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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

Jul 2, 2016 3:21 PM

Trevor Booker has agreed upon a two-year, $18 million deal to sign with the Brooklyn Nets.

Booker has been with the Utah Jazz since 2014.

The Nets traded away Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers earlier in the offseason.

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Joe Johnson Agrees Upon Two-Year, $22M Deal With Jazz

Jul 2, 2016 12:52 AM

Joe Johnson has agreed upon a two-year, $22 million deal with the Utah Jazz.

Johnson finished last season with the Miami Heat after he was bought out by the Brooklyn Nets.

Johnson just turned 35 and he figures to play a versatile bench role for the Jazz.

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Luol Deng Receiving Interest From Jazz, Wolves, Clippers

Jul 1, 2016 12:51 AM

The Utah Jazz are aggressively targeting Luol Deng.

Deng would give the Jazz a versatile forward that allows them to play either big or small.

Deng has a Duke connection with Quin Snyder with the Jazz as head coach.

Deng is also receiving interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers.

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Trey Burke Made Available In Trade Talks By Jazz

Jun 29, 2016 11:06 AM

The Utah Jazz have made Trey Burke available in trade talks.

The Jazz traded for George Hill last week and also have Dante Exum returning this season from a torn ACL.

Burke was the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Burke averaged 10.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 21.3 minutes per game last season with a career best 14.0 PER and .507 True Shooting Percentage.

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Suns Offered Eric Bledsoe, Lottery Pick To Jazz For Gordon Hayward

Jun 23, 2016 10:22 AM

The Phoenix Suns attempted to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz by offering Eric Bledsoe and a lottery pick.

The Jazz acquired George Hill from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for their own lottery pick on the eve of the draft.

The Suns have been shopping both Bledsoe and Brandon Knight.

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Pacers Acquire Jeff Teague In Three-Team Trade

Jun 22, 2016 2:13 PM

The Indiana Pacers have acquired Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks as part of a three-team trade.

The Utah Jazz will acquire George Hill from Indiana as part of the deal. The Jazz will send the 12th overall pick to the Hawks as part of the deal.

Teague will be a free agent in 2017 and the Hawks will go forward with Dennis Schroder at the point guard position.

Teague grew up in the Indianapolis area.

Like Teague, Hill will also be a free agent in 2017. The Jazz had a need at point guard last season after Dante Exum was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Rockets Will Consider Waiving Ty Lawson If No Trade Materializes
The Rockets are in talks on Ty Lawson with the Jazz.

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Rockets Pitching Ty Lawson Trade To Jazz
The Jazz need a point guard and the Rockets have pitched them on Ty Lawson.

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Erick Green Signs 2nd 10-Day Deal With Jazz
Erick Green signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 26 and has appeared in two games, averaging 2.0 points in 3.0 minutes.

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Erick Green Named D-League Player Of The Month For January
Erick Green 27.6 points, 4.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in January for Reno.

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Jazz To Sign Erick Green To 10-Day Contract
Erick Green has been playing for the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.

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Elijah Millsap Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv
Elijah Millsap was waived this month by the Jazz.

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