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Grayson’s Progress

Defense is an issue but he and the Jazz are working on it.

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Adelaide 36ers v Utah Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 05: Grayson Allen #24 of the Utah Jazz brings the ball up court in a preseason NBA game against the Adelaide 36ers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 5, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Like most rookies, former Blue Devil Grayson Allen has weaknesses he needs to work on and the Utah Jazz thought the best way to do that was to get on the court as much as possible. So they sent him down to the G-League for some seasoning, particularly on defense.

Which is cool with Allen: “We don’t get a lot of time to practice during the year because we’re playing so many games so this is even better than practice to get out here and get game reps with five on five the whole time not only for conditioning and shape but for your basketball instincts,” Allen said. “I haven’t played an extended period of five on five in a long time so it’s a really good opportunity and there’s quality guys in the G League to go up against. It’s not like going down. You’re playing against great competition.”

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