Three thoughts on the Jazz and Magic playing an ugly basketball game without their best players on Friday, Jairus' Lyles new tryout contract with the Jazz, and Karl Malone's visit to Vegas and interview on ESPN.
Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Jul 11th - 11:08am
The Golden State Warriors have added another all-star in center DeMarcus Cousins, a free agent who is leaving the New Orleans Pelicans. With four all-stars already on the roster, the Warriors have further cemented their position as the NBA's top team
Grayson Allen had his best scoring performance of summer league so far with 17 points, including two of his first dunks in a Jazz uniform. Meanwhile, the team struggled defensively in front of their more established Jazz teammates.
The Jazz matched Portland's physicality, but not their athleticism, in a summer league loss Saturday. That, plus thoughts on Grayson Allen and Donovan Mitchell's self-awareness, and Mitchell's Karl Malone tribute.
The Jazz held a press conference Friday after re-signing Derrick Favors, Dante Exum, and Raul Neto. But the most revealing part wasn't what was said on the podium, but in an email sent by Dennis Lindsey afterward.
Grayson Allen struggled with his shot again on Thursday, but again set his teammates up well and brought fire to the game (including a skirmish with Trae Young). But it was an unheralded late addition to the Jazz's summer league roster that led the team in points in a win over the Hawks.
Without Grayson Allen on the floor, the Jazz's starters played well, but the bench struggled. Tony Bradley played well, and the connection between Naz Mitrou-Long and Georges Niang was a clear highlight.
Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Jun 28th - 10:36am
After winning the Defensive Player of the Year award, Rudy Gobert said he wants to stay with the Jazz and keep working toward winning an NBA championship rather than leave to join a super team. Gobert believes the Jazz will win a title at some point.