JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Utah Jazz: John Stockton at Bucks Camp, Practice Notes

Utah Jazz news, including John Stockton making an appearance at Milwaukee Bucks training camp, notes from Jazz practice and Mo Williams’ retirement. Although fans along the Wasatch Front are wrapped up in the Utah Jazz, training camps are open across the NBA. In Milwaukee, the Bucks’ third-year coach and future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd […] Utah Jazz: John Stockton at Bucks...
Via Purple and Blues
18 hours ago

Derrick Favors: Better Than You Think He Is

Utahjazz.com/Melissa Majchrzak No matter how good you think Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is, there’s a good chance he’s better. Even as the Jazz hype train barrels down the tracks with column after column citing reasons for optimism in Utah, Favors get overlooked. Writers frequently cite his co-captain Gordon Hayward, his ascendant frontcourt partner Rudy Gobert, the...
Via Salt City Hoops
19 hours ago

Utah Jazz: A Look at Training Camp Battles

With the preseason just around the corner, and the regular season beginning soon after, the Utah Jazz have some tough decisions to make in cutting the roster down to 15 players. By opening day of the 2016-17 NBA season — tip-off is on the 25th of October — the Utah Jazz roster must only contain 15 players. […] Utah Jazz: A Look at Training Camp Battles - Purple and Blues...
Via Purple and Blues
20 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Aims to Reach Next Step

Derrick Favors expressed lofty goals for the Utah Jazz this upcoming season, which largely depend on his own personal improvement. Much has been made of the improved squad the Utah Jazz will put on the court next season and the number of factors that could help them finally shatter their potential and reach new heights. These […] Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Aims to Reach Next Step...
Via Purple and Blues
20 hours ago

Staff Scrimmage: Awards and Honors Watch

Will Hayward soar to his first ASG appearance? (utahjazz.com/Andrew D. Bernstein) We’re kicking off Jazz training camp season with a series of collaborative columns about fun & burning topics. Today, we continue the series by taking some guesses on Jazz personnel’s chances at awards and honors in the 2016-17 season. Also, be sure to check out the previous three days’...
Via Salt City Hoops
23 hours ago

Jazz hope to benefit from budding Exum-Hill relationship

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Dante Exum remembers driving to the hoop and making a difficult layup on the first day of Utah Jazz open gym. Newly acquired George Hill, the man who will eat into Exum's minutes, immediately came over and offered some advice. That was one of the first notable moments of the Exum-Hill relationship that the Jazz hope will be beneficial to all. ''I think for...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Utah Jazz

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets…  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Utah Jazz ...
Via Razzball Basketball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The X-um Factor

The men, the myths, the legends. If you’re a hipster, you’ll know. The Jazz have a bright future. Like blindingly bright. And we’re just two months away from everyone else in the world knowing it too. In fact, they don’t have much need of an X factor. A well-planned offseason took care of that. But if I have to say, which I do (my editor is all up in my personal space),...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz downplay postseason talk, but playoffs are the goal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder are doing their best to temper expectations, but recent moves to improve the Utah Jazz say plenty. The organization has been working toward this moment for more than half a decade. It drafted Gordon Hayward in 2010 and traded for Derrick Favors months later. Lindsey was hired as general manager in 2012, and he hired Snyder as...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw made sure to bring his espresso machine to the Grand Canyon

13-year NBA veteran Boris Diaw is a very interesting dude. Sports Illustrated even wrote an article in July of 2015 calling him the “NBA’s most interesting man”. Another very (very, very very) interesting dude, Bill Walton, was all over this years ago when providing color commentary for a Lakers-Suns game on ESPN, as Walton called Diaw a “classic human being” and said...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vivint Smart Home Arena Renovation Announcement

Vivint Smart Home Arena will be transformed as the result of a $125 million renovation. The majority of the construction will begin at the conclusion of the 2016-17 Utah Jazz basketball season with anticipated completion by fall 2017.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz’s George Hill hands out hot meals to Salt Lake City homeless (pics)

George Hill is a recent addition to the Salt Lake City community after the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Utah Jazz in July. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel compelled to help some of his new city’s citizens in need. Impacting Lives is Something I Strive To Do Everyday. Whether Its A Smile, Hug, Conversation,… https://t.co/AlJYrb8w1t — INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon Hayward expected to opt out, test free agency

The Utah Jazz have a solid foundation of under-the-radar talent that has many expecting them to be a sleeper team in 2016-17. But they may have to start maneuvering to keep that foundation in place come next summer. According to a report by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend, Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors is the 42nd Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: More than any other player in basketball, you know exactly what...
Via The Sports Post
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Power Forward Trey Lyles Is Training With Massive Truck Tires This Off-Season

Trey Lyles of the Utah Jazz has been working hard this off-season. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward is one of the more versatile players on the team. His skills and the hard work he's been putting in all summer should help him get more playing time next season. RELATED: 5 NBA Players Working Hard This Off-Season to Avoid the Sophomore Slump TreyMamba averaged 6.1 points...
Via Stack
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

With a frenetic summer signing period finally slowing down, we have finally have a chance to evaluate how everything has come together for teams across the league. Five franchises in particular stood out because of the collection of talent they acquired both in the draft and free agency. In this series, we'll look at not only why these teams "won" their summers, but the work that...
Via RealGM - NBA
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Star Jeff Withey Engaged To Former Playboy Playmate

Former Kansas star Jeff Withey, who currently plays for the Utah Jazz, got engaged on Monday to a former Playboy playmate named Kennedy Summers. The announcement comes just over a month after Summers accused Withey of cheating on her on social media. Withey denied the allegations. Regardless, it appears the couple is in a good place. Check it out: @jeffwithey and I got...
Via College Spun
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz Are Looking Good–Really Good

Last season the Utah Jazz were a dark horse pick by many to grab the eighth seed in the Western Conference and were thought by some to have an even higher ceiling than that. Their season was marred, however, by bad injury luck. Their young core of Dante Exum, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and Rudy Gobert missed significant time due to injuries. The only players to start in more than...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

George Hill found out he was traded in a Larry Bird voicemail

Finding out you’ve been traded is kind of like getting broken up with. You’d rather find out face to face out of respect than via phone call or text message. Apparently, George Hill learned that he had been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz from a voicemail left on his phone from Larry Bird. Surely this stung Hill a little bit more than it might have for another...
Via The Comeback
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz's Snyder says no set timetable on Exum's return

The Utah Jazz have a lot of things to look forward to next season, but a resurgent, post-ACL injury Dante Exum may not be one of them. In an interview with Jody Genessy of the Deseret News on Saturday, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said that there is still no specific timetable for Exum’s return to the court. “I think that’s an injury that he’ll be back from, but it’s not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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