Former Utah Ute Bachynski impresses Jazz with workout

It's that time of year. NBA front offices and coaching staffs are doing their due diligence, diving into the deep work of reconnaissance as they try to find useful players who've been forgotten.The latest effort on this front from the Utah Jazz includes checking out a baller from in-state. According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, former Utah Ute big man Dallin Bachysnki...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: The Perfect Offseason

  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Utah Jazz had a much better season than anybody really expected, with a 38-44 record. They didn’t make the playoffs, but making the playoffs in the Western Conference is incredibly difficult and they were able to identify their core, which is one of the best young foundations...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah's Gordon Hayward undergoes a minor surgery

Over the weekend, the Utah Jazz made an unexpected announcement about the health of one of their best players. Gordon Hayward, after a season in which he proved himself as one of the most effective small forwards in the game, is having troubles with his right heel.The injury doesn't seem to be anything too terrible, so far, though:Hayward, the leading scorer for the Jazz in 2014...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 22: Mad Max NBA

Jedi & Jerms Episode 22: Mad Max NBA This week – John is still feeling hangover affects from seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. John and Alan discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and the Utah Jazz’ 12th pick in the coming draft. They discuss who could be the Jazz’ option at 12. And they pick their favorite – Frank Kaminsky or Jerian Grant? They then get into playoff talk and review...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Jazz Select?

JAZZ LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER TWELVE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Gordon Heyward and Derrick Favors as the newest member of the Utah Jazz. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Utah Jazz pursue Jrue Holiday?

The Utah Jazz have two quality, young point guards in Dante Exum and Trey Burke. Exum still has a world of potential to realize, and if he ever does, could be one of the best point guards in the league. While Burke doesn't have Exum's potential, he showed the ability to be one of the best back up points in the NBA, which is no small thing by any measure. Yet, neither of these guards...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Family guy: Utah Jazz look at all aspects of a prospect's life

When it comes to the NBA draft and draft prospects, the Utah Jazz really do their research. Like, PhD rocket science level research. In a recent interview, team president Randy Rigby talked about the interview process the Jazz use for draft prospects. As it turns out, their questions are hardly limited to the hardwood, and extend into the prospect's family history."'If (the player...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three back-up centers the Utah Jazz should pursue

As the Utah Jazz look towards the 2015-16 NBA Season, they find themselves with a roster that is quite complete, despite being so young. If their current roster stays pretty much the same as it is now, their starting lineup will likely be Dante Exum, Alec Burks, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Rudy Gobert. There is the possibility that Rodney Hood will get the start over Burks...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakout season leaves Gobert and Utah Jazz wanting more

While Rudy Gobert placed third in the Most Improved Player voting, if the NBA had a "Breakout Star" award, the Stifle Tower would have almost certainly won in a blowout. Gobert emerged this season as a defensive force, helping transform a Utah Jazz defense that was worst in the league last season into one of the best this year after the All-Star break. The lanky frenchman seemed...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 21: Bench Avengers Assemble!

Jedi & Jerms Episode 20: Bench Avengers Assemble! This week – Which team option players are likely to return for the Utah Jazz? The NBA Playoffs are heating up! Is Golden State still the pick to win it all? NBA Head Coaching Carousel. Bill Simmons… yeah… Bill Simmons. The Avengers: Age of Ultron Rules! We welcome your thoughts, tweets and comments: @jediandjerms, @jedizaugg and ...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Ingles loves his new nickname

Joe Ingles surpassed most expectations in his rookie year with the Utah Jazz. After being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers, Ingles was picked up by the Jazz, though his expected role was less of a contributor and more a mentor, specifically to Dante Exum. Yet Ingles slowly proved his worth, showing a high basketball IQ, great passing and the ability to space the floor. As a result...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz should stay the course

Patience. That one word has been the constant message coming from the Utah Jazz front office for the past two seasons. At the beginning of the 2014-15 NBA Season, it appeared that Jazz fans were in for another rough year. At one point before the mid-way point of the season, the Jazz were a dismal 16 games below .500. However, following the All-Star Break and the Enes Kanter trade...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: The Team-Option Players

One of the decisions the Utah Jazz will have to make this summer is if they want to keep any of their guys that have team options. None of them should feel comfortable on draft night, but suppose the Jazz are quiet and keep their picks. Who among the team-option guys might stay? TREVOR BOOKER – He’s due for $4,775,000 should the Jazz decide to keep him. He was good for 7.2 points...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz hold first predraft workouts of summer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz held their first predraft workout of the offseason Wednesday, hosting six seniors and officially beginning the next stage of player evaluation. Coach Quin Snyder is out of town this week, but general manager Dennis Lindsey, assistant general manager Justin Zanik and vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin were all in attendance. Assistant...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive Lottery Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Gobert was arguably the best rim protector in the NBA this season. Well, this is a bit awkward. If you’ve been following our end of season awards, you’ll notice a trend — Rudy Gobert has swept every award category to this point. Most Improved Lottery Player? Check. Lottery Sixth Man of the Year? Check. While it could be debated whether Gobert was the most improved player...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Build The Roster Or Make A Big Move?

(Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… As the 2015 free agency period rapidly approaches, the Utah Jazz finds themselves with a massive decision to make regarding both the short and long-term path of the franchise. Do the Jazz take a substantial risk in making movements to obtain a star name in free agency, or do they...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gobert: Lottery Sixth Man of the Year

Utah’s Rudy Gobert was the most valuable sixth man on a lottery team this season. Every team searches for players that can come off the bench and contribute without a drop off in production. Even lottery teams. As The Lottery Mafia award circuit continues, it’s important to recognize the top options on the bottom-dwelling teams that, for the most part, entered the game off...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Four reasons why the Utah Jazz should hold onto Trevor Booker

The Utah Jazz have some big decisions to make this offseason. While deciding which free agents to pursue and potentially acquire is likely the most pressing issue the organization will face, making wise decisions with their current roster shouldn’t be overlooked. The Jazz currently have two free agents in Jeremy Evans and Joe Ingles as well as a team option on Trevor Booker, meaning...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert: Most Improved Lottery Player

Buried on the bench for much of last season, Rudy Gobert became one of the league’s most dominant defensive big men, and helped the Utah Jazz finish the season as one of the league’s hottest teams. The rise of Rudy Gobert this season was a surprise to many around the league, though if you ask some who cover the Utah Jazz (such TLM Podcast All-Star guest Amar of SLC Dunk) you’ll...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Nuggets lose the Rudy Gobert trade?

Rudy Gobert emerged in the second half of this season as a top-five defensive player. He was among the league leaders in nearly every rim protection statistic, from blocks to opposing field goal percentage at the rim. All signs point to him being, at least, a top-flight center in the league for years to come.He'll be doing this for the Utah Jazz, but he could have done it for the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz Episode 20: Ode to Ante Tomic

Jedi & Jerms Episode 20: Ode to Ante Tomic. This week, Alan and John discuss the loss of big man, Ante Tomic and what it means for the Utah Jazz moving forward. And it’s all NBA Playoffs! Breaking down the the winners, losers, and looking ahead to second round. We welcome your thoughts, tweets and comments: @jediandjerms, @jedizaugg and @jermsguy. *** We are on iTunes...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz, Joe Ingles Share Interest For New Deal

Joe Ingles is eligible to sign a $1.5 million qualifying offer for next season with the Utah Jazz. "Obviously both sides are pretty mutually interested in coming back," Ingles said. "I had a great conversation with (head coach) Quin (Snyder) and the staff, so we'll obviously see what happens. I think everyone knows I'm free, so we'll see what happens. But there's definitely mutual...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Regardless of free agency, the future is bright

Expectations surely weren’t high for the Utah Jazz this season. Coming off a 25-win campaign during the 2013-14 season while returning basically the same squad didn’t seem too promising. After a dismal 19-34 start, the Jazz managed to turn things around after the All-Star Break, ending the season at 38-44. The Jazz closed out the season with a 19-10 record. If they had posted...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Will Rudy Gobert win Most Improved Player?

Rudy Gobert didn't win Defensive Player of the Year, but he's up for another award: Most Improved Player. The competition for the award is fierce: There's Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, who carried the Bulls in Derrick Rose's absence. There's Draymond Green, who emerged as a two-way force and will more than likely receive a max contract this summer. There's also Khris Middleton...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Alec Burks is eager to return to the Jazz

Shoulder surgery forced Alec Burks to miss the Jazz' final 51 games this season. For Burks, the blow of the surgery was at least somewhat softened by the fact that he'd just signed a new contract extension with the team. Still, it wasn't easy for him to sit on the sidelines as his team experienced the many highs and lows of the rebuilding process.It's understandable that Burks is...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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