Defensive effort, accountability among Utah Jazz's NBA Summer League priorities

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  • Chris B's momma Idaho Falls, ID
    July 12, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    Washburn???? Seriously, he wasn't even a top quality college player on a poor team. Is this what the jAzz have fallen to?

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    July 12, 2014 2:52 p.m.

    What's not to like about the Utah Jazz situation right now..a new young coach with a new philosophy who stresses defense, several young high draft picks, apparently no detractor type players. As Hot Rod Hundley used to say before he adopted Karl Malone's change of wording, "you gotta love it. baby". Even the Jerry Sloan haters ought to be excited now, with the new coach and all of the young talent on the Jazz team. Looks like the coach will give everyone a chance to play, provided they earn their playing time. Hopefully no preferred status for the older guys. I am excited, way beyond any time since the Stockton'Malone finals years.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    July 12, 2014 2:32 p.m.

    Wouldn't it be great if Hayward, Favors, Burks and Kanter were all courtside for tonight's game.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 12, 2014 9:11 a.m.

    And watching Rodney Hood, too...seeing how well he dribbles, moves towards the basket with the ball. I get the impression he could be much more than a spot up shooter.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 12, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    Should be an interesting game tonight...I'll be watching Gobert and Exum especially. Wonder if any current Jazzmen will be supporting the young squad like Hayward did during last summer league. New coach, with his San Antonio Spur like philosophy stressing defense and ball movement, looks to be a welcome change.

  • 30yrcoach Riverton/salt lake, UT
    July 12, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    this is only the summer league roster not the regular season

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    July 12, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    I think Lucas the 3rd is still in the Jazz plans as of now but that could change, he is a vet and not a part of the summer league, those names of players cut are players cut from the summer league team. The Jazz will be continueing to talk and look for opportunities to pick up players they think will help the team, so who knows how that will pan out but until they actually pick up someone to take John Lucas's place he is still in the mix. I think the Jazz may be looking at Clark as a back up point too and that could change things. They usually like a vet point guard to mentor the youngs, so Lucas could stick.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    July 11, 2014 11:15 p.m.

    I guess I will answer my own question. Here is a quote from the Deseret News, Jody Genessy:

    "The Jazz are signaling that they won’t waive John Lucas III‘s non-guaranteed contract for next season, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News (Twitter link). Still, the Jazz can cut Lucas anytime before opening night without paying him any of the $1.6MM he’s set to make in 2014/15, and that salary won’t become fully guaranteed until the league wide guarantee date in January."

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    July 11, 2014 10:52 p.m.

    What happened with John Luccas III? His name was not mentioned as a player being cut. He was one of 4 players with non-guaranteed contracts - the other 3 are going to Vegas. Will he continue on the team as a player with a non-guaranteed contract, or has he been advised the Jazz are not interested in giving him a contract? If someone knows, please post the answer. Thanks.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    July 11, 2014 10:36 p.m.

    I like everything I'm hearing about our new coach. I also like that the players seem to like him. That is always important when it's time to resign a player at the end of his contract. If they really enjoy the coaching staff it increases the chances they will stay here.