Fantasy Basketball Trade Analyzer: Who to deal away or target on tanking teams
The latter often signals one of two main turning points for NBA teams during the season — the second being the trade deadline. If you roster veterans on those teams, look to sell high while you still can. They're 9-25 after missing LaMelo Ball for most of the season — he's played 10 games — and Gordon Hayward has predictably appeared in just 17 contests. When he's played at least 30 minutes this season, he's averaged 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He's played well enough to earn a standard deal, but Bassey is a risky addition until that actually happens.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Trade Analyzer: 5 players to buy or sell, including Fred VanVleet
Buy Low: Fred VanVleet, RaptorsVanVleet has been the least efficient shooter in the NBA this season. Across his past three seasons, VanVleet has rained in 37.7% of 8.7 3-point tries per game. Also, Killian Hayes (11.9 points per game in 12 starts this season) has played well and kept the offense afloat. When Maxey and Harden have been healthy this season, Harris is averaging 14.7 points per game. So, Harris can be expected to produce 15-plus points per game down the stretch, but his peak value is fading.wftv.com
Bojan Bogdanovic providing value to young Pistons and potentially boosting his own status in the trade market
Bojan Bogdanovic looks like Bojan Bogdanovic. The Lakers certainly called, sources told Yahoo Sports. And now I find myself to be the oldest one,” Bogdanovic told Yahoo Sports. Pistons coaches keep noticing Bogdanovic schooling Cunningham and Saddiq Bey as the Pistons walk out of timeout huddles. The Bucks’ interest in Crowder is well known, and Milwaukee has called numerous teams about Grayson Allen’s trade prospects, sources said.wftv.com
Holiday delivers as Bucks nip Pistons 110-108, stay unbeaten
MILWAUKEE — (AP) — Jrue Holiday made sure the young and pesky Detroit Pistons wouldn't take down an NBA heavyweight for a second straight night. Holiday delivered one of the step-back jumpers that make his teammates marvel as he connected on a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left in the Milwaukee Bucks' 110-108 victory over the Pistons on Monday night. “He's just a magician with it, man, the type of step-backs he does,” said Milwaukee's Bobby Portis, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds. All five of the Bucks’ starters were at least 27, including the 34-year-old Lopez and 32-year-old Holiday. The two-time MVP averaged 35.7 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.7 blocks in the Bucks' three games last week.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball: Three breakout guards to eye in drafts for 2022-2023 NBA season
[Get in on the fun this fantasy hoops season: Create or join a league now!] From a fantasy perspective, he'll only need to improve his field goal percentage (41.6%) and cut down on his turnovers (3.7/g) to make him an elite fantasy player. Overall, Fox finished 98th in per-game value last season, but I think he heads closer to his post-Haliburton trade numbers this season. All pieces that should help Fox deliver his best real-life and fantasy season to date with an imminent breakout that propels him to be a top-35 player in fantasy basketball this season. Points, assists, efficiency and reliability don't grow on trees, especially in the mid-rounds of fantasy drafts.wftv.com
AP source: Jazz trade Bogdanovic to Detroit for Olynyk, Lee
Utah continued to revamp its roster continued Thursday with the Jazz agreeing to send forward Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for forward Kelly Olynyk and guard Saben Lee, according to a person with knowledge of the trade. Detroit will become the fifth NBA club for Bogdanovic. He played in 40 games for Detroit last season, averaging 9.1 points. Lee averaged 5.6 points in each of his first two NBA seasons, both with the Pistons. The move means that all but one of Utah’s regular starters from last season no longer are with the Jazz.wftv.com
Reports: Detroit Pistons acquiring Bojan Bogdanovic from Utah Jazz
The Detroit Pistons are finalizing a trade for Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, per multiple reports. The Jazz will reportedly receive stretch forward Kelly Olynyk and point guard Saben Lee in return. The 33-year-old Bogdanovic averaged 18.4 points (on 45/40/88 shooting splits), 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31.5 minutes per game over three seasons with the Jazz. He will provide scoring and veteran stewardship on a Pistons team that could field a talented starting lineup of players under the age of 25. Check back soon for more details.wftv.com
Doncic scores 33, Mavs rout Jazz 102-77 for 3-2 series lead
Doncic made his series debut in Game 4 at Utah, when the Jazz scored the last five points in the final 31 seconds for a one-point win that evened the series. The frustration boiled over for Utah when Hassan Whiteside was ejected following a hard foul on Doncic in the fourth quarter. Jalen Brunson, who carried most of the offensive load for Dallas when Doncic was sidelined, scored 24 points. Doncic left to a standing ovation after committing a foul on purpose to stop the game with a 29-point Dallas lead in the fourth quarter. ... After dominating the boards in the first two games, Utah has slowly surrendered its edge as the series has progressed.wftv.com
Mitchell, Jazz win opener 99-93 as Mavs play without Doncic
Jazz Mavericks Basketball Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) defends as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) works to the basket in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Dallas. Mitchell, who always seems to step up in the postseason, came alive after the break. Jalen Brunson, the starting point guard with Doncic out, had 24 points on 9-of-24 shooting with seven rebounds. After Mitchell missed, the Mavs had the chance to take their first lead in the second half, but Kleber missed badly on another long-range shot. Mavericks: Guard Frank Ntilikina rejoined the team after undergoing a tonsillectomy, and will make a gradual return to basketball activities.wftv.com
Warriors rally from 16 down to beat Jazz, get playoff spot
Jazz Warriors Basketball Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots against Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn) (Jed Jacobsohn)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors erased a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 111-107 on Saturday night. Jordan Poole added 31 and Andrew Wiggins had 17 as the Warriors clinched a playoff spot and snapped a four-game losing streak. TIP-INSJazz: Conley scored 9 in the third quarter, which helped stem the tide for the Jazz as the Warriors tried eating into their lead. Warriors: Golden State committed 11 first-half turnovers that led to 17 Utah points.wftv.com
Bogdanovic hits 11 3-pointers as Jazz defeat Thunder 116-103
Bojan Bogdanovic said making a Utah Jazz franchise-record 11 3-pointers wasn't all that complicated. Bogdanovic scored 35 points to help the Jazz defeat the Thunder 116-103 on Sunday night. Bogdanovic's previous career high for made 3s was eight — a total he had reached by the end of the third quarter.news.yahoo.com
Jordan Poole scores 20 points, Warriors hold off Jazz 94-92
Jazz Warriors Basketball Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives to the basket against Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Jordan Poole scored 20 points to lead a balanced Golden State scoring attack, and the Warriors held off a late Utah rally to beat the Jazz 94-92 on Sunday night. That streak dates back to exactly a year ago, when the Jazz won 127-108 in Utah on Jan. 23, 2021. Warriors: Veteran Andre Iguodala sat out as Golden State manages his left hip injury. ... Golden State took care of the ball, committing just 10 turnovers.wftv.com
Roadies: Bogdanovic scores 36, Jazz beat Nuggets 115-109
Jazz Nuggets Basketball Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, left, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Davon Reed defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)DENVER — (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 36 points and the Utah Jazz stretched their road winning streak to 10 games by beating the Denver Nuggets 115-109 on Wednesday night. Nuggets star Nikola Jokic had 26 points, 21 rebounds and 11 assists for his 64th career triple-double. The Jazz led 57-56 at halftime, fueled by Bogdanovic, who had 19 points in the first two quarters. Nuggets: C Vlatko Cancar is out indefinitely after breaking his right foot during Monday’s loss at Dallas.wftv.com
Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz
Jazz Clippers Basketball Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, center, dunks over Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors, right, as guard Donovan Mitchell watches during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. Leonard provided the highlight of the night with his dunk late in the second quarter. Leonard and George have each scored at least 20 points in all 11 games this postseason. Utah won the tip and scored on Bogdanovic's dunk before the Clippers scored the next 10 points and never looked back as Leonard had five points during the early run. LA led 105-85 with 6:48 remaining before the Jazz countered with a 17-7 run to cut it in half with 2:10 left.wftv.com
Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George each scored 31 points — the second straight game they have both had over 30 points — and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 118-104 in Game 4 Monday night to even their Western Conference second-round series at two games apiece.
Mitchell nets 25, Jazz overcome Morant, Grizzlies 141-129
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points in his much-anticipated return from a sprained ankle and the Utah Jazz overcame Ja Morant’s franchise-record 47 points in a 141-129 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, tying the first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Bogdanovic scores 22 as Jazz top Thunder 109-93
Jazz Thunder Basketball Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Aleksej Pokusevski (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-93 on Friday night to inch closer to claiming the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 18 rebounds for the Jazz, who had lost two straight. Oklahoma City entered the night tied for the league’s third-worst winning percentage. Bogdanovic scored 13 points in the first half and Gobert had nine points and 11 rebounds.wftv.com
Stephen Curry's late 3 lifts Warriors past Jazz 119-116
Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left moments after missing from deep, scoring 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz 119-116 on Monday night to keep hold of the eighth seed in the playoff race.
Bogdanovic scores career-high 48 points, Jazz beat Nuggets
Nuggets Jazz Basketball Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) guards Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, May 7, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points to rally the Utah Jazz past the Denver Nuggets 127-120 on Friday night. Bogdanovic went 16 of 23 from the field — making a career-high eight 3-pointers — to lead the NBA-leading Jazz to their fourth straight victory. Denver scored just one basket over a six-minute stretch and couldn’t quite erase the resulting deficit. Clarkson answered with a stepback 3-pointer with 51.7 seconds left and Bogdanovic hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.wftv.com
Mitchell scores 27, Jazz rout short-handed Nets 118-88
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives around Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and the Utah Jazz routed the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 118-88 on Wednesday night. This matchup between Eastern and Western Conference contenders lost some luster when the Nets James Harden was scratched due to a sore neck. At halftime, the Jazz led 63-38 – the lowest scoring first half of the season for Brooklyn. Even with all their stars, the Nets have struggled defensively this season and relied on their supercharged offense to get their wins.
Embiid, Harris lead 76ers to OT victory over Jazz
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, goes up for a shot against Utah Jazz's Bojan Bogdanovic, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. The game included four players who will be participating in Sunday’s All-Star game in Embiid and Simmons, and Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Jazz. AdThe Jazz beat Philadelphia 134-123 on Feb. 15 in Utah when Embiid sat with a back injury. The 76ers couldn’t free their shooters for a tying 3, so Embiid stepped back and drained one himself with 5.9 seconds remaining. Mitchell had 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Jazz, who lost their second straight.
Williamson pushes Pelicans past NBA-leading Jazz, 129-124
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket over Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang, left, and center Rudy Gobert, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – Zion Williamson had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a late Utah charge to beat the NBA-leading Jazz 129-124 on Monday night. Williamson scored 15 points and added a pair of assists in the quarter. ... Utah had its highest scoring second quarter of the season with 41 points ... Utah shot 45.5% (46 of 101), including 17 of 43 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Hart scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds.
Butler, Dragic carry Heat past NBA-best Jazz, 124-116
Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI – The Miami Heat don't believe in statement wins. “A high-level game," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, “and we had some big plays down the stretch." Duncan Robinson scored 15 and Kendrick Nunn added 12 for the Heat, who held Utah to 29% shooting in the fourth quarter. It was the sixth game in Heat history in which both teams had at least 94 points through three quarters.
Clippers edge Jazz 116-112, snap Utah's 9-game win streak
Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, right, celebrates with forward Kawhi Leonard during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES – Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, reserve Lou Williams had 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers edged Utah 116-112 on Friday night, snapping the Jazz's nine-game winning streak. Los Angeles played without a center in the fourth, when Morris was added to the rotation and scored 10 points. “We got our guys back and we wanted to win this game,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said. His pair of free throws sent Los Angeles into the fourth leading 79-75.
Jokic has 47 points, Nuggets end Jazz winning streak at 11
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, fights for control of a rebound with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Denver. It’s just a game,” Jokic said. I’m going to score however much I need just to win the game.”Jokic matched his career high with 47 points and the fast-starting Nuggets beat the Jazz 128-117 on Sunday to end the NBA’s longest winning streak of the season. Bojan Bogdanovic led the Jazz with 29 points, and Donovan Mitchell had 13 in 31 minutes after missing two games while in concussion protocol. JaMychal Green had all nine of his points in the fourth quarter when the Nuggets got the lead back to 20.
Jazz rout Warriors for 8th straight; Curry now 2nd in 3s
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Curry finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Golden State. Curry scored four baskets and assisted on five others to help the Warriors cut the Jazz lead to 36-28. Jazz: Bogdanovic matched his previous career high of seven assists, set in 2016, by halftime. … Utah outrebounded Golden State 69-41, and eight players made a 3-pointer.
Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Pelicans 118-102
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, goes to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Jordan Clarkson added 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and reserve Joe Ingles scored 15 points. The Jazz disrupted shots, crashed the boards, and sprinted up the court on numerous possessions to stay a step ahead of the Pelicans. … New Orleans scored 22 points off 14 Jazz turnovers.
Gobert lifts Jazz past Pelicans 106-104 in NBA restart
He scored 13 points in just more than 15 minutes, highlighted by a couple alley-oop dunks, one on a nearly half-court lob from Lonzo Ball. But Williamson checked out for good with 7:19 left in the fourth quarter and watched the tense finish from the sideline. Thats all it is.Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points for Utah and helped lead a second-half comeback, while Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley each added 20. When Jordan has space on the floor to work, hes really difficult to guard," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. The Jazz went 8 of 34 from 3-point range but scored 54 points in the paint and went 24 of 28 on foul shots.
Coronavirus behind him, Utah's Rudy Gobert looking forward
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert shoots during practice before a NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Salt Lake City. Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed. He was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus and that prompted many to blame him for the league's shutdown in response to the pandemic. Im in a good place, you know, Gobert told reporters Friday. And you know, thats what I did.Gobert immediately started trying to show remorse.
Mitchell scores 30 in Utah’s win against Orlando
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz defeated the Orlando Magic 109-102 Tuesday night. The Jazz are now 16-11 and the Magic are 12-15. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic also had 30 points on the night. Nikola Vucevic scored 12 points with 11 rebounds in the 109-102 loss.