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Dennis Lindsey joined “The Big Show” on Friday afternoon to provide the “Utah Jazz Insider Report” as the general manager and company was putting the finishing touches on their pitches for free agents, including Derrick Favors, Dante Exum, and Raul Neto.

"We had a good year, and our 3 incumbent free agents, for lack of a better description, had a lot to do with that, especially when healthy."

— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) June 29, 2018

"Look, we win a lot of games on the value and production that Rudy and Derrick give us at the five. It's not only Rudy but the other 14 minutes Derrick gives us where we're holding leads or taking leads." -DL

— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) June 29, 2018

Other dates for Jazz player contracts:
Thabo- July 1, DL says "he's healthy and doing well"
Jerebko and Udoh- July 9th

Lindsey: "We have some optionality. We're going through all those iterations and we will hold those conversations close to the vest."

— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) June 29, 2018

What Lindsey wants to see out of his team at summer league(s):

"As always play Utah Jazz basketball. Defend great, share the ball, put the team first. There's a lot of ways you can make the Utah Jazz a better team."

— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) June 29, 2018

"It doesn't take a trained eye to see his body has developed, and he's kept his speed post ACL surgery. So we're excited about him and the meeting we're going to have with him, and we're confident in our projections that he's going to be a very good NBA player." -DL...​

SALT LAKE CITY — Grayson Allen arrived in Salt Lake City early Wednesday after spending nearly a week in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.

His phone has been ringing off the hook for the past six days since being taken No. 21 in the NBA Draft, from family, friends, former coaches and peers wishing him the best of luck as a member of the Jazz.

"It took me a couple days to reply back to everyone but it's just a good feeling to feel all the support from everyone around you," Allen admitted.

Full Story from the Deseret News...
DANTÉ Exum has officially become a restricted free agent, after the Utah Jazz tendered a qualifying offer to him, and the Australian says he’s entered the off-season with an open mind.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Rudy Gobert is the NBA's best defensive player.

The Utah Jazz center on Monday night received the league's Defensive Player of the Year award just minutes after his teammate Donovan Mitchell lost out to Philadelphia's Ben Simmons for Rookie of the Year.

The 7-foot-1 Frenchman received the honors over 76ers center Joel Embiid and New Orleans big man Anthony Davis despite missing 26 games during the regular season.

Gobert's return from injury in mid-January was a catalyst for the Jazz's 29-5 finish to the regular season, as the team wound up second in the league in defensive rating.

For the year, Gobert averaged 2.3 blocks per game.

Full Story from the Deseret News...

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—The argument over who should win the NBA's Rookie of the Year award is over.

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons received the honors Monday night during the league's annual award show, beating out Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Boston's Jayson Tatum.

Simmons, who missed his entire first year with the 76ers because of injury, averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game as the race for the award between him and Mitchell was hotly contested throughout the campaign.

Mitchell averaged 20.5 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds for the Jazz, while Tatum starred for the Celtics as they made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Full Story from the Deseret News...