JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Downplays Mysterious Tweet

Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors reportedly has denied that his recent mysterious tweet had any significant meaning. For those of you following all the latest Utah Jazz trade rumors, one of the more recent and perhaps zaniest tidbits you’ve likely come across is the heavy speculation about a mysterious tweet sent out yesterday by Derrick Favors […] Utah Jazz: Derrick...
Via Purple and Blues
50 minutes 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...
Via The Comeback
3 hours 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...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: All Is Quiet From Dennis Lindsey’s Think Tank

As trade season reaches its conclusion, all is quiet on the “Jazztern” Front. General Utah Jazz trade news and more. What are Dennis Lindsey and Co. planning? Trade season is in the NBA is in full-swing, with the league’s deadline for deal-making set to hit in less than 24 hours. The Brooklyn Nets just netted (ha) […] Utah Jazz: All Is Quiet From Dennis Lindsey’s Think...
Via Purple and Blues
4 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Now Derrick Favors’ Fiancee Is Sending Mysterious Tweets

One day after Utah Jazz Derrick Favors raised eyebrows on Twitter, his fiancee has followed suit on the eve of the NBA Trade Deadline. It never fails — as the trade deadline draws near in the NBA, crazy things happen. And even the things that really aren’t that crazy get picked apart and overanalyzed by […] Utah Jazz: Now Derrick Favors’ Fiancee Is Sending Mysterious Tweets...
Via Purple and Blues
6 hours ago

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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Live: 24 Hours of Trade Talk

Layne Murdoch via utahjazz.com Whether the next 24 hours end in a deal or not, this trade deadline is a consequential one for the Utah Jazz. Only 25 games remain in a season that could answer a lot of questions about where the club is headed and who exactly is a part of its future. Plus, it could be the franchise’s last real chance to use cap space as a tool to make major improvements...
Via Salt City Hoops
10 hours ago

Report: Jazz interested in bringing Deron Williams back

The Utah Jazz are trying to party like it’s 2008 all over again.According to a report by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein on Tuesday, the Jazz have expressed interest in re-acquiring Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams via trade. Williams, 32, played his first six NBA seasons in Utah and enjoyed the best years of his career there, averaging 17.3 points and 9.1 assists...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A History of Utah Jazz Trade Deadline Moves

It was just six years ago that the Jazz traded franchise player Deron Williams (MARTINEZ/GETTY) The NBA trade deadline is a remarkable combination of drama, excitement and intrigue. You have disgruntled players who feel the proverbial grass is greener elsewhere. You have young players for whom a trade can open things up for their careers. And you have veterans in losing situations...
Via Salt City Hoops
1 day ago

Jazz trade deadline rumors with 48 hours to go and Boogie to Pelicans thoughts – Salt City Hoops Podcast

AP Photo – Rick Bowmer Hosts Andy Larsen and Zach Harper begin by talking about the surprising DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans Pelicans trade. Then, we get into the latest Jazz rumors: the Jazz’s interest in Lou Williams, “testing the market” for Derrick Favors, Shelvin Mack, and more. Author information Andy Larsen Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops...
Via Salt City Hoops
1 day ago

Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late. The two have a big brother-little brother relationship, a bond many international players seek. ''For me it's been better, for sure,'' Gobert said of Diaw's arrival in Utah. ''Just speaking French...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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,...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz, Qualtrics partner on jersey sponsorship for charity

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz will add a corporate sponsorship patch to their jerseys next season and use it to raise money for cancer research. The team has partnered with Qualtrics to put a patch on the upper left-hand corner of the uniform that reads ''5 FOR THE FIGHT .'' The 5 For The Fight charity encourages people to donate $5 to cancer research through its website 5ForTheFight...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how far can the Utah Jazz go?

The Utah Jazz are feeling pretty good right now. They are the winners of three straight, four of their last five, and seven of their last ten games. It was announced recently that the Jazz ownership has been transferred into a Legacy Trust, essentially keeping the Jazz in Utah for generations to come. ESPN released the numbers this week, showing the Jazz have an 89% chance of winning...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trey Lyles - Jr. Jazz Clinic

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

The Long Game: Money, politics, sports and power

Between the box scores, the highlights and the official team Twitter accounts joking around on social media, the business side of sports often falls into the background despite sharing a common thread: all sports and politics are local.As fans who want to stay engaged with every part of sports, we want you to be informed about the issues that not only shape your favorite teams, but...
Via Yardbarker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown calls out NBA for snubbing TJ McConnell from Rising Stars Challenge

With T.J. McConnell starting at point guard, all the Philadelphia 76ers do is win, win, win, and head coach Brett Brown thinks that should have merited an inclusion in the Rising Stars Challenge on All-Star Weekend.After the Sixers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday for their 10th victory in 13 games, Brown called out the NBA for snubbing McConnell.“We are 9-2 with him as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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