HoopsHype Raul Neto rumors
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. Twitter @tribjazz
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. Deseret News
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 Twitter @stevekylerNBA
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. ESPN.com
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.” NBCSports.com
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