JD Shaw: The Jazz have signed both William Howard and Stanton Kidd to contracts. – via Twitter JShawNBA
So I assume they aren't fully guaranteed. They must like Kidd. He was starting in summer league and supposedly they tried to sign him last year. He shot 40% last summer league but didn't look like much of a shooter to me. My money is on Howard. Two more spots. Need centers no?
Tony Jones: The Jazz are still not quite ready to proceed with signing Davis/Green/Mudiay…they are still working through signing Nigel Williams-Goss…once that is squared away, they can proceed – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
Tony Jones: Kidd and Howard, according to sources, both stood out in Jazz mini-camp. The jazz were impressed enough with both to give both a contract and a shot at the main roster – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
Tony Jones: The jazz wanted to add wing depth and signing Kidd and Howard helps in that department. The Jazz have long been interested in Kidd and love his defense and athleticism – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
appears to me they need a center more than wing. As things stand Bradley will probably have to suit up for the Jazz when he should be getting game time with the Stars
Tony Jones: Both Howard and Kidd are partially guaranteed this season, according to league sources. As has been previously reported, Miye Oni is fully guaranteed for this season – via Twitter Tjonesonthenba
Conley bucks the trend of smaller guards that struggle as they age. He posted some of the best offensive numbers of his career last season, and has a variety of skills on that end of the floor that should be very exciting to Utah fans. From the three to the floater, his mastery of the pick and roll to his quick hesitation moves and finishes at the rim, he has really improved as a scorer and should (in theory) be a perfect match next to Donovan Mitchell on that end. Defensively he may struggle a bit as he ages, but as long as health isn’t an issue his ability both on and off the ball should more than negate that.
the floater or the lob to Rudy. Can't wait!
He can alleviate some of the pressure in terms of being looked to to create offense not only for himself, but for others. Mitchell is a solid facilitator, but he cannot be asked to consistently carry the load alone. Mike will help bear that burden and then some, as Conley is still a top-30 NBA player and is capable of taking over games for stretches himself. In Utah, Mike doesn’t have to be the man - that’s Donovan. We always believed that Mike was the 2nd or 3rd best player on a title contender. We now will see if that’s true - Conley will get to be a key supporter, which should make all the difference for Mitchell.
The man is Rudy. He finally gets the supporting cast he deserves