Utah Jazz February analysis and season predictions

Amidst all the buzz surrounding the All-Star events and trade deadline, the Utah Jazz have quietly jumped the Los Angeles Clippers and sit in fourth place in the Western Conference just one week after the All-Star break. While many expected the Jazz to make a trade move around the trade deadline, all of their current players are staying for now. So, after we sort through all of the...
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Utah Jazz Week Nineteen Outlook, Predictions

The Utah Jazz have a crucial opportunity to further improve their record in this first week of March before the month turns into one of the most difficult stretches of the season. The Utah Jazz have gotten off to about as good of a start after the All-Star break as possible as they rolled to […] Utah Jazz Week Nineteen Outlook, Predictions - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues...
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12 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert Fined $25K For Pretty Ridiculous Reason

Following some intentional contact with a referee in Friday’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was hit with a $25,000 fine. Although the Utah Jazz came away from Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a big 109-95 win, it turns out that the team didn’t exactly come away unscathed. Well, […] Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert Fined $25K For Pretty Ridiculous...
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13 hours ago

Who Should Utah Jazz Fans Cheer For to Earn the Eighth Seed?

In order to create the best chance for a favorable playoff scenario for the Utah Jazz, which Western Conference team should Jazz fans hope finally claims the eighth seed? Although there’s still plenty that could happen between now and the end of the NBA season, as the old saying goes, there’s no time like the […] Who Should Utah Jazz Fans Cheer For to Earn the Eighth Seed?...
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17 hours ago

NBA fines Rudy Gobert for intentionally making contact with a referee

Rudy Gobert has been fined $25,000 for intentionally making contact with a game official, the NBA announced on Sunday in an official release. The incident occurred with 5:19 remaining in the third quarter of Utah's 109-95 win over the Bucks on Friday, and can be seen here. Honestly, this doesn't seem like much. Gobert was obviously upset with the foul call, and was a little overly...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Jazz center Gobert fined $25,000 for contact with official

NEW YORK (AP) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been fined $25,000 for making physical contact with an official. NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Gobert's punishment Sunday. The incident occurred after Gobert was called for fouling Giannis Antetokounmpo midway through the third quarter of Utah's 109-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks...
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Kyle Korver helped convince Deron Williams to sign with Cavs

Three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams is en route to Cleveland, and one of his old teammates may have had something to do with it.According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com on Saturday, Cavaliers swingman Kyle Korver helped convince Williams, who was waived by the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week, to join the team. Korver and Williams were teammates on the Utah Jazz from...
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Salt City Seven: Rotation Options, Playoff Picture, Tough Road Ahead

Melissa Majchrzak via utahjazz.com Jazz basketball’s back! So is a fresh dose of the Salt City Seven, our weekly check-in on the world of Jazz. When the Jazz resume their bid for a playoff berth by kicking off a three-game trip in Milwaukee on Friday, they’ll do so with 15 players available. Nobody hurt. Nobody sick. Nobody resting. It will be just the fourth time all season...
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2 days ago

SCH Podcast: Deadline Wrap-Up, D-Will, 25 Left

Melissa Majchrzak via utahjazz.com Dan Clayton and Ken Clayton discuss whether the Jazz did the right thing by standing pat at the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline. They talk about how the Jazz might use their remaining cap space, including by potentially welcoming a familiar face back to Utah. And they preview a tough home stretch over the Jazz’s final games. Author information ...
Via Salt City Hoops
3 days ago

Utah coach Snyder expects Hood to return from injury Friday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder expects Rodney Hood to return to game action Friday. Hood has participated in both practices since the team returned from the All-Star break. He sat out some portions of Wednesday's practice, but was a full participant Thursday. Hood hadn't practiced since suffering a lateral collateral ligament sprain and bone contusion in his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mavericks discussing buyout with Deron Williams

The Dallas Mavericks look as though they are preparing to go into the future with an emphasis on their young talent.To that end, the Mavericks are reportedly working towards a buyout for point guard Deron Williams, which would turn the position over to undrafted rookie Yogi Ferrell. The Cavaliers, who have long been interested in a backup playmaker, will almost certainly pursue Williams...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward receives positive feedback for gesture before All-Star Game

Gordon Hayward’s 17 minutes of playing time Sunday in New Orleans were relatively uneventful by NBA All-Star Game standards. But the Utah Jazz forward caused some buzz before the ball was tipped off. As the players stood for the national anthem, Hayward was the only member of the Western Conference team to place his hand over his heart — a gesture that did not go unnoticed online...
Via Jazz Notes
3 days ago

Wizards rookie Sheldon McClellan legally changes his name to Sheldon Mac

On the off chance you’re a Wizards fan who purchased a Sheldon McClellan jersey this season, you’re going to want a refund.McClellan, a Washington rookie, revealed Wednesday that over the All-Star break he returned home to Houston and legally changed his name to Sheldon Mac.According to Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic, McClellan made the change because his given name came from...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz guard Hood hoping to return Friday from knee injury

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Rodney Hood is hopeful he will play when the Utah Jazz return from the All-Star break against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Hood has been out with a lateral collateral ligament sprain and bone contusion in his right knee since Feb. 1. He practiced Monday for the first time since getting hurt but said he's still not where he wants to be. He says his...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle hints Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams could be on the move

The Dallas Mavericks are said to be willing to take on contracts if it means they can receive draft pick compensation in return. At 22-34 on the season, this makes perfect sense. Dallas is going nowhere fast and has a few solid veteran assets, some of whom are on expiring contracts — making them more valuable for contenders.As Dallas returned to practice on Wednesday, it was without...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz midseason grades

All-Star Weekend in the NBA is underway, signaling the halfway mark of the season. And, as such, it’s time for midseason grades for the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have had a solid first half of the season, with a record of 35-22, fifth place in the conference, and a comfortable lead in the Northwest Division. Youngsters Trey Lyles and Dante Exum represented the Jazz well en route to the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz have what it takes to be great

Just a few days away from the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz are looking pretty good. With a record of 34-22 the Jazz have a nice placing in the conference, fifth. But, is that good enough? This Jazz team has similar diversity to the team that took them to the finals two years in a row. So why aren’t we seeing that kind of dominance this time around? Utah has some great talent,...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trey Lyles - Jr. Jazz Clinic

Trey Lyles hosted a Jr. Jazz clinic for over 1,000 youth, parents and coaches
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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