JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jazz will build around Rudy Gobert, have no plans for rebuild

The departure of Gordon Hayward is an undeniable blow to the Utah Jazz, but the organization isn’t going to panic over it. General manager Dennis Lindsey says the plan is to build around center Rudy Gobert instead of tearing it all down. “We feel like we can build defensively around Rudy Gobert,” Lindsey told Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. “We look at him, and he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz looking to move Boris Diaw

The Utah Jazz signed Thabo Sefolosha, and according to a report, they’re not done shaking the roster up. As the Jazz look to add frontcourt depth, one man who may be on his way out of Utah is Boris Diaw, who just wrapped up his first year with the team.Tony Jones and Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that the Jazz are hoping to add another forward, as well as a center to...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert has legendary response to projections that Jazz won’t make playoffs

Someone pick the mic up off the ground because Rudy Gobert just dropped it.Gobert was asked on Tuesday about early projections that have his Utah Jazz out of the playoff picture for next season and had this perfect response, per Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. Gobert was indeed a little-known Frenchman who wasn’t projected to make much of an impact when Utah drafted him No...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

In Twitter spat, Trey Burke says ‘no one wants to play’ for Jazz

Last week was a bit of a tough one for the Utah Jazz, as Gordon Hayward chose to leave the team behind for a chance to reunite with his old college coach, Brad Stevens, in Boston. With another notable player moving on from Utah, there has been much discussion about players’ lack of desire to suit up for the Jazz. Now former Jazz player Trey Burke is sure making that perception seem...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward already spotted suit shopping in Boston after Celtics trade rumors (PHOTOS)

Now that Gordon Hayward has undergone a change of scenery, it’s time for a new look. Hayward, who has been the subject of trade rumors linking him to the Celtics, could be in the middle of some huge news involving the team, as it sure looks like the Jazz and Celtics are finalizing a possible trade. And when you have big news to announce, you need to do it in a fresh suit. So that’s...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz thank Gordon Hayward in full-page newspaper ads

Gordon Hayward played a huge role in the Utah Jazz returning to relevance around the NBA. In his seven seasons in Utah, the All-Star forward improved each year. In the process, he ultimately led the Jazz back to the postseason with a complete rebrand from the Karl Malone-John Stockton days.While Hayward decision to leave Utah for the Boston Celtics created some drama around the Association...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deals: Kings sign George Hill and Zach Randolph

George Hill is coming off a five-year, $40 million contract signed in 2012, which turned into a great value for an Indiana Pacers team that was the greatest Eastern Conference threat after the Boston Celtics went into contender emeritus status. After one season with the Utah Jazz in which he fit perfectly and had a career year, Hill moves on to join the Sacramento Kings on a three...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Gordon Hayward joins the Celtics

With Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant undramatically re-signing with the Warriors, Chris Paul orchestrating his opt-in and trade to the Rockets, and the Pacers preemptively trading Paul George to the Pacers, the 2017 free agency period will be remembered for Gordon Hayward's three franchise tour and prolonged decision to leave the Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics.While a clear notch...
Via RealGM - NBA
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Against all odds, the Sacramento Kings might actually have a good plan going forward

There has been no team more dysfunctional and unintentionally self-harmful than the Sacramento Kings in the past half decade.Bad draft picks, the DeMarcus Cousins saga, five different coaches since 2012, owner Vivek Ranadive’s constant meddling (STAUSKAS?), a new arena plus new expectations, and 250+ losses combined over five seasons caused consistent chaos and calamity in California...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward reportedly told Jazz he wanted Ricky Rubio

Apparently, there’s more to the Ricky Rubio trade than we thought. Most people assumed that the Utah Jazz traded for Rubio simply as insurance in the event that George Hill went elsewhere in free agency, but that’s not the only reason why. It seems Gordon Hayward mentioned to the Jazz that he’d like to play with the flashy passer in Utah. And with Hayward mulling over offers...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: Utah Jazz

Salt Lake City is nicknamed "The Crossroads of the West" and appropriately enough, the Utah Jazz find themselves standing at a crossroads with the future of the franchise. Following the team's first postseason appearance in four season, Utah has two starters and the club's sixth man/spot starter hitting free agency at the same time. For a franchise that once owned a 20-year streak...
Via RealGM - NBA
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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