EDIT: My roster numbers were off and Bradley actually came in 14th, not 13th. Sorry for the confusion.
The Utah Jazz traded up in this year’s NBA draft to bring in UNC product Tony Bradley. Matching his number for the upcoming season, Bradley was ranked the 13th most valuable player on the Jazz roster. He ran away with the voting, grabbing 195 out of 319 votes.
This one came at a bit of a surprise to me, especially considering recent Jazz draft history. With the 23rd and 27th picks, Dennis Lindsey was able to find an All-NBA center in Rudy Gobert and solid contributor (hopefully great starter) in Rodney Hood. The value of a rookie contract is also incredible if a player is able to get into the rotation early.
That being said, Bradley certainly has his work cut out for him. The Jazz have decent depth in the front court, so finding time may prove difficult for him this year. At the young age of 19, I don't think Dennis or coach Quin Snyder expect that out of him anyways. He’ll be a good project for this coaching staff to develop.
The young fella came off the bench for the Tar Heels and averaged 7.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in 14.6 minutes a game. He possesses great length, standing at 6’10 with a 7’5 wingspan. Draft Express actually had him listed as a lottery pick for the 2018 draft had he returned to school.
I don’t expect much from Bradley this year, but it will be interesting to see where he fits on this roster in a couple years.
These next few rounds of voting should get pretty interesting, so be sure to share your opinions as well!
Who is the 12th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?
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