Jazz Rumors & News

  • Mavericks' win over Jazz shows American Airlines Center could be a fortress

    Dallas Morning News "There was a time when the Mavericks were one of the toughest teams to play on their home floor. Starting in 2001-02, they piled up 30-plus victories at American Airlines Center in seven of eight seasons. Somewhere along the way, they lost that mojo. Perhaps the home opener Thursday..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Alec Burks agrees to four-year, $42 million extension with Jazz

    Yahoo! Sports "Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks has reached an agreement on a four-year, $42 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Reachable incentive clauses could push Burks’ deal to $45 million, sources said. Burks has developed into one of the NBA’s better young shooting guards and is..." October 31

  • Rockets hold off Jazz 104-93 to move to 2-0 on young season

    Houston Chronicle "When the Rockets starters were together, they rolled with relative ease. Dwight Howard was too much to handle in the low post, especially early. James Harden was happy to work as a playmaker. Trevor Ariza poured in 3s for the second-consecutive game. When the Rockets 104-93 fourth-quarter..." October 30

  • Jazz balancing reality and optimism as season begins

    Salt Lake Tribune "Over the course of an 82-game season, a head coach, even a rookie head coach, knows he only can only give so many inspiring speeches before they start to ring hollow. So don't expect Quin Snyder to ask his Utah Jazz to win one for the Gipper before Wednesday night's season opener. "It's the..." October 29

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Jazz center Enes Kanter plans to enter restricted free agency next summer

    Yahoo! Sports "After ending discussions on the possibility of a contract extension with the Utah Jazz, center Enes Kanter plans to enter restricted free agency next summer, his agent told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. “We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again..." October 29

  • Sources: Jazz claim Jordan Hamilton and Joe Ingles off waivers

    Yahoo! Sports "In an effort to bolster their small forward depth, the Utah Jazz claimed Jordan Hamilton and Joe Ingles off waivers on Monday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Hamilton (Toronto Raptors) and Ingles (Los Angeles Clippers) were released in final cuts and will be part of the Jazz’s opening night..." October 28

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    Tony Jones @Tjonessltrib

    Derrick Favors is not practicing today. The jazz center missed Friday nights preseason finale with a sore knee

  • Jazz Exercise Team Options on Burke and Gobert

    NBA.com "The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has elected to exercise its third-year team options for guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert. The options for both players are through the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Burke (6-1, 190, Michigan) is entering..." October 25

  • Jazz cut veteran guard Dahntay Jones

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz on Wednesday waived veteran guard Dahntay Jones and forward Jack Cooley, trimming their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. With a number of injuries in the Utah backcourt in training camp, Jones saw significant time for the Jazz. He played in all six of the team’s..." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • 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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