The Utah Jazz are filling out their training camp roster with some hungry players looking to make the league. While there are plenty of wing-capable players on the roster already (Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson, Alec Burks, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum, Trey Lyles, and Shelvin Mack), it doesn’t mean that they can’t be pushed harder. Ford is going to try to push them around, and hopefully for his sake, out of the way.
From the press release:
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free agent forward/guard Quincy Ford. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Ford (6-8, 225, Northeastern) appeared in 130 games over five seasons at Northeastern University from 2011-16, averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.9 minutes per game. As a senior, he averaged 16.4 points, a team-high 7.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.8 minutes in 29 contests. He scored in double figures in 25 games, including seven 20-point contests and two games of 30-or-more points. Ford earned All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team honors and was named conference player of the week four times. He finished his career ranked fourth all-time in school history in three-pointers made (204).
Click on that link for the full press release, if you are so inclined. Ford has been in the system for a bit. He was brought in by the Jazz for a pre-draft workout this past summer, and made the summer league team. He joins a training camp roster that features all of the previously mention players, along side non-guaranteed contractee Chris Johnson (another swingman), and draft pick Marcus Paige (a combo guard).
I don’t know how reasonable it is to expect him to make the team. But right now it’s his job to make the team better with his tenacity in training camp.
START. THE. SEASON.