Tag: UTAH JAZZ

#BossMoves: Dwyane Wade Acquires Ownership Stake In Utah Jazz Franchise

NewsOne Featured Video After a storied career in the NBA, retired basketball star Dwyane Wade is taking his leadership skills from the court to the front office. According to ESPN, the Chicago native is stepping into the realm of sports ownership as he recently purchased a stake in the Utah Jazz franchise. The NBA champion […]

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Donovan Mitchell Is Expected To Miss Several Games With An Ankle Sprain

The Utah Jazz avoided the worst-case scenario with Donovan Mitchell’s ankle. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Mitchell, who suffered a pretty nasty looking ankle injury on Friday afternoon against the Indiana Pacers, had both an x-ray and an MRI come back clean and showing no signs of any major structural damage. As a result, […]

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Ben Simmons Thinks He Should Be DPOY Because He Put 42 On Rudy Gobert And ‘I’m Not A Scorer’

The Philadelphia 76ers are currently the league’s second best defensive team, behind only the Lakers, with a 106.4 defensive rating that has helped propel them to the top spot in the East. Joel Embiid, who despite missing nearly a month with a knee injury is firmly in the MVP discussion, and Ben Simmons are the […]

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Chris Paul’s ‘Secret Stuff’ Helped Lift The Suns Over The Jazz In An Overtime Thriller

Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are the NBA’s hottest team at the moment, having won seven straight with their most impressive coming on Wednesday night, taking down the Utah Jazz in an overtime thriller, 117-113. It was a sensational game, one that made fans hungry for a potential playoff series between the two, although […]

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These N.B.A. Contenders Just Got Better

Los Angeles Clippers (31-16) Paul George has rebounded from postseason struggles last summer to keep the Clippers in the mix in the West.Credit…Darren Abate/Associated Press Why They’ll Win the Finals: The Clippers faced questions after their meltdown in the bubble. (You’ll recall that they blew a 3-1 series lead over the Nuggets in the conference […]

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One Year Later, Rudy Gobert Is at Peace. And Thriving.

It was not a time in his life, understandably, that Rudy Gobert is eager to revisit. No one wants to be connected so closely to the day that the N.B.A., suddenly infiltrated by the coronavirus, suspended its season. Gobert, though, is realistic. He constantly sizes up situations in his rim-protecting role for the Utah Jazz. […]

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Mike Conley Will Reportedly Replace Devin Booker To Become A First-Time All-Star

The NBA All-Star Game is what all players aspire to. It’s a childhood dream. Aside from making First Team All-NBA or being named MVP, it’s the pinnacle of individual accolades. It’s also a rather exclusive club. There are only 13 spots in each conference each season, and deserving players are often left by the wayside. […]

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Charles Barkley Called LeBron And KD Out For ‘Jazz Slander’ When Gobert And Mitchell Were The Last All-Star Picks

The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft featured LeBron James and Kevin Durant picking their squads and at the end of the process, there were two names left standing: Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. That the two All-Stars from the team with the NBA’s best record were the last selected was not going […]

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Donovan Mitchell Went Off On How The Jazz ‘Continually Get Screwed’ By The Refs

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 131-123 on Wednesday night in an overtime thriller that saw Joel Embiid put up a monster 40-point, 19-rebound performance in the win including a wild three to force OT. However, it wasn’t without controversy, most notably a rather dubious review with 30 seconds to go to determine whether […]

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NBA All Star Game Predictions: Picks and Snubs

If you enjoy spirited discourse about N.B.A. All-Star matters, this is your year. There is the ongoing debate about the wisdom of holding even a scaled-down version of the event in Atlanta amid the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to disrupt the regular-season schedule. There is also the traditional wrangling over who should claim the 12 […]

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Once Again It’s On: Here Are the Storylines to Keep an Eye On as the NBA Makes Its Triumphant Return

Photo: Al Bello (Getty Images) Damn, the NBA is back already?! I know, I know; it’s only been 72 days since the Lakers emerged victorious over the Miami Heat, but when your 2019-20 season is derailed by a global pandemic, you’ve gotta make some major sacrifices to get the NBA schedule back on track. And […]

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N.B.A. Western Conference Preview: The Lakers Reloaded

LeBron James was surprised, and a little annoyed, when the N.B.A. unveiled its schedule for the 2020-21 season. He had been hoping for a mid-January start for his title defense with the Los Angeles Lakers. It was wishful thinking. “I was like, ‘Wow!’” James said at a recent news conference. The Lakers, just 72 days […]

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Jamal Murray Says He Went Off Against The Jazz Because He Didn’t Want To Pack His Room

You could be forgiven if Jamal Murray had maybe slipped under your radar prior to the NBA restart in Orlando. But over the past couple of seasons, he’s become one of the most lethal combo guards in the league and has helped propel the Nuggets to deep postseason runs. His performances inside the Bubble were […]

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Donovan Mitchell Explained The ‘Fear’ Black People Feel In America

Earlier in the restart, Donovan Mitchell treated us to some of the most electrifying performances in Orlando. He had multiple 50-point games and went head-to-head with Jamal Murray in the opening round series between the Jazz and Nuggets, showing us why he’s one of the NBA’s brightest young stars. But basketball was only one aspect […]

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The Chris Paul Sweepstakes Are Already Underway Across The NBA

This time last year, when a rift between James Harden and Chris Paul forced Houston’s hand, Paul was seen as a highly overpaid old-timer on the decline. Most assumed he had little value left as a player relative to the $40-plus million he’d be owed by the end of his contract. Injuries continually derailed the […]

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Instant Classic: Nuggets Bounce Back From 3-1 Deficit, Eliminate Jazz in Game 7

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz hugs Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets after the game ends and the Denver Nuggets wiin Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 01, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, […]

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Donovan Mitchell On Losing To Denver: ‘This Is A Game, People Lost Their Family Members To Police Brutality’

The Utah Jazz are going home after losing Game 7 of their first round series against the Denver Nuggets. It was a thrilling game, one that came down to a Mike Conley shot at the end of regulation that rimmed out, fell to the floor, and punched Denver’s ticket to the second round. Immediately following […]

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