As per the normal sources, the Utah Jazz will hold a press conference today at 4 PM MT to introduce the new rookies that were selected last night at the NBA Draft. On hand to welcome Trey Lyles (#12) and Olivier Hanlan (#42) will be General Manager Dennis Lindsey, and head coach Quin Snyder; and possibly also include team owner Gail Miller, the president of the LHM companies Clark Whitworth, and our main man, President of the Utah Jazz Randy Rigby. This will be the first "big thing" that happens for the Jazz after the Greg Miller shakeup. It will be interesting to see how little changes, though. I do predict that the media on hand will ask / joke more about Canada than they will recognize it as a burgeoning basketball hotbed. But that's okay. I'm more interested to see how well these two guys will be able to adapt to the Jazz basketball culture, and become long term Jazzmen.
Lyles, taken in the first round, has the more direct route. He's not exactly what I would call an impact player -- for example we had Alec Burks at #12, and whenever he got in the game you knew he was a spark. Still, he has the tools to become a long term Jazzman. Hanlan, on the other hand, will have to prove himself over and over again to make the squad. Both players are likely to play in the summer league for the Jazz; though I do not know if they will play in both of them. I honestly need to reach out to my contacts in Canada basketball to find out what their players' schedule is like in anticipation of the upcoming FIBA Americas tournament later on this summer.
Anyway, I will try to embed the player here, but in lieu of that, you are going to be able to watch the presser at the utahjazz.com website.
Jazz to introduce new draft picks Trey Lyles and Olivier Hanlan at press conference today at 4pm. Watch live on http://t.co/CisSwdo62f— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 26, 2015
. @TreyMambaLyles has touched down in Utah and already making fans here pic.twitter.com/d7b3X5eWIo— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 26, 2015
I don't know when they will start, but I will attempt to give live commentary here in the comments section for the people who are at work but can't view the video.