Utah Jazz: Grading Justin Wright-Foreman’s G-League season

Justin Wright-Foreman, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Justin Wright-Foreman, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /
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Justin Wright-Foreman, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

Utah Jazz Two-Way rookie Justin Wright-Foreman showed positive signs in the G-League during his first season as a professional.

The 2019-20 NBA season may indeed resume at one point, but the 2019-20 G-League season is over. It’s sad for Utah Jazz and Salt Lake City Stars fans, considering they had a minor league team good enough to win the championship.

Justin Wright-Foreman was a huge part of that team. The 53rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft signed a Two-Way contract and played in 36 games with the Stars. He looked a lot more comfortable compared to his showing during Summer League.

Going into the 2019 NBA Draft, Wright-Foreman wasn’t projected to be picked. He had clear NBA talent, but had to fix some glaring holes in his game. Most notably his defense and playmaking.

Thankfully for him, he got drafted by a team with some of the best player development in the league. It was a perfect landing spot for him, even though he played in just one NBA game. His development is going to be a process, but it may be worth it in the end.

During his college career at Hofstra, Wright-Foreman was a walking bucket, averaging 27.1 points during his senior season. He’s not going to be depended on to score that much in the NBA, so rounding out his game is going to be important.

Overall, I think Wright-Foreman showed a lot of improvement during his first NBA season. I’ll be eager to get another look at him in Summer League and see where he’s at. Before that, let’s take a look at his rookie season and see what went right and what went wrong.

Let’s get started!