Donovan Mitchell: His potential trade destinations

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Jazz likely were at the end of the road with this core with little to no flexibility to reshape the roster. The recent maximum extensions for Gobert and Mitchell, which kicked in last season, immediately accelerated their timeline. They established the core around the two All-Stars in the 2019 … Read more

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

As NBA free agency 2022 begins, here are the top 25 available players

The thing about 2022 free agency is that we’ve already had an awful lot of action considering we haven’t even hit the “free agency” part of the program yet. Player transactions are going back and forth despite that in the form of player trades and contract extensions, even though nobody can agree to a deal … Read more

What to know about NBA free agency 2022: Exceptions, key terms and more

It’s that time of year when the NBA world gets flipped on its head. On Thursday, NBA free agency officially opens up, and we’re going to have a flurry of moves. Some of these will be free-agency signings. Some will be trades. Some will be sign-and-trades. The list of free agents isn’t as eye-popping as … Read more

Utah Jazz finalizing deal to make Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy new head coach

The Utah Jazz are finalizing a five-year contract with Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy to make him the franchise’s next head coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hardy, 34, will be the youngest active coach in the NBA. Hardy was one of four finalists who met with ownership in Salt Lake this week, including Celtics … 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

John Hollinger’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft: Chet Holmgren goes No. 1 before the real intrigue starts at No. 4

The draft isn’t for 36 more hours, but the wheels are already turning and have been for several days. More than a week ahead of Thursday’s big event, two first-round picks changed hands. What is this, the NFL? The waters will only get murkier as we get into draft night, with several more picks expected … Read more

Top 100 NBA Draft prospects for 2022: Final rankings, tiers and Big Board

Welcome to the 2022 NBA Draft Guide, a deep dive into every player and skill set you need to know heading into this year’s draft. This is the third time I’ve done one of these. Every year, the goal is simple: Try to come up with the most comprehensive document for NBA fans, college basketball … Read more