JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Young Utah Jazz Fan Leaves Gatorade, Note for Sick Gordon Hayward

In light of the illness Gordon Hayward faced during Game 4, a young Utah Jazz fan delivered an encouraging “get well soon” gift to the All-Star. About midway through Game 4 of the playoff series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, a disheartening scene took place. Gordon Hayward, who had been suffering from food poisoning prior […] Young Utah Jazz Fan Leaves...
Via Purple and Blues
2 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Austin Rivers Will Play Tonight Against Utah Jazz

The Los Angeles Clippers will receive a significant boost off the bench in Game 5 as Austin Rivers, who played exceptionally well against the Utah Jazz in the regular season, will be back in action. One of the most disappointing subplots of the first-round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers has […] NBA Playoffs: Austin Rivers Will Play Tonight Against...
Via Purple and Blues
3 hours ago

Magic Johnson will represent the Lakers at NBA Draft Lottery

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery will be an important one for the Los Angeles Lakers. When the lottery takes place, the franchise will be represented by President of Basketball Operations and arguably the greatest Laker of all time, Magic Johnson. The results of the lottery will be important for the franchise. Los Angeles will either land a top pick in a loaded NBA Draft or fall completely...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jazz mascot serves up revenge against mean fan

In life, what goes around comes around. One Los Angeles Clipper fan learned that the hard way Sunday night when he tried to shove a kid aside in a race, and the Utah Jazz’s mascot, Jazz Bear, took him down. The interesting debate here is whether this is fake. It’s compelling because, why else would a Clipper fan be chosen for this at a Utah home game? But look at his jersey....
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson leads Jazz to 105-98 win, even series with Clippers

Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson crushed Chris Paul and the Clippers while wearing Chris Paul’s shoes

Joe Johnson is disrespectful.Johnson, once the man with the most untradeable contract in NBA history, is now the savvy veteran beating down opponents in the NBA playoffs as a member of the upstart Utah Jazz.Remember, Johnson chose Gordon Hayward’s Jazz over Chris Paul’s Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, a move that looks smarter and smarter every day.Sunday, Johnson chose...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz mascot may have concussed a dude during a timeout bubble-racing game

During a break in Sunday’s NBA playoff game between the Clippers and Jazz, two fans—one representing each team—were brought onto the court for some sort of odd race involving giant bubbles.The Clippers fan in the race was much bigger and likely older than the Jazz fan, and he used that to his advantage, knocking the Utah representative down and then wobbling over to the finish...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz’s gamble on Joe Johnson is paying off

Last offseason, the Utah Jazz took a big risk and signed the 35-year-old Joe Johnson to a two-year, $22 million contract. They failed to woo him after he was bought out by the Brooklyn Nets the previous season and signed with the Miami Heat. They wanted to make sure they didn’t lose out on him again. But why push so hard to make a 35-year-old the third highest paid player on the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 4 Relived: Every Moment of a Crazy Close in Jazz-Clips

utahjazz.com Some games should be recapped. This wasn’t one of them. No, we’re not going to simply recap everything that happened in a wild final eight minutes of the Jazz’s 105-98 Game 4 win over the Clippers — we’re going to relive them. Here is what happened on every late possession of this instant classic. Setting the stage: The Jazz got star big man Rudy Gobert back...
Via Salt City Hoops
1 day ago

Blake Griffin out for the season with toe injury; how screwed are the Clippers?

Well, this is unfortunate news for the Clippers.After suffering a toe injury during last night’s riveting game 3 win over the Utah Jazz, Griffin was expected to perhaps miss another game or two, even the remainder of the series. But today’s news is much worse: As the Clippers release notes, Griffin had averaged 25 points in the first two games of the series. The injury appeared...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Ingles stares down DeAndre Jordan after draining shot in his face (VIDEO)

The NBA Playoffs often bring out the best (and worst) in players, and we saw a side of Joe Ingles we haven’t seen before on Friday night. Ingles, who isn’t one to showboat, clearly had a bone to pick with DeAndre Jordan, judging by what happened on one particular play in the game. It happened when Ingles received the ball in the corner, and then waited for Jordan to switch over...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward blows by DeAndre Jordan for dunk

Gordon Hayward spotted a mismatch during the third quarter of Game 3 between his Jazz and the Clippers on Friday night, and he seized it.Hayward was being guarded by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan by the 3-point line, who is much slower than the Utah forward. Let's see what resulted: Jordan definitely could have used some help for that mismatch.
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz will pay for your haircut if you get it styled after Gordon Hayward or Rudy Gobert

Postseason basketball is back in Utah after a four-year absence, and the Jazz are trying to get their fans in the playoff spirit by offering free haircuts for the playoffs. The only catch is you have to get it styled after two of the players on the team.Fans can choose between the perfectly coiffed combover of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward or the clean-looking buzzcut of shot-blocking...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz center accused of domestic violence by Playmate ex-GF

Things between Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey and his ex-girlfriend Kennedy Summers have been contentious for months, but their differences became far more serious this week.Summers, a former Playboy Playmate of the Year, filed a report on Tuesday accusing Withey of multiple instances of domestic violence. Law enforcement sources told TMZ they are currently focusing on one alleged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul denies ‘homer’ talk about Jazz fans was a criticism

Los Angeles Clippers evened up their first-round series with the Utah Jazz at one apiece courtesy of Tuesday’s 99-91 home-court victory. And with the series set to change venues and head to Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City for Friday’s Game 3, Chris Paul is denying comments about Jazz fans should be construed as criticism.Paul had previously referred to passionate Jazz...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gobert to miss Game 2 with knee injury

The Utah Jazz will be without star center Rudy Gobert for at least one game.A source told Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune that Gobert, who hyperextended his knee just 11 seconds into Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, will sit out Game 2.The Jazz will assess Gobert’s status on a game-by-game basis, according to the report. There is no structural damage to the knee and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rudy Gobert to miss time with knee injury

The Utah Jazz will be without Rudy Gobert for an indeterminate amount of time after an MRI revealed a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee.Following the team’s 97-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported these details, noting no structural damage was found. The Jazz later confirmed the report, though no timetable for...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tactical Quandaries: Clippers Vs. Jazz Series Preview

While the regular season is a grueling slog that forces teams to think big picture, the NBA playoffs are a different beast. Each game becomes a chess match, where little strategic nuances can be the difference between success and failure. In these previews, we'll take a look at one intriguing tactical quandary facing each team. Utah Jazz - Isolate and attack The playoff spotlight...
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

An analysis of the Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers Series

On Saturday night, the Utah Jazz will face the LA Clippers in Los Angeles. Although the Clippers won three out of four of their season matchups, it should be one hell of a series. In one corner, you have the Clippers, whose core players have been together for four years and made the playoffs in each of those years. In the other, there is a young Utah Jazz team with an average age...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dark Horse Of The Western Conference Playoffs: Utah Jazz

After clinching a playoff berth for the first time since the 2011-12 season, the Utah Jazz are quietly sitting at the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. With just two games remaining in the regular season, Utah is on the verge of winning their first division title since the 2009-10 season, but nobody seems to be talking about them. The Jazz are one of the most balanced teams...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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