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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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Gordon Hayward, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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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Tags: Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Celtics Shopping No. 3 Pick For Butler, Hayward, Parker, Middleton

Jun 22, 2016 12:04 AM

The Boston Celtics have been pursuing a number of established veterans, building a trade package around the third overall pick in Thursday's draft.

The Celtics have been working to put together a package for either Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Jabari Parker or Khris Middleton.

Boston, so far, has been unable to make any progress with the Bulls, Jazz or Bucks, respectively.

The Celtics acquired the third overall pick from their 2013 trade with the Brooklyn Nets, giving them the rare opportunity to be a playoff team with such a high draft pick.

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Tags: Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton, Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dante Exum Won't Participate In Olympics For Australia

Jun 19, 2016 9:46 AM

Danté Exum will not participate in Australian National Team activities this summer.

Exum will instead focus on his preparation for the 2016-17 Jazz season. His rehabilitation and recovery process has continued to progress accordingly, and he was recently cleared for full-contact basketball activities.

“At this stage the most important thing for me right now is to continue training,” said Exum. “It's been great to be back on the court competing, and I'm really motivated to help the Jazz have a successful season this year. My support and best wishes will be with the Boomers this summer, and I look forward to future opportunities to represent my home country.”

The 20-year-old guard underwent successful surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee on Sept. 3, 2015, after having sustained a tear of the ACL on Aug. 4 while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a result of the injury, he missed the entire 2015-16 NBA season.

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Dunc'd On: Draymond Suspension, Jazz Offseason, Marquese Chriss Scouting Report

Jun 12, 2016 8:49 PM

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? At 14:00, we preview the offseason for the Utah Jazz. What can they do with their $30 million in cap space, considering their young players at every position and the upcoming new contracts for key core pieces? What could they get on the trade market for Trey Burke, Alec Burks, or even Derrick Favors, or should they try to renegotiate Favors' contract? At 52:00, a scouting report on athletic but raw Washington PF Marquese Chriss, a late riser on mock drafts.

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Tags: Marquese Chriss, Utah Jazz, NBA, Dunc'd On

Bucks To Hire Justin Zanik As GM In Waiting

May 28, 2016 9:36 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will hire Justin Zanik to eventually succeed John Hammond as general manager.

Zanik has been serving as assistant general manager of the Utah Jazz.

Zanik was previously a player agent and has since developed a strong reputation as a front office executive.

Hammond was part of the Bucks' ownership process that identified Zanik as a candidate and then recruited him.

A timetable on the succession plan is still unclear.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Plan $100M Renovation Of Vivint Arena

May 21, 2016 10:09 PM

The Utah Jazz plan on conducting a $100 million renovation of the 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.

“Ownership has been taking steps to ensure its world-class status and exploring options on how to invest in the facility that can be the home of the Utah Jazz and provide best-in-class guest experiences,” Frank Zang, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment senior vice president of communications, told the Deseret News.

Jazz president Steve Starks said the organization has been studying the possibilities and has engaged in conversations about the arena’s future for years.

“Over the last year, we made the determination to take that discussion to the next level,” said Starks, who recently took over for retired team president Randy Rigby, in a phone interview with the Deseret News.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Tags: Utah Jazz, NBA

76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd

May 17, 2016 8:22 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery while the Los Angeles Lakers get to keep their pick at No. 2 and the Boston Celtics will draft third.

For the second straight season, the team with the worst record in the NBA won the lottery after the Wolves won it in 2015. The NBA had 10 straight seasons of a team moving up before Minnesota.

1. Philadelphia 76ers

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Boston Celtics (from Brooklyn)

4. Phoenix Suns

5. Minnesota Timberwolves 

6. New Orleans Pelicans 

7. Denver Nuggets (swap with Knicks)

8. Sacramento Kings 

9. Toronto Raptors (from Knicks via Denver swap)

10. Milwaukee Bucks

11. Orlando Magic 

12. Utah Jazz

13. Phoenix Suns (from Washington)

14. Chicago Bulls

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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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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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Jazz Sign J.J. O'Brien To 10-Day Contract
J.J. O'Brien has been playing for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

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Jazz Waive Elijah Millsap
The Jazz have waived Elijah Millsap before his contract guarantee date.

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Alec Burks Undergoes Surgery On Fractured Left Fibula
Alec Burk will be out indefinitely following his surgery.

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Alec Burks Out At Least Six Weeks With Fractured Ankle
Alec Burks suffered the injury when fouled by Paul Pierce, landing awkwardly.

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Rudy Gobert Out Indefinitely With MCL Sprain In Left Knee
Rudy Gobert is out indefinitely with a left knee injury but he won't need surgery.

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Linda Luchetti Named Utah's VP Of Basketball Operations
Linda Luchetti joins the Jazz front office in a senior management position and will report directly to general manager Dennis Lindsey.

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