JD Shaw: The Jazz have signed both William Howard and Stanton Kidd to contracts. – via Twitter JShawNBA
So I assume they aren't fully guaranteed. They must like Kidd. He was starting in summer league and supposedly they tried to sign him last year. He shot 40% last summer league but didn't look like much of a shooter to me. My money is on Howard. Two more spots. Need centers no?
Tony Jones: The Jazz are still not quite ready to proceed with signing Davis/Green/Mudiay…they are still working through signing Nigel Williams-Goss…once that is squared away, they can proceed – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
Tony Jones: Kidd and Howard, according to sources, both stood out in Jazz mini-camp. The jazz were impressed enough with both to give both a contract and a shot at the main roster – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
Tony Jones: The jazz wanted to add wing depth and signing Kidd and Howard helps in that department. The Jazz have long been interested in Kidd and love his defense and athleticism – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
appears to me they need a center more than wing. As things stand Bradley will probably have to suit up for the Jazz when he should be getting game time with the Stars
Tony Jones: Both Howard and Kidd are partially guaranteed this season, according to league sources. As has been previously reported, Miye Oni is fully guaranteed for this season – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
Conley bucks the trend of smaller guards that struggle as they age. He posted some of the best offensive numbers of his career last season, and has a variety of skills on that end of the floor that should be very exciting to Utah fans. From the three to the floater, his mastery of the pick and roll to his quick hesitation moves and finishes at the rim, he has really improved as a scorer and should (in theory) be a perfect match next to Donovan Mitchell on that end. Defensively he may struggle a bit as he ages, but as long as health isn’t an issue his ability both on and off the ball should more than negate that.
the floater or the lob to Rudy. Can't wait!
He can alleviate some of the pressure in terms of being looked to to create offense not only for himself, but for others. Mitchell is a solid facilitator, but he cannot be asked to consistently carry the load alone. Mike will help bear that burden and then some, as Conley is still a top-30 NBA player and is capable of taking over games for stretches himself. In Utah, Mike doesn’t have to be the man - that’s Donovan. We always believed that Mike was the 2nd or 3rd best player on a title contender. We now will see if that’s true - Conley will get to be a key supporter, which should make all the difference for Mitchell.
The man is Rudy. He finally gets the supporting cast he deserves
Bobby Marks: Utah used $2.7M in cap space and split it between: Miye One, Stanton Kidd and William Howard. Each were signed to a three-year pact with a partial on Kidd and Howard. Expect Ed Davis, Emmanuel Mudiay and Jeff Green now to sign. – via Twitter BobbyMarks42
That sort of jump in a team’s defensive ability has less to do with the roster, but the coach’s game plan. Quin Snyder put in place a defensive philosophy that everyone on the team has bought into and displayed.
than why has it sucked without Rudy?
Snyder should also be credited heavily with player development. In 2014-2015, only Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert and Dante Exum were the players on the team that still remain today. Back then, any NBA fan would not know those three names. They just weren’t good players at the time.
Ingles and Rudy were nut let's give Quin the credit like Sloan gets credit for his HOFers.
If the team can secure a top three seed in the wide-open West, and possibly make it to the Conference Finals, then Snyder will very well be looking at a Coach of the Year award.
anything less and they need to find a new coach. No more excuses
But therein lies the exact problem the Clippers face with Harrell. He’s definitely undersized for a center, measuring in at six-foot-eight. Gobert only has five pounds on Montrezl, but he has five whole inches. Sure, Harrell is known for badgering even the best of bigs with his gritty D, but it remains a matchup in which Rudy should still have the edge due to his size.
Harrell has the length of a center. His height is meaningless
Rudy needs to improve his offensive repertoire to where he has at least some semblance of a move he can use to get the ball up and over shorter but stronger players like Harrell or Green. He also needs to get stronger with the ball in his hands so he can muscle through equally tall opponents such as Zubac and still get to the rack. He also needs to improve as a free throw shooter so that when all his foe can hope to do is foul him, he will still make them pay.
shouldn't matter much now with the spacing they will have. Good luck stopping them
Mike Vorkunov: Knicks HC David Fizdale will be one of the coaches going to the NBA/FIBA’s Basketball Without Borders camp in Senegal later this month. Doc Rivers, Kenny Atkinson, Elton Brand, Joel Embiid, Ed Davis, Tacko Fall, and a slew of other coaches and players will work the event. – via Twitter MikeVorkunov
Shams Charania: Sources: Euroleague guard Nigel Williams-Goss has signed a three-year, $4.8M deal with the Jazz, with the first season fully guaranteed. He was the No. 55 pick to Utah in 2017 draft. – via Twitter ShamsCharania
Storyline: Nigel Williams-Goss Free Agency
Eric Woodyard: The Utah Jazz announced that the team has signed guard Nigel Williams-Goss. He will wear no. 0. – via Twitter E_Woodyard