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Jazz Convert Malik Fitts To Two-Way Contract

Oct 16, 2021 10:16 PM

The Utah Jazz have converted the contract of forward Malik Fitts to a two-way contract. 

Fitts (6-8, 230, St. Mary’s) played in four preseason games with the Jazz, averaging 3.8 points on 45.5 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from three, along with 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 11.8 minutes per contest.

The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native played in three NBA games with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2020-21 season and also appeared in 14 games (six starts) with the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League, averaging 11.1 points, 4.0 boards and 1.4 assists.

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Jazz Waive Derrick Alston, Marques Bolden, MaCio Teague

Oct 14, 2021 5:05 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Derrick Alston Jr., forward/center Marques Bolden and guard MaCio Teague.

Alston Jr. (6-9, 230, Boise State) saw action in four preseason games for Utah, posting two points against Milwaukee on Oct. 13. A four-year player at Boise State, he saw action in 104 games (79 starts) with career averages of 14.2 points, 3.9 boards and 1.9 assists in 28.9 minutes per contest and left the program ranked 10th in all-time points (1,479).

Bolden (6-10, 249, Duke) averaged 2.0 points in two preseason games with the Jazz. Bolden has played in seven games with the Cleveland Cavaliers over two seasons (2019-21) during his professional career. Prior to that, he spent three seasons at Duke, appearing in 88 games (24 starts), averaging 3.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 13.6 minutes per game.

Teague (6-4, 195, Baylor) played in four preseason games, posting 3.5 points per contest. During his final collegiate season, he owned averages of 15.9 points on 47.8 percent from the field, along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists, helping Baylor to a National Championship. The Cincinnati native garnered 2020-21 All-Big 12 Third Team honors for his final standout collegiate season.

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Rudy Gay To Miss Preseason For Jazz

Oct 2, 2021 5:41 PM

Rudy Gay will miss the preseason for the Utah Jazz. Gay had a minor surgery on his left heel. He's expected to return sometime early in the regular season.

Gay signed a three-year, $18.5 million contract with the Jazz in the offseason. Gay is expected to be Utah's top frontcourt reserve. He'll replace Derrick Favors in that role.

Entering his 16th NBA season, Gay has become a valuable bench player over the last several seasons. The 6'9'' forward spent the last four years with the San Antonio Spurs. Last season, Gay appeared in 63 contests and averaged 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game.

Bojan Bogdanovic is also currently limited for Utah due to shoulder soreness. He would be available to play if it was the regular season.

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Jazz Waive Justin James From Two-Way Contract

Oct 1, 2021 4:59 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived guard Justin James.

James (6-6, 190, Wyoming) was originally signed to a two-way contract by Utah on Sept. 22.

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Jazz Sign Marques Bolden, Malik Fitts

Sep 29, 2021 10:25 AM

The Utah Jazz have signed forwards Marques Bolden and Malik Fitts. 

Bolden (6-10, 249, Duke) has played in seven games with the Cleveland Cavaliers over two seasons (2019-21) during his professional career. Prior to that, he spent three seasons at Duke, appearing in 88 games (24 starts), averaging 3.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 13.6 minutes per game. In his final season at Duke in 2018-19, he averaged 5.3 points, 4.5 boards and 1.7 blocks in 19.0 minutes per game.

Fitts (6-8, 230, St. Mary’s) played in three NBA games with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2020-21 season and also appeared in 14 games (six starts) with the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League, averaging 11.1 points, 4.0 boards and 1.5 assists. Collegiately, Fitts spent two seasons at St. Mary’s (2018-20), where he averaged 15.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 68 career games (66 starts). At St. Mary’s, he earned 2019-20 All-WCC First Team and 2018-19 All-WCC Second Team honors. Fitts began his collegiate career playing one season at South Florida.

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Justin James Signs Two-Way Contract With Jazz

Sep 22, 2021 4:47 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed guard Justin James to a two-way contract. 

James (6-6, 190, Wyoming) owns career averages of 3.2 points on 44.6 percent from the field in 72 games with the Sacramento Kings. Last season, James averaged 3.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. He was originally selected with the 40th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by Sacramento.

The Port Saint Lucie, Fla., native was a four-year player at Wyoming, where as a senior in 2018-19, he averaged 22.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 38.2 minutes per game. He was named to the 2018-19 All-Mountain West Second Team, 2017-18 All-Mountain West First Team and 2016-17 All-Mountain West Third Team during his collegiate career.

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Jazz Waive Jarrell Brantley

Sep 16, 2021 5:06 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jarrell Brantley.

Brantley (6-7, 238, Charleston) appeared in 37 games over two seasons with Utah, averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per contest, also seeing action in four postseason games.

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Jazz Sign Derrick Alston Jr.

Sep 13, 2021 5:47 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Derrick Alston Jr. 

Alston Jr. (6-9, 190, Boise State) appeared in 28 games (all starts) during his final collegiate season in 2020-21, owning averages of 17.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 32.5 minutes per contest, garnering 2020-21 All-Mountain West First Team honors. His 17.0 points per game ranked fourth in the Mountain West Conference last season.

Originally a walk-on to the Boise State basketball Team, Alston was a four-year player seeing action in 104 games (79 starts) with career averages of 14.2 points, 3.9 boards and 1.9 assists in 28.9 minutes per contest. The Houston native left the program ranked 10th in all-time points (1,479), ninth in threes made (190) and first in free throw percentage (82.1).

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2021-22)

Sep 10, 2021 1:05 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/under win totals for the Western Conference heading into the 21-22 season.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Thunder (3:18), Rockets (14:00), Spurs (20:42), Timberwolves (24:19), Kings (29:55), Pelicans (37:16), Grizzlies (46:42), Trail Blazers (51:45), Clippers (59:06), Nuggets (1:05:03), Warriors (1:12:12), Mavericks (1:21:22), Suns (1:31:11), Lakers (1:37:44) and Jazz (1:48:59).

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Nets At Lakers Clash Highlights Christmas Day Schedule

Aug 17, 2021 4:29 PM

The schedule NBA's annual Christmas Day extravaganza has been set. As per usual, there are five games scheduled on December 25:

Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks - 12:00 PM ET on ESPN

Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks - 2:30 PM ET on ABC

Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns - 5:00 PM ET on ABC

Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers - 8:00 PM ET on ABC/ESPN

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz - 10:30 PM ET on ESPN

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Jazz Sign MaCio Teague

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Jazz Not Expected To Trade Rotation Player For Tax Relief

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Jazz Re-Sign Trent Forrest On Two-Way Contract

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Jarrell Brantley Signs Qualifying Offer With Jazz

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Mike Conley Has $14.32M Of $24.5M 23-24 Salary Guaranteed

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Jazz Acquire Eric Paschall From Warriors

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Warriors Project To Have $185M Luxury Tax Bill, Nets At $122M

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Hassan Whiteside, Jazz Agree To Contract

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Rudy Gay Agrees To Sign Two-Year, $12.1M Deal With Jazz

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Mike Conley, Jazz Agree To Three-Year, $68M Deal

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Mike Conley, Jazz Expected To Agree To Three-Year Deal

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Jazz Waive Matt Thomas

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Jazz Preparing Three-Year, $75M Offer To Mike Conley

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Jazz Trade Derrick Favors, Future First Rounder To Thunder

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Jazz Likely To Re-Sign Mike Conley

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Mavericks To Pursue Kyle Lowry, Mike Conley Jr.

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Danny Ainge Wants To Work For Team Again In Reduced Capacity

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Jazz 'Will Make Every Attempt' To Re-Sign Mike Conley

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Danny Ainge Meets With Jazz, Could Join Team In Advisory Role

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Jazz Ownership Made Decision To Replace Dennis Lindsey With Justin Zanik

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