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NBA Summer League 2016: Utah Jazz Las Vegas and Salt Lake City Roster update

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There are now 13 guys running with the Jazz this summer, with more to be announced still!

Don't get excited, it's the guy with the 'Faux Hawk'
Don't get excited, it's the guy with the 'Faux Hawk'
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The NBA Summer League season is starting shortly. The Utah Jazz will be playing in Las Vegas and at home this summer. When we last checked in there were but nine player rumored to be on the team. The size has been leaked to at least 13 guys -- but there's going to be more. The last four summers the Jazz had more than 15 guys, and not every player will be available to run with the Jazz in Salt Lake and Las Vegas. But our list and the list by Andy gives us this NEW list:

Player Flag Pos Ht. Wt. Age M D Year G Min MPG Rd. # Draft From XP
1 Olivier Hanlan CAN 1 2 6 4 186 23.39 2 15 1993 189 5,268 27.87 2 42 2015 Boston College Jr.
2 Marcus Paige USA 1 2 6 1 175 22.82 9 11 1993 145 4,656 32.11 2 55 2016 North Carolina Sr.
3 Tyrone Wallace USA 1 2 6 6 205 22.08 6 10 1994 129 4,068 31.53 2 60 2016 California Sr.
4 Spencer Butterfield USA 2 6 3 205 23.74 10 11 1992 140 4,098 29.27 -- -- 2014 Utah State Sr.
5 Shonn Miller USA 2 3 6 7 210 22.87 8 26 1993 124 3,420 27.58 -- -- 2016 UCONN Sr.
6 J.J. O'Brien (SL) USA 3 6 7 228 24.25 4 8 1992 184 5,484 29.81 -- -- 2015 San Diego St. Sr.
7 Quincy Ford USA 3 2 6 8 225 23.46 1 20 1993 130 4,148 31.91 -- -- 2016 Northeastern Sr.
8 Terry Allen USA 3 4 6 8 240 22.52 12 29 1993 137 3,485 25.44 -- -- 2016 Richmond
Sr.
9 Trey Lyles CAN 4 3 6 10 234 20.67 11 5 1995 164 3,229 19.69 1 12 2015 Kentucky Fr.
10 Joel Bolomboy URK 4 5 6 9 224 22.44 1 28 1994 135 3,788 28.06 2 52 2016 Weber St. Sr.
11 Tibor Pleiss GER 5 7 3 256 26.68 11 2 1989 337 6,138 18.21 2 31 2010 Germany --
12 Bangaly Fofana FRA 5 7 0 230 27.10 6 3 1989 228 3,461 15.18 -- -- 2010 France --
13 Mike Tobey (LV) USA 5 7 0 253 21.74 10 10 1994 146 2,326 15.93 -- -- 2016 Virginia Sr.

What has changed since the last list? Who was added?

  • Spencer Butterfield will lead the shooting guard group. He played all four seasons in college (the first two years at Yuba do not have stats included here), but finished up at Utah State. He was 100% a shooter there, and went undrafted in 2014. He played the last two seasons in Europe (minor league in Spain, and then Lithuania last season). In the NCAAs he shot .445 from deep over his last two seasons (taking more than four threes a game); in Europe he shot over .400 there as well in each of his last two seasons, shooting about four threes again there. He doesn't move the needle on rebounds, or assists, or steals, but makes his free throws and shoots a high percentage. He's short for the position. I don't know if he can defend. But if he sits on Wallace's shoulders then it should be okay.
  • Shonn Miller went undrafted this year, as he was supposed to. He's got that Rodney Hood level size for a guard, which allows him to get his shot off. As a Senior he shot .572 / .375 / .802, which isn't shabby at all. He has more of an all around game on the glass and skirting outside to hit open jumpers.
  • Terry Allen is another wing who went undrafted. This time around I didn't bother to post their agents info because I don't know if it matters. I'm calling this guy a wing, but it's a tweener for sure, and at 240 lbs he's probably someone who wants to play closer to the basket than not. He finished his last NCAA year with 17 and 8 averages, adding 2 dimes, almost 2 steals, and almost 1 three a game. His shooting is not consistent from year to year, especially not from deep (.303 .378 .242 .308) but if he can continue spacing the floor he could be that new era husky SF / skilled short PF everyone loves. Actually, in the next roster update I'll just put him at PF. Who cares, right? It's position-less basketball anyway.
  • Mike Tobey is the baby of the group, he's only 21. He's a 7 footer who also went undrafted. As a senior he only played 16 mpg, and in his time he averaged 7 and 4, while, well, being what you'd expect -- a tall, not really skilled, young, white dude in a long line of tall, underskilled tall white dudes. (Tall underskilled black guys are all still called athletes somehow. I know, racism is just the worst!) He has that unique game where he shot .601 FG% as a senior and .620 from the FT%. He also hoisted up some threes, making .200 3PT%. I don't know what's most impressive about him. I'm still trying to find out. But a big who maybe can shoot? At the very least he's a measuring stick to use against Tibor Pleiss.

J.J. is still only going to be with the team for the SLC portion of the summer. Mikey only for the Vegas action. I still expect the team to announce, maybe four more guys. It's going to be exciting to see this happen, probably tomorrow, when I'm driving and unable to post anything.