Erik Ong joins Neil Rochlani to discuss Conley’s fantasy value next season along with the players impacted in Memphis and Utah.
June 26, 2019, 7:49 pmDerrick FavorsPF, Utah Jazz
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Derrick Favors will field calls from several interested teams and act as if he will be an unrestricted FA, a sign that he doesn't expect the Jazz to pick up his team option.
Favors has gone on the record indicating that he'd love to return to Utah, but it appears that they are interested in allocating the 17 million he would have made, elsewhere. Favors has always struggled to maximize his fantasy potential playing next to Rudy Gobert, and perhaps a situation with a less clogged paint could do more for his value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 10:57 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert has won the 2018-2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Gobert helped anchor one of the best defenses in the league and this makes it the second consecutive year he's taken home the award. The Jazz are always steady due to his efforts on that end of the floor and the team's identity starts with him.
Source: NBA on Twitter
June 22, 2019, 5:53 pmNaz Mitrou-LongSG, Utah Jazz
Naz Mitrou-Long is expected to play for the Cavs in Summer League.
Mitrou-Long was on a two-way deal with the Jazz last season but didn't make much of an impact in 14 games. Teams like Cleveland should be taking shots on just about anyone, so we'll see how NML looks in Vegas.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
June 22, 2019, 4:42 pmWillie ReedC, Utah Jazz
Willie Reed will be suiting up with the Jazz in Summer League.
Reed last appeared in the NBA in 2017-18, logging 39 games with the Clippers and three games with the Pistons. His star waned significantly after a strong campaign with the Heat the year prior, and a domestic violence incident also hurt his profile. Reed was the top overall selection in last year’s G-League draft and ended up posting 21.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 21 contests with the Salt Lake City Stars. It’s been reported that Ekpe Udoh will pursue more lucrative offers in Europe rather than return to the Jazz, so Reed may have a real chance at a roster spot.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
June 19, 2019, 11:56 amMike ConleyG, Utah Jazz
The Grizzlies are trading franchise star Mike Conley Jr. to the Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future protected first-round pick.
The Jazz were considered the frontrunner to trade for Conley in the last few days and they are able to execute a deal that upgrades their point guard position without selling the farm. It’s now obvious that the Grizzlies will be entering a rebuilding period and Ja Morant seems the obvious choice to replace Conley.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 3:34 pmRicky RubioG, Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio is expected to be a top target for the Pacers in free agency.
The Jazz informed Rubio earlier this month that he would not be a priority for them this offseason, so Rubio will be looking to don a new uniform next season. Rubio is a solid starter in this league, and is expected to get quite a bit of interest on the market as a second-tier PG.
Source: The Ringer
June 17, 2019, 6:10 pmDerrick FavorsF/C, Utah Jazz
Tony Jones of The Athletic is reporting that the Jazz have yet to include Derrick Favors in trade talks for Mike Conley.
Favors has been linked to the Lakers, though his landing spot is all contingent on the Jazz picking up his team option. He's due to be paid $17.65 million if that option is picked up, and the Grizzlies may have some interest in him if he can be had on an expiring deal. The Jazz don't look to have a ton that the Grizzlies would be interested in terms of roster players, so Utah might need to get creative if they really want Conley.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
June 2, 2019, 5:22 pmRicky RubioG, Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio says that the Jazz have already informed him that he won't be an offseason priority.
That's hardly surprising considering how frequently the Jazz popped up in any trade rumors surrounding a point guard during the season. Rubio is almost a lock to find a new team this summer, and as long as he holds a starting job he figures to hold the same sort of fantasy value that he always does.
Source: Ernest Macia on Twitter
June 1, 2019, 4:36 pmEkpe UdohC/F, Utah Jazz
Ekpe Udoh is considering returning to Europe, according to EuroHoops.net.
Udoh has been Utah's backup center for the last two seasons and is getting major offers overseas, where he's been a EuroLeague champion and Final Four MVP. His decision won't affect any fantasy leagues.
May 17, 2019, 8:58 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert and Paul George have been named the finalists for NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
One could make a convincing argument for all three so it’s hard to call. That being said, this seems like Giannis’ year and we could see him racking up a few awards this season.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
May 15, 2019, 10:41 amDante ExumG, Utah Jazz
Dante Exum won't play for the Boomers this year due to the knee injury he sustained this season.
The Jazz gave Exum a three-year deal worth $33 million in the last offseason so it’s reasonable that they want to have him healthy for the start of training camp. The 23-year-old Aussie has struggled to avoid injuries in his short NBA career and it remains to be seen if he’s able to bounce back next year.
Source: Roy Ward on Twitter
May 15, 2019, 10:32 amJoe InglesF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles will play for Australia’s national team at the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.
Smokin’ Joe will join Ben Simmons in what looks likely to be one of the top competing teams in the tournament. Ingles is already 31 years old and even though he could opt to get some rest this summer, this is probably his last chance to play at such a big event.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
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