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NBA Postpones Wednesday's Jazz-Wizards Game

Jan 12, 2021 8:56 PM

Wednesday's game between the Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. 

Because of ongoing contact tracing with the Wizards, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the game against the Jazz.

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Jordan Clarkson Fined $25K For Contact With Official

Jan 2, 2021 1:08 AM

Jordan Clarkson was fined $25,000 for making contact with an official on Thursday night.

The incident occurred in the second quarter of the Jazz's 106-95 loss to the Suns. 

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

Dec 21, 2020 12:29 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Thunder (3:12), Kings (9:53), Timberwolves (16:43), Spurs (25:44), Grizzlies (32:48), Pelicans (38:36), Rockets (43:43), Suns (51:17), Warriors (57:16), Trail Blazers (1:11:11), Jazz (1:19:53), Mavericks (1:27:25), Nuggets (1:32:47), Clippers (1:45:05) and Lakers (1:54:52).

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Rudy Gobert, Jazz Agree To Five-Year, $205M Extension

Dec 20, 2020 10:35 AM

The Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert have agreed to a five-year, $205 million extension.

"It means that they believe in me," Gobert told ESPN. "They believe in what we've been building over the years with this whole organization, with Coach [Quin Snyder] and all the guys. For me, it's an incredible blessing. It's a very motivating feeling to know that we all share the same vision and we all share this goal for this state and for this franchise."

Gobert was eligible for the same supermax extension worth $228 million Giannis Antetokounmpo signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. Gobert didn't request the full supermax to give the Jazz flexibility to continue building around Donovan Mitchell and him.

"For me, my goal is to always win a championship," said Gobert, who has a player option for the fifth season of the deal. "When we spoke with my agent before the negotiations started, I decided that I didn't want to ask for the supermax. We didn't want to start the negotiations by asking for the supermax. For me, it was important to show to the organization and show to the team that it wasn't about money. It was about continuing to build what we've been building and also give this team and give myself the stability and the peace of mind to not have to deal with the negotiations later.

"I want to win, and I feel like leaving this money on the table for the team just to be able to have better talent around me and Donovan was really important. I want to win, and I believe in this group and I believe in this organization, and I was willing to leave that money on the table for them."

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Ryan Smith Was 'Really Close' To Bidding On Wolves Before Purchasing Jazz

Dec 18, 2020 3:15 PM

Ryan Smith was "really close" to making a bid for the Minnesota Timberwolves before he eventually purchased the Utah Jazz and their arena for $1.66 billion.

Smith was seriously considering taking the next step until his wife, Ashley, voiced her objection.

"With my wife, something wasn't right. She was putting her foot down," Smith told ESPN. "She was like, 'You know we're Jazz fans, right? That's what we do, and I'm not moving.' She doesn't put her foot down very often, but it was a nice reminder that I was kind of getting caught up in this other world because I liked the business side of it."

Smith approached Gail Miller, who initially rebuffed the interest before reengaging over the summer.

"Ryan Smith is a forward-thinking, community-minded entrepreneur and business leader who will be a fantastic addition to our league," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "As a lifelong fan of the Utah Jazz and more recently as one of their key marketing partners, Ryan has demonstrated his deep commitment to the Jazz and the Utah community, and there's no doubt he will bring that same level of dedication to the operation of the team."

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Yogi Ferrell Agrees To Deal With Jazz

Dec 18, 2020 1:49 AM

The Utah Jazz agreed to a deal with Yogi Ferrell, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Ferrell averaged 4.4 points and 1.4 assists for the Kings last season. 

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Rudy Gobert Willing To Accept Below Supermax From Jazz In Extension Talks

Dec 17, 2020 3:19 PM

Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz continue to discuss a contract extension but it has been difficult for the media to get an accurate gauge on where each side stands on the negotiations. Gobert is eligible for a supermax but he is not holding out for that rich of a contract.

"I don't have prescise contract figures," said Tim MacMahon on the Brian Windhorst Podcast. "I have been told that he did not ask for the full supermax. I know there has been some reporting in Utah that he did. I've been told that is not true. That he did not ask for the full supermax. 

"I don't know what neighborhood the Jazz are in. There's a gulf there. We will see if that gap is closed before the supermax extension deadline. He can also do a lesser extension during the season.

The relationship between Gobert and Donovan Mitchell also no longer appears to be a concern for Utah.

"The encouraging thing was after the way too public fallout between Donovan and Rudy Gobert, things between them went very smoothly in the bubble," added MacMahon. "It reaffirmed the Jazz's belief that it can continue to be a productive and personal partnership. Nobody is asking whether Donovan and Rudy can get along right now."

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Jazz Waive Nigel Williams-Goss

Dec 15, 2020 9:23 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived Nigel Williams-Goss.

Williams-Goss (6-2, 188, Gonzaga) appeared in 10 games in 2019-20 with Utah, averaging 1.4 points, also appearing in one postseason contest. He saw action in 17 games with the Salt Lake City Stars, owning averages of 15.3 points on 50.8 percent shooting, 5.5 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 29.6 minutes per contest.

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Shaquille Harrison, Jazz Agree To One-Year Deal

Dec 9, 2020 5:54 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed Shaquille Harrison to a one-year deal. 

Harrison (6-4, 190, Tulsa) is entering his fourth NBA season after spending the 2019-20 campaign with the Chicago Bulls where he appeared in 43 games (10 starts) and averaged 4.9 points on 46.7 percent from the field, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.3 minutes per contest.

The Kansas City, Mo., native has played in 139 career NBA contests (21 starts) with the Phoenix Suns (2017-18) and Chicago Bulls (2018-20), owning career averages of 6.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 16.5 minutes per game.

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Mike Conley In COVID-19 Protocol Due To Close Contact With Positive Family Member

Dec 4, 2020 5:44 PM

Mike Conley Jr. confirmed he's in the NBA's COVID-19 protocol and is in quarantine, but he has not tested positive.

Conley expects to be in quarantine until Monday when he'll have had seven consecutive days of negative test results.

Conley had close contact with a family who tested positive. 

Conley is in the final season of his current contract with the Utah Jazz.

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Kings, Lakers, Clippers, Jazz Interested In Glenn Robinson III

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Jazz Trade Rayjon Tucker, Future Second To Cavaliers

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Player Options On Max Rookie Scale Extensions Have Become 'Polarizing Topic'

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Jazz To Allow Up To 1,500 Fans For Home Games

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Donovan Mitchell Agrees To Five-Year, $195M Max Extension With Jazz

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Derrick Favors Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Jazz

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Jordan Clarkson Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Jazz

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Derrick Favors To Receive Interest From Pelicans, Jazz

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Knicks Acquire Ed Davis, Two 2nd Round Picks From Jazz

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Trent Forrest Signs Two-Way Deal With Jazz

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Jazz Trade Tony Bradley, No. 38 To Pistons

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Knicks Move Up To No. 23, Send Nos. 27, 38 To Jazz

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Mike Conley Jr. Decides Against Becoming Free Agent

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Miller Family Agrees To Sell Jazz To Ryan Smith For $1.66 Billion

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Jazz Hire Sergi Oliva As Assistant Coach

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Donovan Mitchell Says He's Ready To Start New Season 'Next Month If I Had To'

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Keyon Dooling Hired By Jazz In Player Development Role

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Jazz Hire Dell Demps As Assistant Coach

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Jazz Could Buy Into Second Round Of 2020 Draft, Have Interest In Derrick Favors Reunion

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Quinn Snyder Donated To GOP Candidate Outspoken Against Black Lives Matter

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