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Utah Jazz re-sign Jarrell Brantley

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A well-earned contract for a player that has the tools to become a nice future rotation player

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According to Keith Smith the Utah Jazz have re-signed Jarrell Brantley.

The details of the signing have not come out yet. Whatever the details this is a good decision by the Jazz to sign a player that has so many tantalizing tools. In Salt Lake City Summer League, Brantley has been a bulldozer whenever he goes to the rim. That ability to work around the basket, combined with a wide set of skills for a player his his size, is something the Jazz obviously want to keep developing.

2021 Salt Lake City Summer League: Memphis Grizzlies v Utah Jazz White Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Brantley has shown a little too much propensity turning the ball over and will need to continue honing his jumper to make it a threat. If he can do those things, the Jazz could have a very nice player on their hands. Brantley’s ability to handle the ball at the 4-spot and pass to open shooters is great. He can work out of the post and either punish smaller defenders or make the read to one of the Jazz’s many shooters. Brantley, like we’ve already mentioned before, has had too many times where he forces things and turns over the ball but it’s important to remember that he hasn’t had a normal offseason and training camp the last 1.5 years because of the pandemic. It’s a good idea for the Jazz to give him that chance to develop. Even the G-League was shortened last season and would have given Brantley more time to develop. It would not be surprising to see him get some more time with the Stars this year.

Las Vegas Summer League is coming up and hopefully we see day-to-day improvement from Brantley but for now it’s nice to see the Jazz continuing to invest in one of their draft picks.