Four reasons why Utah Jazz fans should already love Donovan Mitchell

Although he has yet to suit up in a single game for the Utah Jazz, rookie Donovan Mitchell has already given fans plenty of reasons to love him. In the recent 2017 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz made one of the biggest splashes on what was a relatively quiet night trade-wise, by trading Trey Lyles […] Four reasons why Utah Jazz fans should already love Donovan Mitchell - Purple and Blues...
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2017 NBA Draft picks put Utah Jazz in awkward position

The Utah Jazz did a tremendous job of recruiting young talent and ready contributors on Thursday’s highly-anticipated NBA Draft, but that leaves the Jazz with some tough decisions to make regarding their roster. In this year’s draft, mastermind Dennis Lindsey managed to turn the 24th pick and Trey Lyles into a promising star in Donovan Mitchell. […] 2017 NBA Draft picks put...
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17 hours ago

Utah Jazz summer league roster taking shape, Dante Exum confirmed

Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum and several others are reportedly locked in for the team’s summer league squad, which will hit the hardwood next month. Following the events of Thursday night, the 2017 NBA Draft is in the rearview. Now, the basketball world’s focus has shifted to the free agent frenzy beginning on July 1. At […] Utah Jazz summer league roster taking shape...
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19 hours ago

Utah Jazz draft Donovan Mitchell, Tony Bradley

The Utah Jazz went into yesterday’s NBA draft with Trey Lyles and the 24th, 30th, 42nd, and 55th picks. They walked away with Louisville 6’3″ shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, UNC 6’10” center Tony Bradley, and maybe on a thumbs-up from John Stockton, Gonzaga 6’4″ point guard Nigel Williams-Goss. Mitchell is a good two-way player, capable of getting hot from outside...
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1 day ago

Staff Scrimmage: Draft Reactions & What’s Next

NBA hopefuls and fans converged on Brooklyn on Thursday night. How would you rate or grade the Jazz’s draft-night acquisition of Donovan Mitchell (No. 13) in exchange for No. 24 and Trey Lyles? Denim Millward: B+.  I like Mitchell, and more importantly I trust the opinion and scouting of Utah’s front office.  Dumping a player as young as Lyles, who at one time showed a lot...
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Utah Jazz: 2017 NBA Draft grades

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Donovan Mitchell Drafted 13th Overall by the Utah Jazz

After working out for teams picking as high as seventh late in the NBA Draft process, Donovan Mitchell will play for the team he worked out first in the Utah Jazz. The pick originally belonged to the Denver Nuggets who traded Mitchell’s draft rights to the Jazz for Trey Lyles and the 24th pick. Utah […]
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2 days ago

Report: Jazz receiving heavy interest in Derrick Favors

Could one of the longest-tenured members of the Utah Jazz be on the move?Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports on Thursday that the Jazz are receiving “a lot of interest” in big man Derrick Favors. Favors, 25, has one year and $12 million left on his contract. He had a down year in 2016-17 with averages of 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds a game, perhaps due to his customary injury...
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WATCH: Draft Memories: Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward was drafted by the Jazz with the 9th pick in 2010.
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Gordon Hayward can’t seem to decide if he wants to leave the Jazz in free agency

Barring something dramatic with Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant, Gordon Hayward is by far the biggest and most important name in the approaching NBA free agency. Hayward has blossomed into one of the league’s top forwards and has potential suitors lining up around the block. He isn’t just a franchise-changing player—he altered the course of the Western Conference with the Utah...
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Report: Spurs open to trading Danny Green

The San Antonio Spurs’ Chris Paul pursuit appears to have them considering any and all potential options.Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports on Thursday that the Spurs are opening to trading Danny Green but that no deal is close yet. The soon-to-be 30-year-old Green, a 40 percent career three-point shooter, averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent targets for the Utah Jazz

Although their season ended with them being swept out of the second round of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors, the Utah Jazz made major strides from the 2015-16 season. They went from a 40-42 team that missed the playoffs in the 2015-16 season to earning the fifth seed in the western conference with a 51-31 this last season. That 11 game improvement was made possible by...
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Report: Celtics hoping to trade for Butler, sign Hayward

The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, and that deal is reportedly just the first step in a series of blockbuster moves Danny Ainge is hoping to make.On ESPN’s “First Take” Monday morning, Stephen A. Smith reported that the Chicago Bulls approached the 76ers about sending Jimmy Butler to Philly in exchange for the No. 3 overall...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat to make push for Gordon Hayward

The Utah Jazz stand a reasonably good chance of re-signing All-Star forward Gordon Hayward once free agency starts next month. But it looks like the team will have a whole lot of competition.Previous reports suggested that Hayward is one of the Boston Celtics’ top targets in free agency. That’s not necessarily a surprise considering Boston is expected to be big-time players in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas might be recruiting Gordon Hayward to the Celtics

The morning after the Golden State Warriors’ Finals-clinching victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA offseason began with Isaiah Thomas recruiting a top free agent to the Boston Celtics, or so it seems.Thomas, who was heavily involved in Boston’s free-agent recruiting process last summer, followed Gordon Hayward on Instagram Tuesday, which might indicate that Thomas is...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Father of Enes Kanter released from custody in Turkey

It’s been a week since Mehmet Kanter, father of Enes Kanter, was taken into custody by Turkish police after a raid on his home based on alleged links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.Thankfully, according to the Associated Press, Kanter has been released from custody.It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for the Kanter family. The Oklahoma City Thunder center was himself detained by...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Boris Diaw ride Segway while chased by dogs in national park

Utah Jazz forward Boris Diaw seems to be enjoying all the beautiful scenery that Utah and Nevada have to offer. Diaw has been spending time in Wheeler Peak (Nevada) and Canyonlands National Park (Utah), hanging out and making memories with his dogs. He and his two Siberian Huskies have been hiking and camping, and Diaw even found some time to cruise around on a Segway, while they...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rudy Gobert - Season Highlights

Rudy Gobert became just the 12th player in NBA history to record at least 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks in the same season. He was the first player in franchise history to reach those benchmarks, and the first player in the NBA to do it since Dwight Howard in the 2009-10 season.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

How will the Utah Jazz look next season?

After not making the playoffs in the 2015-16 NBA season, the Utah Jazz took a huge step forward this season after finishing as the fifth seed in the Western Conference with a 51-31 record. Despite getting swept in the conference semifinals to the Golden State Warriors, the Jazz were able to knock out the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers in seven games. The Jazz have a well-diversified...
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Draymond Green is the most efficient defender in the NBA

"He’s that person that wants to be all things to all people," Mary Babers-Green says of her son, Warriors star Draymond Green. "His attitude is ‘I can handle it.’"And he can. Green--karate kicks, technical fouls, and all--is the epitome of position-less basketball, defending point guards through centers with equal guile. He's a one-man ligature, clogging up lanes and suturing...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley admits preferring NHL playoffs over 2017 NBA playoffs

TNT analyst Charles Barkley has regularly bashed the state of today’s NBA, saying it’s “full of awful basketball” last March and “the worst it’s ever been” in December. His latest rant on the subject came Monday night following the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Utah Jazz, and involved him bringing up hockey. It started with the TNT cast doing their...
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May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw trolls Warriors, will pitch ‘great nightlife’ to free agents

Utah Jazz forward Boris Diaw isn’t just one of the people who knows how to get a good espresso in Salt Lake City, he also knows the club scene in Utah like the back of his hand.When asked what he’d tell free agents about Utah, Diaw replied “I’d say great nightlife,” in response to the Golden State Warriors complaining about the lack of said night life in Salt Lake City...
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May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

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