Jazz Rumors & News

  • For Enes Kanter, the time is now

    Salt Lake Tribune "No excuses. If there’s a theme for Jazz forward Enes Kanter heading into the regular season, that’s it. This is shaping up as Kanter’s make-or-break year in Utah, and he knows it. It’s his chance to prove to coach Quin Snyder, general manager Dennis Lindsey and the rest of the Utah Jazz..." October 19

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Alec Burks (left shoulder contusion) might play Sunday. Trevor Booker (sprained right ankle) is doubtful vs. Lakers.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

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    Tony Jones @Tjonessltrib

    Hood - who missed two games last week - scrimmaged without restriction on Sunday. Quin Snyder said he will be in his rotation

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Enes Kanter encouraged to shoot deep and from behind the line

    The Deseret News "Enes Kanter got a pleasant surprise when Quin Snyder came to visit him this past offseason while the Jazz big man was rehabbing his knee in Chicago. The surprise wasn’t the visit from his new coach. It was Snyder’s message. “Coach Q came to visit me and we went to a gym. He said, ‘You..." October 10

  • Utah Jazz sign 5-year-old with leukemia to one-day contract

    CBSSports.com "The Utah Jazz signed a major impact player on Monday, adding 5-year-old fan JP Gibson to a one-day contract. From the press release: The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed five-year-old free agent guard JP Gibson to a one-day contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not..." October 06

  • Basketball a way of life for rookie Rodney Hood

    Salt Lake Tribune "The children sat on the floor cross-legged and wide-eyed, staring up at their visitor. Their tiny hands jutted into the air, as they waited to pepper him with questions. "Can you touch the ceiling?" a little boy asks. The man, standing every bit of 6-feet-8-inches, does it with little..." October 05

  • Utah Jazz point guards Trey Burke, Dante Exum competing hard in practice

    The Deseret News "Sure, Trey Burke and Dante Exum are teammates on the Utah Jazz, and they both have the same ultimate goal in mind: To play well and, hopefully, help their team win. But a little intense, yet still friendly, competition between these two young point guards can only help them both improve as..." October 04

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Trey Burke, in wake of nude-photo scandal: ‘My judgments will be much better’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before Media Day even started, the Jazz were dealing with a social media problem. Nude photos, purportedly of point guard Trey Burke, made the rounds on Twitter late last night and this morning, prompting an investigation of sorts by Jazz officials. "We were made aware of the situation this..." September 30

  • Mehmet Okur named 'team ambassador' for Utah Jazz

    The Deseret News "Mehmet Okur is back with the Utah Jazz. Not as a player, though. The lovable, sharpshooting Turkish big man isn't leaving the retirement life anytime soon. Rather, Okur has agreed to be a team ambassador in an official capacity for the NBA team he played for from 2004-11. Jazz CEO Greg..." September 29

  • Jazz sign Dahntay Jones

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dahntay Jones got into a tiff with Kobe Bryant and was never heard from again. Or so we thought. Jones was defending Kobe on a play where Kobe got hurt late in the 2012-13 season, and Kobe accused Jones of playing dirty. Jones finished that season with the Hawks, and then after 10 NBA..." September 22

  • Mehmet Okur will join the Utah Jazz as consultant

    The Deseret News "Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little..." September 18

  • Gordon Hayward calls time with Team USA a ‘confidence booster’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gordon Hayward signed a large contract extension with the Utah Jazz this summer, and worked hard on trying to improve both his game and his physique. Hayward looks noticeably bigger and stronger, and he told me he put on at least 10 pounds of muscle after one of Team USA’s practices in Chicago...." September 14

  • Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn

    Salt Lake Tribune "Derrick Favors stretched out on a bleacher at Zions Bank Basketball Center wearing shorts, flip-flops and a Utah Jazz T-shirt. He looked comfortable, at peace with himself and his surroundings. No doubt, the lazy summer afternoon had something to do with it. The middle of July — two months..." September 14

  • Dante Exum to come off the bench for Australia in World Cup

    Pro Basketball Talk "Earlier this year, Dante Exum was playing Australian high school basketball. Though he’s competed internationally and made a mark in summer league (not completely positive), Exum is still a mystery by top-five-pick standards. So, I was particularly looking forward to watching him in the..." August 28

  • Jazz sign former Knick Toure’ Murry to two-year contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Jazz have two promising young point guards – Trey Burke and Dante Exum. But why stop there? In need of a third point guard, as rumored, Utah has turned to 24-year-old Toure’ Murry. The 6-foot-5 Murry broke into the NBA with the Knicks last season, and his size for the position makes..." August 26

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Sheridan: Gordon Hayward is Most Likely to be Cut by Team USA

    Sheridan Hoops "Derrick Rose will play Friday against Puerto Rico, we have been assured. Of course, knee soreness has a way of changing things — which was why Rose did not play Wednesday against the Dominican Republic. As I wrote Tuesday, Rose’s status and questions over his ability to play five games in six..." August 22

  • Jazz Signs Free Agent Dee Bost

    NBA.com "The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Dee Bost. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Bost (6-2, 176, Mississippi State) played for the Idaho Stampede last season, averaging 15.2 points, a team-high 8.4 assists, 6.1 rebounds and team-leading 2.1..." August 15

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    Brett Pollakoff @BrettEP

    Gordon Hayward is noticeably bigger in person. Told me he put on 10 lbs of muscle since end of season.

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Utah Jazz closing in on two-year, $2 million deal free-agent guard Toure Murry, who had also been chased by Heat & incumbent Knicks

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    I Am A Utah Jazz Fan @IAmAUtahJazzFan

    Here is the full quote from @BasketballAus on @UtahJazz rookie @daanteee injury (see photo) #JazzNation pic.twitter.com/SjIly4GIrK

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    The Jazz are keeping Ian Clark. The guard's contract becomes fully guaranteed today.

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Jazz have a decision to make on guard Ian Clark. His contract for 2014-15 becomes fully guaranteed tomorrow. Dennis Lindsey: "No comment."

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    David Locke @Lockedonsports

    Jazz summer league player and training camp invitee Brock Motum DID make the Boomers FIBA World Cup roster with Dante Exum

  • Dante Exum knows his leap from high school games to Summer League was not smooth

    Pro Basketball Talk "There were flashes from Dante Exum. There was the loping, lull-you-to-sleep dribble followed by an explosive first step where he was past his defender and at the rim. There were creative passes where his height let him see the play and he made a smart and creative choice. There were moments you..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Utah's trading John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to Cleveland for Carrick Felix, future 2nd and $1M, sources tell Yahoo.

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

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    Monte Poole @MontePooleCSN

    In a deal agreed to last week, #Warriors today announce official signing of 6-6 wing Brandon Rush.

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    Trevor Booker's $9.775 mil contract with Utah Jazz is $5 mil this year and just $250k guarnateed in 2nd year at $4.775 mil

  • At first look, Dante Exum and Nerlens Noel have dazzled audiences

    CBSSports.com "The unknown quantity in sports, especially when it comes to young basketball players, can be a very exciting thing. The idea of potential can often trump a tangible alternative. The situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers and their decision of whether or not to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade..." July 20

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    The Jazz will sign free agent Trevor Booker, per Yahoo. The 6-8 power forward has averaged 6.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in four NBA seasons.

  • Dante Exum impresses in flashes during Summer League debut with Jazz

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dante Exum was selected by the Jazz with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft, and as Utah got its first look at the team’s new 19-year old prospect in Summer League action on Saturday, he showed every bit of having that level of promise. Many weren’t completely familiar with Exum’s..." July 13

  • Report: Marvin Williams agrees to 2-year, $14M deal with Hornets

    SI.com "Unrestricted free agent forward Marvin Williams agreed to a two-year, $14 million fully-guaranteed deal with the Charlotte Hornets, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Saturday night. The news comes after it was reported earlier in the week Williams, who turned 28 in June and spent the..." July 13

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Jazz sent Hornets notification this morning, source tells Yahoo Sports. Hayward will sign a four-year, $63M deal with Jazz today.

  • Jazz match, Gordon Hayward to sign four-year, $63 million deal to stay in Utah

    The Deseret News "It's official. Gordon Hayward will be staying in Utah. The Jazz informed the Charlotte Hornets via email Saturday morning that they will match the four-year, $63 million offer sheet that Hayward, a restricted free agent, signed on Thursday, as has been reported would happen. Hayward is in..." July 12

  • Jazz sign first round draft picks Dante Exum and Rodney Hood

    Inside Hoops "The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed 2014 first-round draft picks guard Danté Exum (fifth overall) and forward Rodney Hood (23rd overall). All first round draft picks are guaranteed to receive a contract, so these signings are standard. Both players are expected to be available..." July 11

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Jazz will match Gordon Hayward's $63M sheet, but wouldn't be a surprise to see them take full 3 days to notify Hornets, sources tell Yahoo.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Sources: Gordon Hayward agrees to $63 million offer sheet with Hornets

    Yahoo! Sports "Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $63 million maximum contract offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. A player option for the fourth year of the deal and a 15 percent trade kicker are expected to be included in the offer sheet,..." July 09

  • Hornets pursuing Marvin Williams as possible replacement for Josh McRoberts

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told..." July 08

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    No surprise, but Miami is no longer in the mix for Marvin Williams after using MLE on Josh McRoberts. Miami had met with Williams recently.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hornets are also meeting today with Jazz RFA Gordon Hayward in Charlotte amid all this fun. Michael Jordan's Charlotte HORNETS

  • Steve Novak stunned but excited to play for Utah Jazz

    The Deseret News "Steve Novak was in line to get ice cream with his family Friday afternoon in Milwaukee, enjoying the Fourth of July like millions of other Americans, when he was stunned by some texts from a teammate. The crux of the surprising messages from Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry: "You just got traded..." July 06

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