5 things we learned about the Utah Jazz during 2019 NBA Summer League action


LAS VEGAS — Tony Bradley took his time coming out of the Thomas and Mack Center locker room following the Utah Jazz’s 87-78 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

The former North Carolina big man continued to dominate this offseason with 23 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two swats, but the Jazz fell to 2-2 in the Las Vegas Summer League after the latest loss.

Although the team was up and down, Bradley has remained rock solid.

“He’s just worked really, really hard,” Jazz assistant Vince Legarza said of Bradley. “He’s been really committed to the weight room and working with our strength and our performance staff.”

“He’s been really committed to the weight room and working with our strength and our performance staff.”

Jazz assistant Vince Legarza on Tony Bradley

Utah will play its final game in Sin City at 2 p.m. MT Saturday versus the Charlotte Hornets on NBA TV. The past couple weeks have been busy for the players with Salt Lake City Summer League games played at Vivint Arena from July 1-3 then the Las Vegas games starting right afterward on July 5.

Here are five things we learned about the squad during two weeks of Summer League action:

Reintroductions: With all the offseason acquisitions and moves, Bradley entered this offseason knowing he needed a terrific showing during the summer league to prove himself. He started by getting in better shape to reconstruct his physical frame, and it’s paid off with his on-court results. Bradley received Salt Lake City Summer League Standout honors, with his stellar play in Utah, then followed up in Las Vegas by averaging a team-best 19.7 points and 11.3 rebounds on 56 percent shooting, even impressing his former college coach Roy Williams along the way.

“I knew right after the season that it would be a big summer,” …read more

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