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Elijah Millsap To Sign Three-Year Deal With Jazz

Jan 24, 2015 6:13 PM

Elijah Millsap has reached an agreement to sign a three-year contract with the Utah Jazz, his agent Daniel Hazan told RealGM.

Millsap’s deal will be guaranteed for the remainder of the season and holds two years of team options for the Jazz.

In nine games over two 10-day contracts with the Jazz, Millsap has averaged 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and one steal in 20.6 minutes per appearance, providing an energetic force on the wing. He is the younger brother of NBA All-Star Paul Millsap.

Millsap started the season with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League, averaging 20.1 points and earning a call up.

Out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Millsap has spent three separate NBA training camps with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2010), Los Angeles Lakers (2011) and Milwaukee Bucks (2014). He has spent most of his professional career pushing for a permanent call up in the D-League.

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Raptors, Bulls Among Teams Interested In D.J. Kennedy

Jan 23, 2015 2:43 PM

The Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls are among four NBA teams that have shown an interest in swingman D.J. Kennedy, a leading candidate for the Most Valuable Player award in the top German league, sources told RealGM.

Kennedy, a two-way player at 6-foot-6, played in two games for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2011-12 season. He has since played overseas in Israel, France, Russia and now Germany.

The Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons have also reached out to Kennedy, a source said. With a deal for the remainder of the German season, Kennedy is a potential option for the summer and next season.

Kennedy started the year playing for Krasny in the Eurocup, averaging 19.2 points and six rebounds. Before Kennedy arrived to Riesen Ludwigsburg this season, the team ranked 11th place in the league. In averaging 21.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 35 minutes a game, Kennedy has propelled the club into the playoff picture.

Kennedy, 25, went to training camp with Memphis and Dallas in 2012 and 2013. He played for Minnesota in the NBA Summer League last year.

Kennedy played his college basketball at St. John's, going unselected in the 2011 NBA draft.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Jazz Sign Elliot Williams To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 17, 2015 3:52 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed guard Elliot Williams to a second 10-day contract.  

Williams signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 7 and has appeared in three Jazz games since, averaging 2.7 points in 8.6 minutes. 

When the Jazz signed him from the NBA Development League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, Williams (6-5, 190, Memphis) became the 13th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season.  

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Jazz Sign Elijah Millsap To Second 10-Day Contract

Jan 15, 2015 12:46 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed guard/forward Elijah Millsap to a second 10-day contract.

Millsap signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 5 and has appeared in five Jazz games since, averaging 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 24.0 minutes.

When the Jazz signed him from the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam, Millsap (6-6, 215, Alabama-Birmingham) became the 12th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season.

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Patrick Christopher Waived By Jazz

Jan 6, 2015 7:47 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived guard/forward Patrick Christopher. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players.

Christopher was called up by Utah from the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy on Dec. 10 and appeared in four games (one start) for the Jazz, averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.3 minutes.

Christopher recently suffered a dislocated kneecap.

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Jazz To Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract

Jan 6, 2015 12:52 PM

The Utah Jazz will sign Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract.

Williams is in Salt Lake City taking a physical.

Williams has been in the D-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Elijah Millsap To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Jan 4, 2015 5:37 PM

Elijah Millsap has passed his physical exam with the Utah Jazz and will be called up from the NBA Development League on a 10-day contract, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

In his season with Bakersfield of the D-League, Millsap – the brother of Atlanta Hawks star Paul Millsap – is averaging 20.6 point, 8.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists a game.

For Elijah Millsap, this marks his career debut on an NBA regular season roster – as well as his agent Daniel Hazan’s first signing in the league.

Millsap had previously signed deals with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010 and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. The 6-foot-6 forward went to training camp with the Milwaukee Bucks this season in October.

Milsap, 27, went unselected in the 2010 NBA draft after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

ESPN first reported on Saturday that the Jazz were in talks to call up Millsap.

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DeAndre Kane Drawing Interest From Celtics, Kings, Jazz

Jan 4, 2015 1:16 PM

As an intriguing prospect in Europe, the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz are keeping tabs on undrafted Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane, league sources told RealGM.

Kane, a rookie, has averaged 14 points, 5.7 rebounds and five assists in the EuroChallenge for Antwerp in Belgium. Although his deal with the club is expected to run through the remainder of the NBA’s regular season, Kane will likely be a free-agent workout candidate and summer league participant for those NBA teams interested.

In his senior season at Iowa State, Kane played 36 games while averaging 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists. He led the university to the Sweet Sixteen and emerged as a player invited to last May’s draft combine in Chicago.

After going unselected in the draft, the 6-foot-4 Kane played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the July summer league, where he averaged 5.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19.7 minutes per game.

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Toure' Murry Waived By Jazz

Jan 4, 2015 1:14 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived guard Toure’ Murry.  

Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players. 

Murry (6-5, 195, Wichita State) was originally signed as a free agent on Aug. 28 and appeared in one regular season game for the Jazz.

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Jazz Assign Toure' Murry To Stampede
Toure' Murry averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 31.5 minutes of play.

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Alec Burks To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Shoulder
Alec Burks will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder.

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Jazz Studying Grizzlies On How To Effectively Use Bigs
The Jazz have a young roster with a lot of talented bigs in Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Enes Kanter, along with veteran Trevor Booker.

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Jazz To Sign Patrick Christopher
The Jazz are lining up the call up of Patrick Christopher from the NBA D-League.

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Enes Kanter Fined $25K By NBA For Throwing Mouthpiece Into Crowd
Enes Kanter has been fined $25,000 for throwing mouthpiece into the spectator stands during the Jazz's 101-92 loss to Sacramento on Monday.

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Alec Burks Won't Need Shoulder Surgery
Alec Burks will not need surgery on his injured left shoulder after meeting with specialists.

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Alec Burks Out At Least Two Games With Shoulder Inflammation
Alec Burks missed Wednesday's game and will sit out on Friday as well, undergoing further tests.

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Toure' Murry Recalled To Jazz
Toure' Murry appeared in six games (five starts) for the Stampede.

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Jazz Assign Toure' Murry To D-League
The Jazz have assigned guard Toure’ Murry to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede.

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Jordan Hamilton Waived By Jazz
The Jazz roster now stands at 14 players.

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Clippers Tried To Sneak Joe Ingles Through Waivers
The Clippers cut Joe Ingles during the preseason as part of a roster crunch, but quickly found a home with Jazz.

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Alec Burks, Jazz Agree Upon Four-Year, $42M Extension
Alec Burks' deal could climb to $45 million with reachable incentive clauses.

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Enes Kanter, Jazz Break Off Extension Talks
Enes Kanter will become a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason.

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Jazz Waive Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley
Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

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Jazz Waive Dee Bost, Kevin Murphy
Quin Snyder and the Jazz have waived guards Dee Bost and Kevin Murphy.

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RealGM Radio: On The Northwest Division With Strauss, Mason
Daniel Leroux, Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Beckley Mason work through the offseason for the Thunder, Blazers, Jazz, Wolves and Nuggets.

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Jazz Sign Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy was selected by Utah out of Tennessee Tech in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft.

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Toure' Murry Signs Two-Year, $2M Deal With Jazz
Toure' Murry's deal includes $250,000 in guaranteed money this season and is non-guaranteed for 15-16.

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Jazz Sign Brock Motum
The Jazz have signed free-agent forward Brock Motum.

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