Raul Neto RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:172 lbs. / 78 kg.
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:172 lbs. / 78 kg.
Jody Genessy: Jazz fans aren’t the only ones who are enticed by the Brazilian John Stockton. Utah’s front offices and coaches like Raul Neto, too.
A few days before free agency, the Utah Jazz continue to look for ways to improve their team. 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.
Speaking of Neto, the Brazilian point guard will return home to his native land to participate with his national team in the next couple of weeks. That will prevent him from participating in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Jazz next month. The Jazz, team sources say, are still high on Neto, whom the organization traded for after Atlanta drafted him 47th overall in 2013. Coincidentally, Jazz coach Quin Snyder, then a Hawks assistant, was among those to be impressed by the 6-foot-2 point guard last year. Utah hasn’t made an official decision about Neto for the 2014-15 season, but it’s most likely he’ll return to play for his Spanish team, Lagun Aro GBC. Despite the addition of Exum and last year’s acquisition of point guard Trey Burke, the Jazz still have future plans for Neto.
Tony Jones: Sources say the Jazz are still deciding whether to bring Neto over for the season, or let him stay overseas and develop another year. Sources say the Jazz are still extremely high on Neto and he figures prominently in future plans with the organization. Neto – who was a 2013 second round pick of the Jazz – had been in Salt Lake City for the previous month
Tony Jones: Raul Neto – a point guard out of Brazil – will NOT play with the Jazz in next month’s summer league, sources inform The Salt Lake Tribune
Jody Genessy: Raul Neto will play on the Jazz’s Summer League squad, but the addition of Dante Exum all but guarantees he’ll play in Spain next year.
Puerto Rico drew Brazil for their first game of the tournament, making it a matchup of the top two teams in the tournament and a likely preview of the eventual championship game. The game lived up to its billing, too, considering the score was 62-61 with 2:28 left in the game before Renaldo Balkman rattled off five straight points to help his country score an eventual 72-65 victory. Balkman, the Knicks’ first-round pick in 2006, scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots while playing 37 of the game’s 40 minutes — and he didn’t even choke a teammate in the process. Former Boston University standout John Holland added 15 points and nine rebounds while Minnesota Timberwolves dynamo J.J. Barea struggled to 12 points on 11 shot attempts, committing four turnovers in the process. Other notables on the Puerto Rican squad include Carlos Arroyo (7 points, 2-of-9 shooting), Ricky Sanchez (four points, four rebounds and four fouls) and former USC star — and current 36-year-old chucker — Larry Ayuso (two points, four fouls, five shots). The only NBA player on the Brazil roster is Utah Jazz draft pick Raul Neto because Nene, Tiago Splitter, Leandro Barbosa and Anderson Varejao all decided to sit this tournament out.
Jody Genessy: Spain or Jazz? Raul Neto: “Of course, if I have to choose, I want to play NBA, but it’s not my choice.” Jazz and his agent will decide.
Jody Genessy: Point guard Raul Neto is setting near the end of the Jazz bench. He’s not wearing a uniform but is cheering his American team on.
Jody Genessy: Still no official word on Raul Neto’s status. He is awaiting FIBA clearance to play in summer league. Doesn’t appear he’ll play today.
Jody Genessy: Raul Neto is in Orlando awaiting FIBA clearance to be able to participate in summer league, according to a source. He’s been observing Jazz.
The Jazz’s other draft-night acquisition, point guard Raul Neto, is a “big if” to participate in summer league, O’Connor said. It’s possible Neto could play in Spain for another year or two before trying to earn a spot on the Jazz roster.
Bill Oram: Dennis Lindsey said the Jazz have the option of stashing 47-pick Raul Neto, who is under contract in the ACB in Spain.
The Utah Jazz were in all-out trade mode Thursday night. Not only did the Jazz trade up for point guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert, but Utah made a late roster addition by sending a future second-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Brazilian point guard Raul Neto.
“He’s a pure point,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said of Neto. “He really knows how to play. He’s a pure passer, a capable shooter.”
Steve Kyler: Hotel sightings: Lucas Nogueira and Raul Neto are here. Nogueira is a virtual lock to go first round. Neto a bit of a surprise, 2nd rounder
Raul Neto, a 6-2 point guard, was the camp’s outstanding guard prospect, in my opinion. To be a starting point guard at 21 years old in the ACB is a great beginning to his professional career. He is extremely quick and crafty with his passing and displays the ability to make Steve Nash-like floaters in the lane. If Neto doesn’t pull his name out by the June 17 NBA early entry deadline, it is a sure sign that he has a “promise” from a team somewhere in the second round. I heard rumblings at the end of camp that he does.
Point guard Raul Neto and big man Augusto Lima (pictured) each put in 14 points to lead an All-Star team in a blowout of the under-19 Serbian team. Neto did his damage as more of a scorer than a distributor, but it’s easy to see why he is a prospect teams will be keeping an eye on over the next year or two. His ability to create his own shot is to be valued, and he is able to cause havoc on the defensive end of the floor, as well. Lima was especially dominant on Day 2, after a less than inspired performance the first day. “I like to compare myself to Anderson Varejao,” Lima told me. “A lot of guys say that about me when we played together on the national team. I think in the future I’ll be able to be even more like him. I try to have more activity than him, but you know. He plays really hard. When I play with him on the international team I try to be like him, but he has much more experience so I’m not there yet.”