Pindowns: Time for a new award — ‘The MVP, other than LeBron’

LeBron James comes to a team, it goes to the NBA Finals. LeBron James leaves a team, it languishes in either mediocrity (Miami) or purgatory (Cleveland, both times). For the fifth consecutive season, James didn’t win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award Monday night. He has not won it since the 2012-13 season. LeBron has […]

Jazz’s Gobert named Defensive Player of the Year

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is the 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Gobert averaged 13.5 points and 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, while shooting 62.2 percent from the field. Opponents’ offensive rating dropped by 6.8 points when Gobert was on the floor for the Jazz. Gobert and the Jazz made it to […]

Mitchell plans to recruit George to Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell says he plans to recruit Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George to the Salt Lake City. Mitchell, a guest on an ESPN podcast, says he will “definitely” talk to George once free agency starts on July 1. “He’s due,” Mitchell said. “I think it’s July 1. I’m definitely going to have that […]

Sefolosha would ‘love’ to return to Jazz next season

A MCL injury to his right knee robbed Thabo Sefolosha of his second half of the 2018 season with the Utah Jazz. With the team holding a $5.25 million option for the 2018-19 season, the 34-year-old veteran would like to return to Utah. “There’s definitely a little uncertainty,” Sefolosha told Tony Jones of the Salt […]

Report: Rubio (hamstring) expected to miss 10 days for Jazz

The Utah Jazz were able to withstand the loss of starting point guard Ricky Rubio and eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 on Friday night in Salt Lake City. However, the Jazz will be forced to be without Rubio, who left the game Saturday night with a left hamstring injury midway through the […]

Westbrook vows to ‘shut off’ Rubio in Game 4

The Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-102 in Game 3 of their first-round series Saturday night and Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio led the way with an impressive triple-double, posting 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 37 minutes.

Amico Hoops Playoff Preview: Rockets, Warriors favorites in wild, wild West

(1) Houston Rockets vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves Season series — Rockets, 4-0 Series schedule Game 1: Sunday, at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT Game 2: Wednesday, at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT Game 3: April 21, at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Game 4: April 23, at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m., TNT Game 5 (if necessary): April 25, at […]

Jazz to sign Stockton for remainder of season

Another Stockton is getting a real contract from the Utah Jazz. According to Yahoo Sports, the Jazz are signing David Stockton for the rest of the season after his 10-day contract expired Thursday. Stockton is the son of Jazz Hall-of-Famer John Stockton. David Stockton, 26, has appeared in three games for the Jazz and is […]

Jazz give Stockton a second 10-day contract

The Utah Jazz have signed point guard David Stockton to a second 10-day contract, the team announced in a press release. Stockton is the son of Jazz legend John Stockton, who helped Utah make its lone two appearances in the Finals 20 years ago. David Stockton, 26, has spent most of his time as a […]

Minus Curry, who can threaten Warriors in first round?

The status of Steph Curry’s left knee will be the story to watch as the NBA heads to the finish line of the regular season, with the playoffs around the next bend. Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced Sunday that there is “no way” Curry plays in the first round of the playoffs after suffering what […]

Jazz sign David Stockton to 10-day pact

Like father, like son. David Stockton, son of John Stockton, is a Utah Jazz. For 10 days, at least. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Jazz are signing David Stockton, whose father it a legend in Utah, to a 10-day contract. One of the most interesting 10-day contract deals in recent years: The […]

Report: Jazz’s Exum could return this week

Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum could return to the lineup this week barring a setback in his recovery from left shoulder surgery, according to a report from The Salt Lake Tribune. Exum suffered a separated left shoulder during the preseason and underwent surgery to stabilize the AC joint. The 22-year-old averaged 6.2 points per game last season in […]

The Ex-Files: Cleveland Cavaliers edition

With the Cleveland Cavaliers about to renew acquaintances with former teammates Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye of the Los Angles Lakers on Sunday night at Staples Center, it’s as good as time as any to take a closer look at how former Cavaliers from this season are faring since they’ve departed from the scene. So, […]