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Jazz Sign Henry Sims To Camp Deal

Sep 22, 2016 3:29 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed Henry Sims.

Sims averaged 6.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and one block in 14 games for the Brooklyn Nets last season.

Before joining the Nets, Sims started for the D-League's Grand Rapids Drive (15.7 points, 8.9 rebounds). In all, Sims has also played for New Orleans, Cleveland, Philadelphia of the NBA and Erie and Canton of the NBADL.

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Jazz Promote Richard Smith, Bart Taylor

Sep 20, 2016 8:11 PM

The Utah Jazz have promoted Richard Smith to executive director of international scouting and Bart Taylor to Jazz director of scouting/Salt Lake City Stars vice president of basketball operations.

Smith is promoted to executive director of international scouting and will now head the Jazz’s global scouting efforts. He is entering his 22nd year with the organization having worked in a variety of capacities within basketball operations. For the past three seasons he served as the Jazz executive director of player services, following prior stints as director of basketball operations, director of scouting services, video coordinator and advance scout. 

As Jazz director of scouting/Stars vice president of basketball operations, Taylor will serve the dual role of coordinating the Jazz’s scouting efforts while also directing all basketball-related decisions for the Jazz-owned NBA Development League team, which is set to begin its inaugural season in Utah in November. Now in his fifth season with the Jazz, Taylor had most recently served as the Jazz coordinator of scouting. 

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Jazz Working Out Jabari Brown

Sep 13, 2016 11:40 AM

The Utah Jazz are hosting Jabari Brown for a workout.

Brown played 19 games in the 14-15 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 12.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29.9 minutes. Brown has also played for the Lakers in Summer League in each of the past two seasons.

Brown averaged 32.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists over 27 games in China last season.

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Jeff Withey Expected To Earn Final Roster Spot For Jazz

Sep 7, 2016 8:33 PM

The Utah Jazz currently have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster.

The 15th spot is expected to go to Jeff Withey, who has a contract that will become guaranteed in January.

Withey averaged 4.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 12.9 minutes over 51 games last season with the Jazz.

Withey was an early second round pick in 2013 out of Kansas. 

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

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Jazz Sign Quincy Ford To Partially Guaranteed Deal

Sep 7, 2016 7:16 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed Quincy Ford to a partially guaranteed deal.

Ford, a 6-foot-8 small forward out of Northeastern, will attend training camp with a $75,000 guarantee, and is expected to be on the Salt Lake City Stars roster, Utah's D-League affiliate.

The Jazz like Ford's versatility ability to play multiple positions and his positional size. 

Ford went undrafted out of Northeastern, but impressed several teams including the Jazz.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

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Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

Aug 26, 2016 11:41 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash.

The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed.

The 76ers will absorb the $3 million guaranteed to Pleiss for 2016-17 and the $500,000 guaranteed on the $3.1 million in 2017-18. 

Marshall will find it difficult to find a guaranteed spot for training camp with another team due to being waived this late in the offseason.

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Jazz Sought Improvement Without Risking Long-Term Cap Flexibility

Jul 20, 2016 1:40 PM

The Utah Jazz improved this offseason with the acquisition of veterans George Hill, Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw.

"I think it was a natural progression," Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. "We weren't going to continue to draft a 19-, 20-year-old every year."

But those moves won't jeopardize their future flexibility in potentially re-signing Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert to large deals.

"We had to be mindful of—and it's one of the reasons we went the trade route on two of our three transactions instead of just a free agency play with all three—the forecast of our salary cap outlook going forward as well," Lindsey said.

The Jazz missed the playoffs after suffering a number of injuries.

"We're hopeful that instead of chasing injuries, we'll be able to be a little more proactive with our depth," Lindsey said. "Could we strategically rest Gordon Hayward or Derrick Favors and plug in Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw? Or vice versa? That was some of the planning."


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Rudy Gobert, Jazz Postpone Extension Talks Until After Olympics

Jul 12, 2016 10:58 AM

Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz have agreed to postpone extension talks until after the Olympics.

France qualified for the Olympics last week.

As a member of the 2013 NBA Draft class, Gobert is now eligible for an extension coming off his rookie deal.

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Jazz Acquire Boris Diaw In Trade With Spurs

Jul 5, 2016 4:48 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have traded Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz.

The Spurs needed to clear cap space in order to sign Pau Gasol.

Utah will send the draft rights to 2015 second-round pick Olivier Hanlan, who played overseas last year.

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Jazz Trade Trey Burke To Wizards For 2nd Rounder In 2021

Jul 3, 2016 12:00 PM

The Washington Wizards have agreed to send a second round pick in 2021 to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Trey Burke.

Burke was the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Michigan but he's failed to establish himself as a starter quality point guard.

The Jazz traded for George Hill this offseason and they also have Dante Exum returning from his torn ACL.

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Trevor Booker Agrees To Two-Year, $18M Deal With Nets
The Nets traded away Thaddeus Young to the Pacers earlier in the offseason.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Joe Johnson Agrees Upon Two-Year, $22M Deal With Jazz
Joe Johnson finished last season with the Miami Heat after he was bought out by the Brooklyn Nets.

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Luol Deng Receiving Interest From Jazz, Wolves, Clippers
Luol Deng would give the Jazz a versatile forward that allows them to play either big or small.

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Trey Burke Made Available In Trade Talks By Jazz
The Jazz traded for George Hill last week and also have Dante Exum returning this season from a torn ACL.

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Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward
The Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick.

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Pacers Acquire Jeff Teague In Three-Team Trade
Jeff Teague will play for his hometown Pacers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Celtics Shopping No. 3 Pick For Butler, Hayward, Parker, Middleton
The Celtics have been working to put together a package for either Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Jabari Parker or Khris Middleton.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dante Exum Won't Participate In Olympics For Australia
Dante Exum sustained a tear of the ACL on Aug. 4 while competing for Australia in a game against Slovenia.

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Dunc'd On: Draymond Suspension, Jazz Offseason, Marquese Chriss Scouting Report
Draymond Green is suspended for Game 5, did we agree with the decision and what does his absence do to the Cavs' chances in Game 5 and in the series? Then we discuss Utah's offseason and a scouting report for Marquese Chriss.

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Bucks To Hire Justin Zanik As GM In Waiting
The Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Jazz Plan $100M Renovation Of Vivint Arena
The NBA has privately suggested the Jazz start from scratch on building a new arena, but the Miller family believe a renovation is their best viable option.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd
The 76ers, Lakers and Celtics are in the top-3 of the NBA Draft Lottery.

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Quin Snyder Signs Multi-Year Extension With Jazz
Quin Snyder became head coach of the Jazz in 2014.

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Jerry Sloan Suffering From Parkinson's, Lewy Body Dementia
Jerry Sloan is now 74 and stepped down as head coach of the Jazz in 2011.

Steve Luhm/Salt Lake Tribune

Quin Snyder: Spurs Remarkable For Adaptability
Quin Snyder was head coach of the Austin Spurs from 2007 until 2010 and was part of the Spurs' general ecosystem.

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Idaho Stampede Relocating To Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake City Stars will play their home games at Salt Lake Community College.

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Jazz Had Exploratory Talks At Deadline For Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague
The Jazz remain confident in Dante Exum, who has missed the entire 15-16 season with a torn ACL.

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Gordon Hayward Day-To-Day With Plantar Fasciitis
Gordon Hayward has appeared in all 66 Jazz games this season, and leads the team in scoring (20.1) and assists (3.7), while adding 4.9 rebounds in a team-high 36.2 minutes per game.

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Shelvin Mack Traded By Hawks To Jazz
The Jazz have been looking for more depth at point guard.

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Rockets, Jazz Move On From Casual Ty Lawson Talks
The Rockets have shopped Ty Lawson but won't buy him out if he's not traded.

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