TAG: Enes Kanter

GIFs, Video / Jan 10, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Watch Rudy Gobert Easily Swat Serge Ibaka’s Soaring Dunk Attempt

Rudy Gobert, Serge Ibaka

Rudy Gobert, Serge Ibaka

Not many shot-blockers could thwart an aggressive Serge Ibaka dunk attempt. Fortunately for the Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert isn’t most shot-blockers. For the highlight of his seven blocks, watch the ascendant 7-2 Frenchman easily swat Ibaka’s soaring slam try during his team’s hard-fought loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 12, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Watch Jazz Behemoth Rudy Gobert Dunk On Defenders, Block Shot Into Stands

Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert

The Utah Jazz elected against signing Enes Kanter to an extension before the Halloween deadline, effectively allowing the fourth-year big man to enter restricted free agency this summer. While there isn’t one single factor that contributed to the decision of GM Dennis Lindsey and company, the presence of backup center Rudy Gobert surely loomed larger than any other. Watch the behemoth Frenchman show off his wholly unique blend of length and athleticism by dunking on a pair of Atlanta Hawks defenders and swatting a layup into the stands just a few possessions later. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Hayward On Max Contract: “I Don’t Think I have To Live Up To Anything Now”

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season. The Utah Jazz matched the offer and will be bringing Hayward back on a maximum-level contract. Yesterday, Hayward spoke about the new reality of being a max player and the increased expectation that come with that label. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

5 NBA Players Who Need Freedom

Enes Kanter

Jimmer Fredette was the poster boy for the “free him” campaign. The talented BYU alumni was underutilized and did not receive nearly enough minutes in the Kings system. Now not every frustrated player, feeling like he hasn’t really got his shot, gets the luxury of a buyout. There are an awful lot of players in the NBA who might be better off somewhere else. There are other players like Eric Bledsoe, James Harden and Goran Dragic who contributed steadily to their teams but reached All-Star levels in bigger roles. It’s up to the franchise brass to seek these players out and attain their services before they pop on the big stage. Obviously a 30-something-year old player isn’t magically going to become a superstar overnight but there are a lot of young players being poorly utilized. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 25 Biggest Fails Of The NBA Season

Pierre the Pelican

Pierre the Pelican (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Monster dunks. Nothing-but-net threes. Alley-oops. All are wonderful moments we’ve witnessed so far this season. There have been plenty of good moments: KD‘s recent scoring outburst, ‘Melo‘s record-breaking game, and Greg Oden‘s return… none of which you’ll see on this list. This is dedicated to the bad and the ugly, the plays that left you thinking WTF was that, what were they thinking? This season has been one of the most competitive and fun seasons to watch in recent memory, but it’s only right we have some fun at the halfway point. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (1.17)

Tyson Chandler

BUY LOW TYSON CHANDLER, New York Knicks Pretty much nothing has gone right for Tyson Chandler this season, but the Knicks as a team have turned their season around in the last couple weeks, and they won’t be able to keep it up without their man in the middle. With Chandler averaging just 7.9 points and 7.5 rebounds on the season, you probably won’t have to give up too much for him. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2013 / 6:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Utah Jazz

Gordon Hayward

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Jazz team with a lot of cap room, a young roster and very little chance of winning. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 21, 2013 / 9:45 am

Watch Reggie Jackson’s Fast Break And-1 Slam Over Jazz Center Enes Kanter

Reggie Jackson

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be missing their All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook for at least the first two months of the season. While that means Kevin Durant will be carrying a heavier offensive load, it also means increased playing time for third year guard Reggie Jackson. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 2:15 pm

The 5 Worst Teams In The NBA Right Now

2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Somebody has to be last, and somebody has to deliver the news that there are certain NBA teams that are going to be bad and have no hope for the 2013-14 season. But is it always an insult to consider a team as weak? There are different levels to being bad in sports. Read More »