

    The Deseret News "Simply put, Joe Ingles isn’t fun to play against. He’s a (bleep) and has a way of getting under your skin, according to one player. He grabs you, pesters you and loves to annoyingly straddle the line between what’s a foul and what’s not a foul while guarding you, another player..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Los Angeles Clippers aim to instigate the action against the Utah Jazz

    Los Angeles Times "If anything, the Clippers have concluded over the last two days, they can’t let the Utah Jazz be the sole instigators of all the action in their first-round playoff series. “The point is we have to join in,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “They’re still going to do what they do. They should...." April 18

  • Gobert to miss Game 2 vs. Clippers

    NBA.com "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will miss Game 2 vs. the LA Clippers on Tuesday after injuring his knee during the opening minute of Game 1, reports Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. Beyond Game 2, though, the uncertainty surrounding Gobert's availability for the remainder of the first round..." April 17

  • Jazz sink Clippers on Johnson buzzer beater

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The loss of Rudy Gobert provided inspiration for the Utah Jazz. Joe Johnson channeled it into a game-winning shot. Johnson's runner in the lane as time expired lifted the Jazz to a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs on..." April 16

  • Rudy Gobert suffers hyperextension, bone bruise to left knee

    CBS Sports "While it is still not known how long Gobert might be out, we now know the details of his injury, as Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Gobert suffered a hyperextension and bone bruise of his left knee. He also has no structural damage, which is good news for both Gobert and the Jazz...." April 16

  • Hayward and Gobert: The new Stockton and Malone?

    The Deseret News "Some things are just better together. Peanut butter and jelly, for instance. Cookies and milk. Movies and popcorn. Greg Ostertag and Fred Flintstone tattoos. The short, feisty guy from Gonzaga and the tall, fierce man from Louisiana Tech. As far as the Utah Jazz and their fans are..." April 14

  • Jazz finish regular season with win over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Now that Utah is finally at full strength, the Jazz are starting to offer a glimpse of what could make them so dangerous in the NBA playoffs. Injuries have given Utah depth that few teams can match. All of the team's reserve players have been thrust into bigger roles..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Jazz snap Warriors' 14-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Although 50 wins represents a nice round number, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder seemed more impressed with his team's well-rounded effort in a 105-99 win over the Golden State Warriors Monday night at Oracle Arena. In ending both the Warriors' 14-game winning streak and a..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 59 points in wini

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard figured early on he was going to have a special performance. Like, before the opening tip Saturday night at Moda Center. "I knew coming into the game I was going to attack them, knowing how important the game was," Lillard said after scoring 59 points in the..." April 09

  • Joe Johnson reaches 20,000-point plateau

    The Deseret News "Joe Johnson has now done something over the past 16 seasons that only 41 other players in NBA history have done. On Saturday night, the seven-time All-Star joined the 20,000-point club. “I really don’t dwell on it,” Johnson said. “I’m just thinking about playing basketball and helping this..." April 09

  • Jazz top Timberwolves to take division title

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Dominating games through stifling defense is second nature to Utah. Now the Jazz are finding ways to also take over on offense. Utah used its full arsenal of offensive weapons with great success in a 120-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. It helped..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Hayward, Gobert power Jazz past Portland

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Exterminating the injury bug is turning into an impossible mission for the Utah Jazz this season. The Jazz came into a critical game against the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday night with 11 healthy players suited up. A third quarter injury to Dante Exum reduced that..." April 05

  • Jazz fans start GoFundMe to buy billboard asking Gordon Hayward to stay

    Larry Brown Sports "Utah Jazz fans are putting on the full-court press in an effort to convince Gordon Hayward to stay with the team. Jazz fan Garrett Jones started a GoFundMe page on Tuesday in the hopes of purchasing a billboard in Salt Lake City between the Jazz practice facility and the Vivint Smart Home Arena..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Boris Diaw contributes to Jazz's play and palate

    The Deseret News "Boris Diaw has had a very nice NBA career. He is respected for his knowledge of the game, his leadership, his play and contributions made toward the Spurs’ 2014 NBA championship. “He’s a just a really high IQ basketball player,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “That’s basically what he..." April 04

  • Gregg Popovich 'impressed' with Utah, feels bad for team's injuries

    The Deseret News "Whenever the Jazz and Spurs play nowadays, it’s almost like a mutual admiration get-together. Not only do Jazz coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey have fond memories of working for the Spurs before they headed West, but Gregg Popovich admires what they’re doing in Utah as..." April 03

  • Leonard leads Spurs past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard doesn't always save his best for the second half, but he has in the last two games. Leonard scored 19 of his 25 points in the third quarter as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 109-103 Sunday afternoon. "I was just being patient," Leonard said...." April 02

  • Jazz shut down Wizards for sixth straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Injuries allowed Shelvin Mack to find his way back into the playing rotation for the Utah Jazz. Mack is making a case to stick around on the court if the Jazz roster ever gets fully healthy in time for the playoffs. Mack scored several critical fourth-quarter baskets to..." April 01

  • Mack, Hayward lead Jazz in rout of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- During all the time he spent watching the action on the court instead of being a part of it in 2017, Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack occasionally wondered whether his fortunes would change. Every time he did, his coaches had a message for him. The lack of playing time..." March 30

  • NBA Rumors: 'Whispers' Gordon Hayward could sign with Heat in free agency

    CBS Sports "Most of this summer’s big-name free agents are near-locks to re-sign where they’re at. It would be at least slightly stunning to see Chris Paul or Blake Griffin leave the Clippers, and no one would ever imagine Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant leaving the Warriors. But one name who is thought to at..." March 30

  • Gobert guides Jazz to season sweep of Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- A lack of fire and energy became enough of a problem in recent losses to cause Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert to publicly question the competitiveness of his teammates. They answered the criticism in the best way possible. Buoyed by Gobert's 20 points, 19 rebounds and five..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Clippers ease past Jazz, clinch playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers are heading to the playoffs for the sixth season in a row. Still, they need to improve their game if they expect to make a deep run, guard Jamal Crawford says. Crawford came off the bench to deliver 17 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the..." March 26

  • Rudy Gobert calls out Jazz: 'Some of us just think about scoring ... We’re too nice'

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz’s recent slide continued on Saturday with a 108-95 defeat at the hands of of the Los Angeles Clippers, their fourth loss in five games. The Clippers built a 15-point lead in the first quarter, which meant the Jazz needed a 20-6 run in the third quarter just to get back into the game...." March 26

  • John Stockton ‘mad’ at NBA stars resting

    Larry Brown Sports "Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton is yelling at the proverbial cloud. The Utah Jazz great, who was in town on Wednesday for a 20th anniversary reunion with his former teammates on the 1996-97 Jazz, the winningest team in franchise history, said that he was “mad” at the recent trend of..." March 24

  • Gobert's 35 lead Jazz past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Everyone already knows how fearsome Rudy Gobert is on defense. Gobert is quietly transforming into an equally intimidating force on offense. The Utah Jazz center made a major statement over four quarters in leading his team to a 108-101 victory over the New York Knicks on..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • George 'would love to play' with Hayward

    12 Up "The Pacers are now three seasons removed from contending in back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals. Indiana's window opened for a split second before LeBron James shut that down for good. The Pacers present team is shell of their former self and after two straight subpar seasons, Paul George is..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Up-and-down Pacers climb past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Win one. Lose one. Win one. Lose one. The Indiana Pacers' strange February and March trend continued Monday night with a 107-100 victory against the Utah Jazz in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Beginning with a Feb. 16 loss to Washington, Indiana has a 14-game stretch in which..." March 20

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