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Utah Jazz: Happy Birthday to ‘The Mailman’ Karl Malone

The greatest player in Utah Jazz franchise history is now 53 years old. July is a crazy month in Utah Jazz land. With an excess number of players past and present celebrating birthdays this month, it almost feels as if Jazz Nation itself ages as a collective every time the month rolls around. In the […] Utah Jazz: Happy Birthday to ‘The Mailman’ Karl Malone - Purple and Blues...
Via Purple and Blues
2 hours ago

Rounding Out the Utah Jazz Roster for 2016-17

A look at how the Utah Jazz roster shakes out for the 2016-17 NBA season following the team’s summer maneuvering. Who will round out the 15-man squad? There’s no other way to say it–the Utah Jazz had an excellent offseason. Outside of signing Kevin Durant, it probably couldn’t have been better. After having a talent shortfall in recent years, […] Rounding Out the Utah...
Via Purple and Blues
4 hours ago

Utah Jazz Continue to Win Over the Hoops Press

The Utah Jazz continue to receive high marks and a lot of hype for next season after making some key acquisitions this summer. The Utah Jazz, a team that has painfully endured the rebuilding process for several years now, is set to break new ground in the Western Conference. For the first time, players like […] Utah Jazz Continue to Win Over the Hoops Press - Purple and Blues ...
Via Purple and Blues
5 hours ago

Beehive Classic features Utah, BYU, Utah State, Weber State

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The University of Utah, BYU, Utah State and Weber State will play in a December basketball tournament called the Beehive Classic starting this season and running through 2019. The event will be held at the home of the Utah Jazz. Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, the ownership branch of the Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena, announced the tournament...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz Are Looking Good–Really Good

Last season the Utah Jazz were a dark horse pick by many to grab the eighth seed in the Western Conference and were thought by some to have an even higher ceiling than that. Their season was marred, however, by bad injury luck. Their young core of Dante Exum, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and Rudy Gobert missed significant time due to injuries. The only players to start in more than...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill found out he was traded in a Larry Bird voicemail

Finding out you’ve been traded is kind of like getting broken up with. You’d rather find out face to face out of respect than via phone call or text message. Apparently, George Hill learned that he had been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz from a voicemail left on his phone from Larry Bird. Surely this stung Hill a little bit more than it might have for another...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz's Snyder says no set timetable on Exum's return

The Utah Jazz have a lot of things to look forward to next season, but a resurgent, post-ACL injury Dante Exum may not be one of them. In an interview with Jody Genessy of the Deseret News on Saturday, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said that there is still no specific timetable for Exum’s return to the court. “I think that’s an injury that he’ll be back from, but it’s not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles continues to shine for Jazz at Summer L

A look at some of the highlights from Tuesday's schedule in the Las Vegas Summer League: LYLES SHINES Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles has been a standout in the summer league, and he continued his excellence in a 92-89 loss to Portland. Lyles had 30 points and nine rebounds and hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts. Lyles tipped in a rebound at the buzzer of the first overtime to force a second...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Jazz, Pelicans And The Merits Of Middle Class Improvement

It's hard to tell in the moment who got this offseason right. The Warriors preemptively secured the 2017 title and the Bulls screwed up something fierce, but beyond that, our eyes are still adjusting to the harsh sunlight of a world in which the barely basketball-like stylings of Matthew Dellavedova are worth nearly $40 million. The cash being thrown around in free agency calls to...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Johnnie Bryant - Mic'd Up

Jazz coach Johnnie Bryant gets mic'd up and gives you a look at what a game is like from his chair.
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert plays Pokemon Go at Summer League game

If you have not yet heard of “Pokemon Go,” we’re guessing you’re just returning to the country from some remote location. The smartphone game has taken millennials by storm. How popular is it? So popular that one NBA player was catching Pokemon during a Summer League game. On Monday night, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert shared a screenshot of a Pokemon that showed up while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill: “I was supposed to retire with Pacers”

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, George Hill hoped to stay with the Pacers for a very long time when he re-signed for five years and $40 million back in 2012. But last month, the Pacers traded Hill to the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal to acquire Jeff Teague. The 30-year-old point guard told reporters on Friday that he planned on finishing his career with the Pacers...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons keeps showing off extraordinary passing in NBA Summer League

The top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and assumed savior of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise, Ben Simmons, really put on an amazing display of passing in the Sixers’ summer league game against the Utah Jazz. You know these passes have to really be something else for us to highlight them, but trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Just look at this, Simmons makes a baseline drive...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: Jazz 82, Celtics 89 #UtahJazzSL

The Jazz lost a close game to the Boston Celtics during Utah Jazz Summer League tonight 89-82. Trey Lyles led all scores with 26 points and 11 rebounds and Dionte Christmas had 14 points off the bench.
Via YouTube
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Utah Jazz finally compete in the West?

We are in the middle of a big free agency frenzy in the NBA right now. There are a lot of big names and big teams making moves to strengthen their rosters. But there are smaller-name teams that have been able to make big moves as well. And one of those teams is the Utah Jazz. They have made a couple of moves during the draft and free agency that have gotten some attention. First...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz trades guard Trey Burke to Wizards in exchange for 2017 second-round pick

Per the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday, the Utah Jazz will be trading guard Trey Burke to the Washington Wizards in order to receive a second-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Burke was a star player at the college level in Michigan, and was drafted ninth overall by the Jazz in 2013. He played three seasons with the team, averaging 10-13 points in each. Last season, however...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards acquire Trey Burke from Jazz

The Washington Wizards were unable to land Al Horford in free agency. That came after the team didn’t even get an opportunity to sit down with native son Kevin Durant. It’s been a somewhat frustrating past few days for a team that struggled to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference a season ago. Attempting to do whatever they can to improve a roster that surprisingly missed...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Land Perfect Fit in George Hill, Three Second-Rounders Head to Summer League

The Utah Jazz’s acquisition of George Hill  on the day before the draft might be the most underrated move thus far this offseason. I’m just throwing this out there, but I’d rather have George Hill than Jeff Teague. Throw away all the per-game averages and look at the impact these two make on both ends of the floor. Even assuming we give the edge to Teague on offense, Hill’s...
Via The Lottery Mafia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winners of the 2016 NBA Offseason thus far… the Utah Jazz?

In what has so far been an exciting NBA offseason that has featured Derrick Rose, the former MVP being traded from his hometown Bulls, Serge Ibaka being swapped for Victor Oladipo, and the anticipation of Kevin Durant’s free agency, the Utah Jazz have thus far been the quiet winners of the 2016 offseason. The Jazz began building their current roster after watching Al Jefferson...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rudy Gobert - Season Highlights

Rudy Gobert was the best rim protector in the NBA this season, allowing opponents to shoot a league-low 41.0 percent when he was defending within five feet of the basket. He also finished third in the NBA in blocks (2.2) and seventh in rebounds (11.0) per game this season.
Via YouTube
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Utah Jazz first round draft pick since 1985

Since the back-to-back, era-defining drafts of 1984 and 1985, in which the Utah Jazz drafted John Stockton and Karl Malone, respectively, the Jazz have drafted 34 players in the first round of the NBA Draft. How many can you name? 
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

With the 12th Pick, the Utah Jazz Select…

Holding the 12th overall pick in the first round, the Utah Jazz want to find the answer that will finally get them over the hump and into the playoffs. Whether they use the 12th pick or make a trade, Utah will have plenty of of options to choose from Thursday night. The Jazz missed out on the playoffs by one game this season, finishing with a record of 40-42, behind the mess that...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Utah Searches For This Year's Trey Lyles

This article is part of a series on NBA Draft team needs. So far we’ve covered the draft needs for the Sixers, Lakers, Celtics, Suns, Timberwolves, Nuggets, and Raptors. This article will look at the Utah Jazz. After missing out on the playoffs by just one game to the Houston Rockets, 2017 seems like the most opportune time for a young team to finally get to the postseason...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz C responds to Playmate girlfriend's cheating accusation

Jeff Withey was blasted on social media by his girlfriend Kennedy Summers, who accused him of cheating, but the Utah Jazz center has defended himself. Summers, the 2014 Playmate of the Year, apparently got a hold of Withey’s social media passwords and posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about her cheating suspicions. Summers posted a photo on Instagram of two movie tickets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz will be getting brand new logos, too

The Utah Jazz have possibly the most misplaced name in sports. Of course they were the New Orleans Jazz until they moved to Utah, and the name somehow stayed with the team when it moved from Louisiana. The franchise has tried to incorporate the culture of Utah into their logo set with the mountains but it’s seemingly a bit dated now, so, it’s time for a change. The changes...
Via The Comeback
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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