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

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Justin Wright-Foreman, Utah Jazz. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Negatives

The glaring weakness with Justin Wright-Foreman is his playmaking. His point guard skills still need work. He’s never been a pass-first kind of guy, and that’s fine, but averaging more turnovers (2.6) than assists (2.5) as a point guard is a killer. As is finishing with more turnovers (92) than assists (91).

His defense, as I mentioned earlier, need some work as well, but he did look better on that end. He has long arms that certainly help him out, along with good speed and lateral movement. I’m not sure he’ll ever be a great defender, but he can be serviceable.

Wright-Foreman is capable of playing off-ball at times, but he’s going to have to improve his point guard skills in order to stick. He’s got plenty of people to work with over the summer, so look for him to improve in that area over the summer. This is the big thing with him.

With Wright-Foreman, a lot of it will simply come with time. He’s still learning a complex system and is only in his first year as a professional. The goal is for him to make tiny bits of progress with each game. Make the right reads, slow down and let the game come to him.

I’m not too worried about Wright-Foreman’s defense, but the playmaking is a concern. I do know that he is an extremely hard worker, and I expect him to look a lot better over the summer and next season.

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