Utah Jazz: 3 players least likely to make the opening day roster

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Utah Jazz wing Miye Oni

Like Juwan Morgan, Miye Oni is also entering his third year with the Jazz. The 24-year-old has been given a few more opportunities to prove himself than Morgan, playing in a total of 64 regular-season games since entering the league in 2019.

In those games, Oni hasn’t done much to impress. He’s averaged 2.2 points per game, shooting a startling 35.9 percent from the field and a below league average of 34.6 percent from the 3-point line.

Something working in Oni’s favor, though, is the time he spent playing with the Nigerian National Team in the Olympics this summer. While the squad did not advance past the group stage, the Jazzman was able to get consistent minutes against high-level competition. He also shot 46.2 percent from deep in the Olympic Games.

Oni’s performance in Tokyo may provide some optimism, but the biggest thing working against him is the money. He is currently on a non-guaranteed contract, meaning that if a desirable free agent were to come along, the Jazz front office could waive him without taking a cap hit.