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Jazz Waive Chris Johnson

Oct 22, 2016 9:25 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived Chris Johnson.

Following the move, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players.

Johnson (6-6, 206, Dayton) appeared in all six preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.2 minutes. He appeared in 82 games (two starts) for Utah over the past two seasons, averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per contest.

The 6-6 forward originally signed a 10-day contract with the Jazz during the 2014-15 season before signing a multi-year deal on March 26, 2015.

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Dunc'd On: Utah Jazz Season Outlook w/ David Locke

Oct 22, 2016 5:12 PM

David Locke, Utah Jazz radioman and creator of the Locked On Podcast Network, joins for a season outlook on the Jazz. We discuss Dante Exum's preseason after a torn ACL, the Jazz injury issues, and how new acquisitions George Hill, Boris Diaw, and Joe Johnson will fit in. We also hit on potential breakout and regression candidates, playing time and lineup issues, key questions for success this year, and give our predictions for the Jazz season.

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Rudy Gobert Remains Strong Candidate To Sign Extension Before Deadline

Oct 14, 2016 1:31 PM

Rudy Gobert has the strongest chance of signing an extension before the deadline at the end of the month of the remaining 2013 first round picks.

CJ McCollum and Giannis Antetokounmpo have already signed four-year extensions.

Gobert was the 27th overall pick and has become one of the NBA's best defensive centers.

The Jazz would like to secure the long-term future of Gobert before Gordon Hayward becomes a free agent in the offseason.

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Jazz Waive Eric Dawson, Quincy Ford, Marcus Paige

Oct 13, 2016 12:21 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Eric Dawson, forward/guard Quincy Ford and guard Marcus Paige. Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 17 players.

Eric Dawson (6-9, 255, Mideastern State) appeared in one preseason game, scoring two points in 13 minutes of action vs. Phoenix on Oct. 12. He signed as a free agent on Sept. 21,

Quincy Ford (6-8, 225, Northeastern) scored two points in 12 minutes vs. the Suns on Oct. 12. He signed as a free agent on Sept. 6 after competing for the Jazz entries in both the Utah Jazz Summer League and NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Paige (6-2, 175, North Carolina) averaged 5.5 points and 1.5 assists in two preseason games for Utah. He also competed at the Utah Jazz Summer League and NBA Summer League for the Jazz entries.

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Celtics Continue To Have Real Interest In Gordon Hayward

Oct 12, 2016 12:03 PM

The Boston Celtics continue to have real interest in Gordon Hayward.

Hayward will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and the Celtics will have a max contract and a chance to reunite with Brad Stevens to offer him.

Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with Charlotte in 2014 that was matched by the Utah Jazz.

Hayward has been one of the NBA's best wings to not make an All-Star Game.

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RealGM Radio: Northwest Division With David Locke, Adam Mares

Oct 7, 2016 5:44 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (17:29), choose the Northwest’s best newcomer (34:03) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (42:16).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (50:58), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division (1:08:41), choose breakout players (1:10:30) and much more.



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Gordon Hayward Out Six Weeks With Broken Finger

Oct 7, 2016 5:36 PM

Gordon Hayward suffered a dislocated and broken finger on his left hand and is expected to miss six weeks. The break occurred at Friday's practice. 

Hayward led the Utah Jazz in scoring last season at 19.7 points per game.

Hayward has a player option for the 17-18 season he is expected to decline to become a free agent.

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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.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

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Jeff Withey Expected To Earn Final Roster Spot For Jazz
Jeff Withey has a contract that will become guaranteed in January.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Jazz Sign Quincy Ford To Partially Guaranteed Deal
The Jazz like Quincy Ford's versatility ability to play multiple positions and his positional size.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump
The Jazz plan to waive Kendall Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Jazz Sought Improvement Without Risking Long-Term Cap Flexibility
The Jazz improved this offseason with the acquisition of veterans George Hill, Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw.

Rob Mahoney/Sports Illustrated

Rudy Gobert, Jazz Postpone Extension Talks Until After Olympics
As a member of the 2013 NBA Draft class, Rudy Gobert is now eligible for an extension coming off his rookie deal.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jazz Acquire Boris Diaw In Trade With Spurs
The Spurs needed to clear cap space in order to sign Pau Gasol.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Jazz Trade Trey Burke To Wizards For 2nd Rounder In 2021
The Jazz traded for George Hill this offseason and they also have Dante Exum returning from his torn ACL.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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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