Utah Jazz: Ranking Potential Free Agent Point Guard Targets

Undeniably, the Utah Jazz need more productivity out of the point guard position. Is Dante Exum’s return the answer or should the team hit the free agent market this summer? For the third consecutive season, the Utah Jazz struggled to get adequate production out of the point guard position. After high hopes of a breakout […] Utah Jazz: Ranking Potential Free Agent Point Guard...
Via Purple and Blues
11 hours ago

The Utah Jazz and the Roadblocks of Free Agency

Location, Location, Location Imagine you are a small business owner making a comfortable salary in whatever city you currently live in.  Let’s say you make $100,000 a year and you like your job. But you are considering a move and your job is very mobile. You have business opportunities in Portland, Seattle, Boston, LA, Austin, Omaha, Miami, Milwaukee, Raleigh, Iowa City, Minneapolis...
Via Salt City Hoops
3 days ago

2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) is a popular planning method whereby an organization assesses its own characteristics as well as its situation, be that within a market or professional sports league. What follows is my own SWOT analysis of the Jazz at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season. A summary of the findings are available at the end of this...
Via Salt City Hoops
7 days ago

Utah Jazz: Draft priorities

The Utah Jazz once again fell short of the playoffs and are finding themselves back into the draft lottery. The Jazz are the youngest team in the league and have a variety of talent at a variety of positions. With such a variety, the question for this Jazz team is what positions they will need to target in the draft. There are a couple of positions that could use improvement, however...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz were stung near the end of the season by established veterans who used to play for them. The Jazz will feel the pain of their loss to Dallas — and their inability to make the playoffs — over the next several months. Yet, if the Jazz lost the battle in 2016, they’re in position to win the war over the next several seasons. Much of the story of the 2016 Jazz is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz season recap

It was a up and down season for the Utah Jazz, after being eliminated from the playoffs last night with a loss to the Lakers, this young team might be heart broken, however the improvement and up side of this Jazz team should allow them to be exited for next season. As a Jazz fan, this offseason will be long and frustrating, however once next season starts, the excitement and promise...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz disappointed to miss playoffs, but gain experience

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey refused to publicly set expectations on the eve of the 2015-16 season though others outside the team had labeled it a playoff contender. He admitted Thursday it was a reasonable expectation. The Jazz (40-42) improved their record for the third consecutive season, but fell short of the postseason for the fourth straight...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dante Exum injury rehab update

Jazz guard Dante Exum, head coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey describe Exum's injury rehab process and what he will mean to next year's team after missing the 2015-16 season.
Via DeseretNews.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves, Bucks among NBA 2016 lottery teams with brightest futures

Rebuilding an NBA team is hard. Just ask Sam Hinkie, who recently resigned as the Philadelphia 76ers’ general manager in an epic 13-page letter. Or Billy King, who was “reassigned” from the Brooklyn Nets’ GM post roughly three years after trading virtually all of the team’s future assets to the Boston Celtics. The rebuilding process involves a whole lot of losing, often...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: The Playoff Experience

The Utah Jazz will make the playoffs. It’s not a question of “IF”, rather “what seed?” John and I have had many conversations on Jedi & Jerms regarding playoff predictions and win totals. Late last summer, we both shared our predictions of the season. John broke down his last seven, the teams he thought would miss the playoffs. On that list, the Mavericks.  Here...
Via TornBySports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Wiggity Mack Daddy

He’s the wiggity, wiggity, wiggity, wiggity Mack daddy, he’s wiggity ,wiggity, wiggity Mack!  Shelvin Mack will make you wanna JUMP…. okay I’ll stop before I feel too old for knowing this song.  The point is that Shelvin Mack is exactly what the Jazz needed.  Here’s why: The Need Before the trade deadline it was hard not to notice the Jazz were missing Dante Exum,...
Via TornBySports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz remain playoff contenders despite injury-ravaged roster

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz are 1 1/2 games out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference race and 2 1/2 out of the No. 6 spot despite being ravaged by injuries throughout the season. The one bit of luck was that leading scorer Gordon Hayward (20.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists per game) hadn't missed a game to injury all season, but that ended this week. Hayward missed...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward out with foot injury

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have announced that forward Gordon Hayward will not play Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Hayward's status is officially day-to-day. Hayward leads the team with averages of 20.1 points, 3.7 assists and 36.2 minutes per game. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per game. The Jazz have been decimated...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

What does Shelvin Mack bring to the Utah Jazz?

It’s no secret that the Utah Jazz have been happy with the improvement of their current young personnel and were reluctant to make any drastic roster changes before the trade deadline. The Jazz have won seven of their last ten games and are threatening the eighth seed in the West. Injuries have limited the ability to establish any kind of consistent rotation resulting in a inconsitant...
Via isportsweb.com
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

AP Source: Jazz trade for Hawks backup PG Shelvin Mack

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Utah Jazz have agreed to trade for backup point guard Shelvin Mack from Atlanta, sending the Hawks a second-round pick in the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The trade is pending league approval. Mack averaged 3.9 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The return of the Jazz

The Utah Jazz have burst onto the scene in a huge way. The team was fueled by inspired play from Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors during Rudy Gobert’s knee injury-related absence, and a furious return from Gobert himself over the past month. Despite the brutal loss of Dante Exum to a season-ending ACL tear in the preseason, thus putting a damper on the rebuilding process, the...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Playoffs?

PLAYOFFS? We are talking about Playoffs? We are, but Dennis Lindsey sure isn’t.  He is more worried about the process. More worried about not skipping steps. I was so excited for the Jazz season this year.  This is the year that the rebuilding efforts produce a playoff team that is building from fringe playoff team to a contender in a few years.  The next step in the progression...
Via TornBySports
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors, Dante Exum doing more each day

Dante Exum is still out for the season, and Derrick Favors is probably not going to play tonight as the Utah Jazz take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. But it should comfort Jazz fans that both are on the floor, working on their games. Both are moving around. Exum — who tore his ACL last summer — is back to light running. He’s doing ballhandling drills, and...
Via Jazz Notes
January 21, 2016

Utah Jazz – Three Players Shine through a Storm of Injuries

A storm of injuries hit the Utah Jazz in November and December. It wiped out much of the team’s starting rotation, including four of five top players.  Rather than make moves or hit the panic button, patience and adjustments have been taken. Quin Snyder and company made no pretense – go to work and continue to get better. In the wake of the storm, growth and maturity flourish...
Via TornBySports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Power Rankings: The best Sophomore stars working to avoid the slump

Last year’s rookie class was supposed to be one of the best in recent history, with highly-prized prospects like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum and Aaron Gordon. Some later-round rookies, including Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Jusuf Nurkic, blew preseason expectations out of the water, and made more than a few general managers regret passing on them...
Via The Comeback
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Preview: Wolves vs. Jazz

The injury-plagued Utah Jazz had just enough to fend off the league's worst team in their first game without Alec Burks.With Derrick Favors' status unknown, the Jazz will seek to end a four-game road skid when they face the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.Utah (13-16) was already missing a pair of starters, Dante Exum and Rudy Gobert, because of knee injuries when...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jazz guard Alec Burks out indefinitely with broken leg

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz Alec Burks is out indefinitely after breaking his left lower leg against the Clippers on Saturday night. The team announced the fifth-year guard had an MRI Sunday morning that showed a fractured fibula.Burks is the third major contributor for the Jazz that has been lost for a significant amount of time this season. Starting center Rudy Gobert remains out...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jazz G Alec Burks out indefinitely with broken lower leg

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Alec Burks is out indefinitely after breaking his left lower leg against the Clippers on Saturday night. The team announced the fifth-year guard had an MRI Sunday morning that showed a fractured fibula. Burks is the third major contributor for the Jazz that has been lost for a significant amount of time this season. Starting center Rudy Gobert remains out with...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on Utah's Dante Exum: ' a fantastic young player'

Kobe Bryant shares an agent with Utah's young guard Dante Exum, who is currently recovering from a torn ACL.Bryant and Exum are both represented by Landmark Sports, with agent Rob Pelinka. During a conference call today with international reporters, Bryant was asked about Exum -- who was born in Australia. "Dante's a fantastic young player," said Bryant, via Aaron Falk. "I think...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jazz's Dante Exum is running after season-ending ACL injury (VIDEO)

The Utah Jazz are off to a decent start to the 2015-16 season, as the team is currently in playoff position. It's still early, of course, but there are worse things that could be happening.It's natural to wonder how good Utah might be if point guard Dante Exum were around. Unfortunately, however, Exum is recovering from an ACL injury that ended his season before it began. On the...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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