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Raul Neto could factor into this.
The Jazz will have a conversation with Neto, the Brazilian point guard they drafted two years, to gauge his interest in playing in the NBA next season, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
Neto has been playing in Brazil since the Jazz drafted him in the second round in 2013. There is no guarantee that the two sides will come to an agreement, but the sense is Utah would like to have him in the NBA sooner, rather than later.
The question is why? Currently, Utah's point guard spot is crowded. Dante Exum is the starter, Trey Burke could still yet be starter quality, and Bryce Cotton played well in the second half of the season on a non-guaranteed contract.
Plus, Utah drafted Olivier Hanlan with its 2015 second round pick, and the front office likes him alot. But the Jazz feel like Hanlan is enough of a combination guard that he can play both guard spots. So even if there were three pg's on the roster other than Hanlan, the former Boston College star still has a chance to stick on the roster.
The Jazz like Neto. They like his speed, they love his ability to play pick and roll and they like his passing. Neto spent two weeks with Utah last summer and he impressed the coaching staff with his willingness to learn.
Should Neto decide he wants to play for the Jazz, he would have to compete for playing time. But he's already 23 years old, and his rookie deal would be staggered next to Burke's and Exum's. It makes sense to start his NBA clock soon, otherwise the Jazz may be facing their point guard version of Ante Tomic, the center who was drafted in 2008, and now looks like he may never matriculate to the NBA.