HoopsHype Utah Jazz rumors

Roster | Salaries | On Twitter | Twitters | Instagram


January 8, 2015 Updates
January 7, 2015 Updates
January 6, 2015 Updates

Jody Genessy: I was told the Jazz we're going to clear multiple roster spots, which is why I added the clarification about Patrick Christopher. It's possible something else is in the works, though. Twitter @DJJazzyJody

Before the game, coach Quin Snyder said of Millsap, “I expect that he’ll play hard. He’s not going to be perfect, he had a crash course in the morning what to do offensively. I just want him to play basketball and give effort and he’ll be fine.’’ Afterward, Snyder gave Millsap a thumbs-up for his performance. "He did some really good things for us defensively during both of our runs,'' he said. "He did the things I wanted to see him do. I was happy with his play. He showed some toughness and grit.'' Deseret News

January 5, 2015 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Elijah Millsap of the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam to a 10-day contract. Millsap becomes the NBA’s 12th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 10th different player to be called up. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 15 players. The 27-year-old Millsap (6-6, 215, Alabama-Birmingham) appeared in 19 games (16 starts) for the Jam this season, averaging 20.6 points (12th in the D-League), 8.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.1 steals (fifth in the D-League) in 36.6 minutes per contest. He recorded eight double-doubles, including one triple-double (26 points, 16 rebounds, 12 assists vs. Rio Grande Valley on Nov. 18). He scored in double figures on 18 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in 12 games. NBA.com

January 4, 2015 Updates

With the Atlanta Hawks in town last week, Snyder saw in one of his former players, 35-year-old Elton Brand, something that he’s dying to see more of in rookie Dante Exum. "You’re 19. You’re in the NBA. That’s kind of like, ‘Wow. Let me take advantage of this,’ " Snyder said. "He’s got to play like that — like this is an experience [and he is] going to get all of it, even if it’s going to be for 15 years. The first year is a year. In Year 15, you’ll look back and say, ‘I wish I had it.’ "You know, Elton Brand is diving on the floor for loose balls. He’s trying to play another year and another year and another year. I want Dante to play like he doesn’t have all those years in front of him." Salt Lake Tribune

Toure' Murry, who was a minor hit with the Knicks last season, ends his stint in Utah having played more for the team's D-League affiliate than with the Jazz, where he logged just one minute. Agent Bernie Lee, who represents Murry, doesn't think his client was given a fair shake in Salt Lake City. "Utah just didn't see value in giving (Toure') a real opportunity to prove himself, which is their right," Lee told HoopsHype. "I had a sense things were working against him early when during the Jazz's first open scrimmage in the preseason the team-employed radio voice used the forum to crush his future NBA prospects. Just an odd situation through and through. He went to Utah as a young developing point guard who played 51 games for an extremely visible team and today leaves Utah having played his last game as an assigned player in the NBADL having been asked to play the four. Perspective and opportunity are a funny thing in basketball." HoopsHype

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived guard Toure’ Murry. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players. Murry (6-5, 195, Wichita State) was originally signed as a free agent on Aug. 28 and appeared in one regular season game for the Jazz. NBA.com


Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.


Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.