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Jazz cut veteran guard Dahntay Jones

The Utah Jazz on Wednesday waived veteran guard Dahntay Jones and forward Jack Cooley, trimming their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. With a number of injuries in the Utah backcourt in training camp, Jones saw significant time for the Jazz. He played in all six of the team’s preseason games to date, averaging 3 points and a rebound in about 12 minutes a night.
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke Looks to Blossom in his Second Season With the Utah Jazz

Trey Burke quietly had a pretty productive rookie season. The point guard out of Columbus, Ohio made the 1st team All-Rookie team, and was the catalyst to a young Utah Jazz team. I will say that last season’s rookie class was forgettable, but I feel that Burke was one of few gems in that rookie class. Burke, who is going into his second season will look to blossom in his second...
Via The Front Office News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Waive Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players. Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) appeared in two preseason games for Utah, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5.8 minutes of action. He was signed as a free agent on Aug. 19. Jones (6-6, 225, Duke) saw action in six preseason games for the Jazz...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Say No To Re-Signing Enes Kanter!

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America   Utah Jazz: Say No To Re-Signing Enes Kanter! By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If the Utah Jazz would like, they can give 4th season center Enes Kanter a contract extension for 8 more days, however that would be a mistake. There is no doubting that he is an elite center talent and is very productive, but he...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Utah Jazz fared in NBARank

The #NBARank is a fun “one committee’s opinion” piece that starts a conversation. Sure, they’ll be wrong on some projections, overvaluing some and undervaluing others. They undervalued six or seven players on the Suns team last year, because who knew new coach Jeff Hornacek was going to lead almost all of them to career-best years? So now that’s I’ve got the emphasis...
Via TornBySports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jazz build around young core and new coach

The Utah Jazz made sweeping changes to the team in the offseason and they started at the top. In June, the Jazz hired Quin Snyder to become the eighth coach in franchise history, replacing Tyrone Corbin, who was let go after Utah finished 25-57 last season. Snyder, coming off a year as an assistant in Atlanta, has never been a head coach at the NBA level, although as head coach at...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant

TweetUtah Jazz guard Alec Burks is a talented young guard with a bright future ahead of him. But what he did Sunday night to Kobe Bryant was downright vicious. Watch as Burks mixes Kobe on the wing and finishes in the lane: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container...
Via Los That Sports Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors Surprise Young Fan on Ellen

Utah Jazz forwards Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors dropped by The Ellen Show to surprise 5-year-old JP Gibson who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A few weeks ago little JP grabbed headlines everywhere when he signed a contract with the Jazz and played in an open scrimmage at the Delta Center, in front of thousands of fans. As an extra help to his parents Megan...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

I’m not sure you can blame it on Kobe’s old age, but it was a hell of a move. Alec Burks crossed over Bryant with a beautiful behind-the-back move that left one of the leagues all time great defenders frozen in his tracks. h/t Danny Hazan
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For Enes Kanter, the time is now

No excuses. If there’s a theme for Jazz forward Enes Kanter heading into the regular season, that’s it. This is shaping up as Kanter’s make-or-break year in Utah, and he knows it. It’s his chance to prove to coach Quin Snyder, general manager Dennis Lindsey and the rest of the Utah Jazz brass that he’s capable of being a key piece of the franchise and a part of the future...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Bold Prediction for Every Jazz Player This Season

I was given this idea to write about and felt it was a great idea. So I’m going to go through each Jazz player for this season and give 1 bold prediction for each. Keep in mind is still preseason and we don’t know the final roster yet so there are a few i will miss, but the core will be covered. So let’s get started with the projected starting 5. Trey Burke Trey becomes the...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Injury Update: Trevor Booker suffers a sprained right ankle in Friday's loss

The Utah Jazz fell to the Los Angeles Clippers last night by the score of 101-97. The loss was the first for the Jazz in five preseason games. Coming off a 25-win season in which the Jazz were 29th in scoring at 95 points per game, the Jazz are off to a strong start in hopes to gain momentum heading into the regular season. On the injury front, forward Trevor Booker, who came over...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz season preview: Player Projections

This is part three of a three-part season preview series. Part one was an analysis of the Utah Jazz’s roster and the players to watch, while part two dealt with projections for the Northwest Division and my prediction on how the Jazz will fare this season against its divisional opponents. Now, its part three, and this final installment of the Utah Jazz season preview will focus...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

All Aboard The Utah Jazz Train

Breaking News: The Utah Jazz will NOT be making the playoffs. It’s true. You know it is. I would wager Greg Miller, Dennis Lindsey, and Quin Snyder know it’s true as well. In fact, I would say that is their plan. Sure they look good in the preseason, but they are not a playoff team. Go ahead and make those summer plans, you won’t need to change them. So should we still be...
Via TornBySports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Utah Jazz

Will young guards Dante Exum and Trey Burke work cohesively this season?  Last season, Utah had very minimal expectations to meet. How will the Jazz fare this year under first-year head coach Quin Snyder? For starters, Utah will hope to improve on an abysmal 2013 campaign, where the team finished 29th in total offense (95.0 points per game) and 18th in total defense (102.2 points allowed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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