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How the Utah Jazz fared in NBARank

The #NBARank is a fun “one committee’s opinion” piece that starts a conversation. Sure, they’ll be wrong on some projections, overvaluing some and undervaluing others. They undervalued six or seven players on the Suns team last year, because who knew new coach Jeff Hornacek was going to lead almost all of them to career-best years? So now that’s I’ve got the emphasis...
Via TornBySports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz build around young core and new coach

The Utah Jazz made sweeping changes to the team in the offseason and they started at the top. In June, the Jazz hired Quin Snyder to become the eighth coach in franchise history, replacing Tyrone Corbin, who was let go after Utah finished 25-57 last season. Snyder, coming off a year as an assistant in Atlanta, has never been a head coach at the NBA level, although as head coach at...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz have a winning tradition, currently ranked fourth all-time in franchise win-loss percentage behind the obvious juggernauts of the Lakers, Celtics, and Spurs, but they suffered through a rebuilding season and a title, elusive even to Malone and Stockton, is far beyond the horizon. They were not content with being mired in mediocre and jettisoned all-star big men Jefferson...
Via Analytics Game
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Utah Jazz: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made Drafted Dante Exum and Rodney Hood Resigned Gordon Hayward Signed Trevor Booker Traded For Carrick Felix and Steve Novak Strongest: Resigning Gordon Hayward - Is Gordon Hayward valued at 15.75 million per season (4 seasons, 63 million)? No, but he is their best player...
Via HoopStuff
August 02, 2014  |  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
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected Starting 5 for the Utah Jazz and Off-Season Moves to this Point

The off-season has been a roller coaster ride for the Utah Jazz, to say the least. After the disappointment of last season and the departure of coach Tyrone Corbin, it seemed like forever with nothing happening. Then came the fast ride; It started with the hiring of coach Quinn Snyder. It was immediately followed by what could only be called an excellent draft for the Jazz as two...
Via TopSportsReport
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Best Value Players to Target

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports Masai Ujiri did it again. He managed to trade Steve Novak’s corpse and his two-year, $7.2 million contract. With this move, the Toronto Raptors have re-signed their backup point guard Greivis Vasquez and can sign another wing player that they desperately need. The biggest need for Toronto in the 2013-14 season was a gritty wing defender. This...
Via The Sideline
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/06/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: NBA Free Agent Primer, Best and worst deals in NBA Free Agency, Orlando Summer League, Steve Novak traded, Raptors get Patrick Patterson and Kyle Lowry back, Greivis Vasquez is next, Lowry was popular in free agency, more on Bruno Caboclo, John Salmons trade for Williams and Nogueira, Heads could roll over Raptors draft pick and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors trade Steve Novak to the Jazz to create cap space

credit: yahoo.com   In a move that is purely centered on creating cap space, the Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade three-point specialist Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz. Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the story and he has the details of the trade: In a move to create salary cap space, the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement to send Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz...
Via Pass The Pill
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Steve Novak Trade Grade

Utah Jazz: Steve Novak Trade Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff.. Raptors receive: Diante Garrett – PG Jazz receive: Steve Novak – SF and a future 2nd round draft pick   Raptors receive: Diante Garrett – PG Jazz receive: Steve Novak – SF and a future 2nd round draft pick The Utah Jazz ranked 25th in the league in 3pt% last year, making only 34.4% of their attempts...
Via HoopStuff
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating Ujiri: Re-sign’s Patrick Patterson; trade’s Steve Novak

It was a busy day in Toronto yesterday with Masai Ujiri making yet more great moves. He started the day first by re-signing backup power forward Patrick Patterson, then followed up one great move with another by trading Steve Novak and a future second round draft pick to Utah for guard Diante Garrett in a salary dump move to clear cap space. The first move is great for a number of...
Via TopSportsReport
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Novak Traded To The Jazz

Getty Images The Raptors continue to make news this offseason after resigning Kyle Lowrie and now trading Steve Novak; he will look to reinvent his career in Utah. He hasn’t done much since being in Toronto but he is still only 31 years old and still might have time time to turn around his career. Toronto has traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league source tells Yahoo Sports...
Via TopSportsReport
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Trade For Steve Novak

The Toronto Raptors have acquired Steve Novak and a future second-round draft pick from the Raptors in exchange for Diante Garrett, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Garrett is expected to be waived by the Raptors. He has a non-guaranteed $915,000 deal on his contract. This trade clears up around... The post Jazz Trade For Steve Novak appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors send Steve Novak To The Jazz

The Toronto Raptors have traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz for a non-guaranteed player to be waived according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The move helps keep GM Masai Ujiri below the luxury tax line and opens up a roster spot.
Via Pro Bball Report
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade Steve Novak To Jazz

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Toronto Raptors have traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz. Toronto has traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014 The Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah as well. The Jazz will send the Raptors guard Diante Garrett, who’ll be waived.
Via Thacover2
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade Steve Novak, 2nd Rounder To Jazz For Diante Garrett

The Toronto Raptors have traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz. Along with Novak and the two years and $7.2 million left on his contract, the Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah, sources said. The Jazz will send the Raptors Diante Garrett, who, with a $915,000 non-guaranteed deal for this season, will be waived, sources said. Novak was acquired last offseason...
Via RealGM
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto’s weekend in Brooklyn: Series tied at 2-2

First of all, speaking as a basketball fan primarily – how great have these playoffs been? With every night of games and every matchup, I’ve yet to be disappointed. Well, other than Chicago’s attempt at what it calls ‘offense’ but I’ve grown numb to that failure in motion. Anyway, Toronto and Brooklyn has been pretty awesome, eh? The young Raptors who don’t know any...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Bench Is No Longer A Bunch Of Young Guys

An interview with Toronto Raptors veteran Steve Novak about the benefits of having a veteran bench to lean on heading into the playoffs.
Via Pro Bball Report
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Skinny on the Toronto Raptors Clinching a Playoff Berth!

Inside the Purple Room GM 71-73: After 6 long years the Toronto Raptors fans can now rejoice as they are headed back to the postseason. On top of that the Toronto Raptors tie a franchise record 20 wins on the road. The motto is 15 deep and this team is showing they can go deep into the roster and the players will be ready when their game is called! Case & point Landry Fields...
Via Inside the Purple Room
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors players take epic selfie in airport line

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are huge fans of NBA players talking selfies and Toronto Raptors guard Dwight Buycks snapped an epic one. While the Raptors waited for a flight to Orlando to face the magic, Dwight decided to snap this photo with Steve Novak, DeMar DeRozan, and other notable Raptors players: In the meantime… Let us take a selfie pic.twitter.com/ct77jpxcXe — Dwight...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Ridiculous Changes The NBA Is Actually Considering

5 Ridiculous Changes The NBA Is Actually Considering By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Like people, companies can’t help but hurt themselves by making dumb decisions and mistakes and the NBA is no different. In fact there are currently 5 discussed changes that Adam Silver the NBA could put into effect soon that are ridiculous and would in no way make the NBA...
Via HoopStuff
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors Skinny Pt 3

Inside the Purple Room 2013-14 GM 61-63: The Toronto Raptors kept pace with their rivals. A lacklustre performance the Sacramento Kings meant the Raptors at times layer back and put themselves into cruise control. The 4 former kings weren’t going to let their former squad reign on their parade. After the beating in Sacramento the Raptors knew they had to pull off the victory. Over...
Via Inside the Purple Room
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves put up a fight, but fall short of the win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio's bearded-yet-boyish face furrowed with loosed adrenaline, a primal scream emanating from the bottom of his throat. The Timberwolves point guard, 6-4 and 185 pounds, had wrested the ball away from Toronto's Chuck Hayes -- who's 6-6, 250 -- enough to force a jump ball. Rubio won the ensuing tip by the length of a fingernail, only to miss a layup at the other...
Via Fox Sports North
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Surging Raptors beat Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Toronto Raptors to a 111-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points and seven rebounds and Steve Novak hit five 3-pointers for the surprising Raptors, who have won nine of their last 11 games to climb to third place...
Via Fox Sports North
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Posterized: 'TDot Flight 31' takes off in LAX!

Despite the Toronto Raptors losing to the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time this season, this time by a score of 118-105, Terrence Ross seems ready to take 'TDot Flight 31' straight to New Orleans for NBA All-Star Weekend! This is the 2nd time on this Raptors 5 game road trip that Terrence has reminded NBA fans that he's ready to defend his title as the regining Sprite...
Via Hoops Heads North
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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