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Kawhi Leonard, Donovan Mitchell Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 14, 2019 6:13 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Donovan Mitchell have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Leonard averaged 30.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 53.8 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from three and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. 

Mitchell averaged 31.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds over the four games. Mitchell shot 48.4 percent from the field and 48.6 percent from beyond the arc


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Jazz Lead NBA In Incentive-Laden Contracts

Jan 11, 2019 12:07 PM

The Utah Jazz have ten players on their roster with incentives written into their contract for reaching off-court or on-court benchmarks, which is far more than any other team in the NBA.

These bonuses come in three types for the Jazz: on-court performance bonuses, health and health management bonuses, and offseason workout bonuses.

Rudy Gobert can make up to $2 million extra per season for incremental bonuses such as being First Team All-Defense.

Several players get a bonus if the Jazz have a defensive rating under 100 while they're on the floor.

Derrick Favors' contract contains incentives for weight and body fat percentage.

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MRI Results Come Back Clean For Ricky Rubio, Thabo Sefolosha

Jan 8, 2019 6:30 PM

Ricky Rubio and Thabo Sefolosha both had clean MRI results for their injured hamstrings. 

Rubio is expected to be out for two weeks, while Sefolosha will return in 10-12 days.

The Jazz were already without Dante Exum, who is expected to miss multiple weeks with an ankle sprain. 

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Tags: Ricky Rubio, Thabo Sefolosha, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Injury

Dante Exum Out Multiple Weeks With Ankle Sprain

Jan 7, 2019 9:44 PM

Dante Exum is expected to miss multiple weeks with an ankle sprain.

Exum suffered the sprain in Saturday's game.

Exum has battled injury issues throughout his career, but had been healthy in 18-19.

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Tags: Dante Exum, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Injury

Donovan Mitchell Unveils Signature Sneaker

Dec 28, 2018 3:30 AM

Donovan Mitchell officially debuted his signature sneaker called the Adidas D.O.N. Issue #1. The acronym takes inspiration from his mantra of "Determination Over Negativity".

Mitchell stated that he wants his line to focus on accessibility. 

"My message with this shoe is that it's for kids ... who believe that they can do anything. I want my story to be told as such -- this was so unexpected for me. You know, it's only my second year in the NBA, to now have a shoe ... I want to help inspire kids so they feel like they can do anything."

Mitchell is the 18th player in the NBA to get his own signature sneaker, showing that companies are emphasizing star potential over market size. 

Mitchell is currently averaging 20.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game this season. His 40.7% field goal percentage is down from his rookie season. 

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Jazz-Blazers Play Highest Rated Christmas Day Late Game Since 2015

Dec 27, 2018 12:05 AM

The Christmas Day late game between the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers drew a 1.5 metered market rating, the highest rating for that time slot since 2015.

The rating was also 36% higher than last year's Christmas Day late game between the Lakers and the Timberwolves.

In addition, the Lakers-Warriors game this year was the fourth highest-rated Christmas game since 2002. 

Andy Larsen/The Salt Lake Tribune

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Rudy Gobert Ejected After Getting Two Fouls In Opening Three Minutes

Dec 7, 2018 2:15 AM

Rudy Gobert was ejected with 9 minutes and 13 seconds left in the first quarter as the Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets 118-91.

Gobert was called for a foul on James Harden, his second in the game. He then walked over to the scorer's table and smacked a water bottle in frustration, leading to the ejection.

Gobert was fined $15,000 earlier this week for criticizing the officials. 

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Jazz Set Franchise Record For 3-Pointers In Kyle Korver Home Debut

Dec 5, 2018 3:19 AM

The Utah Jazz hit a franchise record 20 3's in a 139-105 home win over the San Antonio Spurs.

At least 10 Jazz players made at least one 3 on the night, with Donovan Mitchell leading the way hitting 4-6 from deep. Kyle Korver added 15 points in 15 minutes, including going 3-4 from 3 in his home debut. 

Mitchell described Korver's confidence as "contagious", while adding that his presence "just gives us spacing and helps everybody.''

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Rudy Gobert Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Refs

Dec 4, 2018 5:55 PM

Rudy Gobert has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.

Gobert made his comments to the media following the Jazz’s 102-100 loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 2 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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Jazz Acquire Kyle Korver From Cavs For Alec Burks, Two 2nd Round Picks

Nov 28, 2018 9:10 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for Alec Burks and two future second round picks.

Utah is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Cleveland, league sources said. The 2021 pick is via the Washington Wizards.

The Cavaliers had been shopping Korver for several weeks.

Korver played for the Jazz earlier in his career.

Burks is on a $11.53 million expiring contract, which could have value before the trade deadline.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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76ers Plan Additional Talks With GM Candidates Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik
Philadelphia is searching for a replacement for Bryan Colangelo.

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76ers Granted Permission To Interview Larry Harris, Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik For GM Job
The 76ers are picking back up their GM search.

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Jazz Sign Isaac Haas
Isaac Haas averaged 14.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game last season at Purdue.

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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division
Host Danny Leroux, David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs break down the Northwest Division

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Jazz Waive David Stockton
David Stockton will sign in Germany for the 18-19 season.

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David Stockton Signs Contract In Germany
David Stockton had a non-guaranteed contract that would have seen him get paid $1.5 million if the Jazz had guaranteed it.

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Naz Mitrou-Long Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Jazz
Naz Mitrou-Long appeared in 40 games with the Salt Lake City Stars last season.

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Georges Niang Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Jazz
Georges Niang has been a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Jazz Waive Jonas Jerebko, Will Sign With Warriors
Jonas Jerebko signed a two-year, $8.2 million deal with the Jazz last offseason.

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Dante Exum Agrees Upon Three-Year, $33M Contract With Jazz
Dante Exum was a restricted free agent.

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Raul Neto Agrees To Two-Year, $4.4M Deal With Jazz
Raul Neto has been with the Jazz since 2015.

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Derrick Favors Agrees Upon Two-Year, $36M Deal With Jazz
Derrick Favors was a free agent for the first time in his career.

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Jazz Guarantee Thabo Sefolosha's $5.25M Deal For 18-19
Thabo Sefolosha signed a two-year, $10.5 million deal with the Jazz last offseason.

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Jazz Sought Input From Donovan Mitchell On Drafting Grayson Allen
Dennis Lindsey revealed that Donovan Mitchell texted David Morway after the Utah rookie watched him workout at CAA.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team
Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

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RealGM Radio: David Locke
Host Danny Leroux and David Locke of the Utah Jazz and the Locked on Podcast Network break down the Western Conference Finals, the Jazz season and much more.

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Donovan Mitchell Exited Game 5 With Left Foot Soreness, X-Rays Negative
Donovan Mitchell will undergo further tests when the team returns to Salt Lake City.

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Suns Hire Igor Kokoskov As Head Coach
Igor Kokoskov is currently an assistant coach with the Jazz.

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