Jazz Notes: Workouts, Reed, G League, Free Agency

The Jazz will hold two workout sessions for draft prospects on Saturday, Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune tweets. The first group will include guards Frankie Ferrari (San Francisco), Makai Mason (Baylor), wings Rayjon Tucker (Arkansas Little-Rock) and Vic Law (Northwestern) and big men Darel Poirier (France) and Kenny Wooten (Oregon).

The afternoon session will include guards Jeremiah Martin (Memphis) and Jordan Bone (Tennessee), wings Charlie Brown (St. Joseph) and Paul Eboua (Cameroon) and big men Luka Samanic (Croatia) and Daniel Gafford (Arkansas).

Utah possesses the No. 23 and 53 picks in this year’s draft.

We have more on the Jazz:

  • Center Willie Reed, who played for the team’s G League franchise in Salt Lake City last season, was among 30 free agent invitees to participate in the team’s annual mini-camp this week, Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News reports. Reed averaged 20.1 PPG and 11.2 RPG before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in January. Reed, 29, has played for four other franchises and appeared in 152 NBA games.
  • Farmington City is lobbying the Jazz to relocate its G League team to Station Park once the Stars’ lease with Salt Lake Community College expires, Patrick Carr of the Standard-Examiner reports. The construction of a 5,000-seat, multi-use arena is part of the pitch, Carr adds.
  • Darren Collison, Patrick Beverley, Danny Green, Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Bullock are some of the middle-tier free agents the Jazz might pursue, Walden writes.
  • The Jazz brought in six guard/wing prospects on Tuesday, the team’s PR department tweets. That group included Terence Davis (Ole Miss), Aubrey Dawkins (UCF), Robert Franks (Washington State), Ahmed Hill (Virginia Tech), Eric Paschall (Villanova) and Jordan Varnado (Troy).
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8 thoughts on “Jazz Notes: Workouts, Reed, G League, Free Agency

  1. nentwigs

    In other news out of Utah, undisclosed sources have revealed that a tentative agreement is in place to transfer the team name “Jazz” back to New Orleans. The search for a new team name for the NBA Utah franchise is already underway. A review of team names of MLB teams (Indians & Braves) and NFL teams (Redskins & Chiefs)to ensure political correctness and assure that no group is offended has led to a short list of new team names for Utah that includes, but is not limited to: TCOJCOLDS, Poligamy, Smiths, Brighams, Youngs, Honkies, Crackers, Whities, and the current favorite, Palefaces.

  2. Will the Lakers also be required to relinquish their team name back to Minnesota? Or maybe they could let Utah use the Lakers name?

    • nentwigs

      The name Lakers BELONGS back in Minnesota.
      People in LA don’t even know what a lake is.
      If not for greedy Bob Short, the Lakers would have remained in Minnesota = Short pulled the same stunt with the old MLB Washington Senators (now Texas Rangers.
      The Timberwolves have been snakebit since their inception.

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