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Utah Jazz roll out their long-awaited rebrand with new jerseys, court designs, logo

On Friday morning, the Utah Jazz finally unveiled their long-awaited and oft-maligned rebrand, featuring new white, black, yellow, and purple jerseys, as well as some new court designs. → Read More

Utah Jazz host 18 free agents in a two-day minicamp. Here’s what the team is looking for

The Utah Jazz are hosting 18 free agents over a two-day minicamp on Tuesday and Wednesday in a bid to "find guys at the end of the roster that can contribute." → Read More

If the Utah Jazz decide to reset, what could they get for Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell?

There's widespread speculation that the Jazz could trade Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert this offseason — if they did, what could the Jazz get back? → Read More

Utah Jazz hold on in the clutch, steal Game 1 in Dallas

Dallas • Can the Utah Jazz win a game when the momentum shifts, the tension ratchets up, and the situation gets tight? → Read More

Jokic or Giannis? Murray or Morant? This is how a Tribune reporter’s NBA awards ballot looked

Utah Jazz beat writer Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reveals the details of his official NBA awards ballot. → Read More

‘We’re too tense’: Utah Jazz debate what is and isn’t behind their latest late-game implosion

After the Utah Jazz blow a 17-point fourth-quarter lead against the Suns, they debate the causes of what went wrong this time, ruling out voodoo hexes and magic, while posting split opinions on if their late-game yips are psychological at this point. → Read More

Why Rudy Gay still believes he can turn his season with the Utah Jazz around

Free agent addition Rudy Gay’s production has been down from a year ago, but he and the Utah Jazz are hopeful that some extra time on the court as the season winds down will have him ready for the playoffs. → Read More

Utah Jazz trade Joe Ingles, receive Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Juancho Hernangomez

The Jazz completed a trade on Wednesday, sending away Joe Ingles' contract for two younger pieces. → Read More

How ‘Bout This Jazz newsletter: Joe Ingles shares his experience with Covid

Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles discusses his experience with COVID after testing positive Jan. 4. → Read More

Utah Jazz sign Norvel Pelle to 10-day hardship contract

The Utah Jazz have signed Norvel Pelle to a 10-day hardship contract. The center, who played 37 games between four teams last season, will give the short-handed Jazz another body to throw in the big-man rotation. → Read More

Rudy Gobert’s free-throw feat is about far more than just one good night at the line

The Utah Jazz are hoping that Rudy Gobert's improved free-throw shooting — as evidenced by his 15-for-16 performance from the stripe Monday vs. Charlotte — will not only yield a few more easy points, but is a harbinger of being able to punish opponents who throw small-ball lineups at them. → Read More

Utah Jazz add longtime NBA exec Danny Ainge to front office

Just six months after a front-office shake-up with the Utah Jazz, owner Ryan Smith is bringing in friend and former Celtics GM Danny Ainge to oversee the Jazz's basketball operations. → Read More

Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert ripped by Wolves’ Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards after Wednesday’s blowout

The Utah Jazz were complimentary of the Minnesota Timberwolves despite blowing them out Wednesday night. The Wolves did not return the favor, taking direct shots at Utah's overall talent level and at Rudy Gobert's defensive impact. → Read More

Utah Jazz grow frustrated as the same old issues crop up again in latest loss

While a late call by the refs enraged Utah Jazz fans Monday night, the team was more focused on yet another recurrence of too many offensive rebounds allowed and not enough transition defense played in their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. → Read More

Rudy Gay makes a big first impression on the Utah Jazz: ‘He’s a hell of a player 26 seasons in’

In his Utah Jazz debut, Rudy Gay showed off his shooting, ball movement, and defending — thrilling teammates, coaches and fans, while making a frenemy out of Joe Ingles. → Read More

Mike Conley sitting out in Chicago portends more load management by the Utah Jazz this season

While the rest day for veteran point guard Mike Conley on Saturday was done with an eye toward preserving him for the postseason, the Utah Jazz's first loss of the season demonstrates that the gambit is not without risk. → Read More

Pros and cons: 6 Utah Jazz takeaways from the first week of the NBA season

One week into the Utah Jazz's new season, here are three pros and three cons of the team's play. → Read More

Utah Jazz drop second preseason game, 111-101 to Mavericks

Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, Hassan Whiteside and Rudy Gay all sat out Wednesday night in Dallas. → Read More

Utah Jazz sign Justin James to two-way contract

The Utah Jazz have agreed to terms with guard Justin James on a two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Utah Jazz will hold three-day camp in Las Vegas

The Utah Jazz announced Monday morning that it will hold its annual training camp in Las Vegas this year, at the Wynn hotel from Sept. 28-30. → Read More