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

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Utah Jazz guard MaCio Teague

MaCio Teague is a different story than the other two Jazzmen previously mentioned. This will be his first season in the NBA. Also, although he wasn’t drafted, he showed plenty of promise in the NBA Summer League, scoring 17.8 points per 36 minutes. This was enough for the Jazz to offer him an Exhibit 10 contract.

This contract, like Oni’s, is not guaranteed, though, making Teague expendable if someone else were to come along.

Teague is also up against some fierce competition when it comes to cracking the opening day roster. Utah has one of the best backcourts in the entire NBA, including two All-Stars in Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell along with 2020-21 Sixth Man of the Year Jordan Clarkson.

Aside from them, Teague’s Baylor teammate, Jared Butler, and Summer League standout Trent Forrest are both currently standing in his way.

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While it will be difficult for Teague to make the official roster, don’t be surprised if we see him in a Salt Lake City Stars uniform and given more time to develop this season.