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Ranking the 2017 Utah Jazz Roster: Royce O’Neale comes in last

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Mizuho Nishio

The results are in and unfortunately they don’t look good for Royce O’Neale. Having received 54% of the vote, he is considered the least valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster. Not necessarily the title you want heading into camp.

Royce signed a 3-year deal on July 17th, and I can’t help but think that some of his ranking is due to the first year of his contract being fully guaranteed. Nonetheless, the newcomer would be the first out the door according to Jazz fans.

Here’s a highlight real from his days at Baylor University.

He’s actually more athletic than I would have guessed. Guaranteed money or not, a spot on the roster is not guaranteed so he’ll have to earn his way on. It will be interesting to see if he’s able to do just that or not.

Up next is the poll for the 2nd LEAST valuable player on the roster. Quick reminder: 2 offseasons ago Joe Ingles clawed his way onto the back end of the roster. Last offseason I would have told you he got too many minutes the season prior. Now look at him. He had one of the best 3 pt%’s, is a really solid defender, and a very savvy passer. Could someone else make a similar climb?

aPoll closes at 11:59 pm on September 5th

Poll

Who is the 2nd LEAST valuable player on the Utah Jazz Roster?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Joel Bolomboy
    (207 votes)
  • 9%
    Tony Bradley
    (49 votes)
  • 1%
    Ekpe Udoh
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    Jonas Jerebko
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Thabo Sefolosha
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Raul Neto
    (24 votes)
  • 5%
    Alec Burks
    (31 votes)
  • 35%
    Eric Griffin
    (187 votes)
530 votes total Vote Now