Utah Jazz fall to Memphis Grizzlies in Salt Lake City’s final Summer League game
On the final night of the Salt Lake City Summer League, the Utah Jazz lost their final game to the Memphis Grizzlies. The good news is that they have seen an overall improvement as a team and have seen some of their prospects stand out as well.
After missing Game 2, Jared Butler returned and had a great night. Butler started the game with a lot more confidence. He was quick and made good reads to set up his teammates all night, ending with 7 assists. Butler missed his first 6 shots, but once the ball started falling on him, he looked a lot more comfortable hitting his shot. After a rookie season where he didn’t see much time on the court, hopefully more reps in the summer league, as well as training camp, can help him continue to improve. .
Another player who stood out tonight, and last night, was Bruno Caboclo. Caboclo had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks tonight and looked like one of the hardest hitting players in the Jazz. Early in his career, everyone said Cabovlo was years away from being years away. It looks like he’s ready to contribute. Caboclo looks confident and uses his height well. With his physical tools and more refined game, he seems like a player the Jazz should consider retaining and continuing to develop, especially if a rebuild is coming.
The other player who has been impressive is Xavier Sneed. Sneed has good tools with his athleticism and ideal size for a wing, and it looks like his shooting has improved. You can see why the Jazz had him on the team. The hope would be that Sneed continues to develop and can be a consistent contributor for the Jazz as they search for more talent to fill out the roster for the upcoming season.