Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Working Out With Mehmet Okur

Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors is looking to bounce back in 2016-17 after injuries derailed him this past season and is working with Jazz legend Mehmet Okur to make it happen. Thanks to the injury barrage that struck the team, the Utah Jazz fell just short of having the 2015-16 season that they had […] Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors Working Out With Mehmet Okur - Purple and Blues...
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9 hours ago

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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss to Philadelphia 76ers

The Utah Jazz have temporarily acquired point guard Kendall Marshall from the Philadelphia 76ers for center Tibor Pleiss. The offseason is drawing ever closer to its conclusion, but Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey’s wheeling and dealing continues. After signing second-round picks Joel Bolomboy and Marcus Paige last week, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that […] Utah Jazz...
Via Purple and Blues
21 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Four Players That Have to Break Out in 16-17

As the Utah Jazz look to prove themselves as playoff contenders in the Western Conference, four players in particular will have to have an incredible season in 2016-17. After a rough few years for the Utah Jazz, the 2016-17 roster finally looks capable of making some noise in the Western Conference and putting together a successful season. With […] Utah Jazz: Four Players That...
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1 day ago

League, Players’ Union Should Fix Counterproductive Draft Rights Rules

utahjazz.com (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE) The Utah Jazz signed guard Marcus Paige this week, a move that makes it less likely they’ll still hold the former Tar Heel’s draft rights once the season begins. Yeah, you read that right. Less likely. Because of arcane rules regarding player rights, the Jazz’s decision to bring Paige to camp will force them to decide by late...
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1 day ago

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
2 days ago  |  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.
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Jazz coach Johnnie Bryant traveling to Angola for Basketball Without Borders camp

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3 days 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
9 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...
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13 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
15 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.
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18 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...
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24 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...
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July 26, 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...
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July 26, 2016  |  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...
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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

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

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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