I get pretty worn out by the time the NBA Draft is finished, but that's where things are just starting. In a few days the Utah Jazz will be participating again in the yearly Orlando Summer League. The Full Schedule and analysis can be found here, but if you just want to know the games here they are:
Here is the full Jazz schedule:
|Sunday||July||7||Miami Heat||vs||Utah Jazz||11:00 AM|
|Monday||July||8||No Jazz Game|
|Tuesday||July||9||Utah Jazz||vs||Houston Rockets||1:00 PM|
|Wednesday||July||10||Utah Jazz||vs||Brooklyn Nets||9:00 AM|
|Thursday||July||11||Indiana Pacers||vs||Utah Jazz||9:00 AM|
And the team should be there right now because some of the players were socially media-ing their way there.
Anyway, here are the 19 players selected to form the team:
|1||G||Trey Burke||33||6||1||185||Michigan||20||0||He should dominate|
|2||G||Alec Burks||10||6||6||205||Colorado||21||2||Third time playing summer league|
|3||G||Kevin Murphy||55||6||6||185||Tennessee Tech||23||1||Needs on-court experience|
|4||F||Jeremy Evans||40||6||9||194||W. Kentucky||25||3||Was late addition last year to team|
|5||C||Rudy Gobert||27||7||1||235||France||21||0||Expect struggles|
|G||Michael Stockton||21||6||1||170||Westminister||24||0||John's son, played in last summer league|
|G||Jerel McNeal||23||6||3||200||Marquette||26||1||Got Raja Bell bought out last year|
|G||Chris Roberts||58||6||4||205||Bradley||25||0||Jazz FA Mini-Camp|
|G||Dionte Christmas||60||6||5||205||Temple||26||0||Played w Boston last summer league|
|G||Rodney Green||68||6||5||210||La Salle||25||0||Jazz FA Mini-Camp|
|GF||William Buford||62||6||6||220||Ohio St.||23||0||Jazz FA Mini-Camp|
|F||Tony Gaffney||88||6||8||215||Massachusetts||28||0||Played for Utah Flash, last summer league|
|F||Jeff Brooks||74||6||8||215||Penn St.||24||0||10.0 3pt% last yr in Europe|
|F||Drew Gordon||82||6||8||245||New Mexico||22||0||Jazz FA Mini-Camp|
|F||Delroy James||70||6||8||220||Rhode Island||27||0||Relies on physical ability|
|FC||Rick Jackson||96||6||9||240||Syracuse||24||0||Jazz FA Mini-Camp|
|F||James Mays||72||6||9||230||Clemson||27||0||3.19 s sprint . . . In 2008|
|F||Amath M'Baye||64||6||9||216||Oklahoma||23||0||From France|
|FC||Rasid Mahalbasic||94||6||11||220||Slovenia||22||0||Jazz FA Mini-Camp|
You may remember some of them from before, so I've included links to their exploits! I guess this year Gobert is our Salah Mejri in terms of being a really huge guy who is tall and blocks shots. I hope to see more from Michael Stockton -- he's had another year in Europe to get better. What I really enjoyed from watching him last year was his willingness to set screens, play defense, and be "tough".
A lot of these guys are "old", but have experience. So that should temper out what we get with our lineups. The vast majority of the invites this year are guys we've already seen before at the closed door Jazz mini free agent camp.
And lastly, if you wanted to see the stats from LAST year in Orlando, here they are:
I hope everyone has a good time out there, no injuries, and people play at their best ability. The Games start in 4 days! Woo!