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Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell plans to play in 2020 Olympics, as do Dame, Curry

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has already expressed interest in playing for Team USA in the 2020 Olympics, where he’d be joined by the recently committed Damian Lillard and Steph Curry. Make no mistake about it, the end result for Team USA in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup was a disappointing...

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Jazz Add PG Mike Scott To Training Camp Roster

Jazz Add PG Mike Scott To Training Camp Roster

The Jazz are bringing Mike Scott to training camp. The point guard has agreed to a one-year, minimum-salary deal with Utah, as Nicola Lupo of Sportando reports. While further details haven’t been reported, the deal is presumably non-guaranteed. Scott (not to be confused with the Sixers’...

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Utah Jazz Podcast: Reviewing Utah Jazz players in FIBA and predicting what’s ahead

With the FIBA World Cup wrapped up, the latest J-Notes Blast Podcast episode looks at the performance of each Utah Jazz player and how it will translate to the 2019-20 NBA season! We’ve officially reached the calm before the storm as we await the start of Utah Jazz training camp and the beginning...

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1 day ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell has put himself in 2020 Olympic mix

Fans may be down on the World Cup performance of Team USA, but Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell could end up an Olympian thanks to his individual efforts. In spite of his awesome talent and humble nature, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell often finds himself the target of a small, but vocal contingent...

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1 day ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell listed among probable “locks” for 2020 Olympics

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Will Spida be heading to Tokyo next Summer? It’s almost been a week since Team USA’s heartbreaking loss to France in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals. Since then, there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the national squad’s disappointing finish,...

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2 days ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz

’19-20 NBA win-loss predictions (and how it affects the Utah Jazz)

The NBA has changed a lot this past summer, and so have the Utah Jazz. It’s now time to predict how things will unfold during the regular season in a new-look league. The dog days of summer come every year around August and September for basketball fans. Once the dust settles after free agents...

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2 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Was Jeff Green Brought to Utah to be a Starter?

Will the Veteran take Derrick Favors spot at Power Forward? Justin Zanik had quite the first offseason as general manager of the Utah Jazz. Arguably the best in franchise history. One of those moves was bringing in 14 year veteran Jeff Green. Green was a highly touted player coming out of Georgetown...

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2 days ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz tweets: O’Neale wants a dog, Williams-Goss goes Greek

A snapshot of Utah Jazz player Twitter randomness, including Royce O’Neale looking for a dog (too bad he’s busy playing 2K) and Nigel Williams-Goss dining SLC. Utah Jazz fans, rejoice — after a rough week of FIBA World Cup play, Jazzmen past and present redeemed themselves to close...

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3 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

What did we learn about the Utah Jazz after FIBA?

Photo by Xinyu Cui/Getty Images The Utah Jazz showed out in FIBA now will they in the upcoming NBA season? With FIBA basketball now behind us, we take a look back at the tournament and how it helped the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles. Will things from the tournament carry...

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3 days ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Reviewing the FIBA performances of current Jazzmen + Rubio

With the 2019 FIBA World Cup concluded, let’s take a look at how Utah Jazz players Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles fared, as well as former Jazzman Ricky Rubio. The FIBA World Cup came to a conclusion on Sunday with both the bronze medal and championship games taking place. While the...

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3 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Dante Exum at power forward? It’s not as crazy as you think...

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images The Utah Jazz’s supersized guard could have an evolution unlike any other. Dante Exum’s start to his career has been bumpy—and that’s putting it mildly. He entered the NBA as a teenager, missed his entire second season due to injury, struggled to earn...

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4 days ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: FIBA World Cup roundup – Donovan Mitchell finishes strong, France & Australia to play for third

The FIBA World Cup ended with a seventh-place finish for Donovan Mitchell and Team USA while his pair of Utah Jazz teammates that remain will play for third place on Sunday. To say that the 2019 FIBA World Cup didn’t go as planned for Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and Team USA would be a […] Utah...

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5 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: 5 reasons to be excited for 2019-20 NBA season

The Utah Jazz made significant strides towards becoming a top contender this summer. Here are 5 reasons to be excited for the 2019-20 season. The Utah Jazz finished last season with a 50-32 record, good for third in the Northwest Division and fifth in the Western Conference. Despite heating up with an...

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5 days ago, Hoops Habit, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz have three players among the NBA’s top 30 per SI

Sports Illustrated has come to the same conclusion as Utah Jazz fans — the talent level at the top of the team’s roster is elite. ‘Tis the time of season (or offseason, rather) when publications and media outlets around the hoops blogosphere unveil their rankings of the top players...

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5 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors could have been a valuable addition to disappointing Team USA

After a disappointing overall showing in the FIBA World Cup, Team USA could have benefited greatly from the services of former Utah Jazz player Derrick Favors. There are several reasons why Team USA ultimately fell short at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, falling in the quarter-finals to France then subsequently...

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5 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Let’s get crazy – What if Utah Jazz added Argentina and FIBA star Luis Scola?

It’s almost certainly crazy talk, but just imagine if the Utah Jazz were able to add the FIBA-star version of Luis Scola to their ranks. Alright, alright hold it right there and calm down. Go ahead and put your torch and pitchfork away and forget that angry comment about how stupid I am that you...

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5 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz alumni: Joe Johnson gets a shot at NBA redemption

Former beloved Utah Jazz player Joe Johnson is set to make his NBA return after signing a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons. Joe Johnson‘s exit from the NBA was a sad and disappointing one. It’s almost hard to think that in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, he was playing a major role as a...

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6 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: FIBA World Cup roundup – Team USA falls again, France, Australia eye Finals berth

Donovan Mitchell and Team USA suffered a historically devastating consecutive loss in FIBA play. Meanwhile, Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles remain in play for their respective countries. If you thought the loss that Team USA suffered to Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert and his France squad was...

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6 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Who should lead the bench unit next season?

With a vastly different roster from a season ago and a surplus of offensive creators, the Utah Jazz coaching staff are faced with a question — who is going to run the bench unit? Last season, Joe Ingles and Derrick Favors were the two starters designated to come back in with the bench unit and...

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6 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Will the Utah Jazz avoid another slow start in ’19-20?

The Utah Jazz in recent years have struggled early in the regular season. Can Rudy Gobert and the team buck that trend this upcoming year? In the past two years, the Utah Jazz have played poorly at the beginning of the season, struggling to break .500 by the turn of the year. In January of […] Will...

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