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Dante Exum Undergoes Surgery On Torn ACL

Sep 3, 2015 6:05 PM

Dante Exum underwent successful surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic following consultations with Jazz physician Dr. Travis Maak and University of Utah Health Care as well as Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Jazz head athletic trainer Brian Zettler accompanied Exum.

Once he is cleared to travel, Exum will return to Salt Lake City to begin his rehabilitation. 

He suffered the injury on Aug. 4 while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Jazz Sign J.J. O'Brien

Aug 28, 2015 11:27 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed free agent forward J.J. O’Brien.  

O’Brien (6-7, 220, San Diego State) played one season at University of Utah (2010-11) before transferring to San Diego State (2011-15) to finish his collegiate career. He averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists during his senior campaign with the Aztecs. O’Brien earned a 2014 All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention after posting eight double-figure scoring efforts and logging two games with 10-or-more rebounds as a junior.

The 23-year-old forward was a member of the Utah Jazz at the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League where he saw action in all three games, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.0 minutes. He also played with the Jazz entry in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, owning averages of 4.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.8 minutes.

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Jeff Withey Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Jazz

Aug 24, 2015 4:45 PM

Jeff Withey and the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year, partially guaranteed deal.

Withey has a strong chance of making Utah's opening night roster as they currently have just 13 guaranteed contracts.

Withey's deal includes a team option in the second year.

Withey has played his first two seasons in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Jazz Sign Treveon Graham

Aug 17, 2015 2:10 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed free agent guard/forward Treveon Graham.

Graham (6-6, 220, VCU) played four seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University, serving as team captain and averaging 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists during his senior campaign. He was also named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team for the second-straight year (2014, 2015). He ranked eighth in the conference in scoring during the 2014-15 season and logged 28 games of 10-or-more points. Graham also led VCU to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2012-15).

In 2013, he competed for Team USA at the 2013 University World Games in Kazan, Russia.

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Olivier Hanlan Signs With BC Zalgiris

Aug 9, 2015 3:59 AM

Olivier Hanlan has signed a deal to play in Lithuania with BC Zalgiris.

Hanlan was a second round pick by the Utah Jazz out of Boston College.

In eight Summer League games, Hanlan averaged just 4.1 points while shooting 31 percent from the field and 27 percent from three. 

Salt Lake Tribune

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Jazz Interested In Trading For Garrett Temple

Aug 7, 2015 5:32 PM

The Utah Jazz have interest in trading for Garrett Temple of the Washington Wizards.

The Jazz have a need at point guard with Dante Exum out indefinitely with a torn ACL.

The Jazz have Trey Burke, Raul Neto and Bryce Cotton on their depth chart at point guard.

Quin Snyder is a proponent of Temple who would help Utah's defense with Exum out.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

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Jazz Confirm ACL Tear For Dante Exum

Aug 6, 2015 4:13 PM

The Utah Jazz have confirmed that Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL.

Exum suffered a left knee injury on Aug. 4 while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After returning to Salt Lake City, he underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at University of Utah Health Care’s Orthopaedic Center this morning. Following the examination, Jazz physicians Dr. Travis Maak and Dr. David Petron determined that Exum sustained a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.

“First and foremost, our overriding concern is with Danté and his long-term health,” said Dennis Lindsey. “We are continuing to work closely with our medical staff, Danté and his representation in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and recommended treatment so that we can provide him with the best possible care. We all know how hard he will work to make a full recovery and look forward to his return to play.”

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Dante Exum Suffers Torn ACL

Aug 4, 2015 6:14 PM

Dante Exum suffered a left knee injury Tuesday while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team.

Exum was treated on site and will now return to Salt Lake City for further evaluation by the Utah Jazz's medical staff.

Tim Montemayor reports the Exum was diagnosed with a torn ACL.

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Jazz Working On Changes To Primary Logo

Jul 23, 2015 11:10 AM

The Utah Jazz are working on making changes to their logo this offseason or next. The change wouldn't take effect until the 16-17 season at the earliest.

They are looking to make the Jazz note logo their primary logo and introducing a new secondary logo.

The current Jazz note wordmark doesn't have "Utah" anywhere in it. The NBA requires the full team name to appear in each team's primary logo.

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Jazz Sign Tibor Pleiss To Multi-Year Contract

Jul 14, 2015 8:29 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed center Tibor Pleiss to a multi-year contract.

Pleiss (7-3, 262, Germany) most recently played for FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB in Spain, averaging 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game last season. He also shot 62.3 percent from the floor (134-of-215) and was 71-of-82 from the free throw line (86.6 percent).

The Jazz acquired the rights to Pleiss from Oklahoma City as part of a three-team trade, which also included Detroit, on February 19, 2015.

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Raul Neto Agrees To Three-Year, $2.8M Deal With Jazz
Raul Neto spent last season with UCAM Murcia in the ACB.

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Joe Ingles Agrees To Two-Year, $4.5M Deal With Jazz
Joe Ingles joined the Jazz from Maccabi Tel Aviv last summer.

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Jeremy Evans Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Mavericks
Jeremy Evans has played sparingly throughout his NBA career.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz and Rockets.

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Ante Tomic Remains Undecided On Joining Jazz
Ante Tomic has played for Barcelona since 2012 and is already 28 years old.

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Andrei Kirilenko Decides To Retire
Andrei Kirilenko joined the Jazz in 2001 and was an All-Star in 2004.

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
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Jazz, Joe Ingles Share Interest For New Deal
Joe Ingles is eligible to sign a $1.5 million qualifying offer for next season with the Jazz.

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Nuggets Sought Two First Rounders For Ty Lawson At Deadline
The Jazz, Kings and Celtics could be interested in a trade for Ty Lawson.

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Nuggets Claim Ian Clark Off Waivers
Ian Clark played in 23 games for the Jazz.

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Ian Clark Waived By Jazz
Ian Clark appeared in 23 games as a reserve this season for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game.

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Chris Johnson To Sign With Jazz For Remainder Of Season
Chris Johnson became a free agent after his second 10-day contract with the Bucks expired.

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Jack Cooley Signs Multi-Year Contract With Jazz
Jack Cooley has appeared in six Jazz games.

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Jazz Purchase Idaho Stampede
The Jazz is the eighth NBA team to own an NBA D-League franchise.

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Clippers, Celtics, Jazz Expressing Interest In Eric Griffin
The Jazz, Clippers and Celtics are showing interest in the possible call up of Eric Griffin, league sources told RealGM.

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Bryce Cotton, Jazz Sign Multi-Year Deal
The Jazz and Bryce Cotton are progressing in discussions on a deal for the remainder of the season, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Jack Cooley To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Jack Cooley is averaging 16.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

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Jazz Sign Bryce Cotton To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Bryce Cotton has appeared in one Jazz game, posting three points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in seven minutes in a win at Denver on Feb. 27.

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Jazz Discussed David Lee Trade With Warriors At Deadline
The Warriors are considering moving the final year of David Lee's contract due to cap concerns and his reduced role following the emergence of Draymond Green.

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