February 2019 Utah Jazz Wiretap

Grizzlies Could Wait Until Draft To Trade Mike Conley

Feb 7, 2019 10:29 AM

Mike Conley Jr. is on the trade block and prefers a move to the Eastern Conference.

But the Utah Jazz continue to have interest in trading for Conley.

The Memphis Grizzlies may ultimately decide they would have more options to deal Conley closer to the draft.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz, Blazers, Spurs, Nets Interested In Acquiring Nikola Mirotic

Feb 7, 2019 1:40 AM

The Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and Brooklyn Nets have all expressed interest in trading for Nikola Mirotic.

The Pelicans are looking for a 1st-round pick in return. 

Mirotic will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. 

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Tags: Nikola Mirotic, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Jazz Offering Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors, FRP To Grizzlies For Mike Conley

Feb 6, 2019 11:03 AM

The Utah Jazz are attempting to acquire Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Jazz are offering Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors and one first round pick.

The Jazz believe Conley would be an ideal fit in the backcourt alongside Donovan Mitchell.

The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons also have interest in Conley.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Tags: Mike Conley, Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors, Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Rockets Looking To Acquire Alec Burks From Cavs

Feb 6, 2019 1:13 AM

The Houston Rockets are discussing a deal to acquire Alec Burks from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets would send Brandon Knight and their 2019 1st-round pick over to Cleveland.

The Cavs acquired Burks and two 2nd-round picks from the Jazz for Kyle Korver last November. 

“I don’t believe in rumors until something happens. If nothing happens then I’m not going nowhere. If something happens, it happens. I enjoy my time here and hopefully it keeps going," said Burks following a loss to the Celtics.

Jason Lloyd/The Athletic

Tags: Alec Burks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Knicks Sought De'Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell In Kristaps Porzingis Trade Talks

Feb 5, 2019 3:17 PM

The New York Knicks sought a trade of Kristaps Porzingis for much of January.

The Knicks approached the Sacramento Kings on De'Aaron Fox as well as the Utah Jazz on Donovan Mitchell while offering Porzingis. Both second-year players were deemed untouchable in Porzingis talks.

The Knicks always knew the Mavericks would be interested in meeting their price for Porzingis. One official from the Mavericks estimated that they approached the Knicks "about a hundred times" before they were willing to even discuss trading Porzingis. 

Dennis Smith Jr. is also a second-year guard but he's had a slower start to his career than Mitchell and Fox.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Donovan Mitchell, De'Aaron Fox, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz, Blazers, Mavericks Interested In Otto Porter Jr.

Feb 4, 2019 9:39 AM

The Washington Wizards have received interest in Otto Porter Jr. from the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks and others.

Porter has a player option for the 20-21 season.

Porter signed an offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets in 2017 that was matched by the Wizards.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Otto Porter, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Rudy Gobert Emotional Over All-Star Snub, Says League Sending Wrong Message About Defense

Feb 1, 2019 5:05 PM

Rudy Gobert broke down in frustration when discussing how he was snubbed from the All-Star Game, adding that he felt disrespected.

“I was surprised. Obviously, we all know how the league works, the direction the league is heading to. I thought there was a chance I might make it. I was surprised. I think it’s disrespectful — I feel disrespected. It’s disrespectful not only towards me, but towards the team, towards the organization, and towards the game,” said Gobert. 

Gobert is averaging 15 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game, while leading the league in win shares. 

Gobert also misses out on a $1 million bonus for making the All-Star Game. 


He felt the league was sending the wrong message by overlooking his defense. 

“All the coaches preach about defense, every day they talk about defense, about what an honor it is to get stops, to win basketball games. And when it’s time to vote, they they’re not able to reward the best defensive player in the game. A lot of kids that are watching — you’re telling them that defense doesn’t matter, that winning doesn’t matter. I don’t think it’s great for the future of the league. Defense doesn’t sell as much as offense, it’s a business. It’s fine. But the game is still about competition, it’s about winning, and even though it’s a business, you still gotta keep that."

Eric Walden/The Salt Lake Tribune

Tags: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA All-Star

Sixers, Jazz Express Interest In Nikola Mirotic

Feb 1, 2019 4:04 PM

Nikola Mirotic is drawing attention from the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz in a potential deal.

The Pelicans are looking for a first-round pick in return for Mirotic.

The Sixers are looking for a stretch-4 to replace Dario Saric. The Jazz, also interested in Mirotic's perimeter ability, may add Derrick Favors in a potential deal. 

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tags: Nikola Mirotic, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Jazz Have 'Undeniable Interest' In Trading For Mike Conley

Feb 1, 2019 2:06 PM

The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies have had discussions surrounding a potential deal centered around Mike Conley and Ricky Rubio.

The Jazz, who have "undeniable interest" in adding Conley according to Marc Stein, would be on the hook for the 2-years and $66 million remaining on Conley's deal.

Rubio's $15 million contract expires at the end of this season.

The Grizzlies are looking to get draft picks in return in potential deals for either Conley or Marc Gasol. 

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Mike Conley, Ricky Rubio, Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz