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Jazz sign Dahntay Jones to Training Camp Roster

The Utah Jazz have announced the signing of Dahntay Jones to their training camp roster. Dahntay Jones is a 6’6″ guard that played at both Rutgers University and Duke University. He last played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2013. Now, making a training camp roster does not always guarantee a spot on the final roster when the season starts. Dahntay Jones is definantly in the mix for...
Via KC Sports Ninja
46 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur will join the Utah Jazz as consultant

Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little bit, see what happens, try to help him a little bit more,” Okur said. “That’s what...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward calls time with Team USA a ‘confidence booster’

Gordon Hayward signed a large contract extension with the Utah Jazz this summer, and worked hard on trying to improve both his game and his physique. Hayward looks noticeably bigger and stronger, and he told me he put on at least 10 pounds of muscle after one of Team USA’s practices in Chicago. He didn’t make the final cut for the 12-man roster that went to Spain to compete...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz News: Derrick Favors primed for a breakout season

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is expected to run an up-tempo offense, and forward Derrick Favors will be a key part of it. Favors will play center in the revamped, Jazz offense, and looks ready to take that next step.Image by Anandgopal13, via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent interview, coach Snyder commented on his starting center:"Derrick will be best when he is a part of something...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn

Derrick Favors stretched out on a bleacher at Zions Bank Basketball Center wearing shorts, flip-flops and a Utah Jazz T-shirt. He looked comfortable, at peace with himself and his surroundings. No doubt, the lazy summer afternoon had something to do with it. The middle of July — two months after the end of the regular season and two months before the start of training camp ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Sign Kevin Murphy

The Utah Jazz have signed Kevin Murphy to a free agent contract. Murphy was selected by Utah out of Tennessee Tech in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft (47th overall pick), and he played in 17 games for the Jazz while also playing in the NBA D-League. Following the 2012-13 season, Murphy was sent to Golden State as part of a three-team trade in July 2013.
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Evans Can Jump Even Higher Now

Utah Jazz forward, Slam Dunk Champ and artist Jeremy Evans previously jumped 12 feet, 8.5 inches at the P3 training facility and now he’s jumping 12 feet, 9 inches. Next week when he breaks 13 feet I’ll post that too. The post Jeremy Evans Can Jump Even Higher Now appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Predicting Player Performances For ’14-15

  Looking ahead at the 2014-15 NBA season for the Utah Jazz, the team motto should be “nowhere to go but up.” The Utah Jazz franchise is smack in the middle of a massive draft-based rebuilding project that has landed them an entire starting roster of talented lottery picks including Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Alec […] Utah Jazz: Predicting Player Performances For ’14...
Via NBA Draft Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Day 1 At FIBA World Cup

The FIBA World Cup is finally here. At least now, we have some form of competitive basketball to quench our thirsts. The Utah Jazz have three representatives in Frenchman Rudy Gobert and Australians Dante Exum and Brock Motum. All three players were in action on Day 1 of the tournament, and I’m sure many die-hard Jazz […] Utah Jazz: Day 1 At FIBA World Cup - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Bring Back Shooting Guard Kevin Murphy

The Utah Jazz have seen the error of their ways when they were involved in a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors last summer. Along with last season’s NBA All-Defensive First-Team small forward Andre Iguodala, Tennessee Tech graduate Kevin Murphy was sent to Oakland before he had the chance to showcase his […] Utah Jazz Bring Back Shooting Guard...
Via NBA Draft Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Hates Utah, America

Team USA hates Utah.  Coach K hates Utah.  Somebody over there hates Utah, that’s for sure. Rumors began to circulate late last night, with news becoming official this morning –  Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, and Gordon Hayward were cut from the US Basketball men’s national team. That’s right, sharpshooter Kyle Korver, who many regard as the best looking...
Via TornBySports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: What is the Jazz’s biggest weakness?

Utah Jazz: What is the Jazz’s biggest weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Utah Jazz aren’t going to make the playoffs next season, you fans realize it and it is the same with all NBA fans. However, they have an incredible talented young roster that could become an excellent playoff team in a few seasons. Their biggest weakness is easy, they are just...
Via HoopStuff
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

After finishing at the bottom of the Western Conference, are the Jazz in a strong position going forward? The 2015 offseason was likely a tense one for the Jazz, with Charlotte offering restricted free agent Gordon Hayward a massive three-year, $45 million deal. Utah ultimately matched Charlotte’s offer, deciding it couldn’t let its best player leave for nothing. Have the Jazz...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz’s Silent Star

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports All the talk in and around this young core of the Utah Jazz seems to focus around but a few players; Trey Burke, Derrick Favors, new Jazz man Dante Exum, and the majority of this off-seasons talk has been on the newly resigned Gordon Hayward. The truth is, the silent guy, who no one is talking about is the key to the this rebuild happening in Utah...
Via TopSportsReport
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart refusing to work out for Utah Jazz

TweetOklahoma State guard Marcus Smart is one of best — if not the top — point guard prospect in the 2014 NBA draft and will most likely be selected within the first seven picks in the draft. Apparently, there’s one team with a high pick Smart isn’t interested in playing for; the Utah Jazz. Per CBS Sports: Utah Jazz Vice President of Player Personnel Walt Perrin spoke with...
Via Los That Sports Blog
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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