HoopsHype Diante Garrett rumors

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Tuesday was the deadline to cut players on nonguaranteed contracts before those deals become fully guaranteed for the season, so the Jazz opted to whittle their maxed-out roster to 14 players. That left Harris looking for a new gig, while point guard Diante Garrett and shooting guard Ian Clark survived the cut. “To his credit, he did everything we asked him to do,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “Great locker room guy, great teammate for the guys. It’s just unfortunate it’s part of the business that we had to make a decision.” Deseret News

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Not long after telling media about how he learned of his new opportunity while shopping at Wal-Mart late Monday night, Garrett scored seven points, had five assists and played a key role in Utah’s first win of the 2013-14 season. “I was happy all night (Wednesday) night,” Garrett said, smiling before Thursday’s practice. “I won’t forget it.” Neither will his new team and fans. “Everybody in this locker room knew what he was capable of doing,” Jazz small forward Marvin Williams said. “He really stepped up. He was a monster (Wednesday). He was huge.” Deseret News

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After spending his first NBA season in Phoenix, making his Suns debut against the World Champion Miami Heat and enjoying the amenities that the big leagues has to offer, Garrett was assigned to the D-League’s Bakersfield Jam to receive some extended playing time. At the end of his days in Bakersfield, Garrett would stare out of his hotel window and would wonder to himself, "Is this where 'Walking Dead' took place?" “It’s so dead,” the first-year guard said. “Nobody was walking around or anything.” NBA.com

Besides showering and sleeping in the hotel, Garrett spent almost his entire day at the gym. There was practice and watching film in the morning, more shooting and film in the afternoon and even more video and studying the scouting report at night. The amount of film screened in the D-League is even greater than what is watched in the NBA. The first video session is used so the players can learn their opponents' tendencies, the second session is used to break down plays and the third session is of the last time the two teams met. NBA.com

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