Player News - Jazz

Date: Team: Pos:

Alec Burks (knee) has been working out at the Jazz practice facility.

He's been there a lot and it would appear Burks is healthy. Numerous injuries have kept Burks in check for the past few seasons, but he's putting in extra work to get the explosiveness back in his game. He could be competing with Donovan Mitchell for a rotation spot.
Sep 21 - 3:25 PM

The Jazz added Nazareth Mitrou-Long to their training camp roster.

The Jazz now have 19 out of their 20 training camp spots filled. Mitrou-Long averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists during his senior season at Iowa State and put up 9.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists during the NBA Summer League. The 6'4" SG is a longshot to make the regular-season roster in Utah, so he's a candidate to play for the Salt Lake City Stars in the G-League.
Sep 14 - 12:24 PM

The Jazz will sign G Nate Wolters to a two-way contract, according to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Wolters, a second-round pick in the 2013 draft, played in a total of 79 games for the Bucks over two seasons and then briefly for the Pelicans. He spent last season in Serbia. He can be ignored in all fantasy formats, as he'll likely spend most of next season in the G-League.
Sep 12 - 1:46 PM

According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Alec Burks will be healthy at training camp for the first time in three years.

The Jazz will need to rely on guys like Burks, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell to pick up the slack with Gordon Hayward no longer around. Burks has played an average of 33 games over the past three seasons, but he could be a big part of the second unit if his health cooperates. He's only on the radar in very deep leagues and doesn't have great upside in standard leagues.
Sep 11 - 12:07 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting during Sunday's 73-56 win over Turkey, adding two rebounds, three assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 21 minutes.

Pau Gasol finished with 11 points, seven boards, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in the easy win and his brother Marc added 10 points, five boards, two assists, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes. The undefeated Spanish team tallied their 12th straight win in this one and they'll look to keep that trend going into Tuesday's matchup against Germany.
Sep 10 - 3:09 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood stayed in Utah this offseason for the first time to work with the Jazz coaches.

General manager Dennis Lindsey told Hood he needs significant all-around improvement, including a better free throw rate and more efficiency. Lindsey also said Hood has the potential to score 18 points per game, so it sounds like Hood received the message loud and clear. A scary knee injury in January curtailed Hood's progress after a breakout 2015-16, so maybe he could bounce back. He's worth a look at around 80-100 in standard leagues.
Sep 9 - 7:31 PM

Ricky Rubio went 2-of-7 from the field and 7-of-8 from the stripe during Tuesday's win over Croatia, on his way to 13 points, four assists, three boards, two triples and four steals in 27 minutes.

Rubio is coming off a career-year in which he produced top-50 value behind averages of 11.1 points, 9.1 dimes, 4.1 boards, 1.7 steals and just 2.6 turnovers per game on 40.2 percent shooting, and more importantly, he was again able to stay relatively healthy. Injuries were a major issue through three of Rubio's first four years in the league, but he's managed to get through at least 75 games in each of the past two seasons. He'll again be an elite source of steals and dimes this upcoming season in Utah and will make for a solid early mid-round selection on draft day.
Sep 5 - 4:26 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

The Jazz have opened contract extension negotiations with Rodney Hood, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

He's entering his fourth year and is eligible for his rookie scale extension with an Oct. 16 deadline. After a breakout in 2015-16, Hood's knee injury caused him to take a step back last season. With Gordon Hayward gone, general manager Dennis Lindsey has said Hood has the potential to be an 18 points-per-game scorer. For what it's worth, Hood saw an 8.1 usage rate and 9.0 true shooting percentage bump without Hayward compared to when he was with him last season, so he has ample opportunity. He'll be sliding in drafts and could wind up being a
Sep 1 - 2:57 PM

Alec Burks (knee) is healthy and "should be 100 percent good to go for training camp," according to reporter Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Burks was again limited by his balky knee all of last season. He averaged just 6.7 points on 39.9 percent shooting in 15.5 minutes over the 42 games he appeared in. Utah drafted highly-touted Donovan Mitchell with their first-round pick back in June, and Mitchell looked tremendous during summer league action. Burks, even if he's fully healthy, may have a tough time securing consistent minutes behind Mitchell and starter Rodney Hood.
Sep 1 - 1:52 PM

Nigel Williams-Goss has signed a deal to play for KK Partizan Belgrade in Europe.

The 55th pick in the draft, Williams-Goss averaged 16.8 points, 6 rebounds and 4.7 assists as a junior at Gonzaga, but struggled mightily at the Vegas Summer League with 4.4 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.2 rebounds. He's completely off the fantasy radar.
Source: Sportando
Aug 28 - 10:34 AM

Rudy Gobert said that he's been focused on his "post game and mid-range shot" this offseason.

"Those are my two main focuses," Gobert said, in addition to "getting stronger, improving [his] lower-body strength and working on [his] quickness." He hopes to "show even more" offensively now that Gordon Hayward and George Hill left in free agency, and it shouldn't be hard for Gobert to increase his 16.7 percent usage rate from the 2016-17 season.
Source: HoopsHype
Aug 16 - 9:06 PM

Ricky Rubio said he's "really excited" to play for an organization that believes in him.

"It’s a great basketball organization with a good tradition," Rubio said. "It was a little weird. I was six years in Minnesota. My name was in the papers with rumors and all that stuff for the last couple years, but never traded." He lands in a terrific spot on a defense-first team that figures to run a slow pace again. Rubio busted out for the 24th-ranked value in fantasy hoops after the break, so he shouldn't be falling very far in fantasy drafts.
Aug 5 - 7:18 PM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

The Jazz have officially re-signed Joe Ingles.

With the departure of Gordon Hayward, the starting small forward spot in Utah is up for grabs, so it'll be interesting if he can beat out Joe Johnson and Thabo Sefolosha for that spot over the course of training camp. Through 26 games as a starter last season, Ingles put forth averages of 9.3 points, 4.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 2.0 triples and 1.6 steals per game on 46.6 percent shooting, so he could be worth a late-round pick on draft day if he does indeed secure the starting small forward position.
Source: NBA
Jul 25 - 4:56 PM

The Jazz may sign Nigel Williams-Goss to a two-way contract, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

Utah selected Williams-Goss with the 55th pick in the 2017 draft. He wasn't overly impressive in the five games he played in Las Vegas this month. He averaged 4.4 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.2 rebounds, while shooting just 23.3 percent from the floor. The Jazz already has 15 players under contract, so the best Williams-Goss can hope for is a two-way pact. If not, he may have to spend next season overseas.
Jul 18 - 9:31 AM

The Jazz have signed Royce O'Neale according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

The contract is for three years, but only the first one is guaranteed. This isn't a two-way contract, so the Jazz will likely have to waive a player to make room for O'Neale. An undrafted 6'6" forward out of Baylor, O'Neale averaged 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in the Vegas Summer League. Don't expect him to be in the rotation.
Jul 17 - 12:57 PM

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