Utah Jazz: Pair of intriguing prospects show their stuff to Jazz brass

Jeenathan Williams, of Buffalo, scores during the first NCAA All Star college basketball game, Friday, April 1, 2022, in New Orleans. Williams worked out for Jazz brass Thursday in Salt Lake City.

David J. Phillip, Associated Press

With the 2022 NBA draft just seven days away, the Utah Jazz held another pre-draft workout that included six prospects.

The Jazz, despite not having a pick in the upcoming draft, have worked out more than 50 players leading up to the draft, most of which have been players that are projected to either be late second-round picks, or to go undrafted and look for two-way or G League opportunities.

Of all of the Jazz’s pre-draft sessions, Thursday’s was probably the most intriguing, in my opinion, because of two players: Jeenathan Williams and Ron Harper Jr.

As the Jazz have been holding these workouts, I haven’t been scanning the names and looking at the players’ bodies of work to see who I think can come in and contribute in the Jazz’s regular rotation right away. Rather, I’ve been thinking, who would be a good player for the Jazz to have on a two-way contract? Who is someone that might be a diamond in the rough and just needs some time and development before becoming a role player? I think that both Williams and Harper could fit the bill.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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