Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Jazz Gaming fight for playoffs in increasingly relevant NBA 2K League

Jazz Gaming fight for playoffs in increasingly relevant NBA 2K League

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:15am

After a tough start, the NBA 2K League is adapting its product and finding success on the virtual hardwood. That includes Jazz Gaming, who are fighting for a playoff spot with five games remaining and $300K on the line.
The Triple Team: Jazz finish summer league with 92-86 loss to Grizzlies

The Triple Team: Jazz finish summer league with 92-86 loss to Grizzlies

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:05pm

The Jazz's participation in the NBA Summer League came to an end Saturday, but Georges Niang and Naz Mitrou-Long (signed to contracts with the Jazz) worked together well in the contest.
Jazz sign Georges Niang to multi-year deal

Jazz sign Georges Niang to multi-year deal

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:54pm

The Jazz signed Georges Niang to a multi-year contract on Friday, ensuring that the former Iowa State forward will stay with the franchise.
The Triple Team: Jazz win sloppy, starless game over Magic 75-70

The Triple Team: Jazz win sloppy, starless game over Magic 75-70

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:08pm

Three thoughts on the Jazz and Magic playing an ugly basketball game without their best players on Friday, Jairus' Lyles new tryout contract with the Jazz, and Karl Malone's visit to Vegas and interview on ESPN.
The Triple Team: Grayson Allen impresses, Jazz defense disappoints against Heat

The Triple Team: Grayson Allen impresses, Jazz defense disappoints against Heat

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:00pm

Grayson Allen had his best scoring performance of summer league so far with 17 points, including two of his first dunks in a Jazz uniform. Meanwhile, the team struggled defensively in front of their more established Jazz teammates.
The Triple Team: Niang and Bradley lead Jazz to summer league win over Knicks

The Triple Team: Niang and Bradley lead Jazz to summer league win over Knicks

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:21pm

Three thoughts on Georges Niang leading the summer league Jazz to a win, Tony Bradley's dominant 3-minute stretch before leaving due to injury, and Diamond Stone's career development.
The Triple Team: Blazers overwhelm Jazz in 93-78 summer league loss

The Triple Team: Blazers overwhelm Jazz in 93-78 summer league loss

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 7th - 4:51pm

The Jazz matched Portland's physicality, but not their athleticism, in a summer league loss Saturday. That, plus thoughts on Grayson Allen and Donovan Mitchell's self-awareness, and Mitchell's Karl Malone tribute.
Utah Jazz waive Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko

Utah Jazz waive Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 7th - 10:22am

Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko was waived by the Utah Jazz on Saturday morning, bringing the Jazz's roster to 14 players.
Why the Jazz kept their free agents

Why the Jazz kept their free agents

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 6th - 2:32pm

The Jazz held a press conference Friday after re-signing Derrick Favors, Dante Exum, and Raul Neto. But the most revealing part wasn't what was said on the podium, but in an email sent by Dennis Lindsey afterward.
The Triple Team: Grayson Allen, Stanton Kidd lead Jazz to win over Hawks

The Triple Team: Grayson Allen, Stanton Kidd lead Jazz to win over Hawks

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 5th - 10:49pm

Grayson Allen struggled with his shot again on Thursday, but again set his teammates up well and brought fire to the game (including a skirmish with Trae Young). But it was an unheralded late addition to the Jazz's summer league roster that led the team in points in a win over the Hawks.
The Triple Team: Jazz starters almost complete 26-point comeback against Memphis

The Triple Team: Jazz starters almost complete 26-point comeback against Memphis

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:32pm

Without Grayson Allen on the floor, the Jazz's starters played well, but the bench struggled. Tony Bradley played well, and the connection between Naz Mitrou-Long and Georges Niang was a clear highlight.
Dante Exum, Raul Neto return to Jazz after agreeing to multi-year deals

Dante Exum, Raul Neto return to Jazz after agreeing to multi-year deals

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:16pm

Point guards Dante Exum and Raul Neto agreed to terms on multi-year deals with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
The Triple Team: Allen struggles to score but adds assists, rebounds in summer league debut

The Triple Team: Allen struggles to score but adds assists, rebounds in summer league debut

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:29pm

Jazz draftee Grayson Allen shot just 4-16 in his summer league debut, but nearly had a triple-double anyway thanks to his ability to read the floor and pick up loose balls for the Jazz.
Derrick Favors signs 2-year contract to stay with Utah Jazz

Derrick Favors signs 2-year contract to stay with Utah Jazz

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 1:09pm

Derrick Favors, the Utah Jazz's longest-tenured player, is going to be around at least a little bit longer.
10 mid-level exception free agents available to the Jazz

10 mid-level exception free agents available to the Jazz

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 29th - 7:32pm

Since it seems likely that the Jazz's best tool in free agency will be the mid-level exception, here are 10 players from other teams that the Jazz could look to add with that money.
Jazz would have to sacrifice to open up cap space for NBA free agency

Jazz would have to sacrifice to open up cap space for NBA free agency

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 28th - 5:37pm

Some Jazz fans are dreaming of signing big-name free agents like Paul George, but they'd have to make some other dominoes fall before getting enough cap space to sign a player to a maximum contract.
Grayson Allen ready for his Utah basketball life to begin

Grayson Allen ready for his Utah basketball life to begin

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 27th - 5:45pm

From a new city, to a new number, to new teammates, to a more difficult level of play, Grayson Allen is facing a lot of changes in his move to professional basketball. Next week, he'll get the chance to show off at the Utah Jazz Summer League.
Gobert named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year; Mitchell, Snyder finish runner-up in rookie and coach races

Gobert named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year; Mitchell, Snyder finish runner-up in rookie and coach races

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:57pm

Utah's Rudy Gobert was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year on Monday night at the annual NBA award show. Meanwhile, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons won the coveted Rookie of the Year award, with Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell finishing as the runner-up. Jazz coach Quin Snyder also didn't win Coach of the Year.
Was Grayson Allen a good pick for the Jazz?

Was Grayson Allen a good pick for the Jazz?

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:26pm

KSL.com's Andy Larsen was not a fan of Grayson Allen's selection by the Utah Jazz at No. 21 in the 2018 NBA Draft. After some research, there's more reason for optimism.
Jazz draft Duke's Grayson Allen at No. 21 in the 2018 NBA Draft

Jazz draft Duke's Grayson Allen at No. 21 in the 2018 NBA Draft

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:24pm

The Utah Jazz have selected Grayson Allen from Duke with the No. 21 selection in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Who's going to be available when the Jazz pick? The reporting-based NBA mock draft

Who's going to be available when the Jazz pick? The reporting-based NBA mock draft

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:57pm

When drafting No. 21, whether or not a team has a good draft can be very contingent on what happens in the first 20 picks. So who's going to be available when the Jazz pick? KSL.com's Andy Larsen looked at reports from around the league.
Minor league baseball's Orem Owlz to move to Pueblo, Colorado

Minor league baseball's Orem Owlz to move to Pueblo, Colorado

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:22pm

According to reports, minor league baseball's Orem Owlz will announce its intention to move to Pueblo, Colorado on Wednesday.
Can the Jazz find another Royce O'Neale this weekend?

Can the Jazz find another Royce O'Neale this weekend?

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 8th - 4:35pm

The Jazz are hosting another free agent minicamp this Friday and Saturday, as they try to find the next Royce O'Neale, one of 53 percent of players who have taken a circuitous path to the NBA.
Jazz work out Elie Okobo, Anfernee Simons; Donovan Mitchell's media tour

Jazz work out Elie Okobo, Anfernee Simons; Donovan Mitchell's media tour

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 7th - 4:10pm

The Jazz hosted another workout with two guards with significant NBA potential: Elie Okobo and Anfernee Simons. Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell has done an incredible amount of national media in the last 36 hours.
Jazz scout 4 first-round prospects for No. 21 pick in Monday workout

Jazz scout 4 first-round prospects for No. 21 pick in Monday workout

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:26pm

Duke's Grayson Allen, Villanova's Jalen Brunson, UCLA's Aaron Holiday, and Creighton's Khyri Thomas all worked out against each other in Monday's draft workout for the Utah Jazz.