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Utah Jazz Reportedly Have Interest In Working Out, Drafting Bronny James

May 16, 2024, 11:00 AM

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 14: Bronny James #6 of the USC Trojans looks onin the second half of a quarterfinal game against the Arizona Wildcats during the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 14, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wildcats defeated the Trojans 70-49. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY – According to Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek, the Utah Jazz have expressed interest in working out Bronny James and potentially selecting him in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Utah holds the 32nd overall pick in the draft and could look to snag the big-name prospect before anyone else can in the second round.

James is coming off of an impressive performance at the NBA Draft Combine that many believe greatly improved his draft stock.

Due to his injury history and limited role last season at USC, he is still seen as a second-round pick but many believe he will be off the board when the Los Angeles Lakers’ 55th pick rolls around.

Without shoes, James measured in at 6-foot-1.5. Although that raised some concerns, he quickly flipped the conversations with a 6-foot-7 wingspan and a 40.5″ vertical leap.

James also recorded the second-best score in the three-point star drill, making 19 of his 25 attempts from deep.

James turned the most heads on the final two days of the combine when the scrimmages tipped off.

Each prospect at the combine played in two scrimmages. The first scrimmage was forgettable for James. He posted just four points and four rebounds in 19 minutes.

In the second scrimmage, James showed the NBA world his upside. He posted a team-high 13 points with two made threes and two assists in 23 minutes.

Like the majority of prospects in the upcoming draft, James is a project player whom teams will draft for his upside rather than his ability to contribute right away.

James projects to be a defensive-minded perimeter threat with the ability to knock down some catch-and-shoot threes. His athleticism may open doors for him to become a quality downhill and transition scorer.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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