Player News - Jazz

Date: Team: Pos:

Raul Neto could join the Jazz as early as next season.

Utah acquired him during the 2013 draft, and it now finally sounds like there's a realistic possibility that he'll come over for the 2015-16 season.
Jun 29 - 2:17 PM

Contrary to a previous report, the Jazz are not shopping Derrick Favors.

Additionally, the team isn't moving Favors to accommodate the return of Paul Millsap, so you can all put away your Hot Tub Time Machines for now. The Favors and Rudy Gobert combo had a net rating of 7.6 in 521 minutes together after the All-Star break when the Jazz went 19-10, giving up 92.5 points per 100 possessions in the process.
Jun 29 - 9:58 AM

Tibor Pleiss arrived in Utah on Saturday to discuss his future with the Jazz.

Pleiss is a seven-foot German center who currently plays for FC Barcelona in Spain, but he saw just 13.9 minutes per game last season. He does have great size and is an excellent shooter, but he wouldn't have more than a limited role off the bench if the Jazz decides to sign him. In terms of fantasy, he can be largely ignored in most leagues.
Jun 28 - 1:10 PM

The Jazz are expected to make a significant attempt to add Tibor Pleiss to the team for next season.

He was brought over in the Enes Kanter deal and this is the third report of the Jazz trying to get him since February. Pleiss was drafted back in 2010 with the 31st pick and played overseas since. The seven-footer hasn't been playing much and is unlikely to be a factor.
Jun 27 - 9:11 PM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles received a qualifying offer from the Jazz and the team is expected to bring him back.

He is a restricted free agent, so the Jazz will be able to match. The Jazz do have a lot of money invested on the wing with Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks getting big deals, and they also did well with Rodney Hood in the draft last year. Still, Ingles is probably staying put.
Jun 27 - 5:24 PM

Rudy Gobert now has a 9'9" standing reach.

Yeah, the NBA still uses 10-foot rims, so you can do the math there. Gobert is already one of the most intriguing players next season and he is a candidate to be drafted in the first round of fantasy drafts next season. The Stifle Tower could be great for a long, long time.
Jun 26 - 2:54 AM

Jazz selected Boston College combo guard Olivier Hanlan in the second round of the draft.

He’s a score-first point guard, averaging 19.5 points per game with 4.2 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.2 treys on 45.4 percent shooting in his junior year at Boston College. Hanlan also ran a lot of pick-and-roll at BC, so that could help his adjustment period. He won't be needed much for the Jazz in his rookie season, so don't expect much from his this season.
Jun 25 - 11:36 PM

The Jazz selected Kentucky freshman Trey Lyles with the No. 12 pick in Thursday's draft.

He averaged 8.7 points, 5.2 boards, 1.1 assists and 0.4 blocks on 48.8 percent shooting in his lone season at Kentucky and he's an impressive offensive player for his size, even making 73.5 percent of his free throws. Lyles is not a likely fantasy contributor as a rookie, however, especially with Favors and Trevor Booker on the roster.
Jun 25 - 8:57 PM

The Utah Jazz are looking to trade Trey Burke, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

It's unclear exactly what the Jazz are looking for in return, but Genessy reports that Burke would be moved as part of a draft day deal. A Burke trade would open up more minutes for Dante Exum and Rodney Hood, so fantasy owners will want to pay close attention to this news as both of those players could see a boost in value if Burke is moved.
Jun 25 - 1:38 PM

The Utah Jazz have reportedly investigated a trade of Derrick Favors, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

Genessy reports trade of Favors would be part of a move to re-acquire Paul Millsap, so there are a few moving pieces here. We'll keep a close eye on this situation, but it sounds like there is a good chance that Favors will be part of a pre-draft trade.
Jun 25 - 12:11 PM

Kentucky head coach John Calipari said that Phil Jackson believes Trey Lyles is the type of player who can play in the triangle offense.

The Knicks are reportedly "enamored" with Lyles, and Jackson is said to be a big fan as well. Lyles will have a solo workout with the Knicks on Thursday, so it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out. Taking Lyles at No. 4 seems to be too high, but the Knicks are reportedly willing to move down if the right offer comes their way.
Jun 18 - 1:47 PM

Kentucky F Trey Lyles will have a solo workout for the Knicks on Thursday.

The workout comes a few weeks after a report that New York is "enamored" with Lyles as a draft prospect. They hold the No. 4 pick and Lyles projects as a later lottery selection, so they'd likely be trading down to acquire him.
Jun 16 - 7:53 PM

Jazz prospect Ante Tomic has officially signed a three-year contract with FC Barcelona.

Utah reportedly hoped to pay his buyout and bring Tomic to the NBA next season, but the talented center opted to stay in Europe. He'll be 31 years old at the end of the three-year deal and it's becoming increasingly likely that we won't see him in an NBA uniform. It's a setback for the Jazz but they can still sleep soundly with Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors manning the frontcourt.
Jun 16 - 9:43 AM

Rudy Gobert said he is looking to improve his all-around game this offseason.

While Gobert made huge strides in his second NBA season, the 22-year-old said he's looking for even bigger things in 2015-16. "I need to make my team better defensively," Gobert said last week, as he sat on the bleachers at the Jazz's practice facility in Salt Lake City. "We need to win more games so people can see what we're doing." Gobert averaged 11.1 points, 13.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.6 blocks while shooting 57.6 percent from the field after the All-Star Break and has positioned himself to be a solid early-round selection in fantasy drafts.
Jun 9 - 11:46 AM

Rudy Gobert said that he will spend time this offseason working to improve upon his post-game and he hopes to add some mid-range shooting to his repertoire.

"I'm more confident," Gobert said of his offensive game. "Really in the first season and early last season, I wasn't really trying anything offensively. Now I can really work on my game and try to show it on the floor." Gobert added he will spend time in Germany this summer working with Dirk Nowitzki's legendary shooting coach Holger Geschwindner. The sky's the limit for Gobert, and he'll be a fine early-round selection in next year's drafts.
Jun 7 - 3:59 PM


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