Thursday night was the first NBA Draft since 1992 that the Utah Jazz had no draft selection or trade offers.
After closing ceremonies of the 2022 draft, the Jazz signed a two-way deal with UCLA guard Johnny Juzang. This two-way deal allows for players to split their time between the team and the G League affiliate.
The 6-foot-7 guard helped lead the Bruins to the Final Four his sophomore year. He also earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors his junior year.
Juzang averaged 15.6 points per game his last season with a 36% three-point percentage and 43.2% field goal, showing he can be a real threat inside and out. He had recently worked out with the Jazz at their first pre-draft session on May 26.
Later Thursday night, the Jazz worked on finding young, undrafted players to add to the Summer League roster, signing Georgia Tech guard Jordan Usher and Illinois center Kofi Cockburn to Exhibit 10 deals. Both players worked out for the team early this month.
Looking ahead into the offseason, the Jazz will likely work with the roster they have while also trying to develop the young potential talent in the Summer League. All while still searching for the perfect leader.
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