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    Wood is an intriguing free agent this summer. Some potential suitors worry he is caught between positions on defense. He’s undersized against some centers — Wood knows he has to get stronger — and untested as a paint quarterback. (He has looked better at times switching onto guards instead of hanging near the rim.) Chasing stretchier power forwards is a tall order. Wood plans to work on his off-ball defense over the summer, he said.
    – via Zach Lowe @ ESPN
    should be on the Jazz short list to start at the 4 for them

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    O’Neale joins Muscala as the only other eligible player with over 60% of their shots taken with a defender six or more feet away. He’s shooting 41.6% from three when wide-open for the season, but, most interestingly, he shows an innate ability to predict the future. O’Neale consistently got more distant over the months of the season, peaking at 80% of his March field goal attempts happening with a six-foot minimum gap.
    – via Mike Schoppmann @ Warm The Bench

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    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...ers-nba-season

    He didn't play much in 2018-19, but Utah officials made sure he knew they saw something in him. With Thabo Sefolosha suspended, Niang logged nine minutes in Utah's second game and scored eight points. He was at dinner with family and friends when his phone lit up with a text from Quin Snyder: I'm proud of you. I'm excited to coach you.
    you forgot all league Gleague 1st team

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    Tony Jones on the Jazz: They’re committed to this core. There’s no indication that they’re at a point where they’re trying to choose between Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell. But at the same time, I mean, the front office knows that there’s an issue and the front office knows that there’s a significant issue.
    – via The Athletic

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    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...utah-both-gach

    For one thing, he needs a lot of work on his body. He’ll probably always be thin, but right now he has just 183 pounds on his 6-foot-6 frame.

    and that's what the league will tell him. I see no problem with declaring and not hiring an agent. Kind of stupid not to really just to get the feedback and go through the process. Gavin Baxter should with his length and athleticism.


    The difference this year is that players won’t have the same opportunities as in the past to show off their skills because of the COVID-19 shutdown. The Utah Jazz used to bring 100 or so players in for individual workouts during May and June. Unless things change in a hurry, there will be no NBA combine in May, no G League Elite Camp and perhaps just a handful or team workouts before the draft, unless it’s pushed back to late summer or the fall.

    and the Jazz say the workouts aren't where most of their decisions come from


    And even though the majority of players will take their names out of the draft, which Gach may very well do, too many don’t. Last year for the first time, more underclassmen went undrafted (44) than were drafted (40) and thus lost their college eligibility with little hope to ever make the NBA.

    and maybe they should have never been in college in the first place. Lots of places t play ball besides the NBA. College should be for tudent athletes not people waiting to play basketball

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    https://thejnotes.com/2020/04/15/uta...tchell-gobert/

    “Back the thing up to before the season started and note that Gobert wants a max deal, maybe a super-max, one that will pay him a gazillion dollars when his current deal ends after next season. Only the best players in the NBA are privileged to get that kind of contract, one that could take up to 35 percent of a team’s payroll, and — yeah, here’s a shock — Gobert wants to prove to everyone that he is, in fact, one of the best.

    Already proven it

    He needs to realize that he doesn’t need to expand his offensive game at all, and that in doing so he takes away opportunities from one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the game. And he also needs to realize that taking the most money possible could handicap the Jazz in their chase for a title.

    The dunk is still the most efficient shot in the league. Opens everything else up

    Will Gobert force the Jazz into paying him the super-max? If he doesn’t get extended at all before the start of next season, will the Jazz put him on the trading block so he doesn’t walk away the way Gordon Hayward did three years ago?

    I think this all could be just an excuse so they don't have to pay him. Good luck winning without him though!

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    https://fansided.com/2020/04/15/5-ut...chell-impasse/

    Boston Celtics
    no

    Golden State Warriors
    No. I don't see why the pick would be protected in a weak draft. GS is the heavy favorite with Gobert

    Los Angeles Clippers
    no

    Portland Trail Blazers
    that one I like

    San Antonio Spurs
    no

    I'd look at OKC. They have good players and picks. Most to offer

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    https://sircharlesincharge.com/2020/...mar-derozan/2/

    If so, it could open room for the Jazz to fit DeRozan into their cap sheet next season. Even though it didn’t work with Conley, with Rudy Gobert entering the final year on his contract with the team next season, the Jazz could go all-in on the season behind a DeRozan acquisition.

    Hurts their spacing while not helping the D. pass

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    https://thejnotes.com/2020/04/18/uta...s-first-round/

    Even though Utah doesn’t draft on positional needs, Reed would rill a role as a young front court addition. With Rudy Gobert‘s free agency quickly coming up, the Jazz may want to get younger at that position, making Reed an intriguing option.

    Center is obviously the position they need to be looking at assuming Gobert isn't traded. Bradley also a free agent after next season

    The only thing that matters, though, is how high he is on their draft board. The Utah Jazz are going to draft the best player available every single time, as they should.

    No they need to look to move up or down if there isn't a center. They had 6 rookies a year ago plus Bradley. Need a center

    At just 18 years old, Stewart is pretty built. He has great strength to go with elite length. He’s only 6’9″ as a center, but his 7’5″ wingspan helps him tremendously. That’s quite the combination. Stewart has the tools to be a major challenge on both ends of the court.

    sounds like their guy with that wingspan

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    The Jazz, utilizing Zoom, have been conducting weekly team meetings with head coach Quin Snyder, in addition to virtual group workouts, and team challenges. “We’ve had like fun little dribbling challenges that one of the coaches started per week and we crown a winner,” Conley said. “Just trying to keep guys engaged as much as possible in hopes that we can get back to playing soon.” Conley has also been trying to stay engaged with his teammates in more recreational ways, playing Call of Duty with Royce O’Neale and Donovan Mitchell and playing Monopoly with Ed Davis.
    – via Sarah Todd @ deseret.com


    “That was kind of my first priority and my first worry at the time,” Conley said on Friday. “Even when this was first coming out, there wasn’t a lot of research or a lot of cases documented of what happens with pregnant women or children when they’re born or whatever, so it was a little scary for us.”
    – via Sarah Todd @ deseret.com

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