2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Utah Jazz

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets…  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Utah Jazz ...
Via Razzball Basketball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Staff Scrimmage: Rotation Guesses

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images Our SCH staff is celebrating the return of basketball with a series of roundtable columns answering some of the burning questions in Jazzland. Yesterday we dealt with some broad questions about the excitement and expectations around this young team. Today, we go a little bit deeper. We asked five SCH writers five questions pertaining...
Via Salt City Hoops
21 hours ago

The X-um Factor

The men, the myths, the legends. If you’re a hipster, you’ll know. The Jazz have a bright future. Like blindingly bright. And we’re just two months away from everyone else in the world knowing it too. In fact, they don’t have much need of an X factor. A well-planned offseason took care of that. But if I have to say, which I do (my editor is all up in my personal space),...
Via The Lottery Mafia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Media Day: Newcomer Hill Brings Optimism, Confidence

After an excellent and enthusiastic media day showing, Utah Jazz fans should be thrilled about what newcomer George Hill will bring to the team in 2016-17. NBA Media Day is an incredible time of anticipation and excitement. As every team turns a new page and looks ahead to the new season, a seemingly infinite number of […] Utah Jazz Media Day: Newcomer Hill Brings Optimism, Confidence...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Utah Jazz Media Day: Alec Burks Is Getting Close

Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks is on the mend and looking to be a major contributor for the team this season. Perhaps moreso than any other Utah Jazz player, Alec Burks has a “boom or bust” feel heading into the 2016-17 NBA season. When he’s healthy and at the top of his game, his unique […] Utah Jazz Media Day: Alec Burks Is Getting Close - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Jazz downplay postseason talk, but playoffs are the goal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder are doing their best to temper expectations, but recent moves to improve the Utah Jazz say plenty. The organization has been working toward this moment for more than half a decade. It drafted Gordon Hayward in 2010 and traded for Derrick Favors months later. Lindsey was hired as general manager in 2012, and he hired Snyder as...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Media Day: Dante Exum Looking to Play Bigger

After struggling somewhat with the physicality of the NBA game as a rookie, Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum is now looking to throw his weight around. Just before the 2014 NBA Draft, Dante Exum was basketball’s “International Man of Mystery.” The (then) teen Aussie was drawing comparisons to players like Anfernee Hardaway and had a […] Utah Jazz Media Day: Dante Exum Looking...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Staff Scrimmage: Camp Kick-off

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) We’re finally here. Utah Jazz fall training camp officially begins later today when players and staff will meet with the media at Zions Bank Basketball Center. That means that soon we’ll have actual basketball things to talk about. In the meantime, what we have is the excitement, conjecture and hypothesis of an amped-up fan base ready...
Via Salt City Hoops
1 day ago

Boris Diaw made sure to bring his espresso machine to the Grand Canyon

13-year NBA veteran Boris Diaw is a very interesting dude. Sports Illustrated even wrote an article in July of 2015 calling him the “NBA’s most interesting man”. Another very (very, very very) interesting dude, Bill Walton, was all over this years ago when providing color commentary for a Lakers-Suns game on ESPN, as Walton called Diaw a “classic human being” and said...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Did The Jazz Sign Henry Sims?

Four-year NBA veteran Henry Sims is the latest addition to the Jazz roster. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) The Utah Jazz got one step closer to finalizing their training camp roster, inking veteran center Henry Sims. While this appears to be a simple, low-key camp invite, there may be a bit more to Sims than meets the eye. First, who is Sims? The 6’11”, 248-lb big man hails...
Via Salt City Hoops
5 days ago

WATCH: Vivint Smart Home Arena Renovation Announcement

Vivint Smart Home Arena will be transformed as the result of a $125 million renovation. The majority of the construction will begin at the conclusion of the 2016-17 Utah Jazz basketball season with anticipated completion by fall 2017.
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz’s George Hill hands out hot meals to Salt Lake City homeless (pics)

George Hill is a recent addition to the Salt Lake City community after the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Utah Jazz in July. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel compelled to help some of his new city’s citizens in need. Impacting Lives is Something I Strive To Do Everyday. Whether Its A Smile, Hug, Conversation,… https://t.co/AlJYrb8w1t — INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon Hayward expected to opt out, test free agency

The Utah Jazz have a solid foundation of under-the-radar talent that has many expecting them to be a sleeper team in 2016-17. But they may have to start maneuvering to keep that foundation in place come next summer. According to a report by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend, Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz trade Pleiss to 76ers for Marshall, waive Marshall

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have traded center Tibor Pleiss to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz announced the deal Friday morning and then waived Marshall. Two second-round picks were also sent to the 76ers. Marshall was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 draft, but spent four seasons with four teams. His 2016-17 salary...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors is the 42nd Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: More than any other player in basketball, you know exactly what...
Via The Sports Post
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trey Lyles - Best of the Year

Trey Lyles had a career-high 22 points on 9/16 from the field (4/8 3pt) - leading the Jazz to a 100-84 win over Denver on April 10th.
Via YouTube
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Power Forward Trey Lyles Is Training With Massive Truck Tires This Off-Season

Trey Lyles of the Utah Jazz has been working hard this off-season. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward is one of the more versatile players on the team. His skills and the hard work he's been putting in all summer should help him get more playing time next season. RELATED: 5 NBA Players Working Hard This Off-Season to Avoid the Sophomore Slump TreyMamba averaged 6.1 points...
Via Stack
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thurl Bailey Jr Jazz

Jazz legend Thurl Bailey spent a week on the road teaching Jr. Jazz Youth Basketball​ players the fundamentals of the game and how to have fun playing it.
Via YouTube
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

With a frenetic summer signing period finally slowing down, we have finally have a chance to evaluate how everything has come together for teams across the league. Five franchises in particular stood out because of the collection of talent they acquired both in the draft and free agency. In this series, we'll look at not only why these teams "won" their summers, but the work that...
Via RealGM - NBA
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Star Jeff Withey Engaged To Former Playboy Playmate

Former Kansas star Jeff Withey, who currently plays for the Utah Jazz, got engaged on Monday to a former Playboy playmate named Kennedy Summers. The announcement comes just over a month after Summers accused Withey of cheating on her on social media. Withey denied the allegations. Regardless, it appears the couple is in a good place. Check it out: @jeffwithey and I got...
Via College Spun
July 26, 2016  |  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
July 19, 2016  |  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
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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