ESPN's Marc Stein tweets that the Utah Jazz are going to call up NBA DLeague player Bryce Cotton.
Bryce Cotton fans are bound to like this news ... hearing Utah Jazz lining up 10-day callup of Cotton from Austin Toros out of @nbadleague— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2015
Yes, excitement! Bryce was in for a predraft workout for the Jazz back in 2014. He had previously signed a 2 year contract with the San Antonio Spurs after going undrafted, but then placed him on waivers. He was in their system and playing for the Austin Toros (their DL team). The 6'1 point guard is 22 years old (23 in August) and played four years at Providence. There he averaged 15.2 ppg, 3.0 apg, and 2.8 rpg in 33.2 mpg. His senior year had him average 21.8 ppg, and 5.8 apg. He is a capable three point shooter (NCAA career: .361, NBA DL: .449).
With the Toros he averaged 22.6 ppg and 4.7 apg, while adding 4.8 rpg and 1.3 spg. Sure, these numbers are impressive, but it's not like they are Morris Almond numbers or anything.
Cotton will help with the point guard load for Dante Exum and Trey Burke, and possibly allow for more creativity in the lineups. Or maybe he'll just sit? We don't know. But this would be roster move #73 for the Jazz this season. Utah, as Dustin reports, is also looking at adding Tibor Pleiss as soon as possible as well.
Cotton's NBA experience is limited to six summer league games in Las Vegas and four preseason games, all with the Spurs. He was not remarkable, though continued to shoot the three at an acceptable rate.