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Rodney Hood looks poised for a breakout sophomore season

The Utah Jazz are in the mix for playoff contention in the Western Conference.  Although pretty quiet in terms of offseason moves, the Jazz have developed a strong, young nucleus of Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, and Trey Burke. After starting the season 19-34, the Jazz thrived after the all-star break, finishing the season with a 19-10 stretch. The 19-10 finish was emblematized by...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Utah Jazz’s 2015-16 “Team Awards”

Karl Malone was the last Utah Jazz player to win a major league award when he won the MVP Award in the 1998-1999 Season The young Utah Jazz squad certainly started turning heads last year with a stunning second half of the season and the emergence of many relatively unknown players such as Rudy Gobert. This underrated and largely overlooked squad still has a ways to go, but is...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the magic 8 ball say about the Utah Jazz?

The Utah Jazz have had a fairly quiet offseason.  The major contributors from last season are all still in place and there have only been a few minor additions that the Jazz have made.  They went out and signed previously drafted international players, Raul Neto and Tibor Pleiss, and signed some fairly unknown underrated free agents who may or may not see a lot of playing time...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Jeff Withey Signing Grade

(Nov. 20, 2014 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, Partially Guaranteed (200k Guaranteed in the first year) After a quiet couple of years in New Orleans, Jeff Withey felt that it was time for a change of scenery, and signed a two year deal with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. At just 25 years of age he...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz's Rudy Gobert doesn't look happy with NBA 2K rating (PHOTO)

He might be the next evolution in what an NBA big man should be. But for now, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert can't even crack a "B" grade in the latest iteration of celebrated NBA video game NBA 2K16. Earlier this week, Gobert posted a screen grab of his appearance in the game as well as his overall rating -- a 79. For context, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who also made a strong...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz almost toppled Michael Jordan...which offers no comfort

Almost. The word often speaks to excellence, but it ultimately weighs down the heart and the soul of any competitor. Spill your guts in a four-hour tennis match, gain match point, and almost win. Play the heavy favorite into overtime in an NFL playoff game… and almost pull off the upset. Take Michael Jordan to the brink of… well, the brink… and almost force a Game 7 in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 32: The Stifling Future of the Utah Jazz

This week on Jedi & Jerms – Utah Jazz sign Jeff Withey. We discuss a fantastic piece about Rudy Gobert by Grant Hughes (@gt_huges), for Bleacher Report. And ESPN staff say Jazz win 40 games and miss the playoffs? John saw the movie Straight Outta Compton, and recommends it. Send your thoughts and comments: @jediandjerms, @jermsguy, @jedizaugg, and @TornByDevin. Email us...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Jazz All-Star elected head of Russian basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation is going through some hard times. The organization was suspended as a governing body in July by FIBA, and the previous election of a president was overturned thanks to internal legal battles.Enter Andrei Kirilenko, according to the Associated Press, which reports that the long-time member of the Utah Jazz was elected as new president of the federation...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke on Exum injury: 'I have to be ready to step up'

In his two seasons with the Utah Jazz, guard Trey Burke says that he hasn't met the goals he's set for himself. But all he can do is keep working hard and make the most of his opportunities.Burke's latest chance comes with a rather large downside, as the season-ending injury to point guard Dante Exum means Burke will need to come up big if the Jazz are to contend for a playoff spot...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Who is Raul Neto?

Raul Neto Raulzinho Neto was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2nd round of the 2013 NBA draft, but his rights were traded that night to the Utah Jazz. Just a couple months ago the Jazz finally signed him to a contract. With the recent injury to Dante Exum, it has become even more relevant for Jazz fans to wonder, who is Raul Neto? And will he be able to help the Jazz get to...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Utah Jazz Linked to Mario Chalmers in Trade Rumors

Count the Utah Jazz as one of the teams that are interested in Mario Chalmers. According to Fox Sports, the Jazz could be a likely trade destination for the Miami Heat point guard. The Jazz’s starting point guard from last season, Dante Exum, suffered a tear of his ACL while playing for the Australian national team earlier this month. Which means the Jazz don’t have any serviceable...
Via Heat Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 31: Utah Jazz Mission Impossible

This week on Jedi & Jerms – Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to break down  ’15-’16 Utah Jazz schedule, give game analysis and predict win totals.  Additionally, you will need to analyze the data provided by the recent film, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and give your synopsis. This message will self-destruct in five seconds … Send your thoughts and...
Via TornBySports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz 2015 Offseason Grade

A couple of intriguing international prospects highlighted a fairly quiet offseason for the Jazz. In: Raul Neto – Free Agent, 3-years, $2.8 million Tibor Pleiss – Free Agent, 3-years, $10 million J.J. O’Brien – Free Agent, non guaranteed Out: Jeremy Evans – signed for Dallas Draft: Trey Lyles – 12th overall Olivier Hanlan – 42nd overall Overview: The Utah...
Via The Lottery Mafia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gobert jabs Team USA over minicamp roster

    It’s hard to maintain a sense of humor on the Utah Jazz these days, especially after this week’s news of Dante Exum’s torn ACL. But it’s great to see that center Rudy Gobert is at least making an attempt to do so. The best young rim protector in the league called out Team USA Basketball on Twitter Thursday for leaving frontcourt mate Derrick Favors off their 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz interested in acquiring Garrett Temple

The Utah Jazz are interested in acquiring guard Garrett Temple from the Washington Wizards. Utah is looking for guard depth after losing Dante Exum to a torn ACL on Tuesday.  Temple could provide the Jazz with depth at point guard and shooting guard.  Temple has played five NBA seasons with six different teams.  Before Temple joined the Wizards for the 2012-13 season, he played...
Via Hoops-Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz confirm Exum tore ACL playing with Australian Nat'l Team

The Utah Jazz are on the brink of becoming a perennial postseason contender, but the franchise must continue on that path during the 2015-16 NBA season without Danté Exum. Exum, the No. 5 overall pick of the 2014 draft, reportedly sustained a non-contact ACL injury during an exhibition matchup while competing for the Australian National Team. The Jazz have confirmed the diagnosis...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dante Exum suffers non-contact knee injury in international exhibition (Video)

The worst fears of Utah Jazz fans may have just been realized. Exciting young guard Dante Exum apparently suffered a serious-looking injury to his left knee playing in an international friendly for his native Australia on Tuesday. Jazz say Dante Exum suffered a left knee injury today with his native Australia vs Slovenia. He will return to SLC for further evaluation. — Marc J...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 29: Utah Jazz Pixels

This week on Jedi & Jerms – Who will likely make the final 15 man roster for the Utah Jazz season opener and what would be the possible scenarios where Trey Burke could be traded? Kobe Bryant – Greatest power forward ever! And Pixels is just awful. Nostalgic, but just awful. Send your thoughts and comments: @jediandjerms, @jermsguy, @jedizaugg, and @TornByDevin. Email...
Via TornBySports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yes, Jim Nantz once worked as a Utah Jazz analyst alongside Hot Rod Hundley

At AA we love finding classic clips that show something unique from the rich history of sports broadcasting.  So we were amazed when Classic TV Sports unearthed this rare footage of Jim Nantz working a game as a basketball analyst, and not a play by play man. One of Nantz’s early stops before joining CBS Sports was in Salt Lake City.  Before he became the play by play man for...
Via Awful Announcing
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Future Looks Bright for a Youthful Utah Jazz Team

Utah Jazz’s Bryce Cotton (8) shoots as Philadelphia 76ers’ Jordan McRae, left, defends during overtime of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won in overtime, 84-78. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) In a highly competitive Western Conference, it has been easy to overlook and forget about the Utah Jazz. They haven’t made the playoffs...
Via The Sports Journal
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tibor Pleiss joins Jazz, leaves FC Barcelona

German center Tibor Pleiss will sign with the Utah Jazz after terminating his contract with FC Barcelona, reports Jose Ignacio Huguet. Tibor Pleiss rompe su contrato con e @FCBbasket para firmar por los Utah Jazz  — Jose Ignacio Huguet (@josehuguet) July 9, 2015 Pleiss was drafted by the Nets in the second round of the 2010...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alec Burks wants to get to the playoffs “for the city of Utah”

It’s the Summer League, so you can excuse everyone involved in the NBA to have their minds elsewhere.  Maybe that’s why we can excuse Alec Burks of the Utah Jazz for this soundbyte when he stepped into the broadcast booth last night… @awfulannouncing oh yeah. — Section 328 (@Section328) July 7, 2015 The best part about this clip is Burks’...
Via Awful Announcing
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Incredibly Unique Jeremy Evans

​ Here’s a player that’s unlikely to attract very much attention this summer: Jeremy Evans. After five seasons deep in the Utah Jazz bench unit—is there a role in the NBA further from the media spotlight?—Evans and his Dunk Contest title are hitting the free agent market.  This would be the first time that Evans has had to move since becoming a professional basketball...
Via The Sports Post
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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