JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Utah Jazz: Latest Vivint Arena renovation hype video misses the mark

The Utah Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena recently released a video hyping the building’s future renovations that fails to inspire the average fan. This past week, details about the renovation and expansion of the Utah Jazz practice facility were revealed. For fans who yearn for the day when free agents consider the Jazz and Salt […] Utah Jazz: Latest Vivint Arena renovation...
Via Purple and Blues
48 minutes ago

Early 2018 NBA title odds don’t favor the Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz made huge strides this season, but Las Vegas oddsmakers are far from prepared to call the team a title contender in 2018. The Utah Jazz raised their game this past season; there’s no denying it. After the slow build and back-to-back seasons of being just outside of the playoff fray, the team […] Early 2018 NBA title odds don’t favor the Utah Jazz - Purple and...
Via Purple and Blues
2 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Don’t panic, the sky isn’t falling and Gordon Hayward may just come back.

Much has been said about Gordon Hayward potentially jettisoning himself from the Utah Jazz. Are we forgetting that he could actually, you know, stay? If you hit that spot on the Venn diagram of humanity where Utah Jazz fandom and excessive worry intersect, you’re probably in a bit of a rough spot at the moment. With Jazz […] Utah Jazz: Don’t panic, the sky isn’t falling...
Via Purple and Blues
5 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Team says they didn't offer 'guarantee' to Michigan's D.J. Wilson

Via Jazz Notes
1 day ago

Celtics reportedly intent on adding All-Star caliber frontcourt player

The Boston Celtics surprised NBA fans last season when they signed Al Horford to a four-year, $113 million contract, and they are reportedly looking to make a similar splash this offseason.A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com reports that the Celtics are making it a priority to land an “All-Star caliber talent in the frontcourt” this summer. Boston has the No. 1 overall pick in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green is the most efficient defender in the NBA

"He’s that person that wants to be all things to all people," Mary Babers-Green says of her son, Warriors star Draymond Green. "His attitude is ‘I can handle it.’"And he can. Green--karate kicks, technical fouls, and all--is the epitome of position-less basketball, defending point guards through centers with equal guile. He's a one-man ligature, clogging up lanes and suturing...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz 2016-17 season review: Raul Neto

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

2017 NBA Draft: Utah Jazz select UNC forward Tony Bradley in latest mocks

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

WATCH: Joe Johnson - Season Highlights

Joe Johnson​ came up BIG for the Jazz all season - averaging 9.2 pts, 3.1 rebs & 1.8 asts while shooting 41% from downtown!
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the All-NBA teams will affect many of the league’s stars

Thursday’s unveiling of the All-NBA teams will have a major financial impact on the league and could affect teams’ abilities to retain players.As part of the new CBA, the owners and players agreed to some terms that give teams an opportunity to pay more to keep their veteran star players. The new rule allows a “Designated Player Veteran Exception” for a player entering their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley admits preferring NHL playoffs over 2017 NBA playoffs

TNT analyst Charles Barkley has regularly bashed the state of today’s NBA, saying it’s “full of awful basketball” last March and “the worst it’s ever been” in December. His latest rant on the subject came Monday night following the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Utah Jazz, and involved him bringing up hockey. It started with the TNT cast doing their...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill: Gordon Hayward’s free agent decision will factor into his

A crucial summer awaits the Utah Jazz after their Round 2 sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, and the stakes very well may be all or nothing.Speaking with reporters at his exit interview on Tuesday, Jazz point guard George Hill said that teammate Gordon Hayward’s free agent decision this offseason will factor into his as well, per Jody Genessy of the Deseret News....
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Boris Diaw trolls Warriors, will pitch ‘great nightlife’ to free agents

Utah Jazz forward Boris Diaw isn’t just one of the people who knows how to get a good espresso in Salt Lake City, he also knows the club scene in Utah like the back of his hand.When asked what he’d tell free agents about Utah, Diaw replied “I’d say great nightlife,” in response to the Golden State Warriors complaining about the lack of said night life in Salt Lake City...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors ate Draymond Green’s soul with a block and posterizing slam

Draymond Green and the Warriors have spent plenty of time this series blasting Salt Lake City, but Utah forward Derrick Favors at least got a shard of revenge during the second quarter of Game 4 on Monday.Favors rejected Green’s layup on the defensive end, but the real damage came when Favors got the ball on offense. Here he is dunking all over Draymond with some quality face...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Los Angeles Clippers go from here?

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”- Henry David Thoreau In 2015, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers stated, “I’m a big believer that teams can get stale.” His team has officially become stale, having finished with 50-plus wins in each of the last five seasons without a single conference finals appearance to show for it. This year’s first round loss...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson freezes up, spaces out during funny interview

Warriors guard Klay Thompson was at a loss for words in a recent media session, or something.Thompson spoke to reporters on Thursday, and had some trouble answering a question about how the Warriors look to maximize their possessions every time down the floor.He started strong, but then rambled on and eventually trailed off. After some radio silence, he just apologized to reporters...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry missed practice Wednesday, still expected to play in Game 2

Stephen Curry tweaked his left ankle in Game 1 of the Golden State Warriors’ second-round series against the Utah Jazz and was held out of practice on Wednesday.However, according to Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News, the team expects Curry to be fully available for Game 2 on Thursday night. Curry did miss a bit of time in Game 1 getting attended to by a trainer after...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz president teases #Nightlife shirt to troll Warriors

It was well-established heading into the second round of the NBA playoffs that the Golden State Warriors would have preferred to face the Los Angeles Clippers as opposed to the Utah Jazz.But it didn’t have anything to do with a competitive perspective or anything like that. Instead, the Warriors bemoaned the fact that Salt Lake City lacks the entertaining nightlife afforded by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors misses practice, might not play in Game 1

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors missed practice Monday - just one day before Game 1 of Utah’s series against the Golden State Warriors - with a back injury, reports Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area. The Jazz are already massive underdogs in this series and a Favors injury puts them at an even bigger disadvantage. When the Warriors go small, Favors may be Utah’s best answer...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Paul tries to kick Joe Ingles in the face

Frustration could be seen on the faces of multiple Clippers players on Sunday, when the team lost at home against the Jazz in Game 7 of their playoff series.The loss not only eliminated the team from the postseason, but also created a ripple effect in that the Clippers may elect to do a complete roster overhaul over the summer. Blake Griffin could be on the outs, as well as possibly...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz help blind 7-year-old fan watch a game for the first time

Landon Carter, a 7-year-old Utah Jazz fan, has never really been able to watch his favorite team play basketball. Born with no irises due to a condition called aniridia, Carter is legally blind. His eyesight is always blurry, and he needs to be inches away from whatever he’s viewing to see it clearly. That changed Friday when the Jazz allowed Carter to test some new technology...
Via The Comeback
April 25, 2017  |  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
April 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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