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Alec Burks wants to get to the playoffs “for the city of Utah”

It’s the Summer League, so you can excuse everyone involved in the NBA to have their minds elsewhere.  Maybe that’s why we can excuse Alec Burks of the Utah Jazz for this soundbyte when he stepped into the broadcast booth last night… @awfulannouncing oh yeah. pic.twitter.com/h6qa01WfyV — Section 328 (@Section328) July 7, 2015 The best part about this clip is Burks’...
Via Awful Announcing
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Okafor leads top performers from Day 1 of Utah Summer League

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Top performers from Day 1 of Utah Jazz Summer League: --- 76ers center Jahlil Okafor: The No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft started off slow, but finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in his NBA debut. He was fluid in the post during the second half and showed touch on his jumpers. ''His heart is so pure that he probably pressed,'' 76ers summer...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics lose first game of summer league to Utah Jazz 100-82

Well Brad, what do you think?NBA Summer League is more interesting than usual for the Celtics. Marcus Smart is our only known commodity on a squad that is rounded out by players we are eager to know more about at the NBA level. Rookies Jordan Mickey, R.J. Hunter, Marcus Thornton and Terry Rozier all made their debut's in the Celtic organization tonight, and we also got our first...
Via Celtics Life
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor best highlights from 20 points against Spurs at Utah Summer League

As the Utah Jazz Summer League started officially tonight, Philadelphia 76ers fans got their first glimpse at rookie Jahlil Okafor. Although the 76ers lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Okafor put together a solid performance of twenty points and nine rebounds. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video clip: *** Okafor Summer League Highlights [NBA] Okafor image courtesy...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz agree to terms with free agent Joe Ingles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the Utah Jazz have verbally agreed to a free agent deal with Joe Ingles. Details of the deal were not immediately available. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement. The 6-foot-8, 216-pound wing started 32 games...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Ingles Agrees To Two-Year, $4.5M Deal With Jazz

Joe Ingles and the Utah Jazz have agreed upon a two-year, $4.5 million deal. Ingles, a native of Australia, joined the Jazz from Maccabi Tel Aviv last summer. Ingles averaged 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 21.2 minutes per game last season for the Jazz over 79 games (32 starts).
Via RealGM
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Develop and Conquer

Lackluster, dull, unadventurous, bland, yawner, boring; there are so many adjectives to describe 2015 NBA Free Agency, if you’re a Utah Jazz fan. If you are a fan of any other team, I have one word: It’s been a lucrative offseason for NBA free agents across the league. In Utah – it’s been business as usual. Fans are seeking immediate results. The call to sign a big name...
Via TornBySports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jazz and draft pick Trey Lyles having slow contract talks

The Utah Jazz have yet to sign Trey Lyles, the Canadian they selected No. 12 overall in this year's NBA Draft.The Kentucky alum has not suited up or practiced with his new team, and is unlikely to take the floor for summer league until something gets worked out.Lyles' agent is Rich Paul, who also represents LeBron James and many other players. Paul has been known to be a hard bargainer...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Evans Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Mavericks

Jeremy Evans and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a two-year deal at the NBA's minimum. Evans was a second round pick by the Utah Jazz in 2010 and won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2012. Evans has played sparingly throughout his NBA career.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite a quiet start to free agency, Utah Jazz will make noise in their own way

You know it’s a slow news day for the Utah Jazz when the top story on their Bleacher Report Team Stream is an article entitled, “Learn More About Jazz C Jack Cooley” (I was sure to link the article because now I know you’re curious). Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the guy, but it’s a bit disappointing that the latest news out of Salt Lake City is a feature...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Incredibly Unique Jeremy Evans

​ Here’s a player that’s unlikely to attract very much attention this summer: Jeremy Evans. After five seasons deep in the Utah Jazz bench unit—is there a role in the NBA further from the media spotlight?—Evans and his Dunk Contest title are hitting the free agent market.  This would be the first time that Evans has had to move since becoming a professional basketball...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz post-draft analysis

Although there were rumblings that the draft order was going to be shaken up rather dramatically due to trades, the 2015 NBA Draft ended up being pretty cut and dry. For the most part, teams stayed put and drafted at their original spot. There were a few surprises in the first round, such as the New York Knicks’ selection of Kristaps Porzingis, Justise Winslow falling all the way...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

6-foot-10 blogger pretends to be a Utah Jazz draft pick, gets all the ladies (Video)

One of the best gags in a long time came Thursday night when a nearly 7-foot tall blogger for Elite Daily went down to Barclays Center in Brooklyn and pretended to be an NBA draft pick. The fans surrounding the arena ate it all up, and so did plenty of people at the club scene...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 6'10" Blogger Pretends to Get Drafted By the Utah Jazz and Parties Like Crazy in NYC

This is awesome. A blogger that happens to be really, really tall decided to mess with people Thursday and pretend he was drafted by the Utah Jazz. What's crazy about the whole thing was how easy it was to do. People were taking selfies like crazy before the draft, he got on the floor of the draft, and was treated like a future superstar after the draft as the "newest member of the...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 25: NBA Draft Reaction

John and Alan got together at the Utah Jazz Draft Party to watch, listen and take in the sounds of the 2015 NBA Draft. Here their reaction to the Utah Jazz #12 pick – Trey Lyles and what it means for the Jazz going forward. They are joined by a couple friends Dave Horan (@downrightdave), Jon Horan (@SugarJon) and Sam Judkins (@SamJud_17) to discuss their reactions. We welcome your...
Via TornBySports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz draft Hanlan

It probably wasn't as high as he dreamed of going, but Olivier Hanlan's decision to declare for the NBA Draft paid off as the Utah Jazz selected him with the 41st pick overall. As a second round pick, Hanlan won't get a guaranteed contract, but he should get a fair shot. The Jazz have done a good job over the years of developing their own picks and giving them playing time.Throughout...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Jazz Should Do With Pick 12

The 12th pick in the NBA Draft is not usually the best place to be. It means you were not good enough to be in the playoffs but not bad enough to get a good pick. It usually means your team has a lot of needs and most likely you won’t be able to fill them with this pick. This year however the Jazz find themselves in an unusual situation. They finished 10th in the western conference...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz looking to trade point guard Trey Burke

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsTrey Burke was expected to be the franchise point guard that the Utah Jazz had been waiting on to help turn their franchise back into a playoff contender. Unfortunately, he simply hasn’t fit into the system and could be on his way out of town. According to a report from Jody Genessy, the Jazz are looking to trade Burke before or during tonight’s...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz Kicks off His Basketball Camp in His Hometown of Columbus, Ohio

Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz is set to kick of his four day basketball camp in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. This will be a four day camp (July 7-July 10) where boys and girls from ages 6-16 can learn basketball fundamentals from NBAer Trey Burke as well as from some of the most recognizable names in basketball.  Dates: July 7- July 10 Location: Reynoldsburg High School (Summit...
Via The Front Office News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Profile: Utah Jazz (Pick 12)

Utah Jazz 2014-15 Record: 38-44 (13th, West) Draft Picks: 12 (First Round), 42 (Second Round) 54 (Second Round – from Cleveland) Team Strengths: The second half of the 2014-15 NBA season saw the Jazz experience a French Revolution of sorts, as “The Stifle Tower,” Rudy Gobert, developed into the league’s most feared shot blocker. The second-year big man led the league...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz, Gordon Hayward, On the Rise In Salt Lake City

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert challenges hook shot of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams. Mandatory Photo Credit: Getty Images The Utah Jazz could be one of the best teams in the Western Conference four years from now. No, seriously, look at their roster construction, young studs on favorable contracts, and flexibility for future personnel shakeups. Jazz fans have nothing...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Young and deep

Jared Woodcox just published an article on the Utah Jazz and the opportunity they have to go with a bigger lineup, even while the rest of the league is moving more and more toward small-ball. You can find that article here. I agree with his conclusion that the Jazz should not shy away from keeping Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors on the floor together most of the time, because even...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 22: Mad Max NBA

Jedi & Jerms Episode 22: Mad Max NBA This week – John is still feeling hangover affects from seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. John and Alan discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and the Utah Jazz’ 12th pick in the coming draft. They discuss who could be the Jazz’ option at 12. And they pick their favorite – Frank Kaminsky or Jerian Grant? They then get into playoff talk and review...
Via TornBySports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look at the Utah Jazz and their Second-Half Leap

Part of the fun of the second half of the NBA season is seeing which young team will make the leap from potentially good to legitimate threat. This year, that team is the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have posted an 11-3 record since the All-Star break and trade deadline, including victories over Portland, San Antonio and Houston. What’s really impressive, though, is how they’re winning...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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