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Celtics Could Trade For Paul George If Agreement Reached With Gordon Hayward

Jun 23, 2017 12:21 PM

The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers continue to discuss a Paul George trade but it is reportedly contingent on signing Gordon Hayward in free agency.

According to sources, the Celtics are in position to trade for George with a three-year extension in place. George would lose money, however, on an extend-and-trade as opposed to the raises he could receive simply becoming a free agent in 2018.

The Celtics passed on trading for Jimmy Butler at the draft and were instead focused on scenarios for George.

George has long preferred to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, but it is possible the Celtics could make a trade for him with a commitment in the long-term.

George and Hayward were both members of the 2010 draft class and there was a report in March that indicated George wanted to play with Hayward, who is from Indiana.

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Tags: Paul George, Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Select Donovan Mitchell At No. 13, Trading Trey Lyles, No. 24 To Denver

Jun 22, 2017 8:58 PM

The Utah Jazz have traded Trey Lyles and the No. 24 overall pick to the Denver Nuggets for the No. 13 pick that they used on Donovan Mitchell.

Mitchell is a combo guard out of Louisville that plays well off the ball.

Lyles was a lottery pick in 2015 out of Kentucky.

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Trey Lyles, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Jazz Explore Trading For Ricky Rubio

Jun 22, 2017 7:35 PM

The Utah Jazz have explored trade scenarios on Ricky Rubio with the Minnesota Timberwolves though talks haven't gained tractions.

The Jazz would like to re-sign George Hill in free agency but he's uncertain to return. If Hill leaves, the Jazz could pursue a veteran point guard.

Minnesota has pursued a trade of Rubio throughout the tenure of Tom Thibodeau.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Tags: Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Receiving Trade Offers For Derrick Favors

Jun 22, 2017 7:31 PM

The Utah Jazz continue to receive a lot of trade interest on Derrick Favors.

Utah would prefer to keep Favors but he's not considered untouchable the way Rudy Gobert is for the franchise.

Favors has one more season remaining on his deal.

Favors put his North Salt Lake home up for sale earlier this week, according to KSL.com.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Tags: Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

George Hill, Spurs Have Mutual Interest

Jun 22, 2017 12:50 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and George Hill have mutual interest in reuniting this offseason in free agency.

Hill was traded by the Spurs to the Indiana Pacers on draft night in 2011 for Kawhi Leonard.

Hill declined an extension offer from the Utah Jazz in February to become a free agent.

Hill has long been interest in returning to the Spurs and maintains a residence in San Antonio. Hill frequently works out at the Spurs' practice facility when in town.

Jabari Young/San Antonio Express-News

Tags: George Hill, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Interested In Trading For Patrick Beverley

Jun 21, 2017 3:05 PM

The Utah Jazz have interest in trading for Patrick Beverley.

With George Hill becoming a free agent, the Jazz are actively shopping for a veteran point guard in case he doesn't re-sign.

Beverley will make $5.5 million next season, which means the Jazz can absorb his salary without sending a player back in return. The Jazz own the 24th and 30th picks in the draft.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Tags: Patrick Beverley, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Wolves, Hawks

Jun 19, 2017 11:58 AM

Andre Iguodala plans to give serious consideration to leaving the Golden State Warriors in free agency.

Teams would have to show Iguodala a vision of moving towards contention.

The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are expected to pursue discussions with Iguodala.

Iguodala could command as much as $20 million annually on the open market.

Golden State’s salary situation will be complicated, even with Durant possibly willing to accept approximately $3.5 million less in salary in a one-year deal to accommodate the re-signing of the team’s core players. 

Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reported last week Iguodala was expected to re-sign with the Warriors on a contract worth anywhere between $8 million and $12 million per season.

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Tags: Andre Iguodala, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Damian Lillard Would Sign With Jazz Or Lakers If Blazers Didn't Want Him

Jun 14, 2017 3:57 PM

While answering questions on Twitter, Damian Lillard was asked which team he would sign with other than the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard won't become a free agent until 2021 and has consistently talked about his love for Portland. Lillard even said he is prepared to forgo a title if he can't do with with the Blazers.

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, NBA

Heat Considered As Likely To Sign Gordon Hayward As Celtics

Jun 9, 2017 11:44 AM

While the Boston Celtics have long been identified as a strong candidate to sign Gordon Hayward away from the Utah Jazz, the Miami Heat will also pursue him in free agency.

The Jazz are as concerned with the ability of Miami to sign Hayward as they are with the Celtics.

Due to the presence of Brad Stevens and a flexible roster, the Celtics can present a compelling case to Hayward.

Miami can offer Hayward the opportunity to play with Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic within their established culture of winning. Hayward can also make more money with Miami than the Celtics since Florida is a no state income tax state.

The Jazz can offer Hayward a five-year, $179.2 million contract if he remains with the Jazz and a four-year, $132.9 million deal with a rival team.

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Tags: Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Deny Giving D.J. Wilson First Round Promise

May 28, 2017 10:44 AM

The Utah Jazz have denied a report they have promised to select D.J. Wilson with the 30th overall pick.

"Did not happen," vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin said. "Did not happen at all. I don’t know where he got that from."

Perrin said it is rare for the Jazz to make a draft promise.

"If we tell a guy we’re going to take him guaranteed, which we don’t do very often if at all, we will follow through on that honor and our word," he said. "It does put you at somewhat of a disadvantage because if someone comes to you with a great trade, you’ve made your commitment to that player, so you can’t trade. … We try to keep our flexibility."

Perrin says the Jazz have never made a promise in his 16 years with the franchise.

Aaron Falk, Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Tags: D.J. Wilson, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Utah May Be Unwilling To Match Rival Offers For George Hill
Dennis Lindsey is adamant in wanting to re-sign George Hill, but he acknowledged the Jazz won't be able to match all offers he might receive.

Mike Sorensen/Deseret News

Jazz Will Do Everything Possible To Re-Sign Gordon Hayward
The Jazz have several advantages in what they can offer Gordon Hayward.

Mike Sorensen/Deseret News

Gordon Hayward Undecided About Opt Out
Gordon Hayward has enjoyed his time in Salt Lake City, joining the Jazz in 2010.


Steve Kerr Won't Coach Games 3, 4 In Utah
Mike Brown will coach the Warriors for both Games 3 and 4 with Steve Kerr still out.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

George Hill Out For Game 2 With Sore Big Toe
George Hill will not play in Game 2 for the Jazz due to a sore big toe.

RealGM Staff Report

Jazz Signed Quin Snyder To Five-Year Extension In 2016
The Jazz signed Quin Snyder to a long-term contract extension in May of 2016 after narrowly missing the playoffs.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Dennis Lindsey Turned Down Other GM Jobs Before Joining Jazz In 2012
Dennis Lindsey chose the Jazz because the ownership group reminded him of the Holt family, who own the Spurs.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Gordon Hayward 100 Percent Recovered From Food Poisoning
Gordon Hayward's wife picked up a sandwich from an unnamed establishment that led to the food poisoning.

Andy Larsen/KSL

Rudy Gobert Returns For Game 4
Rudy Gobert hyperextended his left knee and suffered a bone bruise in the first possession of the series.


Rudy Gobert Ruled Out For Game 3, Jazz May Use Hack-A Strategy
The Jazz are considering a Hack-A-Clippers strategy to help defend the Clippers, who scored 60 points in the paint in Game 2.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Jeff Withey's Ex-Fiancee Files Police Report Alleging Domestic Violence
Law enforcement sources confirm the report was filed in Manhattan Beach on Tuesday.


Rudy Gobert Ruled Out For Game 2
Without Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors is expected to be the starter at the center spot.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Rudy Gobert Suffers No Ligament Damage To Left Knee
Rudy Gobert has been diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension and bone contusion.

RealGM Staff Report

Rudy Gobert Criticizes Unspecified Teammates For Playing Selfishly
Rudy Gobert publicly criticized some of his Jazz teammates for playing selfishly during their 108-95 loss to the Clippers.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Gordon Hayward: You Can't Blame Players For Staying Or Changing
Gordon Hayward was asked if he thinks loyalty to a team is important.

Jeff Rhineer/Fox 13 Salt Lake City

Dennis Lindsey: Rudy Gobert's Desire To Be Good As Unique As His Standing Reach
The Jazz were struck by how Rudy Gobert wanted to improve, even in pregame warmups when they were scouting him in 2013.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Deron Williams Intrigued By Finishing Career Back With Utah
Deron Williams, who was drafted by the Jazz in 2005, still maintains a home in the Salt Lake City area.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Jazz Unable To Agree Upon Extension With George Hill
The Jazz remain interested in re-signing George Hill in the offseason.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

George Hill, Jazz In Talks On Extension
The best offer Utah can make George Hill is for $88.3 million to be committed to the Jazz through the 2019-20 season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Cavs, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics, Jazz Interested In Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team.

Shams Charania/The Vertical