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Utah Jazz: It’s Time for Dante Exum to Take Burks’ Minutes

Given the recent of struggles of Alec Burks and the Utah Jazz as a whole, there’s a strong argument to be made that Dante Exum should begin filling in at the backup shooting guard position. The Utah Jazz are in an interesting situation this year. They’re certainly in “win-now” mode as their talented roster finds […] Utah Jazz: It’s Time for Dante Exum to Take Burks...
Via Purple and Blues
6 hours ago

Rudy Gobert Has Every Right to Call Out Utah Jazz Teammates

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had some strong words about his teammates following Saturday’s loss to the Clippers. And he’s absolutely justified in saying what he did. There was a lot at stake in the Utah Jazz’s recent game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon. But if you didn’t know that ahead of […] Rudy Gobert Has Every Right to Call Out Utah Jazz Teammates...
Via Purple and Blues
9 hours ago

Rudy Gobert has harsh words for Jazz after loss to Clippers

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz blog: John Stockton won't give today's stars a pass for resting

One summer during his Hall of Fame career, John Stockton bought a ticket to a baseball game. The legendary Jazz point guard won’t say who it was, but there was one player in particular he was going to see. Turns out, on that particular day, the guy sat out, didn’t play, rested. “I was incensed,” Stockton recalled. “And I’ve never rooted or really particularly cared for...
Via Jazz Notes
17 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Dante Exum Putting It Together At the Right Time

Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

Devin Booker’s Big Night Reemphasizes Utah Jazz Draft Snafu

After Devin Booker’s incredible 70-point outing last night, Utah Jazz fans can’t help but wonder if the organization made a major blunder back in the 2015 NBA Draft. Let’s all go back momentarily to the 2015 NBA Draft. The Utah Jazz were coming off of a somewhat disappointing 38-44 record although they showed a lot of […] Devin Booker’s Big Night Reemphasizes Utah Jazz...
Via Purple and Blues
21 hours ago

5 best things from Shaq’s statue unveiling ceremony

Shaquille O’Neal became the eighth person to have a statue in their likeness outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, and in true Shaq form, the ceremony brought lots of awesomeness.After spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic, O’Neal signed with the Lakers as a free agent in 1996. He would go on to play eight seasons in Los Angeles, helping them...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The players that the Jazz need in the playoffs that are often injured

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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Salt City Seven: The Big One, Seeking Energy, Memory Lane and More

Melissa Majchrzak via utahjazz.com This week could have gone a lot better for the Jazz, who went 1-3 since our last installment. But bygones are bygones, and the 44-28 club now has to deal with the fallout. Their grip on a top-four seed has loosened, which is why they’re staring at maybe the most important single contest of their year. The bad news is that the Jazz’s recent...
Via Salt City Hoops
2 days ago

John Stockton ‘mad’ at NBA stars resting

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul George wants to play with Gordon Hayward

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...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Paul shoves Rudy Gobert, gets technical foul

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...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Utah Jazz have to do to have a good postseason

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...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward is the key to the Utah Jazz’s success

“With the ninth pick of the NBA draft the Utah Jazz select, Gordon Hayward of Butler University.” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said these words just about six years ago. Ever since then, Gordon Hayward has been a part of the Jazz and has become the face of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have built their current team around Hayward and have the pieces to be great, but they need a leader...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jazz // Clippers // Monday

The LA Clippers are in town to face the Jazz on Monday March 13th!
Via YouTube
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Celtics are helped by George Hill, Jazz not reaching deal

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...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Six years ago today, Utah traded Deron Williams and 'Nothing Was The Same'

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...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2017  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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