JAZZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chris Paul Carves Through Jazz Defense, Puts Clips Up 2-1

Andrew D. Bernstein via Clippers.com Six minutes of futility doomed the Jazz in their Game 4 loss against the Clippers on Friday night. After controlling most of the game, the Jazz allowed their visitors to seize control of the game and series with a 15-0 run between the 8:00 mark and the 2:00 mark of the game’s fourth quarter. Blake Griffin had exited the game with a toe/plantar...
Via Salt City Hoops
13 hours ago

Blake Griffin out for the season with toe injury; how screwed are the Clippers?

Well, this is unfortunate news for the Clippers.After suffering a toe injury during last night’s riveting game 3 win over the Utah Jazz, Griffin was expected to perhaps miss another game or two, even the remainder of the series. But today’s news is much worse: As the Clippers release notes, Griffin had averaged 25 points in the first two games of the series. The injury appeared...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Ingles stares down DeAndre Jordan after draining shot in his face (VIDEO)

The NBA Playoffs often bring out the best (and worst) in players, and we saw a side of Joe Ingles we haven’t seen before on Friday night. Ingles, who isn’t one to showboat, clearly had a bone to pick with DeAndre Jordan, judging by what happened on one particular play in the game. It happened when Ingles received the ball in the corner, and then waited for Jordan to switch over...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward blows by DeAndre Jordan for dunk

Gordon Hayward spotted a mismatch during the third quarter of Game 3 between his Jazz and the Clippers on Friday night, and he seized it.Hayward was being guarded by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan by the 3-point line, who is much slower than the Utah forward. Let's see what resulted: Jordan definitely could have used some help for that mismatch.
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vivint Smart Home Arena Will Be Rocking Tonight and the Utah Jazz Have to Follow Suit

With their playoff series shifting to Salt Lake City tonight, the Utah Jazz absolutely have to take advantage of their passionate fan base to come out swinging and finish the game strong. For the first time in five years, the NBA Playoffs are finally back in Salt Lake City. Once heralded as among the league’s […] Vivint Smart Home Arena Will Be Rocking Tonight and the Utah Jazz...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Utah Jazz: Takeaways From Game 2 Loss To Clippers

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz will pay for your haircut if you get it styled after Gordon Hayward or Rudy Gobert

Postseason basketball is back in Utah after a four-year absence, and the Jazz are trying to get their fans in the playoff spirit by offering free haircuts for the playoffs. The only catch is you have to get it styled after two of the players on the team.Fans can choose between the perfectly coiffed combover of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward or the clean-looking buzzcut of shot-blocking...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Clippers: Finding Adjustments For Games 3 & 4

Harry How via utahjazz.com On the one hand, the Utah Jazz are in fine shape overall, returning home for Game 3 of their first-round NBA Playoff series with the 1-1 split that road playoff teams aim for. Speaking in general terms, their trip to Los Angeles was a success. But Tuesday changed the tone of the series, for sure. In the opener, the Jazz gave a spirited performance...
Via Salt City Hoops
2 days ago

Jazz center accused of domestic violence by Playmate ex-GF

Things between Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey and his ex-girlfriend Kennedy Summers have been contentious for months, but their differences became far more serious this week.Summers, a former Playboy Playmate of the Year, filed a report on Tuesday accusing Withey of multiple instances of domestic violence. Law enforcement sources told TMZ they are currently focusing on one alleged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Experience in Adversity

We all knew experience would be key in the Jazz-Clippers series, but I didn’t predict the Jazz would have the advantage. That advantage is their experience in adversity. I was not optimistic about the Jazz’ chances in Saturday’s game. The inexperienced Jazz were going up against the very playoff experienced Clippers.  My slight hope went to zero 20 seconds in. I counted the...
Via TornBySports
3 days ago

Chris Paul denies ‘homer’ talk about Jazz fans was a criticism

Los Angeles Clippers evened up their first-round series with the Utah Jazz at one apiece courtesy of Tuesday’s 99-91 home-court victory. And with the series set to change venues and head to Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City for Friday’s Game 3, Chris Paul is denying comments about Jazz fans should be construed as criticism.Paul had previously referred to passionate Jazz...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gobert to miss Game 2 with knee injury

The Utah Jazz will be without star center Rudy Gobert for at least one game.A source told Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune that Gobert, who hyperextended his knee just 11 seconds into Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, will sit out Game 2.The Jazz will assess Gobert’s status on a game-by-game basis, according to the report. There is no structural damage to the knee and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rudy Gobert to miss time with knee injury

The Utah Jazz will be without Rudy Gobert for an indeterminate amount of time after an MRI revealed a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee.Following the team’s 97-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported these details, noting no structural damage was found. The Jazz later confirmed the report, though no timetable for...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

“Iso-Joe” is back in 2017, with Joe Johnson driving and hitting a buzzer-beater for the Jazz

For a long time, the Atlanta Hawks’ and Brooklyn Nets’ late-game strategy of getting the ball to wing Joe Johnson and having him take contested shots was tabbed “Iso-Joe,” and frequently not favorably. The 35-year-old Johnson is with the Utah Jazz now, and he not only wound up taking a crucial contested shot at the buzzer Saturday, but making it to give the Jazz a 97-95 road...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tactical Quandaries: Clippers Vs. Jazz Series Preview

While the regular season is a grueling slog that forces teams to think big picture, the NBA playoffs are a different beast. Each game becomes a chess match, where little strategic nuances can be the difference between success and failure. In these previews, we'll take a look at one intriguing tactical quandary facing each team. Utah Jazz - Isolate and attack The playoff spotlight...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 days ago  |  Discuss

An analysis of the Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers Series

On Saturday night, the Utah Jazz will face the LA Clippers in Los Angeles. Although the Clippers won three out of four of their season matchups, it should be one hell of a series. In one corner, you have the Clippers, whose core players have been together for four years and made the playoffs in each of those years. In the other, there is a young Utah Jazz team with an average age...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dark Horse Of The Western Conference Playoffs: Utah Jazz

After clinching a playoff berth for the first time since the 2011-12 season, the Utah Jazz are quietly sitting at the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. With just two games remaining in the regular season, Utah is on the verge of winning their first division title since the 2009-10 season, but nobody seems to be talking about them. The Jazz are one of the most balanced teams...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz fans raising money for billboard urging Gordon Hayward to stay

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward will likely exercise a player option at the end of the season and become a free agent. Needless to say, Jazz fans are anxious about keeping their superstar. Some have even gone to the point of raising money for a billboard, urging Hayward to stay. “We as fans have been patient with this rebuild to get to this point. Hayward and Gobert are the core...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul George wants to play with Gordon Hayward

It’s seeming more likely that the Indiana Pacers and All-Star forward Paul George are headed for an ugly divorce. When that happens is anyone’s guess, but recent indications are that George himself wants out of dodge.If that’s the case, at least one report suggests that George would like to play with Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.“George would love to play with hometown...
Via Sportsnaut
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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