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  • Trent Forrest
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Florida State's Trent Forrest has agreed to a two-way deal with the Jazz, per Shams Charania.

    Forrest was a four-year player for the Seminoles and served more of a complementary role, topping out at 11.6 points per game in his senior season. That year also saw him average 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals in 30.9 mpg, but Forrest shot an abysmal .281 from the 3-point line. The Jazz figure to spend some time trying to improve his jumper.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Elijah Hughes
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans will select Elijah Hughes out of Syracuse with the 39th pick of the 2020 NBA Draft and trade him to the Jazz.

    Hughes is a streaky shooter and scorer with percentages that leave a bit to be desired. He hasn't been a great 3-point shooter, and will need to develop the defensive side of the game to make a lasting impact in a fast-paced league.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Udoka Azubuike
    C, Utah Jazz

    The Jazz have selected Udoka Azubuike with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

    Azubuike is a giant 7-footer with a 7-foot-7 wingspan. He puts those physical gifts to good use, blocking 2.6 shots in his final year at Kansas. His body supplies him with a nigh unstoppable post game as he can carve out space against anyone. His free throw shooting is even worse than you'd expect from a big his size- he shot just 44% from the line during his last stint in college. The Jazz get a young center who could in time be capable of providing the same kind of defensive presence as Rudy Gobert.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Tony Bradley
    C, Detroit Pistons

    The Jazz and Pistons have agreed to a deal that will send Tony Bradley and the No. 38 pick in the draft to Detroit for future considerations.

    The Pistons sent $250,000 in cash to the Jazz as part of the deal. Bradley has put up some interesting statlines whenever he gets the chance to play, so a move to Detroit is good news for his fantasy prospects. The Jazz just selected his heir apparent in Udoka Azubuike at pick No. 27, while the Pistons don't have any long-term answers at the center position. Detroit was also open about wanting to acquire a second-rounder tonight, and they've accomplished that goal here.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley has chosen not to exercise his early termination option and will earn a $34.5 million salary next season.

    No surprise here, especially given the flat cap and Conley's struggles in his first year with the Jazz. A former early-round stalwart in Memphis, Conley's fantasy value cratered in new surroundings. We've seen other guards struggle to achieve previous fantasy heights as members of the Jazz but Conley's track record has us hopeful that he can deliver some kind of bounce-back campaign. Top-40 value is likely out of the question again but Conley will present an interesting discount play in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that, after 35 years of stewardship, the Millers have entered into an agreement to sell the Jazz to Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith.

    Smith is a lifelong Utah resident and Jazz fan with a longstanding relationship with the franchise, something that almost certainly guarantees that the team will be staying put. Woj is reporting that the deal includes Vivint Arena and is pending the approval of the Board of Governors.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Bojan Bogdanovic ought to be fully recovered and available to play should the 2020-21 season begin on December 22nd, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

    The rumored December start date would spell bad news for more recently injured players like Kristaps Porzingis, but Bogdanovic has been sidelined since before DisneyWorld opened its gates for the league in July. Though he finished the season ranked just 98th overall, Bojan was a solid and efficient scorer throughout. With so much time out of the public eye he may wind up as a value pick this coming season if his ADP falls outside the top-100.

    Source: Tony Jones on Twitter

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Dell Demps has agreed to join the Jazz as an assistant coach for the 2020-21 season, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    After vacating the role of General Manager for the Pelicans, Demps has elected to shift gears and will now focus his attention on coaching. He will reunite with Quin Snyder after the pair worked together previously back in 2007. This is certainly a great addition for the Jazz who were narrowly ousted from the playoffs in the first round. Look for the team to make further changes as they look to get over the playoff hump that seems to be following them.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz will finalize a five year extension worth roughly $170 million when free agency opens in mid-October.

    Mitchell finished the series against the Nuggets averaging 36.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists, while shooting 52.5 percent from the field and 51.5 percent from beyond the arc. He was beyond incredible and he absolutely deserves to sign the extension which the Jazz will gladly offer him. He is still only 23 and with lots of room for improvement while next year he will again push for a position in the fantasy top-30.

    Source: Yahoo Sports

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert dropped 19 points to go along with 18 rebounds and two blocks on 8-of-13 shooting in 39 minutes as the Jazz dropped their Game 7 matchup vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Gobert bounced back from his sub-par game on Sunday but it wasn't enough to push the Jazz into the second round. He also wasn't as sharp as normal on the defensive end, giving up 30 points to Nikola Jokic including what would end up being the game-winning bucket. His offensive game is limited and now with the Jazz out of the playoffs, the organization might explore their options when it comes to trading the big man.

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley put up just eight points (2-of-13 FG), seven assists and four rebounds in 40 minutes as the Jazz dropped Game 7 to the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Conley was 1-of-6 from beyond the arc with his last attempt coming on a potential game-winning buzzer beater. His shot wasn't falling tonight and this will effectively end his first season in Utah. On the season, he ranked outside of the top-135 but managed to provide hope for owners during the seeding games and playoffs. Hopefully, his down year will allow his ADP to drop next season and serve as a steal for owners betting on a bounce back year for Conley.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell finished with a team-high 22 points (9-of-22 FG) to go along with nine rebounds, one assist, two triples and nine turnovers in a crushing loss to the Nuggets in Game 7 on Tuesday.

    Mitchell wanted this one bad. He committed his ninth turnover with under 20 seconds to go and gave the Nuggets the ball to seal the game. Somehow the Jazz still almost won because Torrey Craig missed a layup rather than holding the ball out for the win but Mike Conley couldn't hit the game-winning shot. Mitchell played his heart out this entire series and has managed to make the playoffs in all three years of his career. Still just 23 years old, Mitchell has likely not even entered his prime yet and will be another popular early round pick in next season's drafts.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell tore up the Nuggets once again on Sunday, ending the night with 44 points (14-of-25 FG, 7-of-7 FT), nine triples, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and four turnovers.

    The Jazz struggled to maintain a steady offensive rhyme during the middle of this game, but that had little to do with Mitchell's performance. He hit a number of difficult drives and 3-point bombs to keep the Jazz within striking distance, and it will be up to his teammates to take advantage of the openings he is creating if the Jazz are going to win a pivotal Game 7 on Tuesday. Mitchell is continuing to prove he is a bonafide number one option that can deliver early-round fantasy value when he is locked in.

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley did his part on Sunday versus the Jazz, tallying 21 points (7-of-13 FG), six assists, five rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal and two turnovers.

    Conley has rounded into form nicely during the series against the Nuggets and has been the only consistent sidekick to Donovan Mitchell's brilliance. The Jazz don't want to push him too hard, but 34 minutes is more than enough for Conely to deliver strong across the board performances. It has been a long season for Conley, but he is putting it together at the right time. His teammates will need to step up if the Jazz are going to pull this series out.

  • Jordan Clarkson
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Jordan Clarkson had a rough outing against the Jazz on Sunday, totaling 11 points (5-of-14 FG), four rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and two steals.

    Clarkson had a tougher challenge with Gary Harris making his restart debut in Game 6. Clarkson's offensive contributions are crucial as the Jazz seek to generate offense beyond Donovan Mitchell's regular magnificence. He will continue firing away in Game 7 on Tuesday, and his ability to stretch the floor better than he did on Sunday (1-of-6 3PTS) will be a crucial indicator of how this series concludes.