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Jazz got next: Utah hosts 1st summer league since 2008

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) While the Utah Jazz Summer League may not have the recent history of the Orlando version or be the massive undertaking that is the Las Vegas event, it's back - and appears will be around for a while. This year's four-day session that begins Monday features former power Boston going through a rebuild, San Antonio a year from winning the title and a 76ers team...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Evans Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Mavericks

Jeremy Evans and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a two-year deal at the NBA's minimum. Evans was a second round pick by the Utah Jazz in 2010 and won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2012. Evans has played sparingly throughout his NBA career.
Via RealGM
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Despite a quiet start to free agency, Utah Jazz will make noise in their own way

You know it’s a slow news day for the Utah Jazz when the top story on their Bleacher Report Team Stream is an article entitled, “Learn More About Jazz C Jack Cooley” (I was sure to link the article because now I know you’re curious). Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the guy, but it’s a bit disappointing that the latest news out of Salt Lake City is a feature...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz post-draft analysis

Although there were rumblings that the draft order was going to be shaken up rather dramatically due to trades, the 2015 NBA Draft ended up being pretty cut and dry. For the most part, teams stayed put and drafted at their original spot. There were a few surprises in the first round, such as the New York Knicks’ selection of Kristaps Porzingis, Justise Winslow falling all the way...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

6-foot-10 blogger pretends to be a Utah Jazz draft pick, gets all the ladies (Video)

One of the best gags in a long time came Thursday night when a nearly 7-foot tall blogger for Elite Daily went down to Barclays Center in Brooklyn and pretended to be an NBA draft pick. The fans surrounding the arena ate it all up, and so did plenty of people at the club scene...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 6'10" Blogger Pretends to Get Drafted By the Utah Jazz and Parties Like Crazy in NYC

This is awesome. A blogger that happens to be really, really tall decided to mess with people Thursday and pretend he was drafted by the Utah Jazz. What's crazy about the whole thing was how easy it was to do. People were taking selfies like crazy before the draft, he got on the floor of the draft, and was treated like a future superstar after the draft as the "newest member of the...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Utah Jazz draft a 7-foot blogger (not really)

As it turns out, you don't need to be an actual NBA draftee to enjoy the night's spoils of glory.You just need a nice suit, and to be very, very tall. Elite Daily writer Conor Toole proved that last night. Toole is a seven-footer who hung out around the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and then took off around Manhattan, posing as the latest addition to the Utah Jazz. It got him a lot...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 25: NBA Draft Reaction

John and Alan got together at the Utah Jazz Draft Party to watch, listen and take in the sounds of the 2015 NBA Draft. Here their reaction to the Utah Jazz #12 pick – Trey Lyles and what it means for the Jazz going forward. They are joined by a couple friends Dave Horan (@downrightdave), Jon Horan (@SugarJon) and Sam Judkins (@SamJud_17) to discuss their reactions. We welcome your...
Via TornBySports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz draft Hanlan

It probably wasn't as high as he dreamed of going, but Olivier Hanlan's decision to declare for the NBA Draft paid off as the Utah Jazz selected him with the 41st pick overall. As a second round pick, Hanlan won't get a guaranteed contract, but he should get a fair shot. The Jazz have done a good job over the years of developing their own picks and giving them playing time.Throughout...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Jazz Should Do With Pick 12

The 12th pick in the NBA Draft is not usually the best place to be. It means you were not good enough to be in the playoffs but not bad enough to get a good pick. It usually means your team has a lot of needs and most likely you won’t be able to fill them with this pick. This year however the Jazz find themselves in an unusual situation. They finished 10th in the western conference...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz looking to trade Trey Burke on draft night

The Utah Jazz could be looking to make moves on draft night. The latest report, From Jody Genessy of The Deseret News, suggests they could be getting antsy at the point guard position:Moving Burke after the team saw good progress from rookie Dante Exum last year makes some sense. But how might this rumored move impact their strategy with the No. 12 overall pick? We may found out...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz looking to trade point guard Trey Burke

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsTrey Burke was expected to be the franchise point guard that the Utah Jazz had been waiting on to help turn their franchise back into a playoff contender. Unfortunately, he simply hasn’t fit into the system and could be on his way out of town. According to a report from Jody Genessy, the Jazz are looking to trade Burke before or during tonight’s...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz Kicks off His Basketball Camp in His Hometown of Columbus, Ohio

Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz is set to kick of his four day basketball camp in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. This will be a four day camp (July 7-July 10) where boys and girls from ages 6-16 can learn basketball fundamentals from NBAer Trey Burke as well as from some of the most recognizable names in basketball.  Dates: July 7- July 10 Location: Reynoldsburg High School (Summit...
Via The Front Office News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Profile: Utah Jazz (Pick 12)

Utah Jazz 2014-15 Record: 38-44 (13th, West) Draft Picks: 12 (First Round), 42 (Second Round) 54 (Second Round – from Cleveland) Team Strengths: The second half of the 2014-15 NBA season saw the Jazz experience a French Revolution of sorts, as “The Stifle Tower,” Rudy Gobert, developed into the league’s most feared shot blocker. The second-year big man led the league...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz, Gordon Hayward, On the Rise In Salt Lake City

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert challenges hook shot of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams. Mandatory Photo Credit: Getty Images The Utah Jazz could be one of the best teams in the Western Conference four years from now. No, seriously, look at their roster construction, young studs on favorable contracts, and flexibility for future personnel shakeups. Jazz fans have nothing...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Young and deep

Jared Woodcox just published an article on the Utah Jazz and the opportunity they have to go with a bigger lineup, even while the rest of the league is moving more and more toward small-ball. You can find that article here. I agree with his conclusion that the Jazz should not shy away from keeping Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors on the floor together most of the time, because even...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 23: Warriors in 5 1/2

Jedi & Jerms Episode 23: Warriors in 5 1/2! This week – It’s a full JERMS takeover! Once the laughs subside, the discussion gets busy with draft talk, NBA coaching changes and the NBA Finals. Are the Warriors a sure bet to win it all? We present “The LeBron-Effect” and why the Warriors should be the HEAVY favorites. John and Alan both agree the Warriors win the title...
Via TornBySports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 22: Mad Max NBA

Jedi & Jerms Episode 22: Mad Max NBA This week – John is still feeling hangover affects from seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. John and Alan discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and the Utah Jazz’ 12th pick in the coming draft. They discuss who could be the Jazz’ option at 12. And they pick their favorite – Frank Kaminsky or Jerian Grant? They then get into playoff talk and review...
Via TornBySports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive Lottery Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Gobert was arguably the best rim protector in the NBA this season. Well, this is a bit awkward. If you’ve been following our end of season awards, you’ll notice a trend — Rudy Gobert has swept every award category to this point. Most Improved Lottery Player? Check. Lottery Sixth Man of the Year? Check. While it could be debated whether Gobert was the most improved player...
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert: Most Improved Lottery Player

Buried on the bench for much of last season, Rudy Gobert became one of the league’s most dominant defensive big men, and helped the Utah Jazz finish the season as one of the league’s hottest teams. The rise of Rudy Gobert this season was a surprise to many around the league, though if you ask some who cover the Utah Jazz (such TLM Podcast All-Star guest Amar of SLC Dunk) you’ll...
Via The Lottery Mafia
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look at the Utah Jazz and their Second-Half Leap

Part of the fun of the second half of the NBA season is seeing which young team will make the leap from potentially good to legitimate threat. This year, that team is the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have posted an 11-3 record since the All-Star break and trade deadline, including victories over Portland, San Antonio and Houston. What’s really impressive, though, is how they’re winning...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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