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2017–18 Utah Jazz season

2017–18 Utah Jazz season

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2017–18 Utah Jazz season
Head coach Quin Snyder
General manager Dennis Lindsey
Arena Vivint Smart Home Arena
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 3rd (Northwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Rockets 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Root Sports Utah, AT&T SportsNet
Radio 1280
97.5 The Zone
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Utah Jazz season was the 44th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 39th season of the franchise in Salt Lake City. On the 4th of July, Gordon Hayward announced his departure from the Jazz and signed with the Boston Celtics. Despite that, the Jazz clinched a playoff berth for the second straight year after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers on April 8, 2018.

They finished the regular season with 48–34, which clinched the 5th seed. In the playoffs, the Jazz faced the 4th seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the First Round, winning in six games and advancing to the Semifinals for the second consecutive season, where they faced the top-seeded Houston Rockets, losing in five games.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Donovan Mitchell SG  United States Louisville
1 28 Tony Bradley PF/C  United States North Carolina
2 55 Nigel Williams-Goss PG  United States Gonzaga

Roster

2017–18 Utah Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 13 Bradley, Tony 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1998–01–08 North Carolina
G 10 Burks, Alec 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1991–07–20 Colorado
F 99 Crowder, Jae 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1990–07–06 Marquette
G 11 Exum, Dante 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995–07–13 Lake Ginninderra (AUS)
F/C 15 Favors, Derrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1991–07–15 Georgia Tech
C 27 Gobert, Rudy (C) 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1992–06–26 France
F 2 Ingles, Joe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) 1987–10–02 Lake Ginninderra (AUS)
F 8 Jerebko, Jonas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1987–03–02 Sweden
F 21 McCree, Erik (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1993–12–20 Louisiana Tech
G 45 Mitchell, Donovan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1996–09–07 Louisville
G 25 Neto, Raul 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1992–05–19 Brazil
F 31 Niang, Georges (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1993–06–17 Iowa State
F 23 O'Neale, Royce 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 226 lb (103 kg) 1993–06–05 Baylor
G 3 Rubio, Ricky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990–10–21 Spain
F 22 Sefolosha, Thabo  (S) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1984–05–02 Switzerland
G 5 Stockton, David 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1991–06–24 Gonzaga
F/C 33 Udoh, Ekpe 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1987–05–20 Baylor
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2018–05–08

Standings

Division

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yPortland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 0.0 28–13 21–20 9–7 82
xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 1.0 27–14 21–20 5–11 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 1.0 28–13 20–21 7–9 82
xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 2.0 30–11 17–24 10–6 82
Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 3.0 31–10 15–26 9–7 82


Conference

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zHouston Rockets * 65 17 .793 82
2 yGolden State Warriors * 58 24 .707 7.0 82
3 yPortland Trail Blazers * 49 33 .598 16.0 82
4 xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 17.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 17.0 82
6 xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 82
8 xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 18.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 19.0 82
10 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 23.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 30.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 38.0 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 82
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 44.0 82

Game log

Preseason

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 5–0 (Home: 3–0; Road: 2–0)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season

2017–18 game log
Total: 48–34 (Home: 28–13; Road: 20–21)
2017–18 season schedule

Playoffs

2018 playoff game log
Total: 5–6 (Home: 3–2; Road: 2–4)
2018 playoff schedule

Transactions

Trades

June 22, 2017 to Utah Jazz[1]
Draft rights to Donovan Mitchell (pick 13)
To Denver Nuggets
Trey Lyles
Draft rights to Tyler Lydon (pick 24)
To Utah Jazz[2]
Draft rights to Tony Bradley (pick 28)
To Los Angeles Lakers
Draft rights to Josh Hart (pick 30)
Draft rights to Thomas Bryant (pick 42)
June 30, 2017[3][4] To Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio
To Minnesota Timberwolves
2018 1st round pick
February 8, 2017[5]
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (from Utah)
George Hill (from Sacramento)
Draft rights to Artūras Gudaitis (from Sacramento)
To Sacramento Kings
Joe Johnson (from Utah)
Iman Shumpert (from Cleveland)
2020 second round pick (from Miami via Cleveland)
Draft rights to Dimitrios Agravanis (from Cleveland)
Cash considerations (from Cleveland and Utah)
To Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (from Cleveland)
Derrick Rose (from Cleveland)
Right to swap 2024 second round picks with Cleveland

Free agency

Additions from non-NBA players[edit]

Player Signed
Joe Ingles[6] July 25, 2017

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Jonas Jerebko[7] 2-year contract worth $8.2 million Boston Celtics
Thabo Sefolosha[8] 2-year contract worth $10.5 million Atlanta Hawks
Royce O'Neale[9] 3-year contract worth $3,812,377 Herbalife Gran Canaria
Eric Griffin[10] Two-way contract Hapoel Gilboa Galil
Ekpe Udoh[11] 2-year contract worth $6.5 million Fenerbahçe Istanbul
Nate Wolters Two-way contract Red Star Belgrade
Erik McCree Two-way contract Sioux Falls Skyforce
Naz Mitrou-Long Two-way contract / 10-day contract Iowa State Cyclones / Salt Lake City Stars
Georges Niang Two-way contract Santa Cruz Warriors

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Shelvin Mack[12] 2-year contract worth $12 million Orlando Magic
George Hill[13] 3-year contract worth $57 million Sacramento Kings
Gordon Hayward[14] 4-year contract worth $128 million Boston Celtics
Joel Bolomboy Training camp cut Milwaukee Bucks / Wisconsin Herd
Eric Griffin Waived Hapoel Fattal Eilat
Nate Wolters Waived Élan Chalon
Naz Mitrou-Long Waived Salt Lake City Stars
Derrick Rose Waived Minnesota Timberwolves

On July 7, 2018, Jonas Jerebko was waived by the Jazz,[15] and picked up by the Golden State Warriors.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Trey Lyles and Tyler Lydon from Utah in Draft-Night Trade". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lakers Acquire Josh Hart, Thomas Bryant in Trade with Utah". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jazz Acquire Ricky Rubio from Timberwolves". nba.com/jazz. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Utah Jazz acquire veteran point guard Ricky Rubio from Minnesota Timberwolves". NBA.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Utah Jazz acquire Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder in three-team trade". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Re-Sign Joe Ingles". NBA.com. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jazz Sign Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jazz Sign Thabo Sefolosha". NBA.com. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jazz Sign Royce O'Neale". NBA.com. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Jazz Sign Eric Griffin to a Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jazz Sign Ekpe Udoh". NBA.com. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Orlando Magic Sign Shelvin Mack". nba.com/magic. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kings Sign George Hill". nba.com/kings. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Gordon Hayward". nba.com/celtics. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ Utah Jazz (July 7, 2018). "We've waived Jonas Jerebko". Twitter. Retrieved July 7, 2018. 
  16. ^ The Warriors Turn To Jonas Jerebko To Build Their Bench, Forbes, Patrick Murray, July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.


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