Just when we thought Dennis Lindsey was done making moves for the Utah Jazz, he goes and signs Royce O’Neale.
Source: Royce O'Neale opted-out of his Euroleague contract with Zalgiris Kaunas. Hearing rumbles of a NBA deal with the Utah Jazz.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 17, 2017
Royce O'Neale's deal with the Utah Jazz is not a two-way contract. Three-year deal, first year fully guaranteed, per @chemadelucas— Sportando (@Sportando) July 17, 2017
This puts the Jazz roster at 16 players, which is above the 15 man limit. They can carry more than 15 players through the summer, but at some point the roster is going to have to be slimmed down if O’Neale’s contract is in fact not a two-way player contract. Some still think it’s non-guaranteed and that this is simply a summer camp contract.
Could Joel Bolomboy be on the short list to get released? Is a bigger trade on the loom with all of these 1 or 2 year contracts? Hopefully we’ll know soon enough.
For now, here’s a highlight video from his summer league to get to know O’Neale a little better.
UPDATE: Tony Jones of the SLTrib has confirmed that the first year is guaranteed: