The Rudy Gobert trade improves the future outlook of the Jazz overnight

Rudy Gobert has been the Jazz’s best player for the last six seasons. In fact, according to Basketball-Reference’s Win Shares metric, it would have been eight consecutive seasons, save for an injury that cost him a month in 2015-16. That’s a staggeringly long time in today’s NBA. The players who can have those statistics — … Read more

Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Timberwolves

Intrigue had been building all of Friday that the Utah Jazz had a big move coming, that league executives had begun to believe that the team might be trending toward a teardown and rebuild. When the move finally came it was not merely big. It was seismic. The Jazz are trading one of their foundational … Read more

2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the … Read more

Nets, Kyrie Irving at an impasse; latest on Miles Bridges; NBA Draft notes

With the NBA Draft three days away and free agency around the corner, trade conversations, signings and pursuits for all 30 teams have begun in earnest. Across the league, major free agents — and potential free agents — are being monitored: Chicago’s Zach LaVine, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Philadelphia’s James Harden, Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Charlotte’s Miles … Read more

Utah Jazz receive permission to interview assistants from Knicks, Bucks, Celtics in head-coaching search

9:03 PM ET Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Utah Jazz have received permission to interview several assistant coaches in … Read more

Quin Snyder’s exit may not help Knicks’ Donovan Mitchell pursuit

Something’s going on in Utah, and it may not be beneficial to the Knicks’ cause. Quin Snyder, one of the league’s most successful and esteemed coaches, stepped down after an eight-year run and 372-264 record with the Jazz. Sentiment around the league is combo guard Donovan Mitchell somehow is involved in the shake-up, though ESPN … Read more

2022 NBA Draft Combine: From Pablo Escobar to team interviews, and trade talk in between

CHICAGO — Do you want to have a staring contest? The question from a Western Conference team official came unexpectedly during an interview last week during the NBA Draft Combine. It caught Kansas guard Christian Braun by surprise. Braun had come prepared for the string of meetings he would take part in over the course … Read more