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Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed.
Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78.
The NBA says some players can voluntarily return to their team practice facilities starting on Friday, with specific conditions and only in places where local governments have signed off
It’s been awhile since Nigel Williams-Goss last played basketball stateside. Two seasons, to be exact.
Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 49 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Utah Jazz’s 10-game win streak with a 138-132 victory Thursday night.
First-year Gonzaga assistant Roger Powell Jr. is proficient at key tasks, but he’s also capable of adding a personal touch. He can compile scouting reports and then suit up and play with the scout team, demonstrating what the Zags might see from an opposing player.
Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 37 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 28 to help Utah overcome the absence of Rudy Gobert and outlast New Orleans 128-120 in Salt Lake City on Saturday night
The South Bay Lakers, the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League team, announced they have traded for the returning player rights to former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton.
The former Gonzaga star jogs between five courts Monday at the HUB Sports Center to check on 122 youngsters at his third annual skills camp, leaning over to high-five one kid who barely comes up to his waist.
Former Zag, Nigel Williams-Goss is Salt Lake City bound after signing with the Utah Jazz. However before he takes flight, he is focusing his time on his annual basketball camp here in Spokane.
Williams-Goss is joining the Utah Jazz on a three-year contract, according to multiple reports, two years after being drafted late in the second round by the NBA team.
A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, who has played the most games in franchise history, to the Utah Jazz. The person says the Grizzlies swapped Conley for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen. Conley says on Twitter that he’s excited to give his all for Utah and the Jazz.
After getting knocked out of the first-round of the postseason by the Houston Rockets, change is in the air for the Utah Jazz. Utah plans to target shooters and playmakers in free agency who can take some of the defensive focus away from leading scorer Donovan Mitchell.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Also Monday, Utah defeated Houston to avoid a sweep, closing to within 3-1 in their first-round series.
Ricky Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz became the first team this season to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 132-111 on Saturday night. New Orleans played without star forward Anthony Davis. He was ruled out shortly before the game because of his sprained right elbow – an injury through which he’d played in a victory a night earlier over Brooklyn.
David Stockton’s professional basketball career will continue in Germany. The former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard has signed with Medi Bayreuth, the team announced.
Star rookie Donovan Mitchell was a revelation in helping the Utah Jazz get to the second round of the playoffs. Now he’ll be a key part moving forward for the Jazz. General manager Dennis Lindsey says the team will be focused on internal improvements first during the offseason.
Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers to finally reach the conference finals, helping the Houston Rockets eliminate the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5. It will be Houston’s second trip to the conference finals in four years, and the first ever for Paul. The point guard has been panned for his inability to get past the second round in his nine previous trips to the postseason.
Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.