Well, it’s that time of year. The Rocky Mountain Review is just around the corner, and the Jazz have released their 17-man squad for the games.
The “known” names are the young Jazz-sters (Morris Almond, Kyrylo Fesenko and Kosta Koufos), 2 NBDL players from the Flash that the team will keep if they return to the NBDL (Kevin Kruger & Brian Jackson), ex-Ute Britton Johnson, former Jazz RMR-ers (Kevin Lyde & Hiram Fuller) and ex-Clipper Yaroslav Korolev (played in Russia last year).
I don’t recognize the other guys on the team.
The one notable absence… CJ Miles. Unfortunately, he seems to have picked potential contract over actually playing. I guess this could be the end for CJ in a Jazz uniform, because J-Slow really isn’t going to like this. Of course, he has to find a team willing to give him a contract first (Siler says he might’ve met with the Clay Bennett Backstabbers.
Names to keep an eye on: Easy… the Jazz youngsters, and the Flash-sters if you follow them a bit. No one else. The Jazz already have 14 players under contract (CJ would be 15). KOC likes having a roster spot open, just in case. So the chances of anyone on the squad that isn’t already on the team making the team is near 0, saving a trade or a buy-out (or 2 or 3).