HoopsHype Raul Neto rumors


June 30, 2014 Updates

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. Deseret News

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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. Twitter @DJJazzyJody

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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. NBCSports.com

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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. Deseret News

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