Center Ante Tomic has reportedly signed a three-year contract with FC Barcelona. The 7-foot-2, 220-pound Croatian big man was drafted No. 44 overall by the Jazz in 2008, but never played a game for Utah. A message left for Jazz General Manager Kevin O'Connor on Thursday was not immediately returned. Sulia
Ex-Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko is "50-50" about returning to the NBA for the 2012-13 season, a league source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. Salt Lake Tribune
David Aldridge: League source says Utah forward Jeremy Evans will stay with Jazz on a three-year deal worth around $5.5 million. Twitter
More money committed to next year. Good value for the end of the bench. I think he might be better off elsewhere though. He looks like he can contribute in the league and he doesn't appear to have much of a future in Utah with the guys ahead of him. Should be in Summer League.
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Brian T. Smith: Ex-#UtahJazz center Mehmet Okur at 95-percent health and wants to continue #NBA career. No signing imminent, but could ink deal with a team after the season starts. Understands he's a big who can drill 3s, and there's always a need for that in playoffs. Twitter
I see him more as a 6th man as the roster stands now.
Yep, give Hayward consistent starter minutes and bring Willams off the bench.
Originally Posted by Xiao Yao You
Funny considering what they did to the Jazz not once but twice.
Karma. Not that I believe in it, it's just funny to see stuff like that happen to Portland since they've done it twice to the Jazz and also tried to pull that crap with threatening to sue anyone who signed Darius Miles.
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Notes from an interview Friday with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin.
Corbin said Utah 2012 second-round draft pick Kevin Murphy is a "scorer." During the initial three days of Summer League camp this week near Orlando, Fla., Murphy immediately impressed with his ability to quickly get off shots and his understanding of how to play in a pro-style offense. The former Tennessee Tech guard is also longer and taller than Corbin thought he'd be.
Can't imagine him not being at the end of the bench though if the carry him though.
Second-year Jazz players Alec Burks and Enes Kanter are in excellent shape, following recent appearances at P3, a high-performance training facility in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Corbin said Utah plans to keep all 16 players in camp on its Summer League roster. But the Jazz will primarily play athletes on their official roster during next week's games
That's what 4 players?
which run from July 9-13 in Orlando.
Corbin will watch contests from the bench and stands but won't coach, relying on a rotating crew of assistants to run the team.
Corbin wouldn't comment about specific Jazz personnel changes because of the ongoing free agency moratorium period. However, he acknowledged Utah has already made a couple positive moves on paper and he likes the direction the Jazz are heading.
Corbin expects Utah's 2012-13 offense to mostly remain the same. But he expects to make some changes to the team's pick-and-roll defense, which was a liability throughout 2011-12. Alterations could be based off personnel changes, Corbin said.
Jefferson going soon?
Lastly, Corbin said it's an honor for the Jazz to have Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors practicing with the U.S. men's basketball team in Las Vegas.