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Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burke (illness) played in four Las Vegas Summer League games while averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.8 steals during 27.0 minutes per game.
Impact: Burke's stats from the summer league certainly aren't eye popping, but it shouldn't be too concerning for his upcoming sophomore year. He finished last season averaging 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 0.6 steals during 32.3 minutes of action per game. A road block for Burke to improve on these numbers is the addition of Dante Exum. While the Utah front office has sold Exum as a shooting guard, they've also made it clear that the new draftee will spend time in relief of Burke at the one. This division of minutes may have implications for Burke if Exum excels at playing the point guard position.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | STATS
News: A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have sent guard Carrick Felix to Utah for three players with non-guaranteed contracts, a deal to give them more assets to go after Kevin Love.
Impact: The Cavs sent Felix, a second-round pick in 2015 and $1 million to the Jazz for guard John Lucas and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams are not commenting on the deals.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Felix was traded to Utah for John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas, and Erik Murphy, Yahoo! reports. The Cavs also sent a future second-round pick in addition to cash.
Impact: Cleveland is trying to get its books in order to make an offer for Kevin Love. Felix, who spent the majority of his rookie season on the injured list with a broken kneecap, has a guaranteed contract, while the three new Cavalier players do not. The swingman could develop into a defensive replacement off the bench for Utah, but his fantasy upside is limited to very deep leagues.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: The Utah Jazz have signed free agent forward Trevor Booker.
Impact: Booker has played all four of his NBA seasons in Washington, averaging 6.4 points and 5.1 minutes in 235 career games, including 105 starts. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds last season. The 6-foot-8 forward was the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 draft by Minnesota before his rights were traded to the Wizards.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Favors will likely start at center this upcoming season under the direction of new coach Quin Snyder, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Snyder seems to be shaking things up in Utah a bit, and this decision comes as a result of his offensive strategy to surround the post with shooters. The acquisition of the sharpshooting Steve Novak this offseason falls in line with this new philosophy. Favors has played both power forward and center throughout his career, so this isn't a drastic change for a player who had his best statistical season in 2013-14. Enes Kanter will play power forward, though he too can play either frontcourt slot, so position labels might not matter in the end. The two will likely have strong presences in the post, despite what their labeled as.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kanter will play power forward this upcoming season under the direction of new coach Quin Snyder, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Snyder's offensive system of surrounding the post with shooters has resulted in Kanter's spot at the four. This likely means that fellow frontcourt mate Derrick Favors will start at center. It may all be a wash in the end, however, since both players can play either position, and the difference between the two spots is minimal. This news most notably seems to confirm that Kanter will be a starter for the Jazz this season. He spent last year in limbo as a starter and a reserve player, but the departure of Marvin Williams this offseason opened the door for Kanter to solidify his place in the starting five.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert contributed 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, and two blocks in 28 minutes during the Jazz's 75-73 win versus the Trail Blazers at the Las Vegas Summer League on Friday.
Impact: Gobert averaged 11.8 points (73.1 FG, 50.0 FT), 9.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in four games at the Las Vegas Summer League. However, it won't be easy for him to earn considerable playing time given the presence of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter (knee), and Gobert will need to continue to improve on both ends if he's going to see an uptick in minutes during his sophomore season.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burke is out of the lineup for Friday's summer league game due to an upper respiratory infection, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones reports.
Impact: This certainly isn't anything that would keep Burke out for long, but it's worth noting why he isn't playing Friday. Dante Exum will start at point guard against Portland.
Thu. July 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert (shoulder) is starting Thursday's Las Vegas Summer League contest, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Before sitting out Tuesday's tilt due to a sore shoulder, Gobert thoroughly impressed, averaging 12 points (on 90.9 percent shooting), nine rebounds, 3.5 swats, and one assist in 24 minutes across two games. Sure, the second-year center has faced watered-down competition, but his development indicates that he should be able to produce on defense, at the very least. However, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter (knee) lie in Gobert's wake, which will likely make minutes difficult to come in the upcoming season.
Tue. July 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark averaged 10 points, three rebounds and 1.7 assists during the three Las Vegas Summer League games that he played in for the Jazz.
Impact: Clark's 2014-15 contract with the Jazz is non-guaranteed so he'll likely be pretty anxious until the organization makes a decision about his fate. Even if he ultimately stays in Utah, the odds of him seeing much playing time are slim.
Tue. July 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert sat out the final game of the Las Vegas Summer League with a sore shoulder, but he managed to average 12 points, nine rebounds and 3.5 blocks during the two contests that he suited up for, the NBA's Official Site reports.
Impact: Gobert possesses a lot of raw talent that still needs some harnessing from fist-year coach Quin Snyder. From a fantasy perspective, Gobert would be an excellent source of rebounds and blocks in deeper leagues if he's given 15-20 minutes of playing time per game this upcoming season. However, from a basketball perspective it's a long shot for him to get that much run. Injuries during the regular season could ultimately thrust Gobert into action and fantasy relevancy, but at this point it's hard to justify drafting him in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Tue. July 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burke averaged eight points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists during the Jazz's three Las Vegas Summer League games.
Impact: Burke's averages certainly weren't amazing for a player that already has his rookie season behind him, but these three games were more about shaking off the rust and developing chemistry with draftee Dante Exum. The two showed preliminary signs of a coexistence that could lead to a harmonious Utah backcourt, even though the competition will get tougher this fall. Burke, Exum and likely sixth man Alec Burks will split time at the guard spots this upcoming season. These three guys probably have the same amount of fantasy potential at this point, although, the pecking order will surely make itself clearer when the season gets underway.
Tue. July 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Booker has reached a two-year, $10 million deal with the Jazz, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Booker moves on after four years with the Wizards, during which he appeared in 235 games, starting 105. He saw time in 72 games last season, averaging 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 21.6 minutes. A scrappy power forward, Booker will be a consistent rotation player with the Jazz, likely backing up Derrick Favors to begin the season.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: The Utah Jazz have matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer for Hayward.
Impact: Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed Utah's move on Saturday. It was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The Jazz had until late Sunday to match the Hornets' offer from Thursday for the 6-foot-8 small forward. The team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hayward averaged career highs of 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals last season while leading the Jazz in scoring and minutes.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hayward will sign a four-year, $63 million contract with the Jazz on Saturday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Hayward was expected to re-sign with the team when the Jazz said they would have no problem matching a max deal if they had to. The Butler product averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 assists and 5.2 boards in 36 minutes last season with the Jazz, and should be in line for another big year in 2014-15.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: The Utah Jazz have formally signed draft picks Dante Exum and Rodney Hood. The terms of the deals were not released. Both players are eligible to play for the Jazz in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Impact: Exum, a 6-foot-6 guard from Australia, was the fifth overall pick in June's NBA draft. He averaged 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists with the Australian team at last year's FIBA U19 World Championships.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: The Utah Jazz have formally signed draft picks Dante Exum and Rodney Hood. The terms of the deals were not released. Both players are eligible to play for the Jazz in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Impact: Hood was the 23rd overall pick in the draft out of Duke. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists with the Blue Devils last season.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: The Utah Jazz have acquired Novak from Toronto in exchange for guard Diante Garrett.
Impact: The Jazz also received the rights to New York's second-round draft pick in 2017 as part of the deal, which was formally announced on Thursday. The 6-foot-10 Novak has a .432 3-point percentage over his eight-year career, second only to Golden State's Stephen Curry (.440) among active players.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Hornets general manager Rich Cho said the team has extended an offer sheet to Hayward.
Impact: The deal signed Thursday would pay the small forward $63 million over the next four years. The Jazz have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday to match the offer and retain Hayward. With the offer sheet in place, the sign and trade possibility with the Jazz is no longer an option. The 6-foot-8 Hayward averaged career highs of 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals last season while leading his team in scoring and minutes played.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | STATS
News: The Hornets have agreed on a maximum offer sheet with Hayward that would pay the small forward $63 million over the next four years, a person close to with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Utah Jazz would have three days to match the deal once Hayward officially signs.
Impact: Hayward, who visited with the Hornets this week, averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals last season for Utah. Hayward has spent all four seasons in the NBA with the Jazz. He shot 41.3 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3-point range in 77 starts.