JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Do the Jazz Have the Best Bench in the NBA?

After an injury-riddled season left the Utah Jazz bench looking shallow and unreliable, a thrilling off-season has dramatically changed the landscape of the roster. So far this summer, the Utah Jazz have landed three quality players in Boris Diaw, Joe Johnson and George Hill. Coupled with the likely returns of Alec Burks and Dante Exum, the […] Do the Jazz Have the Best Bench...
Via Purple and Blues
2 hours ago

Utah Jazz Deep Dives: Rodney Hood

Utah Jazz wing Rodney Hood has quickly become one of the better shooting guards in the NBA. How good can he be next season? The Utah Jazz rebuild has been rightfully praised for many reasons — none larger than their ability to fill the coffers with young talent without bottoming out for long. There was no prolonged […] Utah Jazz Deep Dives: Rodney Hood - Purple and Blues -...
Via Purple and Blues
3 hours ago

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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Salt Lake City Stars Release 2016-17 Schedule

The Salt Lake City Stars, D-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, have announced their schedule for next season, the team’s first in Utah. The start of the 2016-17 basketball season draws ever closer as summer nears its end and Utah Jazz players eye their returns to the Beehive State. However, Jazz basketball isn’t the only […] Utah Jazz: Salt Lake City Stars Release 2016-17 Schedule...
Via Purple and Blues
20 hours ago

Jazz coach Johnnie Bryant traveling to Angola for Basketball Without Borders camp

Via Jazz Notes
1 day ago

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2016-17 Utah Jazz schedule

The start of the NBA season is just over two months away, so now is as good a time as any to look ahead at the upcoming season for the Utah Jazz. After falling just short of the final playoff spot in the West last season, the team made some moves in the hopes of securing a playoff spot this time around. The addition of Joe Johnson, George Hill and Boris Diaw add a nice offensive...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally, Utah Jazz PG Dante Exum is Healthy and Ready to Ball

At the Rio Olympics the Australian men's basketball team gave Team USA a run for its money (the U.S. hung on to win 98-88). One couldn't help imagine what the Aussies would have done if they had two more of their NBA brethren on the roster. Ben Simmons is the obvious name, but the Philadelphia 76ers rookie opted to focus on the NBA Summer League and preparing for his first NBA...
Via Stack
13 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Utah Jazz offseason moves

The Utah Jazz made some noise during the free agency period, adding some experience to what was one of the more youthful rosters in the league. Both Joe Johnson (acquired during free agency) and George Hill (acquired via trade) are a welcome sight to a team that is currently improving on both sides of the ball. Both Johnson and Hill will have an immediate impact for this club, and...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Bold predictions for the upcoming season

After a summer filled with massive free-agency signings, trades and summer league action, it is time to reset and get ready for the upcoming NBA season. The Utah Jazz certainly made a splash during the offseason, acquiring George Hill from the Indiana Pacers via trade and signing Joe Johnson to a 2-year deal. They may not be the biggest names in the league, but they certainly add...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 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

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
July 17, 2016  |  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
July 12, 2016  |  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
July 12, 2016  |  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
July 12, 2016  |  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
July 11, 2016  |  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
July 07, 2016  |  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
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

AP Source: Utah Jazz get Joe Johnson for 2 years,

Now that the Utah Jazz believe their young, up-and-coming team is ready to compete in the Western Conference, GM Dennis Lindsey is adding some veteran experience to help steady them in tough moments. Lindsey made his latest move on Friday night, agreeing to terms with Joe Johnson on a two-year deal worth $22 million, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press...
Via Associated Press
July 02, 2016  |  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

Dante Exum cleared for full basketball activities, won’t play in Rio

Two summers ago, Dante Exum was one of the most intriguing young basketball prospects in the land. But after staggering through a less-than-impressive rookie season with the Jazz, then blowing out his knee playing for his native Australia in an international friendly, Exum seems like all but a forgotten man. However, he may soon be on the fast track to reclaiming some of that old...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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