“We saw the coaches trying to call us over for a timeout and we just wanted to make sure he was OK,” center Jack Cooley said. “But Dante’s going to be fine. He’ll be all right. It was a little scary, but he’s a real tough kid.” …
Exum may not have been a lock to play in Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs summer squad even if he was healthy. Now his status is certainly in question, though he has not been ruled out.
“He’ll be all right,” forward Rodney Hood said. “He sprained his ankle pretty bad, but he’ll be all right. They’ll see about tomorrow. He might get some treatment, but I think he’ll be fine.”
Toughness isn’t a factor here, obviously, and while the developmental opportunities in Summer League are important, there’s no reason to risk a player’s health just to have him participate in an ultimately meaningless July contest.
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Ingles’ Non-Bird Rights (technically a form of Bird Rights) won’t allow him to make that much. So, the Jazz will have to use cap space – or, depending how they intend to use the rest of their room, the $2,814,000 room exception.
He’s a good distributor for a forward and a solid outside shooter, though his unwillingness to shoot is probably his most defining basketball trait.
Overall, he fit in well in Utah, a team that surged after the All-Star break. It’s unclear whether that was an aberration or a breakthrough, but betting on continuity was probably the right move for the Jazz. Retaining Ingles helps provide that.
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