Posted by: Andrew on July 11th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
I want to sign Stockton Jr.
Watching the kid in the summer league hasn’t shown much if you watch the box scores. A few points, some assists, that’s the gist of it. But when you watch him actually play, and watch him with the ball in his hand, he’s got a shadow of his dad. Quick off the dribble, great ball handling, and has a phenomenal passing ability (Would have had more assists if his teammates would have finished)
You can teach a player how to shoot. You can make them train and practice and get stronger. But an eye for the game, toughness and raw IQ aren’t exactly teachable. The kid has a lot of raw talent. He’s a bit scrawny, a little on the nervous side, but I think if we sign him for cheap and keep him as a third string, train him up a bit, he might just surprise everyone and show how strong that Stockton blood is.
His shot is a little eccentric (Though he’s a lefty. Every left-handed kid I’ve played with seems to shoot straighter. Maybe I’m crazy) and he’ll always have to live with Stockton expectations, but I have faith in the kid. He shows promise, and with fine-tuning that the NBA can supply, he may be able to develop into a great point guard.
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