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Travis Leslie
Travis Leslie
Position: None
Born: 03/29/90
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Bill Oram: 24 guys attending Jazz mini-camp. Brace yourselves: Dee Bost, Will Buford, Xavier Gibson, Drew Gordon, JaMychal Green, Rodney Green, Jorge Gutierrez, Marquez Haynes, Lazar Hayward, Cedric Jackson, Edwin Jackson, Rick Jackson, D.J. Kennedy, Travis Leslie, Rasid Mahalbasic, Toure Murry, Harouna Mutombo, Arinze Onuaku, Josh Owens, Chris Roberts, Henry Sims, Jermaine Taylor, Chris Wright and Luke Zeller.
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Most Jazz fans probably didn’t know Leslie was on the team because he never played a minute during his short stay with the franchise. The 6-foot-4 Leslie had been signed to a 10-day contract March 10 after averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA’s D-League, but was released Tuesday morning. “He did nothing wrong. We made sure he understood that,’’ said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. “He was great. He appreciated the opportunity to come in and for us to get a look at him and our franchise and see if it’s a good fit. He’s a good guy and hopefully down the road we’ll get to know him a lot better.’’
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The Jazz signed Travis Leslie to a 10-day contract on March 10, meaning it will expire Wednesday. Corbin likes what he’s seen from Leslie, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who averaged 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds with Santa Cruz in the D-League before coming to Utah. “Great worker, good size,” Corbin said. “We haven’t gotten a feel for him in a game, whether he is only a ‘2’ or if he can play some ‘3.’ But he’s very good at attacking the rim, and I think he can be a good defender with his body size. He’s showed himself well in practice.” Will the Jazz re-sign Leslie? “We’ll evaluate it,” Corbin said. “I like what I’ve seen.”
Teammates whooped and cheered for the 22-year-old Leslie. Like orphans left behind when a happy family adopts a friend, they celebrated, but no doubt wondered when their time would come. And when it did, what would they do with it? That is the question now facing Leslie, who signed a 10-day contract with the Jazz on Sunday, filling the roster spot created when they waived Raja Bell. “He gets 10 days there to leave an impression on the coaches and the front office,” said Bjorkgren.
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Though the Jazz haven’t confirmed a potential move, Leslie tweeted this from his personal account (@FlightLeslie23) after reports hit the Internet on Friday: “Glad to be given this opportunity. Couldn’t be here without the man above #GodIsGood.” Asked if he addressed his team about possible lineup changes, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said the squad has to focus on who’s currently on the team and the task at hand. “We can’t worry about any changes,” Corbin said. “We are where we are. Whatever happens, happens.”