Star rookies dish on toughest player to defend

Four of the best rookies in the NBA this season sat down with Matt Winer on NBA TV’s Open Court show and were asked, “Who is the toughest player to guard in the NBA?” Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Ben Simmons […]

Mitchell, Crowder (yes, Crowder) have Jazz humming

The Utah Jazz have won 11 straight games and explosive guard Donovan Mitchell is making a case for NBA Rookie of the Year. Stop us if you saw this story coming. Truth is, most people did not — not NBA experts, not other people in charge of drafting players, and probably not the Utah Jazz […]

Former Cav Crowder impresses in debut with Jazz

Jae Crowder became the second former Cleveland Cavalier to have an excellent debut with his new squad Sunday night. Isaiah Thomas had 22 points and six assists for the Lakers in his debut for Los Angeles in a 130-123 loss at Dallas on Saturday night. Traded by Cleveland to Utah with Derrick Rose in a […]

Jazz waive Rose; Wizards, T-Wolves said to be interested

As expected, the Utah Jazz made it official as they announced Saturday that they have waived Derrick Rose. Rose and Jae Crowder were traded to Utah on Thursday by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team deal that sent Rodney Hill of Utah and George Hill of Sacramento to Cleveland. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Rose […]

Jazz sing praises of former Cavalier Crowder

Quin Snyder sounded very much like Tyronn Lue, at least in terms of what he said, when asked about the Utah Jazz’s acquisition of Jae Crowder from the Cleveland Cavaliers. “One of the things he does well is defend,” the Jazz coach told reporters before Utah extended its winning streak to eight with a 106-94 […]

Jazz singing a happy tune on dealing for Crowder

The differences in reactions in the regions involved in the three-team deal that saw the Cleveland Cavaliers acquire Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and send Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to Salt Lake City are interesting, to say the least. We here at Amico Hoops will have plenty on the Hood-to-the-Cavaliers aspect of the […]

Jazz wing Hood suspects trade is coming

Utah Jazz swingman Rodney Hood is reportedly open to a trade and he suspects one will happen. “My gut feeling is that I won’t be here by the deadline,” Hood told Yahoo Sports. “I’ve enjoyed my time here, but I’ve felt isolated the past month and I would not be surprised if I was moved.” […]

Utah’s dynamic Mitchell was on hand for The Decision at age 13

Donovan Mitchell was once on the outside looking in while LeBron James shocked the basketball world. Now, the dynamic rookie guard of the Utah Jazz is attempting to carve his own niche, playing in the same league with James and the other superstars of the NBA. And he’s off to a grand start, being named […]

Johnson working to be dealt out of Utah

Joe Johnson has hopes of hooking up with a contender if he can find a way for the Utah Jazz to move him, according to an NBA insider. Marc Stein of the New York Times reports the veteran scorer is trying to get it done. Veteran scorer Joe Johnson is angling behind the scenes for […]

All that Jazz: Warriors whacked by 30 at Utah

Steve Kerr is never one to sugarcoat things and that certainly didn’t change when asked to describe what he saw after his Golden State Warriors suffered their worst loss of the season, a 129-99 beatdown at the hands of the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. “I saw one team get their ass kicked,” […]

Report: Jazz ready, willing, able to deal

The Utah Jazz have opened the doors and are open for business, according to a report. Sam Amico of USA Today joined Alex Kennedy on the HoopsHype Podcast and said the Jazz are more-than-willing trade partners for needs in search of possible upgrades. “Listen, my understanding of Utah’s situation is that they’re as much of […]

Report: Growing belief Jazz could trade Hood

Multiple teams have expressed interest in Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood as the February trade deadline approaches and there is a growing sense in league circles the Jazz could move Hood — according to a report from The New York Times. Hood, 25, is in his fourth year in the NBA (all with the Jazz) […]

Jazz’s Favors (and maybe Hood?) linked to Cavs

One of the items listed on the wish list on the scratch pad on Koby Altman’s desk is most likely “add size.” To that end, the first-year general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers could be looking West in an ability to cross that item off his wish list, according to a report. As in Utah, […]

Injury updates: Sefolosha, Jordan sidelined

The injury bug bit a pair of Western Conference players, though to extremely different levels in terms of severity. * Utah forward Thabo Sefolosha suffered an injury to the MCL in his right knee, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Saturday. He suffered the injury in a 99-88 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. He left the […]