Utah Jazz Rumors
Evan Fournier was really excited to share what his NBA 2k character looks like on Twitter. Then Twitter did what Twitter does, and really went in on “2k Fournier,” who sort of looks a little different from real life Fournier. But Fournier is a really funny guy! So he took this roast like a champ, even putting up a poll to see who the public thought his character looks like. Ding! Ding! Ding! The winner is a crack head.
Another popular answer not included in the poll is an unemployed reggaeton artist. But Fournier wasn’t so happy with that one, threatening the next person to suggest it would “get his ass blocked.” Nobody has had more fun with this whole debacle than his friend, Rudy Gobert, though. The Jazz big man changed his twitter profile picture to the creepy 2k Fournier, and is leading the campaign to get others to do the same.
Readers of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah, are certainly seeing less of Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy. A lot less, I’m happy to report. After hitting the scales at nearly 374 pounds in March, Genessy has hit back. He told me Thursday that he weighed 280, having lost 94 pounds – or one Muggsy Bogues.
The latest turning point for Jody occurred during a road trip covering the Jazz last season. “I had the experience of what it’s like being the fat guy on an airplane,” he said. “I could tell the guy sitting next to me wasn’t thrilled, my gut spilling over onto him. I was miserable and it turned out it was a parallel to my life. “I was looking at 374 pounds at 45 years old. I was playing Russian roulette with my health. I got four kids, a wife… something had to change.”
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has acquired center Tibor Pleiss, two 2017 second-round draft picks and cash considerations from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Kendall Marshall. The Sixers will receive the most and least favorable of the four 2017 second-round picks currently held by Utah (their own, in addition to those of Detroit, Golden State and New York).