Jazz Rumors & News

  • 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

  • George Hill staying steady with bigger role, looming payday

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gregg Popovich has made that quote, the Stonecutter Credo, a mantra for the Spurs. Six years after he left San Antonio, George Hill has not forgotten it. “One thing that Coach Pop really taught me when I first got to the NBA is keep pounding that rock, no matter what,” Hill said. “When times..." March 20

  • Bulls beat Jazz to end two-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls rookie forward Denzel Valentine had a hunch he was approaching his first career double-double as he received extended playing time in the fourth quarter Saturday night. "I knew I was getting close," Valentine said with a smile. "Rebounding is one of my biggest..." March 19

  • Love returns, Irving exits as Cavs beat Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- During the first timeout of the fourth quarter, Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving knew his aching left knee was going to keep him from returning against the Utah Jazz. So he went to LeBron James and asked him: "You got this?" James' answer was an emphatic yes...." March 16

  • Hot 3-point shooting helps Jazz beat Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Two different times this season, the Utah Jazz seemed powerless to prevent the Los Angeles Clippers from draining every ounce of life and energy from their offense. The Clippers contested shot after shot, forced bunches of turnovers and eventually handed Utah two of its worst..." March 14

  • Rudy Gobert Has Started a Blood Feud With Chris Paul and the Clippers

    The Big Lead "The Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, 114-108. Gordon Hayward scored 27 to lead the Jazz, but Rudy Gobert may have set the tone for Utah during two incidents in the 4th quarter. First, Gobert popped J.J. Reddick in the jaw while boxing out. Then late in the game, Chris Paul..." March 14

  • Westbrook's 32nd triple-double leads Thunder over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook really doesn't like to talk about his triple-doubles. Whether the Oklahoma City point guard is being modest or would just rather focus on the team, he won't elaborate in how much his triple-doubles are affecting his team's success. But it was hard for his..." March 11

  • Jazz outmuscle Rockets 115-108

    The Sports Xchange "By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange HOUSTON -- When the Jazz darted from the gate with an impressive display of shot-making, that proficiency served to deliver Utah an early advantage while also bolstering its confidence to facilitate pristine execution down the stretch. Rudy..." March 08

  • Jazz jump out quickly, hold off Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Everything clicked on offense for Utah through one quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans. Then the shots suddenly stopped falling, and the Jazz had to lean on their defense to get through the remaining three quarters. Surviving a grind-it-out contest is becoming second..." March 07

  • Gobert's tip-in at OT buzzer sends Jazz past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rudy Gobert didn't know how much time was left on the clock when the ball left Utah Jazz teammate George Hill's hand. He just knew that he better go get it. To hear his coach tell it, that's just what he does. "It's kind of who Rudy is," coach Quin Snyder said..." March 05

  • Hill carries Jazz past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY – Measuring his most recent game by his own personal standards, George Hill came away feeling dissatisfied with his performance. Hill did not feel like he was doing enough to get involved in the offense. He embraced a simple goal to foster a bounce-back game: get teammates..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Towns, Timberwolves take down Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- The Timberwolves are figuring out how to impose their defensive will for 48 minutes. The result is that Minnesota is becoming an opponent other NBA teams don't want to face late in the season. A 107-80 victory over Utah on Wednesday night offered the latest evidence of that..." March 02

  • Deron Williams Would Like To Finish His Career In Utah

    ESPN Dallas "ESPN Dallas NBA reporter Tim MacMahon joined OC & Hackett to discuss George Hill’s value to the Utah Jazz as he becomes a free agent this offseason. But MacMahon, not only plugged into the league as a top reporter, but working in Dallas, is familiar with former Jazz point guard Deron Williams and..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • George Hill advised he can get ‘much better deal’ this summer than Jazz offered now

    Salt Lake Tribune "George Hill and the Utah Jazz will not reach a deal on a contract extension, clearing the way for Utah's talented starting point guard to reach unrestricted free agency, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. According to league sources, Hill and the Jazz engaged in discussions concerning a..." March 01

  • Westbrook's 30th triple-double leads Thunder over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook continued his assault on the record books Tuesday when his Oklahoma City squad took on the Utah Jazz. The All-Star point guard racked up his 30th triple-double of the season as the Thunder knocked off the Jazz 109-106 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena...." February 28

  • Jazz Unable To Agree Upon Extension With George Hill

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz were unable to agree upon a contract extension with George Hill. The Jazz could have given Hill the remainder of their cap space this season and an extension of up to three years with annual raises of 7.5 percent. The best offer Utah could make to Hill is for $88.3 million to..." February 28

  • Jazz working to extend Hill before free agency

    ESPN "The Utah Jazz and point guard George Hill are in active discussions on a contract extension in an attempt to strike a deal before Tuesday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline for such deals, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the sides continue to work toward an agreement in hopes of..." February 28

  • Hayward, Gobert, Hill power Jazz past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Quin Snyder called Washington's John Wall and Bradley Beal the NBA's best backcourt before the Jazz faced the Wizards. Utah's head coach doubled down on that claim postgame. Good thing his team turned in one of its best defensive performances of the season in between...." February 26

  • Gobert fined $25K for making contact with ref

    Los Angeles Times "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been fined $25,000 for making physical contact with an official. Kiki VanDeWeghe, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations, announced Gobert's punishment Sunday. The incident occurred after Gobert was called for fouling Giannis Antetokounmpo..." February 26

  • Hayward helps Jazz roll past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For all the fancy plays a coach may try to draw up, winning in the NBA generally comes down to two simple ideas: Can you run the pick-and-roll, and can you defend it? The Utah Jazz ran the pick-and-roll almost to perfection much of Friday night and the Milwaukee Bucks did not..." February 24

  • Cavs, Jazz among Deron Williams' options

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Mavericks did not trade guard Deron Williams before Thursday’s deadline, and they waived the veteran guard shortly afterward. For the Mavericks, this means more opportunities for young guards Yogi Ferrell and Seth Curry. For Williams, this means he will likely have his pick of a few..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Sources: Jazz express interest in Deron Williams via trade from Mavericks

    ESPN "The Utah Jazz have expressed interest in reacquiring former All-Star guard Deron Williams via trade from the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. No deal appeared imminent Tuesday night, sources told ESPN.com, but Utah has registered its interest in bringing Williams back to his..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21

  • 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

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