UTAH JAZZ NEWS

Report: Jazz at training camp roster limit after O'Brien signing

The Utah Jazz are looking to take the next step in their maturation in the Western Conference. But before the real games begin, the team will have plenty of options at training camp.Utah announced on Friday the signing of free agent forward J.J. O'Brien, a 23-year-old who played one season at the University of Utah before transferring to San Diego State. O'Brien also participated...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rodney Hood looks poised for a breakout sophomore season

The Utah Jazz are in the mix for playoff contention in the Western Conference.  Although pretty quiet in terms of offseason moves, the Jazz have developed a strong, young nucleus of Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, and Trey Burke. After starting the season 19-34, the Jazz thrived after the all-star break, finishing the season with a 19-10 stretch. The 19-10 finish was emblematized by...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Utah Jazz’s 2015-16 “Team Awards”

Karl Malone was the last Utah Jazz player to win a major league award when he won the MVP Award in the 1998-1999 Season The young Utah Jazz squad certainly started turning heads last year with a stunning second half of the season and the emergence of many relatively unknown players such as Rudy Gobert. This underrated and largely overlooked squad still has a ways to go, but is...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the magic 8 ball say about the Utah Jazz?

The Utah Jazz have had a fairly quiet offseason.  The major contributors from last season are all still in place and there have only been a few minor additions that the Jazz have made.  They went out and signed previously drafted international players, Raul Neto and Tibor Pleiss, and signed some fairly unknown underrated free agents who may or may not see a lot of playing time...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz sign rookie forward J.J. O'Brien

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have signed free-agent rookie J.J. O'Brien. The team announced the signing Friday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 23-year-old forward played one season at the University of Utah and finished his college career at San Diego State. O'Brien averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a senior. The 6-foot-7, 220-pounder played for...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Jeff Withey Signing Grade

(Nov. 20, 2014 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, Partially Guaranteed (200k Guaranteed in the first year) After a quiet couple of years in New Orleans, Jeff Withey felt that it was time for a change of scenery, and signed a two year deal with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. At just 25 years of age he...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors has welcomed his twin infants into the world

It went by without much fanfare, and that's perfectly okay. Privacy is a valuable thing, especially when you're an NBA player. But from all appearances, Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors and his significant other have welcomed their newborn twin baby girls into the world. Pictures of the infants have been impossible to track down, but their mother, Shivolli DaSilva, posted a post...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz's Rudy Gobert doesn't look happy with NBA 2K rating (PHOTO)

He might be the next evolution in what an NBA big man should be. But for now, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert can't even crack a "B" grade in the latest iteration of celebrated NBA video game NBA 2K16. Earlier this week, Gobert posted a screen grab of his appearance in the game as well as his overall rating -- a 79. For context, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who also made a strong...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz almost toppled Michael Jordan… which offers no comfort

Almost. The word often speaks to excellence, but it ultimately weighs down the heart and the soul of any competitor. Spill your guts in a four-hour tennis match, gain match point, and almost win. Play the heavy favorite into overtime in an NFL playoff game… and almost pull off the upset. Take Michael Jordan to the brink of… well, the brink… and almost force a Game 7 in two...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz almost toppled Michael Jordan...which offers no comfort

Almost. The word often speaks to excellence, but it ultimately weighs down the heart and the soul of any competitor. Spill your guts in a four-hour tennis match, gain match point, and almost win. Play the heavy favorite into overtime in an NFL playoff game… and almost pull off the upset. Take Michael Jordan to the brink of… well, the brink… and almost force a Game 7 in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms on the Jazz Episode 32: The Stifling Future of the Utah Jazz

This week on Jedi & Jerms – Utah Jazz sign Jeff Withey. We discuss a fantastic piece about Rudy Gobert by Grant Hughes (@gt_huges), for Bleacher Report. And ESPN staff say Jazz win 40 games and miss the playoffs? John saw the movie Straight Outta Compton, and recommends it. Send your thoughts and comments: @jediandjerms, @jermsguy, @jedizaugg, and @TornByDevin. Email us...
Via TornBySports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Jazz All-Star elected head of Russian basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation is going through some hard times. The organization was suspended as a governing body in July by FIBA, and the previous election of a president was overturned thanks to internal legal battles.Enter Andrei Kirilenko, according to the Associated Press, which reports that the long-time member of the Utah Jazz was elected as new president of the federation...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers unlikely to block Clarkson's play in FIBA Asia

Ask any Utah Jazz fan, and they'll glumly tell you about the risks associated with a young player participating in international competition during the offseason. But injuries are a rarity, if a risk, and the upside of representing one's country and getting a chance to play organized basketball often wins out.Such is apparently the case for Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz sign center Jeff Withey

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz have signed free agent center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday but details weren't released. The 7-foot, 235-pounder was a second-round pick of the Trail Blazers in 2013 and played two seasons with New Orleans after a trade that sent Robin Lopez to Portland. Withey averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 95...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Jazz

Jeff Withey and the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal. Withey has a strong chance of making Utah's opening night roster as they currently have just 13 guaranteed contracts. Withey's deal includes a team option in the second year. Withey has played his first two seasons in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz add to shot-blocking prowess with free agent signing

The Utah Jazz have a message for the rest of the NBA: None shall pass easily to the rim. There will always be long arms and giants waiting in the paint.Utah's emergence as a national darkhorse for playoff contention in 2015-16 has been fueled by the Jazz's defensive explosion in the second half of last season. And that, in turn, was a product of center Rudy Gobert's evolution as...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke on Exum injury: 'I have to be ready to step up'

In his two seasons with the Utah Jazz, guard Trey Burke says that he hasn't met the goals he's set for himself. But all he can do is keep working hard and make the most of his opportunities.Burke's latest chance comes with a rather large downside, as the season-ending injury to point guard Dante Exum means Burke will need to come up big if the Jazz are to contend for a playoff spot...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Who is Raul Neto?

Raul Neto Raulzinho Neto was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2nd round of the 2013 NBA draft, but his rights were traded that night to the Utah Jazz. Just a couple months ago the Jazz finally signed him to a contract. With the recent injury to Dante Exum, it has become even more relevant for Jazz fans to wonder, who is Raul Neto? And will he be able to help the Jazz get to...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Would a Mario Chalmers trade make sense for the Jazz?

The Utah Jazz are in a bit of a bind at the point guard position headed into the 2015-16 season. It was always going to be one of the few question marks alongside the Great Salt Lake. Dante Exum, for all of his defensive wizardry, hadn't quite taken the next step as a floor leader for the Jazz. And that's fine; he's still young, and he's still learning. His unfortunate ACL injury...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch every Rudy Gobert block from the Jazz's 2014-15 season

When the NBA released a mix of some of the best blocks from last season, the Utah Jazz's official Twitter account noticed a glaring omission: None of Rudy Gobert's 189 swats from the 2014-15 season made the cut. And after some gentle ribbing between official Twitter accounts, the Jazz responded with a super-clip of Gobert blocks. All of his blocks from last season, in fact, which...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Utah Jazz Linked to Mario Chalmers in Trade Rumors

Count the Utah Jazz as one of the teams that are interested in Mario Chalmers. According to Fox Sports, the Jazz could be a likely trade destination for the Miami Heat point guard. The Jazz’s starting point guard from last season, Dante Exum, suffered a tear of his ACL while playing for the Australian national team earlier this month. Which means the Jazz don’t have any serviceable...
Via Heat Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dante Exum's on-court return could come in Rio after Australian win

When Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum makes his return to competitive basketball, there's a chance it won't first be on an NBA court. After a big win in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship this week, Exum's Aussie Boomers have officially qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Exum's teammate on the national team and Jazz, Joe Ingles, shared his congratulations for the national...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

One popular 2015-16 season projection has Jazz just missing playoffs

Could the Utah Jazz miss the playoffs in the Western Conference by the smallest possible margin? According to one popular summer forecast for next season's win totals, that might very well be the case -- which would make this offseason's injury to Dante Exum all the more devastating.ESPN.com has released its 2015-16 Summer Forecast West standings, and the aggregate ranking for the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz sign free agent guard Treveon Graham to reported partially guaranteed deal

The Utah Jazz are in the market for guards, thanks unfortunately to the season-ending injury to point guard Dante Exum. And undrafted free agent guard Treveon Graham is the latest addition to the roster to help fill that gap.The team announced the signing on Monday, but terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team policy. Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports that Graham signed...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz could be in market for Heat's Mario Chalmers

The Utah Jazz are a trendy pick to make the playoffs in the Western Conference in 2015-16. But there's one glaring weakness for this squad, particularly after the season-ending injury to Dante Exum. In a league with elite point guards at every corner of the map, Utah finds itself without even a serviceable option to handle the offense.And with the Miami Heat reportedly interested...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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