The Utah Jazz finally released their Vegas Summer league roster. That's good, because the games start on Friday, and there is a free scrimmage at the ESA at 6 pm MT on Thursday where you will meet these guys. On July 1st we originally posted the roster, and we got every player correct -- though we couldn't have predicted Diante Garrett would be traded. Since the trade another point guard was added to the list, and a bunch of wings.
Now the roster stands at 16 players -- all of them they have seen before. (I am adamant that the Jazz worked out Mardy Collins years ago, in a predraft deal. I'd bet $50 bucks on that.) They are as follows:
|Player||Pos||HT||WT||Age||From||Last seen||Last team||League|
|1||Trey Burke||1||6||1||190||21.65||Michigan||On Team||Utah Jazz||NBA|
|2||Dante Exum||1||2||6||6||190||18.98||Australia||Drafted||High School||Australia|
|3||Nick Covington||1||6||2||200||28.89||Weber St||Free Agent Camp '14||Erie Bay Hawks||NBA-DL|
|4||Ian Clark||2||1||6||3||173||23.31||Belmont||On Team||Utah Jazz||NBA|
|5||Mardy Collins||2||3||6||6||220||29.95||Temple||Former NBA Player||Olympiacos||Greece|
|6||Chris Roberts||2||6||4||205||26.31||Bradley||Summer League '13||JuveCaserta||Italy|
|7||Khalif Wyatt||2||6||4||205||23.08||Temple||New Face||Springfield Armor||NBA-DL|
|9||Jerry Evans||3||6||8||188||23.57||Nevada||Predraft Workout '14||Nevada||NCAA|
|10||Niels Giffey||3||2||6||7||205||23.10||UCONN||Predraft Workout '14||UCONN||NCAA|
|11||Malcolm Thomas||3||4||6||9||225||25.66||San Diego St||On Team||Utah Jazz||NBA|
|12||Rudy Gobert||5||7||2||245||22.03||France||On Team||Utah Jazz||NBA|
|13||Greg Somogyi||5||7||3||242||24.77||Hungary||Predraft Workout '13||Alba Fehervar||Hungary|
|14||Erik Murphy||5||4||6||10||230||23.70||Florida||On Team||Utah Jazz||NBA|
|15||Jason Washburn||5||4||6||10||242||24.09||Utah||Free Agent Camp '14||Brussels||Belgium|
|16||Brock Motum||4||6||10||245||23.74||Washington St||Free Agent Camp '14||Virtus Bologna||Italy|
I think we're still mostly excited for Trey Burke, Dante Exum, and Rudy Gobert. Rodney Hood is also going to get a chance, while we discover if Erik Murphy or Malcolm Thomas got better or not.
If you missed it before, we broke down five things to follow as Summer League progresses, and have the full schedule here.
FURTHERMORE, Peter and Prodigal Punk will be there in Vegas to report on the games for our site. Get in contact with them if you are going to be in town, and have fun!