Kelly Olynyk, BYU's Brandon Davies among 12 to workout for Jazz
First Published Jun 14 2013 03:29 pm
Last Updated Jun 14 2013 03:30 pm
The Utah Jazz will hold pre-draft workouts Saturday with 12 NBA prospects, including several big men projected to be selected in the first round.
Gonzaga All-American Kelly Olynyk headlines a group that also includes Frenchman Rudy Gobert and Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, as well as BYU forward Brandon Davies. Davies was the MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament earlier this spring.
The Jazz own the 14th and 21st picks in the first round, and with only six players with guaranteed contracts next season, could use help at every position.
The workouts will be broken into two sections, with Olynyk separated from the other top-tier big men. Olynyk will participate in a group of mostly guards, as well as Arizona forward Grant Jerret. Other players working out with the Jazz on Saturday are Murray State guard Isaiah Canaan, San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin, New Mexico guard Tony Snell and Virginia Tech guard Erick Green. The second group will include Kwame Vaughn from Cal State-Fullerton, as well as St. Mary's guard Matthew Dellavedova and Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi.
— Bill Oram