Jazz News

George Hill    G  Jazz



George Hill said that he's hoping to re-sign with the Jazz this summer. "I really enjoyed playing with the guys here. I think we created a heck of a bond" Hill said. "Let’s stay together, build on what we’ve done this year. Hopefully we can do that." A report in early March by Tim MacMahon of ESPN indicated that Hill's camp is seeking a four-year deal worth $132 million, so a return to Utah is going to be difficult with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting free agency. Hill recently turned 31 and missed a total of 36 games if you include the playoffs, so handing out that type of money will be a massive gamble.

Deseret News

May 15 - 12:40 PM

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz



Gordon Hayward said he hasn't thought about free agency too much, but made it clear that he's enjoyed his time in Utah. "It’s been so much fun for me here in Utah and kind of growing up here starting a family — growth from a basketball standpoint, growth from a man’s standpoint," he said. "I have nothing but love for everybody here in Utah." It's a lock that Hayward will opt out of his $16.7 million player option to test free agency, but he hasn't given any indication on what the future holds. Hayward said making the playoffs this season makes him want to "work even harder and go further," so hopefully the 27-year-old forward will take another step forward in 2017-18 after returning top-35 value in standard fantasy leagues.

Deseret News

May 15 - 12:30 PM

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz



Rudy Gobert announced he will not play with the French national team this summer at the European Basketball Championship. Gobert suffered a minor knee injury in the first round of the 2017 postseason vs. the Clippers and cited that as one of the reasons he declined playing for Team France. "It was a tough decision for me. But there's my recent knee injury in playoffs, the long season, discussions with my club... I need to work on my body this summer," said Gobert.


May 13 - 9:37 AM

Boris Diaw    F/C  Jazz



Boris Diaw said he would like to remain with the Jazz in 2017-18. "I don't expect any promises," Diaw said. "I'm just in wait-and-see mode. I'm not sweating over it. I'm not anxious, but … I liked the season I had here. I enjoyed being here, so I would like to be back." The Jazz have a $7.5 million team option on Diaw and will likely retain the veteran forward unless they feel like Trey Lyles is ready for more minutes. In 73 appearances, the 35-year-old forward averaged 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.

Salt Lake Tribune

May 11 - 10:18 AM

Trey Lyles    F  Jazz



Trey Lyles said he "definitely wanted to play a lot more" during the 2016-17 season. Lyles was impressive during Summer League, but that didn't really materialize during the regular season where he contributed averages of just 6.2 points, 3.3 boards and not much else on 36.2 percent shooting, which had him ranking well outside the top-300 in standard leagues. As long as Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert are healthy, Lyles won't be playing much in Utah.

Andy Larsen on Twitter

May 10 - 11:38 AM

Rodney Hood    G/F  Jazz



Rodney Hood said his sprained right knee will take about a month to fully heal. Hood also said that there wasn't much swelling and it wasn't bad enough to require an MRI, so it sounds like he'll be just fine with some rest. Hood ranked well outside the top-150 during his third NBA season, and was particularly bad after the break when he averaged just 10.6 points, 1.7 triples and not much else while connecting on just 37.9 percent of his shot attempts. He also only managed to make it through 59 games, so he won't be the most appealing guy to draft next year.

Jody Genessy on Twitter

May 09 - 4:39 PM

Rodney Hood    G  Jazz



Hood (knee) said Tuesday that he expects to be out around a month, Jody Genessy of Deseret News reports.


May 09 - 4:36 PM

Alec Burks    G  Jazz



Alec Burks (knee) stated during his exit interview that he'll work on getting his explosion back during the offseason. Burks' season was yet again derailed by injuries this year, and he didn't play a minute during the playoffs after undergoing a PRP treatment to his left knee. Over the past three seasons, Burks has only managed to suit up for a total of 100 games, and simply put, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season.

Tony Jones on Twitter

May 09 - 3:29 PM

Joe Ingles    G/F  Jazz



Joe Ingles made it clear that his preference would be to re-sign with Utah as a restricted free agent this offseason. "Everyone knows it, I want to come back," said Ingles. "Hopefully it's a nice quick process." Utah would also like to bring back Ingles, so it looks like an opposing team will need to significantly overpay for his services if they hope to land him as a free agent. If Ingles does remain in Utah, there's a chance he could start at the two-spot next season, which would put him on the radar as a potential late-round flier.

Andy Larsen on Twitter

May 09 - 3:09 PM

Derrick Favors    F/C  Jazz



Derrick Favors said he "definitely" feels "100 percent going into the summer." Favors acknowledged that he was probably only about 50-60 percent healthy when he initially returned from the knee on April 7, but he feels fine now. While it's nice to know that Favors won't be carrying any lingering issues into the offseason, him saying that he feels 100 percent would imply that the back issue didn't factor much into his ineffective play during Utah's second-round series against Golden State. Favors played in a career-low 50 games this season and didn't even crack the top-150 all year long, so he likely made a lot of people's never again lists this year.

Andy Larsen on Twitter

May 09 - 2:58 PM

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