Player News - Jazz

Date: Team: Pos:

Thabo Sefolosha (knee surgery) "is back and healthy" for training camp.

He had season-ending knee surgery back in January to repair an avulsion of his MCL, but there's no word of any restrictions heading into camp. With a crowded wing rotation that includes Joe Ingles, Jae Crowder and Royce O'Neale, there simply aren't enough minutes available for Sefolosha to be relevant in standard leagues.
Sep 23 - 10:17 AM

Derrick Favors reported to camp at 251 pounds.

He's reportedly in great shape after being listed at 265 last season. He turned 27 over the offseason and put up averages of 12.3 points, 7.2 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game on 56.3% shooting in 2017-18, but his upside is capped while Rudy Gobert is healthy. He could also lose a few minutes if the Jazz go small more often this season with Jae Crowder around.
Sep 23 - 10:13 AM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) is fully cleared for training camp.

Rubio went down with a hamstring injury during Game 5 of the playoffs back in May, but he's been fully cleared for a while now. He got off to a slow start last year, but turned into a third-round producer after the break with averages of 15.0 points, 5.3 boards, 5.6 dimes, 1.6 triples, 1.7 steals and just 2.3 turnovers per game on 43.6% shooting. He's an enticing mid-round target.
Source: NBA
Sep 18 - 5:11 PM

The Jazz have signed Trey Lewis to a training camp contract.

Utah's roster is full, so Lewis will more than likely get cut after camp and then make his way to the G-League.
Aug 28 - 6:33 PM

Royce O'Neale has focused on becoming a better ball-handler this summer in order to become a threat off the dribble.

He's also worked on his shooting and improving in the pick-and-roll as he prepares for a larger role in his second NBA season. "I can’t rest," O’Neale said. "I still have to come out here and play with a chip on my shoulder." O'Neale stepped up in a big way during the playoffs, seeing his minutes spike to 23.5 a night and he was eventually forced into the starting lineup when Ricky Rubio went down with an injury. He'll be a more consistent part of the rotation next season, but it'll be tough for him to make much of an impact in fantasy hoops while Joe Ingles is healthy.
Aug 26 - 3:45 PM

Dante Exum has been working to improve his jump shot this offseason.

"The biggest thing is the shooting consistency," Exum said. "I think one thing, for me, is I’ve got the form down. It’s just about getting those reps, that consistency with the shot, and being comfortable with it, and confident." Exum also said that his goal for the upcoming season is to suit up for all 82 games, and he wants to play in a "critical role" and have a "major impact" in Utah. To this point, Exum hasn't made much of an impact at the NBA level and he's seriously struggled to stay healthy, so we're not all that high on him in fantasy hoops.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 24 - 12:01 PM

The Jazz have signed C Isaac Haas, but he will soon be waived.

Haas will likely join Utah for training camp but he's destined to join the G League with the Salt Lake City Stars. The undrafted big man out of Purdue won't be a fantasy factor this season.
Aug 16 - 5:55 PM

The Jazz have waived David Stockton.

He's already agreed to a deal overseas for next season, so this move was just a formality.
Aug 14 - 5:21 PM

David Stockton has signed a contract to play for Medi Bayreuth in Germany next season.

Stockton appeared in three games for the Jazz last season, scoring 10 points in nine minutes. He did not register an assist. However, he and his father have a combined 15,815 career assists between them.
Aug 3 - 1:05 PM

The Jazz have signed forward Tyler Cavanaugh to a two-way contract.

It's unclear if it's a one-year or two-year deal, but either way Cavanaugh will be allotted 45 days with Utah during the season. He averaged 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists during his 39 appearances with the Hawks as a rookie, while notably shooting 36.0% from deep. He's unlikely to make a ripple in the fantasy pond.
Aug 1 - 6:37 PM

Eric Griffin has signed with Italian club Pallacanestro Reggiana.

We last saw him hooping in the States with Utah's G-League affiliate before being waived by the Jazz in December of 2017. Griffin played with Israeli club Hapoel Eilat last season. Now at 28, Griffin's NBA dreams are fading after signing another overseas deal.
Source: Sportando
Jul 23 - 11:53 AM

Donovan Mitchell won the 2018 ESPY award for Breakthrough Athlete.

Mitchell made the All-Rookie First Team and was the Slam Dunk champion this season, and he gets another offseason award to put on his mantle. He flirted with top-50 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues last year and should see that rise if he can add a few more rebounds (3.7), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.3) with improved FG percentages (43.7%). He's unlikely to be available after the third round in competitive leagues.
Jul 18 - 8:29 PM

Naz Mitrou-Long has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Jazz.

He was with the Jazz briefly last season on a 10-day deal, and he logged one minutes with the big club. With the Jazz getting their PG depth back in Dante Exum and Raul Neto, there's only a tiny chance Mitrou-Long gets minutes.
Jul 14 - 3:23 PM

Georges Niang has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Utah Jazz, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

He exploded in summer league for the Jazz, so the team opts to give him a deal. It's possible Niang could get himself into the Jonas Jerebko role, but it's worth a mention we've seen go off in summer league before. That means we still don't know if his game can translate to the big club yet.
Jul 13 - 7:59 PM

Tony Bradley (wrist) will not play Thursday.

The team is calling it a contusion, so hopefully there isn't any structural damage.
Jul 12 - 3:30 PM


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