Utah Jazz: 5 takeaways from 2017 NBA Summer League

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The Utah Jazz took a team of potential assets and fringe talent through two Summer League sessions. What can we learn from their performances?

With the allure (and occasional heartbreak) of free agency wearing off, the NBA biosphere, and with it the Utah Jazz, turned its attention to Summer League, where recently drafted rookies as well as other roster hopefuls sought to impress the coaches and general managers that frequented the sidelines.

The Jazz’s roster was headlined by recent 13th overall draft pick Donovan Mitchell, whom Utah traded up 11 spots to get, but it also featured Dante Exum, Tony Bradley and Joel Bolomboy as other players who will likely see time on the roster.

The Jazz started off their campaign by playing host to their own Summer League session, which took place from July 3-6. After winning all three games they played there, they moved on to the bigger stage of the Las Vegas Summer League, where the results were markedly different.

Utah won only one game in Vegas, their consolation matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, but of course, the important takeaways mostly come from individual performance rather than the team’s win-loss record.

With that said, let’s break down the five most important things Jazz fans can take away from their team’s summer league session.