Bojan Bogdanovic. Position: Wing. Ht./Wt: 6-8, 216. Experience: 6th season
Bogdanovic took over the No. 1 scoring role for Indiana in the second half last year and performed well, scoring 20 PPG. While the playoffs showed that burden was a little too much, his offensive versatility should fit in nicely with Quin Snyder’s system.
Tony Bradley. Position: Center Ht./Wt: 6-10, 248. Experience: 3rd season
Three seasons in, Bradley is still the youngest player on the roster. His game shows it at times, with defensive missteps. But he is an excellent offensive rebounder, and uses soft hands to finish at the rim. He’ll be the third-string center.
Jarrell Brantley. Position: Forward. Ht./Wt: 6-7, 255. Experience: Rookie
At 6-7, he weighs more than Rudy Gobert, thanks to a bulky frame. But Brantley is surprisingly nimble: he dribbles the ball up the court, can playmake in transition, and can even shoot the three. He’s very raw defensively, though, so will be on a two-way contract.
Mike Conley. Position: Guard Ht./Wt: 6-1, 175. Experience: 13th season
The point guard the Jazz have chased due to his all-around game is finally in Utah. Last year’s Teammate of the Year award winner can score from outside and in with skill and guile, and makes tremendous reads. The best PG Snyder has ever coached.
Ed Davis. Position: Center. Ht./Wt: 6-10, 225. Experience: 10th season
Last year’s second-place Defensive Real Plus-Minus man — only behind Rudy Gobert — was Ed Davis, who surprises people with his length around the rim. He’s also a terrific rebounder; he treats every offensive rebound like a jump ball to be tapped to his teammates.
Dante Exum. Position: Guard. Ht./Wt. 6-6, 190. Experience: 5th season
Missed the entire preseason as he recovers from knee surgery, could miss more. That’s a familiar line for Exum, who could see more of his minutes off the ball as the Jazz look to take advantage of his speed and minimize his mistakes with ball in hand.
Rudy Gobert. Position: Center. Ht./Wt: 7-1, 245. Experience: 7th season
Now the two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Gobert is a defensive system all by himself, which his new teammates will need to adapt to. But the offensive chemistry with Conley looks good so far — will he break his own dunks record?
Jeff Green. Position: Forward. Ht./Wt: 6-9, 235. Experience: 12th season
An athletic presence who will usually play the four, Green can shoot a little bit — 33% from deep — but is at his best when he’s slashing to the rim and leaping around opponents. He’ll end up with a lot of easy points.
William Howard. Position: Wing. Ht./Wt: 6-8, 205. Experience: Rookie
The Frenchman is a bit of an unknown, but impressed the Jazz with his ability to shoot from deep and intelligence in moving the ball. The question is: is he tough enough defensively to find time in the NBA? We’ll see.
Joe Ingles. Position: Wing. Ht./Wt. 6-8, 226. Experience: 6th season
Once just a catch-and-shoot guy in the corner, Ingles figures to have the ball in his hands frequently as he’s likely to move from the starting lineup to the bench. He led the team in assists in the second half of last season, even more than Ricky Rubio.
Donovan Mitchell. Position: Guard. Ht./Wt: 6-3, 215. Experience: 3rd season
The offensive load has been lightened off Mitchell’s shoulders. Now, what will he do with more time and space? He’s looking to become a more efficient player by taking his time as he attacks the paint. With Mitchell, the sky is the limit.
Emmanuel Mudiay. Position: Guard. Ht./Wt: 6-5, 200. Experience: 5th season
After a season as the Knicks’ “tank commander” point guard, he signed a one-year minimum deal to rehabilitate his career with the Jazz’s player development staff. Can he learn to play defense? Jazz could use his second-unit scoring.
Georges Niang. Position: Forward. Ht./Wt: 6-8, 230. Experience: 4th season
Niang is an experiment in the limits of being an NBA rotation player. He’s wildly skilled: a very good shooter, finisher, dribbler, and passer. He’s also slow and vertically challenged. Does the former compensate for the latter?
Royce O’Neale. Position: Wing. Ht./Wt: 6-6, 226. Experience: 3rd season
Perhaps the Jazz’s best perimeter defender, O’Neale looks poised to take a larger role this season, perhaps even in the Jazz’s starting lineup. In pre-training camp work, reviews were very positive about O’Neale’s improvement this summer.
Miye Oni. Position: Wing. Ht./Wt. 6-6, 210. Experience: Rookie
The first Yale player to be drafted since Chris Dudley, Oni is surprisingly athletic, with impressive dunking ability and quickness in the open court. He also can shoot a little too. If he can keep up defensively, he has a shot as a rotation guy.
Nigel Williams-Goss. Position: Guard. Ht./Wt: 6-3, 190. Experience: Rookie
After two years overseas, Williams-Goss comes back to Utah to show he can be an NBA player. He’s a smart point guard who doesn’t usually make too many mistakes and can shoot relatively well, but the leap from Euroleague to the NBA is a big one.
Justin Wright-Foreman. Position: Guard. Ht./Wt: 6-2, 200. Experience: Rookie.
The Jazz’s second two-way guy and third 2019 draftee on the roster, JWF is a scorer through and through. Given his size, though, he needs to learn how to play point guard, and how to defend effectively. Right now, he’s a project.
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