JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Utah Jazz: The Time to Cash in on Future Picks Is Now

With several future draft picks in their coffers, the time has come for the Utah Jazz to swing some of those assets for roster upgrades. Despite the injuries they endured this season, the Utah Jazz proved that they’re a pretty good team by persevering and becoming a factor in the playoff race in the Western Conference. […] Utah Jazz: The Time to Cash in on Future Picks Is Now...
Via Purple and Blues
20 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Four Under the Radar Draft Prospects

As the Utah Jazz begin early preparations for the 2016 NBA Draft, here are four under the radar players that they should definitely keep their eyes on. With the Utah Jazz’s season coming to an early and disappointing end, the next and most exciting event on fans’ calendars is that of the 2016 NBA Draft. Sure, […] Utah Jazz: Four Under the Radar Draft Prospects - Purple and...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Utah Jazz: Assessing Gordon Hayward’s Olympic Chances

Can Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward achieve one of his dreams and make USA Basketball’s final roster for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? Earlier this week, Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward was picked to participate in 2016 USA Basketball Showcase tour. The tour includes exhibition games and training camps in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, […] Utah Jazz: Assessing Gordon...
Via Purple and Blues
2 days ago

What will the Utah Jazz roster look like next season?

The Utah Jazz are the youngest team in the league, they have a variety of talented players at a variety of different positions. It would be hard for one to imagine this Utah organization making any drastic decisions considering the promise and potential this squad showed this season. The Jazz might have come up short of the playoffs, however considering the multiple injuries and...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Trey Lyles rookie recap

Utah Jazz rookie Trey Lyles showed some true potential this season and silenced any doubters who thought that drafting him 12th overall was a mistake. Some believed that Utah should have taken Devin Booker who went 13th overall, either way Utah couldn’t have got it wrong. Both Booker and Lyles are showing promise and will likely have longevity in the NBA. Lyles started 33 games...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bookers future with the Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have been pleased with the production, energy, and fight that Trevor Booker has brought to this team. Booker has a knack for getting this young squad pumped up and he tends to play with the most passion and energy out of anyone on the team. Although Booker has been impressive concerning his intensity and rebounding, his lack of offensive versatility might cause the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz were stung near the end of the season by established veterans who used to play for them. The Jazz will feel the pain of their loss to Dallas — and their inability to make the playoffs — over the next several months. Yet, if the Jazz lost the battle in 2016, they’re in position to win the war over the next several seasons. Much of the story of the 2016 Jazz is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz disappointed to miss playoffs, but gain experience

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey refused to publicly set expectations on the eve of the 2015-16 season though others outside the team had labeled it a playoff contender. He admitted Thursday it was a reasonable expectation. The Jazz (40-42) improved their record for the third consecutive season, but fell short of the postseason for the fourth straight...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dante Exum injury rehab update

Jazz guard Dante Exum, head coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey describe Exum's injury rehab process and what he will mean to next year's team after missing the 2015-16 season.
Via DeseretNews.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How Utah's late collapse left the Jazz in a desperate situation

The Utah Jazz were supposed to make the playoffs this season. They ended the 2014-15 campaign with a historically-great defense and a bubbling cast of evolving talent that appeared more than ready to snag an eight seed, at the very least. Unfortunately, the point guard situation was a question mark up until they traded for Shelvin Mack (yes, Shelvin Mack) at the trade deadline...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz encounter another gut-punch moment in their snake-bitten history

The Utah Jazz aren’t an inept organization. They haven’t endured dysfunctional ownership situations or suffered in the face of incompetent management — not for long periods of time, at any rate. Yes, Ty Corbin coached this team for a period of time and destroyed a lot of stomach linings in Salt Lake City, but decades of Frank Layden and Jerry Sloan — and Larry Miller in the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert leaves game with ankle injury

The Utah Jazz suffered a huge blow to their playoff hopes when big man Rudy Gobert left Monday night’s game with an ankle injury. It appeared to just be a minor right ankle sprain, but the matchup against the Mavs was a pivotal one, and the Jazz lost 101-92. The loss dropped the Jazz to 40-41, and they now sit in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, as the Rockets have...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Sloan reveals he is suffering from Parkinson's disease

Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan is among the most successful men to walk the bench in the recent history of the NBA. Sloan coached the Jazz from 1988-2011, leading the team to the playoffs in 19 of the 21 full seasons he was its head coach. Equally as impressive, Utah earned 50-plus wins 11 times during his tenure. Sloan, 74, stepped away from the game of basketball midway...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Bringing D-League team to SLC

As has been reported by @DLeagueDigest, and confirmed by Deseret News beat writer @DJJazzyJody on twitter earlier today, the Idaho Stampede will be relocated to Salt Lake City. As reported, the announcement is expected later this week. This news has been known by TornBySports for some time now, however additional information has been confirmed by a source close to TBS. The Utah...
Via TornBySports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alec Burks could return to Jazz lineup next week

Fighting for their playoff lives in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz are set to see a big boost in the very near future. According to a report by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday, Jazz guard Alec Burks could make his return to the lineup next week. Burks, 24, has been sidelined since December after suffering a fractured left fibula that required surgery. He was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell saga overshadows Kobe's final games

The spotlight around the Los Angeles Lakers is supposed to focus on Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour, but instead features D’Angelo Russell, a leaked video, Nick Young and Iggy Azalea. Got all that? Many were left wondering what in the world went wrong Monday when the Lakers took a 48-point drubbing at the hands of the Utah Jazz, tied for the worst loss in franchise history. The...
Via The Sports Daily
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers isolating D’Angelo Russell over leaked video

The Los Angeles Lakers are isolating rookie D’Angelo Russell in response to a controversial video that leaked out last week, according to a report. A video began circulating on social media last week that allegedly showed Lakers guard Nick Young talking about other women he had been with. The video allegedly was recorded by Russell (you can watch the video here). This is a problem...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: The Playoff Experience

The Utah Jazz will make the playoffs. It’s not a question of “IF”, rather “what seed?” John and I have had many conversations on Jedi & Jerms regarding playoff predictions and win totals. Late last summer, we both shared our predictions of the season. John broke down his last seven, the teams he thought would miss the playoffs. On that list, the Mavericks.  Here...
Via TornBySports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the Utah Jazz's back-to-back Finals teams

The Utah Jazz reached back-to-back NBA Finals in 1996-97 and 1997-98 but failed to win either time. Can you name every member of both rosters? Note: The Jazz valued continuity, as every member of the 96-97 squad came back and played in 97-98 Finals, with only one addition (indicated by an asterisk [*]).
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Utah Jazz retired number

The Utah Jazz have retired a total of 10 jerseys in franchise history. Can you name them all?
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Wiggity Mack Daddy

He’s the wiggity, wiggity, wiggity, wiggity Mack daddy, he’s wiggity ,wiggity, wiggity Mack!  Shelvin Mack will make you wanna JUMP…. okay I’ll stop before I feel too old for knowing this song.  The point is that Shelvin Mack is exactly what the Jazz needed.  Here’s why: The Need Before the trade deadline it was hard not to notice the Jazz were missing Dante Exum,...
Via TornBySports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins claims George Karl, not Kings, suspended him

The Sacramento Kings were defeated handily by the Utah Jazz today 108-99 at home, and after the game star center DeMarcus Cousins made no qualms with how he felt about head coach George Karl. Cousins was suspended for one game last week, after yelling at Karl in a team huddle. On Sunday, Cousins said that the suspension was Karl’s doing, not the organization’s. "That wasn...
Via The Comeback
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draymond Green distracted by reporter's Michigan shirt

“Get this guy out of here.” That was former Michigan State star Draymond Green’s reaction when he spotted a reporter wearing a Michigan shirt during his postgame interview Wednesday night. The Golden State Warriors forward was speaking to the media following his team’s 115-94 win against the Utah Jazz when he lost focus, recognizing the colors of his alma mater’s enemy...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz GM didn't notice tree fell on house during trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline is a stressful time in front offices, so it’s hard to blame Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey for his complete ignorance of a somewhat-pressing situation elsewhere. His wife Becky posted a picture on Twitter showing a not-particularly-small tree that had fallen on the family’s house. NBA trade deadline....when your husband leaves for work and doesn...
Via Sportsnaut
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The return of the Jazz

The Utah Jazz have burst onto the scene in a huge way. The team was fueled by inspired play from Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors during Rudy Gobert’s knee injury-related absence, and a furious return from Gobert himself over the past month. Despite the brutal loss of Dante Exum to a season-ending ACL tear in the preseason, thus putting a damper on the rebuilding process, the...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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