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Jazz See Dante Exum Playing In World Cup As Development Opportunity

Dante Exum should get a lot of minutes for Australia in the World Cup of Basketball next month.

The Utah Jazz see the tournament as a great opportunity for their first round pick.

"We’ve had a lot of players ... that have used the national team to help develop their game as young players," Dennis Lindsey said. "We think this is ideal for Dante, who hasn’t had a lot of experience playing against men and certainly men that are much older and much more experienced. We think the national team during the early portion of his career will be very critical to his development."

Lindsey added, "The Australian Basketball Federation is excellent, very well coached. We’re really looking forward to him learning. We see this as a real win."

Via Aaron Falk/Salt Lake Tribune

Cavaliers Acquire Three Non-Guaranteed Contracts From Jazz

The Utah Jazz will trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Carrick Felix, a future second round pick and $1 million in cash.

The Cavaliers have been searching for non-guaranteed contracts in order to flip them to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal involving Kevin Love.

The Wolves are seeking cap relief along with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in exchange for Love.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jazz, Heat Interested In Toure' Murry

The Utah Jazz have expressed interest in signing Toure' Murry, according to a source.

Murry is reportedly also waiting to see whether a deal will form with the Miami Heat.

Murry played for the New York Knicks last season.

Via Aaron Falk/Salt Lake Tribune

Trevor Booker Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Jazz

Trevor Booker has agreed upon a deal with the Utah Jazz.

Booker averaged 21.6 minutes in 72 games (45 starts) last season with the Washington Wizards, averaging 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Booker was the 23rd overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the deal is worth $10 million over two seasons.

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

Hornets Agree To Sign Marvin Williams To Two-Year, $14M Contract

Marvin Williams has agreed upon a two-year, $14 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

Williams played collegiately a few hours away at North Carolina.

Williams was most recently with the Utah Jazz.

The Hornets turned their attention upon Williams after the Jazz matched their offer sheet to Gordon Hayward.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Jazz Match Gordon Hayward's Four-Year, $63M Max Offer Sheet With Hornets

The Utah Jazz have notified the Charlotte Hornets that they have matched the four-year, $63 million max contract offer sheet signed by Gordon Hayward.

The contract includes a player option for the fourth year and a 15 percent trade kicker, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Utah and Hayward had been unable to reach agreement on a contract last fall.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Gordon Hayward Agrees To Four-Year, $63M Max Offer Sheet With Hornets

Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $63 million max offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets.

Hayward is a restricted free agent, giving the Utah Jazz the ability to match.

Hayward also received interest in free agency from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns.

Via Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Marvin Williams Meets With Heat

Pat Riley met with Marvin Williams in North Carolina on Saturday.

Williams is a target for the Miami Heat to improve their wing depth.

Williams played with the Utah Jazz over the past two seasons with a PER of 14.0 in 13-14.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Raptors Trade Steve Novak, 2nd Rounder To Jazz For Diante Garrett

The Toronto Raptors have traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz.

Along with Novak and the two years and $7.2 million left on his contract, the Raptors will send a future second-round draft pick to Utah, sources said. 

The Jazz will send the Raptors Diante Garrett, who, with a $915,000 non-guaranteed deal for this season, will be waived, sources said.

Novak was acquired last offseason by the Raptors from the New York Knicks. 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns To Propose Significant Deal To Gordon Hayward; Jazz Plan To Match Offer Sheets

The Utah Jazz plan to match offer sheets for Gordon Hayward, a restricted free agent.

Hayward is expected to receive a significant offer sheet, possibly the maximum contract, from the Phoenix Suns, according to sources.

The Jazz have extended a qualifying offer to Hayward. Dennis Linsey has said he hopes to keep Hayward.

Hayward developed a strong relationship with Suns coach Jeff Hornacek during the first three seasons of his career when the former Jazz shooting guard was a shooting coach and assistant.

Via Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Utah Jazz Archives

Dante Exum, Agent Didn’t Think He’d Fall To Jazz At No. 5

Dante Exum touts his experience in Australia's two-point guard system in going to the Jazz.

Smart: Decision Not To Workout For Jazz Came From Agent

Speculation has been that Marcus Smart would prefer to avoid the Jazz because they already have Trey Burke.

Jazz Offering Derrick Favors In Package To Cavs For No. 1 Overall Pick

The Jazz presumably would pick between Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker if they acquire the selection by parting with Derrick Favors.

David Blatt To Leave Maccabi For NBA Job

David Blatt will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv for an unknown position in the NBA.

Carmelo Anthony Open To Considering Bulls, Rockets, Mavericks

Carmelo Anthony has until June 23 to notify the Knicks if he plans to opt in or out of the final season of his contract.

Damjan Rudez Receives Interest From Cavaliers, Pacers, Raptors, Jazz

Damjan Rudez is being seen as a potential low-cost, free-agent possibility.

Warriors, Jazz Pursuing Spurs' Shooting Coach Engelland For Assistant Job

Steve Kerr succeeded Chip Engelland as the top perimeter gun at Pacific Palisades High School.

Jazz Liked Quin Snyder's Background In Player Developement

Quin Snyder’s work in the D-League, as well as his focus on player development as an assistant, intrigued Jazz officials.

Quin Snyder Named Head Coach Of Jazz

Quin Snyder is the eighth head coach in Jazz history.

Jazz Eliminate Boylen From Coaching Search; Considering Snyder, Gentry, Griffin, Mystery Candidate

The Jazz have kept the fourth coaching candidate tight-lipped.

Jazz To Bring In Adrian Griffin, Quin Snyder For Second Interviews

Adrian Griffin originally interviewed with the Jazz two weeks ago.

Quin Snyder Emerges As Leading Candidate For Jazz

Quin Snyder has increasingly captured the interest of the Jazz front office.

James Nunnally To Have Pre-Free Agency Workouts With Warriors, Jazz

James Nunnally will leave his Puerto Rican team for pre-free agency workouts.

MCW, Oladipo, Burke, Plumlee, Hardaway Headline All-Rookie Team

Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo are joined on the NBA All-Rookie First Team by Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Alvin Gentry Expected To Interview For Jazz's Coaching Vacancy

The Cavaliers have also discussed interviewing Alvin Gentry.

Cavaliers Win NBA Lottery; Bucks Pick 2nd, 76ers 3rd

The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.

Jazz To Listen To Possibility Of Trading Draft Picks

The Jazz are open to listening to the possibility of trading choices.

Lionel Hollins To Interview With Warriors In Coming Days

Lionel Hollins is also receiving interest from the Jazz and Cavaliers.

Jazz Given Permission To Interview Adrian Griffin

Adrian Griffin has served as an assistant coach for the Bulls since 2010.

Jazz To Contact John Stockton About Head Coaching Vacancy

The Jazz will contact John Stockton to see if he has any interest in their head coaching vacancy.
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