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Joe Johnson Out At Least Two More Weeks With Wrist Injury

Nov 15, 2017 1:23 PM

Joe Johnson will miss at least two more weeks with tendon instability on his right wrist.

Johnson consulted with a hand specialist and is showing progress but will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Johnson has missed the past seven games and averages 6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists this season.

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Quin Snyder: Jazz Not Expecting Silver Bullet To Replace Gordon Hayward

Nov 14, 2017 2:42 PM

Gordon Hayward's decision to leave the Utah Jazz certainly tempered their expectations entering the 17-18 season.

“There is always an optimism at the beginning of the season,” Snyder told Yahoo Sports. “And I’m not saying there isn’t that now, but it’s tempered a little bit with the personnel changes.” 

Replacing Hayward's production is a difficult task for the Jazz.

“There isn’t a silver bullet,” Snyder said. “What there is, though, is a challenge. That’s something you can really embrace and enjoy.”

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Rudy Gobert Out 4-6 Weeks With Bone Bruise

Nov 12, 2017 5:57 PM

Rudy Gobert will miss four to six weeks with a bone bruise in his right knee.

Gobert suffered the injury when Dion Waiters dove into his knee while going for a loose ball.

Gobert finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season.

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Rudy Gobert Believes Dion Waiters Committed 'Dirty Play'

Nov 12, 2017 10:51 AM

Rudy Gobert believes Dion Waiters committed a dirty play when he dove for a ball and into his knees.

“It feels better than it looked on the video,” Gobert said. “I think it was a dirty play, but no matter what the most important thing is to keep getting better and to win tomorrow."

Gobert's knee appeared to buckle.

“He just dove right into my knee,” Gobert described. “Kind of like the same thing that happened before on my MCL so my knee just went inside and kind of popped inside and back out.”

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Joe Ingles Fined $15,000 For Groin Shot On Steven Adams

Oct 24, 2017 5:02 PM

Joe Ingles has been fined $15,000 for making contact with the groin area of Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams.

The incident occurred with 8:53 remaining in the 3rd quarter of the Jazz’s 96-87 win over the Thunder on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

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Dante Exum To Undergo Surgery On Left Shoulder

Oct 16, 2017 8:05 PM

Dante Exum has elected to undergo surgery to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 24 in Los Angeles.

Exum suffered a separated left shoulder on October 6.

Exum appeared in 66 games (26 starts) last season for Utah, averaging a career-high 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 18.6 minutes per contest.

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Dante Exum Could Be Out For Season With Separated Shoulder

Oct 7, 2017 10:49 PM

Dante Exum could miss the entire 17-18 season with a separated left shoulder.

Exum suffered the injury on a drive to the basket in Utah's preseason game on Friday.

After the game, Utah coach Quin Snyder said, "If you saw his shoulder, it didn't look good."

An MRI revealed a separated shoulder and ligament damage, and Jazz officials and doctors are conferring Saturday to discuss a plan of action on recovery and rehabilitation, league sources said.

Exum also missed the entire 15-16 season after suffering a torn ACL.

Exum will be a restricted free agent in 2018.

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Dante Exum Suffers Serious Shoulder Injury

Oct 7, 2017 10:13 AM

Dante Exum appeared to suffer a dislocated shoulder during Friday's preseason game.

Exum collided with TJ Warren on a drive to the basket and crashed to the floor.

Exum was undergoing an MRI on Friday night to determine the extent of the injury, and Utah coach Quin Snyder didn’t sound optimistic.

“I don’t want to speculate,” Snyder said. “But if you saw the shoulder, it didn’t look good.”

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 25, 2017 11:50 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Suns (1:56), Kings (8:25), Lakers (13:12), Mavericks (20:45), Grizzlies (30:49), Pelicans (34:59), Jazz (44:12), Trail Blazers (51:10), Clippers (55:19), Nuggets (1:02:12), Timberwolves (1:06:27), Thunder (1:15:28), Spurs (1:18:39), Rockets (1:26:09), Warriors (1:31:30) and their best bets in both conferences.

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Jazz Sign Naz Long To Camp Deal

Sep 13, 2017 4:30 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed Naz Long to a camp deal.

Long played in Summer League for the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings.

Long went undrafted in 2017 out of Iowa State.

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Jazz Name David Morway, Justin Zanik As Assistant GMs
David Morway spent the 2016-17 campaign as a basketball operations consultant with the Jazz.

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Jazz To Sign Nate Wolters To Two-Way Contract
Nate Wolters played last season for KK Crvena Zvezda where he averaged 8.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.1 minutes per game.

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Jazz Challenged Rodney Hood To Prepare For Bigger Role
Rodney Hood is entering a contract year and was asked to get to the free throw line more often and become a more efficient scorer.

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RealGM Radio: Northwest Division With David Locke, Adam Mares
Host Danny Leroux, David Locke of Locked on NBA and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs break down the NBA’s loaded Northwest Division.

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Jeff Withey Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavericks
Jeff Withey gives the Mavericks depth at center while they continue their restricted free agency stand-off with Nerlens Noel.

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Ricky Rubio Feels Like It Was Time For Both Sides To Move On
Ricky Rubio spoke with the Jazz media during a conference call from Spain.

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Andrew Bogut Receiving Interest From Four Teams
Joe Ingles is lobbying for the Jazz to sign Andrew Bogut.


David Morway, Justin Zanik Hired By Jazz
David Morway began working for the Jazz last season.

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Jazz Focused On Building Around Rudy Gobert Instead Of Rebuilding
The Jazz are focusing on continuing to build around Rudy Gobert instead of rebuilding following the departure of Gordon Hayward.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Ekpe Udoh Agrees To Two-Year, $6.5M Deal With Jazz
Last season, Ekpe Udoh averaged 11.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.9 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game.

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Jonas Jerebko, Jazz Agree Upon Two-Year, $8.2M Deal
Jonas Jerebko spent the past two seasons with the Celtics.

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Jazz Attempting To Trade Boris Diaw Before Guarantee Date
Boris Diaw's deal is worth $7.5 million next season.

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Joe Ingles Jokes He May Wear Gordon Hayward's No. 20 Next Season
Joe Ingles is looking forward to guarding Gordon Hayward when the Jazz play the Celtics next season.

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Thabo Sefolosha Agrees To Two-Year, $10.5M Deal With Jazz
Thabo Sefolosha is coming off a three-year, $12 million contract with the Hawks that he signed in 2014.

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Celtics Playing In East Was Key Part Of Pitch To Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward is also more likely to make All-Star teams in the Eastern Conference and possibly even start.

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Shelvin Mack Agrees To Two-Year, $12M Deal With Magic
Shelvin Mack will give the Magic depth at point guard behind Elfrid Payton.

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Celtics, Jazz Unable To Gain Traction On Gordon Hayward Sign-And-Trade
There were reports that Jae Crowder could be traded to the Jazz as part of a Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade.

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Celtics, Jazz Close To Gordon Hayward Sign-And-Trade Involving Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder is on one of the NBA's best contracts.

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Jazz Open To Gordon Hayward Sign-And-Trade With Celtics
The Celtics are shopping Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward outright.

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Kelly Olynyk Receiving Interest From Nets, Pacers, Kings, Jazz
Kelly Olynyk is one of the better available stretch big men on the open market.

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