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Jazz Rank: Stanton Kidd takes home Least Valuable Player

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Will he work his way onto the roster?

Look, I don’t like calling anyone the “least valuable”. At this moment in time, Stanton Kidd is on an NBA roster. That’s an incredible achievement and puts him in the top 1% of athletes. But the truth about this roster is that he probably does find himself at the bottom of the totem poll.

Stanton took a pretty atypical route to the NBA. He started off his college career at South Plains College in Texas. After a couple years of JC basketball, he went to North Carolina Central for a season. Then he sat a year prior to his transfer and final year of college at Colorado State. He averaged 11.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists as a senior.

After going undrafted in 2015, the 6-8 forward started his professional career playing for Limburg United in Belgium. He then moved to Tigers Tubingen in Germany for a season. His next two years were spent in Turkey with Darüşşafaka. This is also the time frame that he was introduced to the Utah Jazz.

In the summer of 2018, Kidd played for the Jazz in the summer league. He averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 rebounds over 6 games. As a good outside shooter with length, this must have been enough to bring him in again this summer. After another solid summer league showing, the Jazz gave him a Royce O’Neale-esque 3-year contract with only $250,000 in the first year guaranteed.

Could he be the next diamond in the rough ala Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale, and Georges Niang for the Utah Jazz?

Alright, let’s move up the ladder one spot and vote again!

Poll

Who is the 17th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Bojan Bogdanovic
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Tony Bradley
    (14 votes)
  • 7%
    Jarrell Brantley
    (30 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Conley
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Ed Davis
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Dante Exum
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Rudy Gobert
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Green
    (0 votes)
  • 35%
    William Howard
    (149 votes)
  • 0%
    Joe Ingles
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Emmanuel Mudiay
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Georges Niang
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Royce O’Neale
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    Miye Oni
    (39 votes)
  • 8%
    Nigel Williams-Goss
    (35 votes)
  • 28%
    Justin Wright-Foreman
    (119 votes)
419 votes total Vote Now