Utah Jazz News and Rumors

  • GMs: Rodney Hood was draft's biggest steal

    GMs: Rodney Hood was draft's biggest steal

    sltrib.com Updated 4 hours ago
    When Rodney Hood fell to them at the 23rd pick last June, the Utah Jazz front office was elated to grab the sharpshooter from Duke. Looking back on it all now, there may have been a few other teams that would have liked to grab Hood, too. In NBA.com’s…
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  • Utah Jazz Season Preview – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700

    Utah Jazz Season Preview – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700

    saltcityhoops.com 14 hours ago
    (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) On the inaugural episode of the Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700, hosts Ben Dowsett and Andy Larsen discuss some over-unders from Jazzland. Will Favors score more than 14 points per game? Will Hayward …
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  • Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

    Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

    nba.com sltrib.com saltcityhoops.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah's roster now stands at 15 players.
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  • JazzRank #8: Trevor Booker

    JazzRank #8: Trevor Booker

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Read everything you can about the Jazz’ new power forward Trevor Booker, and two things jumpt out at you: The consistency of how he’s described. And the cereal. We’ll get to the crunchy breakfast thing in a minute. But, first, the consistency: Nearly ev…
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  • JazzRank #10: Steve Novak

    JazzRank #10: Steve Novak

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images After having an insider perspective of the San Antonio Spurs’ brand of basketball, it is not surprising to see new head coach Quin Snyder implementing some aspects into the Utah Jazz schemes. Likewise, it is not sho…
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  • Utah Jazz: For Mehmet Okur, new chapter lets kids touch past

    Utah Jazz: For Mehmet Okur, new chapter lets kids touch past

    sltrib.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    As he walked from the court and into a tunnel at EnergySolutions Arena last week, Mehmet Okur heard it, something familiar but something he doesn’t hear much these days. In the stands, a small group of fans chanted his name. “It was just something all p…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Never quite reaching the NBA mountaintop, the Utah Jazz last season completed their long descent back down the Wasatch Range to the Salt Lake Valley, submitting their worst record since the franchise’s infancy. The Stockton, Malone and Sloan salad days …
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  • The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014

    The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014

    saltcityhoops.com sltrib.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein – NBAE via Getty Images I don’t think any Jazz fan likes seeing a loss to the Lakers, but there were some very encouraging moments from last night’s game. 1. The asterisk. Though technically a loss, I think this game has an …
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  • With Hayward and Favors watching, Jazz blow big lead in L.A. 

    With Hayward and Favors watching, Jazz blow big lead in L.A. 

    sltrib.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    <freeform> Los Angeles • Gordon Hayward called it “a tale of two halves.” Quin Snyder referenced “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Sunday night at Staples Center, the Utah Jazz nearly ran the Lakers out of the gym in the first half, building …
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  • Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’…

    Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’t F**k It Up”

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    The Lakers stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Utah Jazz at home last night, 98-91. Kobe Bryant‘s 26 points and Ronnie Price‘s defense were the biggest reasons why. Rookie Julius Randle had a decent game, too, with eight points, fi…
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  • Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz …

    Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz preseason loss to Lakers (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)
    He's not exactly a household name, but Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks established himself last season as one of the league's most potent reserve scorers, a 6-foot-6 wing with a knack for getting to the rim. During Sunday's preseason matchup with the Los Ang…
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  • Utah Jazz: Lakers beat Jazz as fringe players fight for roster …

    Utah Jazz: Lakers beat Jazz as fringe players fight for roster spots

    sltrib.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    Los Angeles • When the Utah Jazz squandered their 22-point first-half lead Sunday night, it likely cost Jack Cooley a coveted chance to get into the game. The Jazz’s 98-91 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Lakers hardly matters to most. But for Cooley a…
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  • JazzRank #11: Jeremy Evans

    JazzRank #11: Jeremy Evans

    saltcityhoops.com Oct 19 (5 days ago)
    (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) It’s hard to find more likable guys in the NBA than Jeremy Evans. The 5th-year Utah Jazz forward has always been extremely popular among fans. The combination of his personality, his art, his dunks and …
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  • Utah Jazz: For Enes Kanter, the time is now

    Utah Jazz: For Enes Kanter, the time is now

    sltrib.com Oct 19 (5 days ago)
    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 Lin…
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  • Video - Jazz Rout Lakers 00:32

    Jazz Rout Lakers

    Oct 17
    Kobe Bryant had 27 points and five rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Jazz beat the Lakers 119-86 in preseason action.
  • Video - Griffin, Booker Scuffle 00:48

    Griffin, Booker Scuffle

    Oct 17
    Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker had to be separated after Booker committed a hard foul on Griffin in the Clippers' 101-97 win over the Jazz.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Itemized 01:37

    Kobe Bryant Itemized

    Oct 16
    Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career. Can he reach the milestones ahead?
  • Video - Steve Nash Injured Again 03:04

    Steve Nash Injured Again

    Oct 15
    ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton discusses Steve Nash's latest setback.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles Lakers

    Oct 23
    With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.