Rudy Gobert’s recent play combined with the fiery comments directed at his teammates have made it clear that he’s beginning to emerge as a leader for the Utah Jazz. When Rudy Gobert called out some of his teammates last week, it sparked a memory for me. 20 years ago, Karl Malone angrily called center Greg […] Rudy Gobert Emerging as a Leader for the Utah Jazz - Purple and Blues...
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The Utah Jazz have been hit by injuries once again, this time losing point guards George Hill and Raul Neto for Wednesday night’s battle with the new-look Kings in Sacramento. The good news for the Utah Jazz is that there is a good chance we will see Gordon Hayward tonight. Hayward missed the last game […] Utah Jazz: Favors, Hill, Neto OUT, Hayward Questionable Against Kings...
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With the playoffs fast approaching, the ultimate success of the Utah Jazz is heavily correlated with the performance of their volatile point guard, George Hill. Despite the strides they’ve made, the Utah Jazz have had a season of ups and downs. Even though there has seemingly been more high points than low ones, the worst seems […] George Hill Is the “X-Factor” for the Utah...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 20 points, Rodney Hood had 18 and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 112-82 on Wednesday night. Utah jumped out to an early 20-point lead, and then squandered most of it in the second quarter. But it put together a solid second half to secure its third win in four games. Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Jazz...
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Despite having clinched their first playoff berth since 2012, it’s not all smooth sailing for the Utah Jazz right now.Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports on Monday that the Jazz had a team meeting after Rudy Gobert made some critical comments about teammates following Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. You can read Gobert’s full remarks here.The French big...
Melissa Majchrzak via utahjazz.com The Jazz have lost four of their last five, but are still holding down the fourth spot in the NBA’s Western Conference. Ken and Dan Clayton discuss the playoff positioning heading into Utah’s final nine-game stretch, including by talking about a cranky starting center and the underperforming teammate he might have been singling out with his...
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3 days ago
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? OK. Let’s go with the good news. The Utah Jazz are going to the postseason for the first time since 2012. The Jazz needed either the Nuggets or Trail Blazers to lose Sunday to clinch a playoff berth. Denver delivered in a big way, losing 115-90 to the New Orleans Pelicans. Now the (potentially) bad news for a Jazz team struggling...
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3 days ago
The NBA playoffs start in just over two weeks, and as we get closer it’s getting more and more evident that we are going to see a Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The two teams have faced off six times this year, with each team winning three so far. For the Jazz to win, they will have to win the battle in four key...
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was in quite the sour mood after a loss on Saturday to the Western Conference rival Los Angeles Clippers.After the Jazz’s 108-95 defeat at Staples Center, Gobert called out some of his teammates for a lack of competitiveness.“We’ve got guys that compete, but some of us don’t compete,” said the French big man, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “Some...
We are just three weeks away from the beginning of the 2017 NBA playoffs. The Jazz haven’t officially clinched a playoff spot, but they are feeling pretty good right now. Throughout this season the Jazz have experienced some problems. The biggest of their problems is injuries. Most likely they aren’t going to clean these problems up before the postseason. Some of these problems...
Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton is yelling at the proverbial cloud.The Utah Jazz great, who was in town on Wednesday for a 20th anniversary reunion with his former teammates on the 1996-97 Jazz, the winningest team in franchise history, said that he was “mad” at the recent trend of teams resting their stars, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. It’s obvious where Stockton...
It’s seeming more likely that the Indiana Pacers and All-Star forward Paul George are headed for an ugly divorce. When that happens is anyone’s guess, but recent indications are that George himself wants out of dodge.If that’s the case, at least one report suggests that George would like to play with Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.“George would love to play with hometown...
It’s not often that you see Chris Paul pick a fight with an opposing big man.The six-foot point guard did on Monday night, though, as he was clearly frustrated with Rudy Gobert, for reasons which are unclear right now.CP3 waited until there was under a minute remaining in the game, and that’s when he targeted Gobert. Joe Johnson had just attempted a three-point field goal, and...
The Utah Jazz are a good team, one of the better teams the Jazz have had in a while. But, if they want to have a good postseason they have to tighten a few things up. If they do this, maybe, just maybe, they could be real contenders for the NBA championship. Utah has as much potential as they can handle, but they have to get things straightened out before the playoffs start. Be Healthy...
The LA Clippers are in town to face the Jazz on Monday March 13th!
George Hill and the Utah Jazz failed to reach a deal on a contract extension before the deadline, and the two won’t resume talks until July. The 30-year-old veteran, who is now playing on his third NBA team, has put together one of the best seasons of his career, averaging 17.7 points, four assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. Hill’s stock is about as high as it can get right now...
The Utah Jazz traded Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets on February 23, 2011. Six years later, that pain still resonates with me.As a student of the game, you get a feeling when trades are going to work. Pau Gasol to the Lakers was an ideal match. Rasheed Wallace to Detroit was like adding one more bash brother to Gordon Bombay’s Mighty Ducks.D-Will to the Nets had different...
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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