Jeff Withey and the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal. Withey has a strong chance of making Utah's opening night roster as they currently have just 13 guaranteed contracts. Withey's deal includes a team option in the second year. Withey has played his first two seasons in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Utah Jazz have a message for the rest of the NBA: None shall pass easily to the rim. There will always be long arms and giants waiting in the paint.Utah's emergence as a national darkhorse for playoff contention in 2015-16 has been fueled by the Jazz's defensive explosion in the second half of last season. And that, in turn, was a product of center Rudy Gobert's evolution as...
Three months ago in the second part of my Denver Nuggets offseason to-do list series I wrote about three team needs the Nuggets would be prudent to address this summer. The first was somehow getting rid of J.J. Hickson, which of course didn’t happen and as I pointed out in my most recent Ty Lawson trade analysis piece is already a detriment to the Nuggets’ roster flexibility...
Pelicans big man Jeff Withey has large plans for this offseason in preparation for his sophomore season in the NBA: gaining weight, adding muscle and becoming a more dominant threat in the post. Ensuring that checklist comes to fruition means Withey has a busy and disciplined summer ahead of him. The Pelicans strength and conditioning Coach Carlos Daniel wants Withey to add 15 pounds...
Part of being an NBA rookie is getting pranked. Some of the most famous pranks involve the rookie’s cars. Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans got his rookie hazing on Thursday. Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith and Anthony Morrow are the pranksters. It involved his car (a 2012 white Mercedes CLS), plastic Saran wrap and shaving cream. They wrote “Sweet Pea” on the windshield of...
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