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With Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap relocating from Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune predicts shooting guard Gordon Hayward will “carry” the Jazz this season. Taken out of Butler ninth overall in 2010, the 23-year-old Hayward averaged 14.1 points, 3.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds over 72 games off the bench during the 2012-2013 campaign. Now ready to start for the Jazz, the 6-foot-8, 210 pound Hayward is destined to become a standout musician on the hardwood. Coming within a pube of leading Butler to a title in 2010, Hayward is a youngster with tremendous basketball smarts, athleticism, ball handling skills, and … Continue reading →
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Utah Jazz: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Best Move: Drafting Trey Burke
- The Jazz finally land their franchise point guard. They had their future shooting guard in Alec Burks, their future small forward in Gordon Hayward and their future frontcourt in Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. That is an incredible young core of under...
The offseason for the NBA has slowed substantially. For die-hard fans, there is still some free agents to sign and some USA basketball camp to watch, but the summer activity has cooled down substantially for the Utah Jazz. With that I have begun to think about what the key player rotations will be for the Jazz. Below I am going to take my shot at predicting Coach Ty’s rotation...
In the business of the NBA, analyzing rumors from all possible angles simply comes with the territory for the numerous media coverage dedicated to every facet of the game. Trades get leaked. Front office and head coaching changes are reported days – sometimes months -- in advance. Heck, some reporters and columnists actually never have to even set foot in an NBA arena during...
The Utah Jazz have signed free-agent guard John Lucas III, who played last season with the Toronto Raptors.
The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 13.1 minutes in a career-high 63 games last season, his fifth in the NBA.
Lucas, who has also played in Houston and Chicago, has career averages of 5.1 points, 1.5 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.
NBA summer league star and undrafted rookie guard Ian Clark reached a two-year deal with the Utah Jazz his agent Bill Duffy told USA TODAY Sports Wednesday.
Clark came into summer league in Orlando trying to prove he belonged on an NBA team and left summer league in Las Vegas with several teams including the Golden State Warriors Boston Celtics Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers...
According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports, the Utah Jazz have signed Summer League standout, Ian Clark, to a two-year deal.
After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, the 22-year-old shooting guard out of Belmont joined the Miami Heat’s Orlando Summer League squad and then moved on to play with the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Clark averaged 16...
Gordon Hayward is making a strong impression on Team USA coaches and teammates.
The 23-year-old Hayward is spending his second straight summer with USA basketball.
“He’s been very impressive,” said USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo. “He’s a very impressive player. He knows how to play. He’s aggressive. He can shoot the ball. He’s made a mark in both camps...
Ian Clark has agreed to a two-year deal with the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz will hold a team option for the second season of Clark's contract.
Clark had an excellent showing in the Summer League with the Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers also expressed interest in signing Clark.
Atlanta Hawks: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff
Best Move: Resigning Jeff Teague
- The easy answer is the signing of Paul Millsap to a 2 year, 19 million dollar deal, as he is a perfect secondary post option, an elite rebounder and just an excellent player on an excellent deal, but the Jeff Teague deal is better. Why? They signed...