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Purple and Blue 5 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert captures first-team All-Defense honors

After leading the league in blocked shots, Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert has been recognized with an NBA All-Defensive First Team nod. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s breakout season got some more play on Monday. After capturing second-team All-NBA honors in May, the Stifle Tower is also getting his just due for being one of […] Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert captures first-team All-Defense honors - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk 6 hours ago
Rudy Gobert named All-Defense 1st Team on his birthday. More gifts to follow?

Rudy Gobert named All-Defense 1st Team on his birthday. More gifts to follow?

Happy Birthday Rudy Gobert! Hope you get the present that you really want - DPOY Tonight is the NBA Award’s show where they will be announcing the winners of their individual awards: MVP, MIP, ROY, COY, and of most importance, DPOY (or Defensive MVP). It’s also Rudy Gobert’s birthday today! The Utah Jazz starting center is 25 today, and on his birthday the NBA released the All-NBA Teams (All-Rookie, etc). The results of the All-Defensive team is as follows (thanks to ESPN), where we see Gobert making the 1st team: All-Defensive Teams. pic.twitter.com/6nHEg8BpjR— Chris Haynes...
SLC Dunk 7 hours ago
Timberwolves Still Shopping Rubio, says Marc Stein

Timberwolves Still Shopping Rubio, says Marc Stein

Will he land with the Utah Jazz? This morning, ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted the following: League sources say Minnesota, in the wake of the Jimmy Butler deal, remains intent on trading Ricky Rubio as it searches for more shooting.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2017 If the Minnesota Timberwolves do choose to deal their primary ball-handler, they will either need to acquire another one in return, find a free agent, or do more dealing, as they will be left with only Tyus Jones at the one. As SLC Dunk standout Jordan Cummings wrote here, Dennis Lindsey is still looking for a...
SLC Dunk 9 hours ago
Post Draft Presser: Dennis Lindsey

Post Draft Presser: Dennis Lindsey

Dennis Lindsey says it’s no secret that the Utah Jazz are looking for a veteran point guard. After the draft, a search was conducted across what felt like most of the Utah Jazz-related internet for any Jazz press conferences. No significant results came up. Here are a few videos that showed up shortly after draft night. First, a quick interview with Dennis Lindsey (courtesy of the Salt Lake Tribune) about Utah’s 2017 draft class - Donovan Mitchell, Tony Bradley, and Nigel Williams-Goss. (Please excuse the poor sound quality. It’s the only video of this interview that could be...
SLC Dunk 9 hours ago
Breaking: Milos Teodosic Got Married Today, Strengthens Jazz DNA

Breaking: Milos Teodosic Got Married Today, Strengthens Jazz DNA

As an obvious pre-requisite to becoming a Jazz player, Milos Teodosic tied the knot. This is big news guys. @andyblarsen Milos Teodosic got married today according to cskabasket's photo https://t.co/wCUSMpr27G— Worried Note (@WorriedNote) June 26, 2017 Here is the photo posted by CSKA Moscow’s Instagram: Analysis: Obviously this holds tremendous significance and relevance to the basketball world. Marriage improves his standing with the Utah Jazz, via his development of “Jazz DNA”. If we suspect him to be having twins in the near future, expect his contract to...
Purple and Blue Jun 25, 2017

NBA free agency rumors: Utah Jazz frontrunners to land Milos Teodosic

NBA free agency tips off on July 1; the Utah Jazz may lead the race to land EuroLeague star Milos Teodosic once the frenzy begins. As part of their bid to keep 2017 All-Star Gordon Hayward with the franchise, the Utah Jazz are also looking to shore up their point guard position. Although he’s probably […] NBA free agency rumors: Utah Jazz frontrunners to land Milos Teodosic - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Jun 25, 2017
Rumor: Milos Teodosic closest to signing with Utah Jazz according to Serbian paper

Rumor: Milos Teodosic closest to signing with Utah Jazz according to Serbian paper

The Serbian point guard is leaning heavily toward signing with Utah. According to a Serbian newspaper, it’s not the Chicago Bulls who are the top landing spot for Milos Teodosic, but the Utah Jazz. Warning: Terrible Serbian to English translation ahead Very important is that the coach "jazz musicians" Quinn Snyder firsthand convinced of the quality of the organizers of the game our team, since the 2012/2013 season. Ettore Messina was an assistant in the team CSKA. On top of that our expert Igor Kokoškov is a member of the coaching staff at the club who remember and tandem...
Purple and Blue Jun 25, 2017

Four reasons why Utah Jazz fans should already love Donovan Mitchell

Although he has yet to suit up in a single game for the Utah Jazz, rookie Donovan Mitchell has already given fans plenty of reasons to love him. In the recent 2017 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz made one of the biggest splashes on what was a relatively quiet night trade-wise, by trading Trey Lyles […] Four reasons why Utah Jazz fans should already love Donovan Mitchell - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Jun 24, 2017

2017 NBA Draft picks put Utah Jazz in awkward position

The Utah Jazz did a tremendous job of recruiting young talent and ready contributors on Thursday’s highly-anticipated NBA Draft, but that leaves the Jazz with some tough decisions to make regarding their roster. In this year’s draft, mastermind Dennis Lindsey managed to turn the 24th pick and Trey Lyles into a promising star in Donovan Mitchell. […] 2017 NBA Draft picks put Utah Jazz in awkward position - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Jun 24, 2017
Rudy Gobert Is Swoll as H*ck

Rudy Gobert Is Swoll as H*ck

We’ve got an early #MuscleWatch contender. We’ve got an early contender for the #MuscleWatch2017 crown and it’s none other than the Utah Jazz’s own Rudy Gobert. Rudy Gobert made a stop at P3 in Santa Barbara to get his Adonis on, and it looks like it’s paying off. Check it out. Always good to stop by. @p3sportscience ♨️ A post shared by Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) on Jun 23, 2017 at 2:39pm PDT Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang, Rudy. Lookin’ good. C’mon, Hayward, you really want to leave this Atlas for Isaiah Thomas or Hassan Whiteside? Why leave for a beach when Rudy Gobert...
SLC Dunk Jun 24, 2017
Boris Diaw spent a week with French Commandos because of course he did.

Boris Diaw spent a week with French Commandos because of course he did.

Boris Diaw continues to be the most unique person to walk Planet Earth. The Utah Jazz’s Boris Diaw is a modern Indiana Jones. This time traveling a week with the French Navy and Commandos. No i didn't get ARRESTED in international waters, i just spent a great week with the french navy and french commando marine. It was an honor to immerse myself in the world of wonderful men and women devoting their life to protect civilians. A post shared by Borisdiaw (@diawboris) on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:43am PDT Je viens de passer une semaine fantastique en immersion dans la marine...
Purple and Blue Jun 24, 2017

Utah Jazz summer league roster taking shape, Dante Exum confirmed

Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum and several others are reportedly locked in for the team’s summer league squad, which will hit the hardwood next month. Following the events of Thursday night, the 2017 NBA Draft is in the rearview. Now the basketball world’s focus has shifted to the free agent frenzy beginning on July 1. At […] Utah Jazz summer league roster taking shape, Dante Exum confirmed - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Jun 24, 2017
Jazz Trade Follow Up 2017: Trey Lyles

Jazz Trade Follow Up 2017: Trey Lyles

What was Trey Lyles’s reaction to the trade which sent him from the Utah Jazz to the Denver Nuggets? The 2017 NBA Draft is over and Trey Lyles has been traded to the Denver Nuggets. Going with him is No. 24 pick Tyler Lydon in exchange for No. 13 pick Donovan Mitchell. When Lyles found out he was heading to the Mile High City he was nothing but professional. His Twitter: Want to say thank you to the Jazz organization/Coaches/Fans/Teammates for all the help and support and a great 2 years!— Trey Lyles (@TreyLyles) June 23, 2017 His Instagram: Once again thank you to the...
SLC Dunk Jun 24, 2017
The SLC Punks Podcast: Episode 2

The SLC Punks Podcast: Episode 2

Utah Jazz draft analysis, Jimmy Butler traded to the Wolves and Gordon Hayward free agency On the second episode of The SLC Punks Podcast we have our quick reactions to the Utah Jazz’s moves at NBA Draft, how all these moves affect Gordon Hayward, how the Minnesota Timberwolves are poised to go from pesky to ferocious, and things to watch for at Utah Jazz Summer League. 0:00 - Reaction to the Utah Jazz trading up for Donovan Mitchell 6:19 - How does the pick for Donovan Mitchell affects Gordon Hayward’s free agency? 7:30 - How would Donovan Mitchell fit in Utah if Gordon Hayward...
Purple and Blue Jun 24, 2017

Does Donovan Mitchell make the Utah Jazz better?

The Utah Jazz shook up the draft by trading away Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick in order to select Louisville star Donovan Mitchell at No. 13. Will the Jazz end up with the steal of the draft, or will Lyles make the Jazz regret the trade? If Dennis Lindsey has made one thing clear since taking over […] Does Donovan Mitchell make the Utah Jazz better? - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Jun 24, 2017

Utah Jazz becoming more attractive to players, for the right reasons

Not too long ago, it was a well-known fact around the NBA that Utah was not a “destination.” Players weren’t lining up to play here, and overpaying free-agents was the norm for the Utah Jazz. Well, it seems as though Salt Lake City is becoming more attractive to players. Utah is a bit of an enigma to most fans as […] Utah Jazz becoming more attractive to players, for the right reasons - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Jun 23, 2017
Dennis Lindsey proved that he's the best GM in the NBA at the 2017 NBA Draft

Dennis Lindsey proved that he's the best GM in the NBA at the 2017 NBA Draft

He stole Denver’s Nuggets So much was at stake for Dennis Lindsey, general manager of the Utah Jazz, at the NBA draft. He had specific players out of his range that he wanted to go after, but he also has to prove to Gordon Hayward he's not giving up on resigning him in NBA free agency. Getting Donovan Mitchell without giving up any veteran players was a masterful move and a major reason Dennis Lindsey is the best GM in the NBA and deserving of Executive of the Year.
Purple and Blue Jun 23, 2017

Utah Jazz: Is the writing on the wall for George Hill?

The Utah Jazz are reportedly looking to trade for a veteran point guard. With that and other recent developments, could the writing be on the wall that the team isn’t planning on a George Hill return? It didn’t take long for draft night to get exciting for the Utah Jazz as after just twelve picks […] Utah Jazz: Is the writing on the wall for George Hill? - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TornBySports Jun 23, 2017

Utah Jazz draft Donovan Mitchell, Tony Bradley

The Utah Jazz went into yesterday’s NBA draft with Trey Lyles and the 24th, 30th, 42nd, and 55th picks. They walked away with Louisville 6’3″ shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, UNC 6’10” center Tony Bradley, and maybe on a thumbs-up from John Stockton, Gonzaga 6’4″ point guard Nigel Williams-Goss. Mitchell is a good two-way player, capable […]
SLC Dunk Jun 23, 2017
The Best and the Worst Players picked at 13, 28, and 55

The Best and the Worst Players picked at 13, 28, and 55

From the lotto to the late 2nd there are many tales of success - but many more of failure. The 2017 NBA Draft is over. And we’re still trying to piece everything together. When the dust settled there were - as usual - 60 draft picks selected. But there were a ton of trades, a number of guys who fell, a few reaches, some panic moves, and a collection of undrafted players immediately signing contracts with NBA teams. The Utah Jazz finished with the players selected at #13, #28, and #55. Seeing how the team started the night off with the #24, #30, #42, and #55 we have to call this an overall...

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