"You don't go to Kentucky not to do that. You don't go to Kentucky to go behind John Wall, the No. 1 draft pick, if you're not a competitor and confident in what you do," he added. "So, I'm definitely confident in what I do. I'm just trying to be strategic and listen to what my camp says to do, just be smart about it."
It isn't an ideal situation for evaluation, O'Connor admitted, but the GM said Jazz brass could still assess things like work ethic and conditioning while also getting another interviewing opportunity with the organization's potential cornerstone playmaker.
Corbin also liked running Knight through certain drills to evaluate his ballhandling and spot-shooting skills. The coach liked how Knight arrived in Utah on Wednesday and worked out for two hours the night before his personal workout with the Jazz.
"His talent level and his smarts will certainly afford him an opportunity to be (a good NBA player)," Corbin said. "I think he'll put the work in to be good."
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