UTAH JAZZ NEWS

Jazz Exercise Team Options on Burke and Gobert

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has elected to exercise its third-year team options for guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert. The options for both players are through the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Burke (6-1, 190, Michigan) is entering his second NBA season after averaging 12.8 points, a team-leading 5.7 assists and 3.0...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Gordon Hayward Featured On Pretty Kick-Ass Billboard In Utah

Gordon Hayward re-signed with the Utah Jazz this summer for 4 years and $62 million,... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jazz cut veteran guard Dahntay Jones

The Utah Jazz on Wednesday waived veteran guard Dahntay Jones and forward Jack Cooley, trimming their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. With a number of injuries in the Utah backcourt in training camp, Jones saw significant time for the Jazz. He played in all six of the team’s preseason games to date, averaging 3 points and a rebound in about 12 minutes a night.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Burke Looks to Blossom in his Second Season With the Utah Jazz

Trey Burke quietly had a pretty productive rookie season. The point guard out of Columbus, Ohio made the 1st team All-Rookie team, and was the catalyst to a young Utah Jazz team. I will say that last season’s rookie class was forgettable, but I feel that Burke was one of few gems in that rookie class. Burke, who is going into his second season will look to blossom in his second...
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Waive Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players. Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) appeared in two preseason games for Utah, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5.8 minutes of action. He was signed as a free agent on Aug. 19. Jones (6-6, 225, Duke) saw action in six preseason games for the Jazz...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Say No To Re-Signing Enes Kanter!

Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America   Utah Jazz: Say No To Re-Signing Enes Kanter! By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If the Utah Jazz would like, they can give 4th season center Enes Kanter a contract extension for 8 more days, however that would be a mistake. There is no doubting that he is an elite center talent and is very productive, but he...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant

TweetUtah Jazz guard Alec Burks is a talented young guard with a bright future ahead of him. But what he did Sunday night to Kobe Bryant was downright vicious. Watch as Burks mixes Kobe on the wing and finishes in the lane: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors Surprise Young Fan on Ellen

Utah Jazz forwards Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors dropped by The Ellen Show to surprise 5-year-old JP Gibson who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A few weeks ago little JP grabbed headlines everywhere when he signed a contract with the Jazz and played in an open scrimmage at the Delta Center, in front of thousands of fans. As an extra help to his parents Megan...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alec Burks Hits Kobe Bryant With the Crossover

After taking a three point shot to the grill courtesy of Kobe Bryant. Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks burns up the court, hits Bryant with a deadly crossover that completely fools the nine time all-nba first team defense player and then proceeds to drive through the rest of the Lakers defense for the tough and-one layup. It’s not often Kobe gets burnt this bad, but when it happens its...
Via Hooped Up
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Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

I’m not sure you can blame it on Kobe’s old age, but it was a hell of a move. Alec Burks crossed over Bryant with a beautiful behind-the-back move that left one of the leagues all time great defenders frozen in his tracks. h/t Danny Hazan
Via Thacover2
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For Enes Kanter, the time is now

No excuses. If there’s a theme for Jazz forward Enes Kanter heading into the regular season, that’s it. This is shaping up as Kanter’s make-or-break year in Utah, and he knows it. It’s his chance to prove to coach Quin Snyder, general manager Dennis Lindsey and the rest of the Utah Jazz brass that he’s capable of being a key piece of the franchise and a part of the future...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A Bold Prediction for Every Jazz Player This Season

I was given this idea to write about and felt it was a great idea. So I’m going to go through each Jazz player for this season and give 1 bold prediction for each. Keep in mind is still preseason and we don’t know the final roster yet so there are a few i will miss, but the core will be covered. So let’s get started with the projected starting 5. Trey Burke Trey becomes the...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Injury Update: Trevor Booker suffers a sprained right ankle in Friday's loss

The Utah Jazz fell to the Los Angeles Clippers last night by the score of 101-97. The loss was the first for the Jazz in five preseason games. Coming off a 25-win season in which the Jazz were 29th in scoring at 95 points per game, the Jazz are off to a strong start in hopes to gain momentum heading into the regular season. On the injury front, forward Trevor Booker, who came over...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker get into scrum

Blake Griffin has become a major target of hard fouls over the years, and it makes perfect sense, being that his calling card is posterizing his opponents. One of the biggest knocks on Blake has been his inability to defend himself from taking rough fouls. He’s been called out by guys like Zach Randolph and DeMarcus Cousins in the past, but perhaps it’s time Blake lays down the...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin, Trevor Booker tangle after flagrant foul (VIDEO)

Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker fouled Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin a little too hard under the net during the third quarter of Friday's preseason game. Griffin did not appreciate it, and the two exchanged words. Then things got a bit out of hand — or more like hands-on.The fact that it was only an exhibition game probably didn't warrant Booker giving Griffin the...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Fans Have a Lot to Be Excited About

           The Jazz ended the 2013-2014 season 25-57, which was not a surprise knowing the Jazz were going through a rebuilding year. The hopes of the Jazz landing either Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins were crushed when the Jazz landed at number 5 in the NBA Draft. Fortune was with the Jazz on June 26th though, the Jazz were able to draft both Danté Exum and Rodney Hood...
Via KC Sports Ninja
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tensions run high in Clippers' 101-97 victory over Jazz

Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford hit clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 101-97 Friday night for their first victory of the preseason. Crawford finished with 25 points and Spencer Hawes added 24. Blake Griffin had 17 points, and Paul finished with 11 points and nine assists for the Clippers (1-3). Gordon Hayward scored 22 points to lead...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tensions run high in Clippers' 101-97 victory over Jazz

Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford hit clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 101-97 Friday night for their first victory of the preseason. Crawford finished with 25 points and Spencer Hawes added 24. Blake Griffin had 17 points, and Paul finished with 11 points and nine assists for the Clippers (1-3). Gordon Hayward scored 22 points to lead...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes help towel off floor against Jazz

Sometimes in life, we all need a helping hand and during tonight’s Los Angeles Clippers-Utah Jazz game, Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes help out one of the towel-ball boys. As Trey Burke was at the free throw line, there was a wet spot on the floor at the Staples Center and it needed to be dried off. Check out the below video from NBA’s official YouTube which shows Griffin and...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Absolutely Posterizes Rudy Gobert (Video)

Rudy Gobert wanted no parts of this Blake Griffin breakaway. Gobert should have known better, and made up his mind at the last-minute to make a business decision. h/t CJZERO
Via Thacover2
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Blake Griffin soars for monster dunk against Utah Jazz

We always hear that all Blake Griffin does is dunk. We all know that’s not true; he’s got quite the improved all-around game. But when he dunks, it’s like an event. Just like he did in a preseason game Friday night against the Utah Jazz. Check out the nastiness below: Loading #blakegriffin with a #dunk #laclippers #utahjazz @blakegriffin32 View on Instagram @-webkit...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Watch: Kobe Bryant scores 27 points in 28 minutes against Utah

TweetKobe is still looking like vintage Kobe in the preseason. The Los Angeles Lakers most likely won’t be very good this season, but the return of a healthy Kobe Bryant is something for fans to look forward to. Lucky for them, Kobe is looking like his old self these days. Watch as Kobe pours in 27 points in just 28 minutes against the Utah Jazz Thursday night: .embed-container...
Via Los That Sports Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Quin Snyder’s Death Stare Will Haunt Your Dreams

This happened during a 33-point Utah Jazz win over the Lakers in a preseason game.... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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