SALT LAKE CITY — Another group will take the Zions Bank Basketball Center court on Thursday.
Those hopefuls include Arizona forward Ryan Anderson, Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame, Michigan State forward Matt Costello, Old Dominion guard Trey Freeman, Stephen F. Austin forward Thomas Walkup and Nebraska guard Andrew White.
Per Jazz policy, Perrin could not comment on underclassmen who participated in Saturday's workout (or any who will be coming in) because they might return to college thanks to a new NBA rule. Perrin isn't sure quite yet if the Jazz will work out as many players as the team did last year (100-plus) because it's fatiguing on the staff. "We’re going to try to be a little bit more efficient in terms of our workouts and our strategy days."
Perrin isn't overly optimistic that the Jazz will get a chance to get Utah center Jakob Poeltl for a pre-draft workout. He's expected to be drafted before their first pick at No. 12 (assuming Utah doesn't win the draft lottery in two weeks).
"To be honest with you, I think it's going to be a struggle to get some of the guys we want to get in who are going to be in our range, let alone the people who are above us, because of the nature of our team the depth of our starters."