Utah Jazz: What is the Jazz’s biggest weakness?

Utah Jazz: What is the Jazz’s biggest weakness? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Utah Jazz aren’t going to make the playoffs next season, you fans realize it and it is the same with all NBA fans. However, they have an incredible talented young roster that could become an excellent playoff team in a few seasons. Their biggest weakness is easy, they are just...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz’s Silent Star

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports All the talk in and around this young core of the Utah Jazz seems to focus around but a few players; Trey Burke, Derrick Favors, new Jazz man Dante Exum, and the majority of this off-seasons talk has been on the newly resigned Gordon Hayward. The truth is, the silent guy, who no one is talking about is the key to the this rebuild happening in Utah...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors making Utah his Home

Something has happened in Utah. Something that hasn’t happened for quite a few years. you see it’s common in NBA cities that during the off-season the players scatter. Most return to their homes, some vacation. Some have obligations to things such as USA basketball. It’s not very often that you see a player around town enjoying it’s amenities. This is even more of the case...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward: 'I don’t think I have to live up to anything'

The Utah Jazz matched a maximum offer sheet from the Charlotte Hornets to keep Gordon Hayward in town, and usually there is a lot of pressure on a young player after receiving a contract like that. Hayward’s new contract with pay him nearly $63 million over the next four seasons, and is completely guaranteed. Despite all of the pressure that he is facing, Hayward doesn’t believe...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: What Should Be Their Starting Unit?

Utah Jazz: What Should Be Their Starting Unit? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz had no intention of winning this season, and weren’t shy about their effort to tank. They didn’t publicly state it, of course, but there plan was blatantly obvious to the world. They finished with a 27-55 record, 15th in the Western Conference, and it ended up helping them...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Ways the Utah Jazz Have Improved

That 25-57 season is behind the Utah Jazz. It was a season of frustration, disappointment, tanking-not-tanking, a yeoman season to do what needed to be done to set up the franchise for the future. And so far, one thing they’ve done is get even younger. Lest we forget, Richard Jefferson was 3rd on the team in total minutes played last year. No one over 30 is going to crack the top...
Via TornBySports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Trevor Booker Contract Grade

Utah Jazz: Trevor Booker Contract Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 10 million This is a really nice signing. Trevor Booker fits in their young locker room, is a very hard worker and is an solid 3rd big man for them. With a frontcourt of Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Trevor booker and Rudy Gobert, they have 4 young and very talented big...
Via HoopStuff
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz center trolls rookie teammate with gift

(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports) The NBA has a rich history of veteran players giving their new rookie teammates a hard time – jokingly of course – from filling their cars with popcorn to locking them in hotel rooms, the young newcomers get welcomed with a lot of laughs. This year, the Utah Jazz drafted Australian point guard Dante Exum with the fifth overall pick, and his teammates...
Via Pass The Pill
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love won’t commit to Cleveland; Cavs kill trade talks with Wolves

Looking for Love? The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly tried to acquire Kevin Love in a deal centered around the Cavs’ No. 1 pick, but Love’s refusal to re-sign with the Wine and Gold has “killed talks.” Cleveland pushed on deal centered on No. 1 pick for Kevin Love, but his refusal to re-sign w/ Cavs has killed talks, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Big 3: Utah Jazz – 2014 NBA Draft

We are less than 48 hours away from one of the most highly anticipated NBA drafts in years; 48 hours from a an opportunity for the Utah Jazz to boost the talent on their already young roster.  Some would argue that we are 48 hours from a huge moment for the near future of the Jazz organization.  Armed with three selections this year, it’s only natural that we make some predictions...
Via TornBySports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics attempting to acquire #1 pick from the Cavs

Ever since the news came out that Joel Embiid needed foot surgery, the Cavs have stepped up their attempts to trade the #1 pick. The Jazz are offering a package that includes Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and the #5 pick. The Magic have offered Arron Afflalo and picks #4 and #12. That offer would be hard for the Celtics to beat, but at least Danny is trying.A league source has told...
Via Celtics Life
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Rumors: Utah targeting No. 1 overall pick

The Utah Jazz have been in the midst of a full-on rebuild for the last year or so, and the team's general manager, Dennis Lindsey, has his sights set high.The Jazz have the makings of a nice core already in place, featuring the likes of Derrick Favors, Trey Burke and Gordon Hayward (who will be a free agent this summer). According to the team's beat writer for the Deseret...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers, Jazz In Talks To Trade No. 1 Pick In 2014 NBA Draft

With the first pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz select … Wait, the Jazz? Yes, it appears Utah is trying to move up in Thursday’s draft. The Jazz offered their No. 5 pick and promising young big man Derrick Favors to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 pick, Spencer Checketts of 1280 The Zone reported Monday evening, citing a source. Another report indicated Jarrett...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz offer Favors, Burke, No. 5 pick to Cavs for No. 1 pick

The Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a trade involving the first overall pick. The Jazz are offering Derrick Favors, Alec Burks and the No. 5 pick to the Cavaliers for the No. 1 selection and Jarrett Jack. The Cavaliers wanted a future unprotected pick, but the Jazz countered with the No. 23 pick. The Jazz are split on whether or not to include Burks. The Jazz presumably...
Via RealGM
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins? and Utah Jazz draft trade rumors

Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, the question that has got Jazz fans to think really hard about. Which one is better? Which one will fit better into the Jazz system? What is the best long term prospect for the Jazz? I am not here to tell you which player would fit better with the Jazz. I am here to give you facts and you can decide for yourself which player the Jazz should draft...
Via KC Sports Ninja
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Trade for the First Pick and Draft Jabari Parker?

Utah Jazz: Trade for the First Pick and Draft Jabari Parker? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… Even before the recent news of Joel Embiid’s foot injury and likely surgery the first overall pick in the upcoming draft was in flux. The Cavaliers had plenty of options; choosing Embiid, Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins or trading the pick to acquire other assets...
Via HoopStuff
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers, Jazz Reportedly Discussing Trade of No. 1 Pick for No. 5 Pick & Derrick Favors

Joel Embiid’s fractured foot has thrown a giant wrench into the NBA Draft. The likely first overall pick has seen his stock fall off a cliff in the last 24-hours, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now looking into the possibility to trading out of the first pick. A potential suitor: the Utah Jazz who have their eyes set on Jabari Parker. Utah has a plethora of young assets to offer...
Via Standing O Sports
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland rumored to be discussing trade with Jazz for Derrick Favors

(Credit: Huffington Post) The Cavaliers have plenty of possibilities for what they can do with their number one overall pick, and they seem to have explored all of their options.  They have looked closely at Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and even Dante Exum. Now they are linked to a possible trade with the Utah Jazz. According to Pro Basketball Draft, the Cavaliers...
Via Pass The Pill
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz may look to add Noah Vonleh to frontcourt

The Utah Jazz have recently made a potentially significant decision, with VP of player Personnel Walt Perrin telling The Tribune on Thursday that the organization sees Derrick Favors as more of a center than power forward. That is perhaps the strongest indicator yet that Enes Kanter could be on the trading block. Yes, Kanter can play power forward. But he’s much more of a center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Rumors: Utah open to trading first-round pick

With the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching, the trade talks are swirling for many NBA teams.  The Utah Jazz are no exception, and it appears that they could part with either of their first round picks if the right offer comes their way.  Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune gave us the following tweet on Monday which created the buzz surrounding a potential trade.Talked w/ Dennis...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Ty Corbin Firing Grade

Utah Jazz: Ty Corbin Firing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Utah Jazz won’t be giving a new contract to coach Ty Corbin, which in the NBA is the same things as being fired. They made the right decision. Why? He was arguably the poorest coach in the NBA this season and that isn’t even factoring in their 25-57 record. Despite 3 seasons of having Derrick...
Via HoopStuff
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors proving his worth

Back in October, the Utah Jazz and fourth year power forward Derrick Favors agreed to a four-year contract extension that could pay the young big man upwards of 50 million dollars. Some Jazz fans were hoping to sign swingman Gordon Hayward to an extension before Favors, or at least see some more production from Favors before signing a big deal. Late into this sorrowful 2014 Jazz...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers beat Jazz 94-91, win fifth straight

INDIANAPOLIS -- David West scored 25 points, Paul George added 22, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 94-91 on Sunday night for their fifth straight victory. Indianapolis native Gordon Hayward had 21 points and Derrick Favors scored 17 for the Jazz, nine of them in the first eight minutes as Utah opened a 14-4 lead. A dunk from Favors cut the Pacers' lead to 89-86...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Burks, Favors lead Jazz to a 110-98 win over Boston

Enes Kanter smiled and pointed at the man one locker over. "Welcome back," he said. After missing three straight games — and seven of the Jazz’s previous 13 — with a lingering hip injury, Derrick Favors was back in the starting lineup Monday and showing with his play why the Jazz are winless (0-9) on the year when he’s out. Favors scored 20 points, pulled down...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Burks, Favors lead Jazz to 110-98 win over Celtics

Alec Burks scored 21 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return from a hip injury and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 110-98 on Monday night. Marvin Williams added 19i points on 8-for-10 shooting to help the Jazz break a three-game losing streak and end a six-game skid to the Celtics. Favors, who missed the previous three games with a sprain he re-aggravated in the opening...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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