Who Is Victor Wembanyama And Why Do The Utah Jazz Want To Draft Him?
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by Chandler Holt
5M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – Some people are calling Victor Wembanyama the best NBA prospect since LeBron James. NBA General Managers have so much faith in the French 7-footer that the race for the 2023 first-overall pick has been coined the ‘Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes‘. This phrase should sound familiar to NBA fans. In 2003, NBA teams were scrambling to get a chance at drafting the best NBA prospect since Michael Jordan. Basketball fans nicknamed the Ohio-native “The King” before he even played a single minute of NBA basketball. His name? LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers went 17-65 in 2002 ..read more
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Jazz Sign Illinois Giant Kofi Cockburn After Draft
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by Ben Anderson
7M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz have reportedly signed Illinois center Kofi Cockburn to a contract after the conclusion of the 2022 NBA Draft. ESPN’s draft insider Jonathan Givony originally reported the signing, though the terms of the deal were not released. “Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz, a source tells ESPN,” Givony tweeted. Illinois' Kofi Cockburn has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz, a source tells ESPN. — Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 24, 2022 Kofi Cockburn Draft Bio Cockburn was one of the most productive players in college over the last t ..read more
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Jazz Sign UCLA Wing Johnny Juzang To Two-Way Deal
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by Ben Anderson
7M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz are signing Johnny Juzang to a two-way contract after the UCLA wing went unselected in the 2022 NBA Draft. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski shortly after the conclusion of the draft. “UCLA’s Johnny Juzang has agreed to a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, source tells ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted. UCLA’s Johnny Juzang has agreed to a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022 Juzang worked out for the Jazz in late May in the team’s first pre-draft workout after the NBA Combine ..read more
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Jazz Stand Pat, Don’t Trade Into Draft
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by Ben Anderson
7M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – After weeks of rumors leading up to the NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz stood pat, and didn’t acquire either a first or second-round selection. The Jazz entered the night without a pick after sending their first and second-round selections out in trades in previous seasons, but rather than moving back into the draft, they opted to stay on the outside looking in. The team was rumored to be involved in potential blockbuster talks that would have sent All-Star Rudy Gobert to the Eastern Conference, but ultimately nothing materialized as speculation died down in the days leading up to th ..read more
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How to Watch, Stream, Listen To 2022 NBA Draft
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by Kyle Ireland
7M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – The 2022 NBA Draft is nearly here and basketball fans will tune in to find out which players are selected by the league’s 30 franchises. The 2022 NBA Draft takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 23. This year’s draft features 30 first round selections and 28 second round picks. The second round has two fewer picks than usual due to tampering violations committed by the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks in recent years. The 2022 NBA Draft is slated to begin at 6 p.m. (MDT). The Future Starts Now. Watch the 2022 #NBADraft presented by State Farm TOMORROW at ..read more
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Report: O’Neale Drawing Interest, Jazz Want 1st Round Pick
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by Ben Anderson
7M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – With the NBA Draft just hours away, Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer is reporting that Utah Jazz are seeking a first round pick, and Royce O’Neale and Mike Conley are names being mentioned in trade discussions. The Jazz don’t currently have a selection in tonight’s draft, but that could change depending on the moves they make in thenext several hours, if any. “Utah is searching for a first-round pick to move any non-Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert rotation player,” Fischer wrote. “Royce O’Neale has registered a bevy of trade interest from around the league.” Atlanta and San An ..read more
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Five Second Round Draft Options For The Utah Jazz
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by Ben Anderson
7M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – The NBA Draft is Thursday night and though the Utah Jazz don’t currently have any selections, they’ll surely be watching the night for any opportunity to improve their roster. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Udoka Azubuike, and Jared Butler are the only three Jazz players still under rookie contracts with the team, and getting younger will be a key goal for the roster going forward. Though the Jazz don’t have a first-round pick, they’ll be able to buy a second-round selection on draft night if they choose to, or can scour the players who go undrafted later Thursday night looking for ..read more
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Jazz Welcome Diabate, Harper Jr. In Latest Draft Workout
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by Ben Anderson
8M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz welcomed in another group of college products for a workout ahead of next week’s NBA draft, including Michigan forward Moussa Diabate. Thursday’s group featured six players, pushing the total number of players who have worked out for the team ahead of the draft to over 50. Despite bringing in several dozen players for workouts, the Jazz do not currently have a pick in the June 23rd draft. Moussa Diabate: Forward – Michigan Moussa Diabate played just one season at Michigan where he averaged 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 32 appearances for the Wolverines. Diabate ..read more
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Lack Of Draft Pick Eases Jazz Busy Summer
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by Ben Anderson
8M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – While there’s no good time to lack draft picks, the Utah Jazz seem happy to have a little less work on their plate during a busier-than-usual summer. The draft is next week, and while the Jazz are still working out prospects in case they find a player they want to add to the roster, finding a new coach is the more pressing need. Quin Snyder resigned on June 5th after eight seasons with the Jazz, throwing the organization into a coaching search at a point they’re usually preparing for draft night. The @utahjazz head coaching candidate tracker! A running list of every nam ..read more
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BYU Guard Barcello Leads Jazz Pre-Draft Workout
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by Ben Anderson
8M ago
SALT LAKE CITY – BYU guard Alex Barcello will work out for the Utah Jazz on Tuesday as part of the team’s pre-draft preparation. Barcello is one of six former college players that are in Utah to work out for the Jazz along with Weber State’s Kobe McEwen. The draft is set for June 23rd, though the Jazz don’t currently have any selections in either the first or second round. Your latest list of @utahjazz pre draft auditions including locals Alex Barcello and Koby McEwen.#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/ITD4xho9TR — Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) June 7, 2022 Alex Barcello: Guard – BYU Alex Barcello help ..read more
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