May 25, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
James Southerland has scheduled eight visits over the next few weeks.
Southerland will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz.
"He's visiting a bunch of teams," Southerland's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "He's going to be very, very busy."
Southerland worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.
May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
May 18, 2013 7:43 PM EDT
Jerry Sloan could return to the Utah Jazz as a consultant, two years after he resigned as coach.
"If there’s something out there that’s right for both parties, we would welcome a relationship with Jerry," Jazz president Randy Rigby said. "The Utah Jazz have great love and respect for him."
Sloan wouldn’t want to be seen as getting in the way of Tyrone Corbin.
"When we talked about getting him seats to the games, he was very sensitive about where they were located," Rigby said. "He didn’t want to be too close to the floor. He did not want to portray to Tyrone that he was interfering. That speaks volumes about Jerry Sloan, that he’s sensitive to something like that."
May 11, 2013 7:57 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz worked out point guards Myck Kabongo and Nate Wolters on Saturday in preparation for the NBA draft.
None of the Utah’s point guards from last season — Mo Williams, Jamaal Tinsley or Earl Watson — is under contract for next year.
"Utah does need a point guard, and everybody is aware of that," Kabongo said. "[So] I’m excited to come out here. Obviously the history with John Stockton is here. And a lot of [other] great guards have come through. So it’s a pleasure to be here."
Said Wolters: "My agent and I thought this would be a good fit. ... We’re going to a lot of workouts [but] to get one before the combine is nice — just to have one under my belt."
May 02, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will interview Mike Malone and Jeff Hornacek for their head coaching vacancy, according to sources.
Malone is currently an assistant with the Golden State Warriors, while Hornacek is an assistant with the Utah Jazz.
Malone has been a candidate for several NBA head coaching jobs and is currently the top-paid assistant in the league.
The 76ers are also strongly considering Brian Shaw and would be interested in Lionel Hollins should he become available.
May 01, 2013 3:01 AM EDT
Kevin O'Connor denied a report on Wednesday that said he will step down in his position within the Utah Jazz's management.
Asked if he was stepping down after 14 years as an executive with the organization, O’Connor said, "Not true, and I have no comment."
Salt Lake City CBS affiliate KUTV Ch. 2 said O’Connor, the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations, would leave the Jazz this summer and hand all of his executive duties over to general manager Dennis Lindsey.
O’Connor sold his Holladay home on April 17, the same day the Jazz’s season ended with an 86-70 loss in Memphis.
The Jazz have missed the playoffs in two of the past three seasons.
Apr 12, 2013 9:17 AM EDT
Depending on how the playoff race and offseason shake out, Friday could be Paul Millsap's last home game as a member of the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz will host the Minnesota Timberwolves before finishing the regular season in Minnesota and Memphis. They enter Friday night's action a game back of the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Millsap is the longest-tenured member of the Jazz.
"I don't approach it differently than any other game, especially in these past few weeks," he said. "The main focus, the main goal, is to win."
He has been a member of the franchise since 2006.
"I don't have enough time to really talk about it. It's been a long road — a long, long, long time being here. Seen a lot. Done a lot," Millsap said. "(I've) met some great people and everybody that I've met (here) has been a part of my growth, has been part of me getting better as a person, as a basketball player.
"I owe a lot to this community," Millsap added. "I owe a lot to this organization."
Apr 10, 2013 9:01 AM EDT
Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter will undergo a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder.
The procedure will be performed on Wednesday, April 10 in Chicago by Dr. Guido Marra. As a result, Kanter will miss the remainder of the season.
He suffered the injury at the 10:23 mark of the second quarter of the Jazz's 103-88 win over Phoenix on March 27 and has not played since. Prior to his injury, Kanter had seen action in 136 of a possible 138 games over his first two seasons with the Jazz.
Apr 09, 2013 8:49 AM EDT
The Utah Jazz haven't announced an official timetable for Enes Kanter to return, but it seems unlikely that he'll play again this season.
Kanter dislocated his right shoulder on March 27 against the Phoenix Suns. He has missed Utah's last six games.
He was in New York on Monday, consulting with doctors about the injury.
Apr 06, 2013 3:54 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz have signed Jerel McNeal for the remainder of the season.
McNeal, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 18.1 points, 5.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 44 games for the Bakersfield Jam this season.
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J.R. Smith and Al Jefferson have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Enes Kanter underwent an MRI on Thursday.
The Jazz roster now stands at 15 players.
Jerel McNeal has averaged 18.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 44 games this season for Bakersfield.
The Jazz have eight impending free agents this offseason, which has made Tyrone Corbin's job of finding minutes for everyone even more difficult.
Along with Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, Mo Williams, DeMarre Carroll, Randy Foye, Earl Watson and Jamaal Tinsley all will be seeking new contracts this offseason.
The Jazz are tied for 21st in points allowed per 100 possessions.
Mar 12, 2013 | Zach Lowe/ESPN
The Jazz remain in the playoff picture and were engaged in trade talks involving Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap.
Travis Leslie has played in 28 games for Santa Cruz this season, averaging 16.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 27.6 minutes.
Raja Bell and the Jazz were unable to agree to a buyout before the Mar. 1 deadline, making him ineligible for the playoffs.
The Jazz will sign Travis Leslie.
Mar 07, 2013 | Desert News
Marvin Williams said he isn't like an NFL quarterback in regards to being pulled out of Utah's starting lineup.
The Lakers didn't feel that Raja Bell was worth adding more salary and tax to their already massive bill.
The Jazz and Raja Bell had a settlement in place that rested on the 36-year-old’s ability to find a deal elsewhere to make up the difference in salary.
Raja Bell would only agree to a buyout with the Jazz had he found a deal with another team.
Feb 28, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Raja Bell hasn't played throughout the season.
Kyle Korver will be a free agent after this season.
The Spurs have been linked to trade discussions for Josh Smith and Al Jefferson.
Raja Bell was instrumental in successful Suns team when Mike D'Antoni coached in Phoenix.
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