Sexton Comes Off Bench, Immediately Makes Highlight Play For Jazz

Oct 2, 2022, 4:22 PM | Updated: Oct 14, 2022, 1:57 pm
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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – In a surprising development, Collin Sexton was not in the starting lineup in his first preseason game with the Utah Jazz when they faced the Toronto Raptors, but it didn’t take long for him to make his first highlight-reel play.

Sexton was the key piece in the blockbuster trade that sent Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers and is expected to be a major contributor as the Jazz begin rebuilding the roster.

The guard subbed into the game midway through the first quarter but made an impressive over-the-head outlet pass to fellow newcomer Lauri Markkanen for a dunk on his first touch.

The team signed Sexton to a four-year, nearly $71 million deal to complete the trade in September. On his next possession, Sexton stole the ball from the Raptors and canned a corner three to start his Jazz career.

Sexton Doesn’t Start For Jazz

New Jazz head coach Will Hardy opted to start Mike Conley, Malik Beasley, Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Kelly Olynyk in his debut.

Sexton is coming off a season in which he missed 71 games due to a meniscus tear, but was fully cleared for action during the summer.

The guard averaged 24.3 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.1 rebounds two seasons ago for the Cavaliers.

The Jazz opened preseason play on Sunday, against the Raptors in a game played in Edmonton as part of the NBA Canada Series.

After their game against the Raptors, the Jazz will travel to Portland to face Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers on October 4 at 8 pm MT.

The Jazz will conclude their preseason schedule at home, hosting the San Antonio Spurs on October 11 and the Dallas Mavericks on October 14. Both games will tip off at Vivint Arena at 7 pm MT.

The regular season opens for the Jazz against the Denver Nuggets on October 19 at Vivint Arena.

New Look Jazz Will Make Preseason Debut

The Jazz showed off a new look when they took the court in Edmonton to open the preseason wearing black jerseys.

The team released four jerseys over the summer that will be worn by the team during the upcoming season including white, black, yellow, and purple throwback mountain uniforms.

Jazz vs. Raptors Preseason Broadcast

The Jazz and Raptors will tip off their preseason contest at 4 pm MT in Edmonton. The game can be heard onΒ 97.5 The KSL Sports ZoneΒ and can be seen on NBATV andΒ AT&T SportsNet, and streamed on FuboTV and DirecTV Stream.

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