2017–18 Utah Jazz season
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.
|2017–18 Utah Jazz season|
|Head coach||Quin Snyder|
|General manager||Dennis Lindsey|
|Arena||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|Place||Division: 3rd (Northwest)|
Conference: 5th (Western)
|Playoff finish||Conference Semifinals|
(Lost to Rockets 1–4)
|Television||Root Sports Utah, AT&T SportsNet|
97.5 The Zone
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.
|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|
|2017–18 Utah Jazz roster|
|y – Portland Trail Blazers||49||33||.598||0.0||28–13||21–20||9–7||82|
|x – Oklahoma City Thunder||48||34||.585||1.0||27–14||21–20||5–11||82|
|x – Utah Jazz||48||34||.585||1.0||28–13||20–21||7–9||82|
|x – Minnesota Timberwolves||47||35||.573||2.0||30–11||17–24||10–6||82|
|1||z – Houston Rockets *||65||17||.793||–||82|
|2||y – Golden State Warriors *||58||24||.707||7.0||82|
|3||y – Portland Trail Blazers *||49||33||.598||16.0||82|
|4||x – Oklahoma City Thunder||48||34||.585||17.0||82|
|5||x – Utah Jazz||48||34||.585||17.0||82|
|6||x – New Orleans Pelicans||48||34||.585||17.0||82|
|7||x – San Antonio Spurs||47||35||.573||18.0||82|
|8||x – Minnesota Timberwolves||47||35||.573||18.0||82|
|10||Los Angeles Clippers||42||40||.512||23.0||82|
|11||Los Angeles Lakers||35||47||.427||30.0||82|
|2017 pre-season game log|
Total: 5–0 (Home: 3–0; Road: 2–0)
Pre-season: 5–0 (Home: 3–0; Road: 2–0)
|2017–18 season schedule|
|2018 playoff game log|
Total: 5–6 (Home: 3–2; Road: 2–4)
First Round: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Conference Semifinals: 1–4 (Home: 0–1; Road: 1–3)
|2018 playoff schedule|
|June 22, 2017||to Utah Jazz
Draft rights to Donovan Mitchell (pick 13)
|To Denver Nuggets|
Draft rights to Tyler Lydon (pick 24)
|To Utah Jazz
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||To Utah Jazz
|To Minnesota Timberwolves|
2018 1st round pick
|February 8, 2017|
|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
Additions from non-NBA playersEdit
|Joe Ingles||July 25, 2017|
|Jonas Jerebko||2-year contract worth $8.2 million||Boston Celtics|
|Thabo Sefolosha||2-year contract worth $10.5 million||Atlanta Hawks|
|Royce O'Neale||3-year contract worth $3,812,377||Herbalife Gran Canaria|
|Eric Griffin||Two-way contract||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|Ekpe Udoh||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|
|Player||Reason left||New team|
|Shelvin Mack||2-year contract worth $12 million||Orlando Magic|
|George Hill||3-year contract worth $57 million||Sacramento Kings|
|Gordon Hayward||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|
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- "Jazz Sign Forward Jonas Jerebko". NBA.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "Jazz Sign Thabo Sefolosha". NBA.com. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "Jazz Sign Royce O'Neale". NBA.com. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Jazz Sign Eric Griffin to a Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Jazz Sign Ekpe Udoh". NBA.com. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
- "Orlando Magic Sign Shelvin Mack". nba.com/magic. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Kings Sign George Hill". nba.com/kings. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Boston Celtics Sign Gordon Hayward". nba.com/celtics. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- Utah Jazz (July 7, 2018). "We've waived Jonas Jerebko". Twitter. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
- The Warriors Turn To Jonas Jerebko To Build Their Bench, Forbes, Patrick Murray, July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.