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

Aug 3, 2021 11:23 AM

Rudy Gay has agreed to sign with the Utah Jazz on a two-year deal wroth $12.1 million. Gay will have a player option in Year 2 of the deal.

Gay spent the past four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. Last season, Gay averaged 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 38.1 percent on three-pointers. 

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

Aug 2, 2021 6:04 PM

Mike Conley and Utah Jazz have agreed to a three-year, $68 million contract.

Conley averaged 16.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 29.4 minutes per game last season. Conley also made the All-Star Game as an injury replacement.

The Jazz acquired Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade in 2019.

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

Aug 2, 2021 5:45 PM

Mike Conley Jr. and the Utah Jazz are expected to agree upon a three-year contract when free agency opens.

The Jazz acquired Conley in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. Conley made his first All-Star Game in 2021.

The Jazz will move on to their other offseason business once they secure a new contract with Conley, who they are prioritizing. 

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Jazz Waive Matt Thomas

Aug 1, 2021 6:44 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived guard Matt Thomas. Thomas will be an unrestricted free agent upon clearing waivers.

This waiver represents $1.8 million in savings for the Jazz. Utah is expected to exceed the luxury tax next season, assuming they re-sign guard Mike Conley.

The Jazz acquired Thomas at the 2021 trade deadline. In 86 career regular season games, Thomas has shot 41.3% on three-pointers. He's expected to draw interest from shooting-needy teams in free agency.

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

Jul 30, 2021 11:33 AM

The Utah Jazz are preparing a three-year, $75 million offer to Mike Conley in free agency, sources tell Marc Stein.

The Jazz traded for Conley during the 2019 offseason and he made his first All-Star team this past season as an injury replacement.

The Jazz traded away Derrick Favors in the hours after the draft to clear salary to help facilitate re-signing Conley.

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Jazz Trade Derrick Favors, Future First Rounder To Thunder

Jul 30, 2021 8:08 AM

The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade Derrick Favors and a future first round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second round pick.

The Jazz will create financial flexibility with the move as they attempt to re-sign Mike Conley Jr. in free agency.

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Jazz Likely To Re-Sign Mike Conley

Jul 28, 2021 2:01 PM

Mike Conley Jr. is likely to re-sign with the Utah Jazz in free agency, sources tell Tony Jones of The Athletic. Conley is expected to receive interest from the Dallas Mavericks and others.

The Jazz acquired Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 offseason.

Utah is expected to unload some existing salary to meet Conley's salary demands while making their potential luxury tax bill tolerable for their ownership.

Conley became an All-Star for the first time in his career in 2021.

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Mavericks To Pursue Kyle Lowry, Mike Conley Jr.

Jul 27, 2021 10:51 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have shown interest in both Kyle Lowry and Mike Conley Jr., sources tell Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

The Mavericks would like to ease the ball handling and playmaking burden on Luka Doncic.

Lowry is expected to be one of the most coveted free agents on the market who will be able to pick of money, title contention and situation.

Conley will be a free agent after two seasons with the Utah Jazz. The Jazz would like to re-sign Conley but they have luxury tax concerns. League executives, however, tell ESPN that Conley is most likely to stay with the Jazz.

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Danny Ainge Wants To Work For Team Again In Reduced Capacity

Jul 17, 2021 3:35 PM

Danny Ainge left the Boston Celtics this offseason and he has since been linked with a position with the Utah Jazz. Ainge is a close friend of Utah owner Ryan Smith. The Jazz parted ways with Dennis Lindsey this offseason with Justin Zanik taking over the front office. 

“I want to work again,” Ainge said from the West Coast this past week. “I just don’t want to do the crazy lifestyle that I had for the last 18 years. I have nothing right now. I just got done with a long walk and swim this morning. And taking my wife to tennis. We just got back from spending lots of time with our parents that we haven’t seen since the pandemic started, so we had some good times with our family and there’s nothing on the horizon as I see it. The [Massachusetts] house is for sale but we’re not moving for sure. We’re not certain on that.”

Ainge ran the Celtics since 2003 and was replaced by Brad Stevens. 

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

Jul 5, 2021 2:44 PM

Mike Conley will be a free agent this offseason and the Utah Jazz "want [him] back and will make every attempt to keep the All-Star in a Jazz uniform once free agency begins."

The Jazz traded for Conley in 2019 and he was an All-Star this past season.

With Utah's cap situation, they would be unable to find a meaningful replacement should Conley leave in free agency. With the Jazz wanting Conley back, the question will be whether he wants another opportunity. Conley went on-the-record with his plan to take a wait and see approach. Conley also figures to receive interest from other teams in free agency. 

Conley is expected to receive a contract in the $15 million to $20 million per year range.

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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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Dennis Lindsey Transitioning To Advisory Role For Jazz

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Donovan Mitchell Says Playoff Loss 'Is Going To Eat At Me'

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Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley Aiming To Play In Game 6

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Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell Listed As Questionable For Game 6

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Donovan Mitchell On Ankle: I Got To Find A Way

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Mike Conley Out For Game 5 With Sore Hamstring, Suffered Setback Before Game 2

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Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell Lose Out On $33M Apiece By Missing All-NBA Selection

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Mike Conley Listed As Questionable For Game 5

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Mike Conley Ruled Out Of Game 4 With Mild Hamstring Strain

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Donovan Mitchell Exits Game 3 Blowout Loss Early With Ankle Pain

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Mike Conley Ruled Out Of Game 3 With Hamstring Strain

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Jazz-Clippers Game 2 Generates 4.07M Viewers, ESPN Playoff Ratings Up 32% Compared To 2020

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Mike Conley Out For Game 2 With Hamstring Injury

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Rudy Gobert Named 20-21 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year

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Mike Conley Out For Game 1 With Right Hamstring Strain

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Mike Conley Suffers Mild Hamstring Injury, To Be Re-Evaluated Before Game 1

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Mike Conley To Receive MRI On Right Hamstring Thursday

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Danny Ainge Reportedly Has Had Interest In Jobs With Jazz, Blazers

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