The Utah Jazz dropped their first game of the Salt Lake Summer league to the Memphis Grizzlies 85 to 68, Tony Bradley led the Jazz with 14 points and an impressive 15 rebounds, but was outdone by Memphis’ Yuta Watanabe and Julian Washburn who combined for 40 points for the Grizzlies.
Of the three Jazz rookie draft picks on the roster, Jarrell Brantley stood out, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists, but did pick up eight fouls in his NBA debut. More impressive than his stats were his overall feel for the game, displaying an ability to rebound and go, knock down open shots, make quick outlet passes, and find shots off the dribble. Brantley has a complete game, and while he’ll be asked to do significantly less in the NBA, his diverse skill set should allow him to fill in whatever role the Jazz need from him if he makes the team’s regular season roster.
Justin Wright-Foreman finished 3-14 shooting, and 0-5 from the three point line, and appeared flustered by the size of the players at this level. Wright-Foreman had a few impressive finishes at the rim, but turned the ball over five times with just three assists. He moves his feet well defensively, and has quick hands, but really struggled offensively.
Miye Oni missed all three of his shot attempts, all from deep, and finished with two point from the free throw line, while making a series of strong hustle plays on defense. Oni was a -32 in 26 minutes.