Jazz Rumors & News

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Dante Exum 100 percent excited and ready to go for Utah Jazz

    The Deseret News "Hall of Famer Allen Iverson might be shocked to hear this, but Dante Exum was exuberant to join his Utah Jazz teammates in the first practice of the 2016-17 season. Christmas morning excited. NBA2K release day excited. First day back on the job for a 20-year-old basketball player who..." September 28

  • If the Jazz are to live up to their top-5 hype, first they must control it

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz are, in terms of depth and well-rounded talent, are probably a top 5 team in NA heading into the 2016-17 season. That probably sounds crazy to a lot of people, but it's true. The question is whether their record this coming season, and potential playoff seed, will ultimately..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • ‘Everybody knows I want to be here,” Rudy Gobert says of possible contract extension

    Salt Lake Tribune "One way or another, one day or another, Rudy Gobert's big payday is coming. The Utah Jazz's shot-blocker extraordinaire is set to make $2.1 million, a bargain by NBA standards, during the final year of his rookie contract. And while Gobert is eligible to sign an extension this fall, the man..." September 27

  • Jazz Sign Henry Sims

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have filled one of the remaining two openings on their 20-man offseason roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed Henry Sims to a training camp contract. Terms of the agreement haven’t been reported, but it figures to be a minimum-salary pact with little to no..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Jazz Announce Coaching Staff Changes

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz have finalized their coaching staff for the coming season and have also announced some changes to their basketball staff, the team announced in a pair of press releases. Most notably, assistant coach Igor Kokoskov has received a promotion to lead assistant in Utah, as he prepares for his..." September 20

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Jazz's Hill delivers Wendy's to Salt Lake City homeless

    CBS Sports "NBA players commit a lot of money and time every year to good causes. Players have foundations, team events, sponsored programs, all of which really make substantial impacts on the lives of those in need. " September 16

  • Jazz Working Out Jabari Brown

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz are hosting Jabari Brown for a workout. Brown played 19 games in the 14-15 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 12.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29.9 minutes. " September 13

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • George Hill settles into town with big goals in mind

    Salt Lake Tribune "George Hill wants to offer a bit of clarification. He did not know that he was going to be traded to the Utah Jazz, he said with a laugh, when he was at Lone Peak High's basketball camp in early June. Of course, a few weeks later, he was dealt to Utah in a three-team trade. On Saturday..." September 11

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • Jazz sign Ford to partially guaranteed deal

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have signed rookie small forward Quincy Ford, the team formally announced on Wednesday morning. In a deal that comes with a partial guarantee of $75,000, Ford, a 6-foot-8 small forward out of Northeastern, will attend training camp, which starts on September 27th, and is..." September 08

  • Jeff Withey Expected To Earn Final Roster Spot For Jazz

    Real GM Basketball "The Utah Jazz currently have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The 15th spot is expected to go to Jeff Withey, who has a contract that will become guaranteed in January." September 08

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Utah Jazz nearing several hard financial decisions

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz have been in asset accumulation mode since 2013. Utah has traded for Rudy Gobert, and drafted Dante Exum, Rodney Hood and Trey Lyles. This summer, the Jazz traded for Boris Diaw and George Hill, and signed Joe Johnson in free agency. Bringing together key parts to surround the..." September 05

  • Sixers expected to waive Tibor Pleiss

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday, the Jazz traded German center Tibor Pleiss to the Sixers along with two second-round picks for Kendall Marshall. The big draw of the trade for Philly was the picks, and Pleiss is not expected to stay with the Sixers, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato." August 27

  • 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

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