Royce O'Neale Rumors

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Royce O'Neale
Royce O'Neale
Position: F
Born: 06/05/93
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Salary: $1,618,520
But O’Neale has been a rock the past two years for the Jazz, and he’ll be one of the most important cogs in a wheel that hopes to still be rolling once next June comes around. At the very least, he’ll be in Quin Snyder’s top seven. There’s a chance he’s a starter, depending on what the Jazz decide to do with Ingles at the beginning of games. He’s for sure Utah’s best and most consistent perimeter defender. LeBron James. Kawhi Leonard. James Harden. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and Steph Curry. At some point, the Jazz will trust O’Neale to try to slow all of those guys down. “The thing we love about Royce is his capacity for work,” Jazz executive vice president Dennis Lindsey told The Athletic. “He loves the gym, and he loves the grind. And he has a body that doesn’t wear down.”
He’s worked tirelessly on his skills, attempting to develop from the 3-point line, which has given him the option as a floor spacer offensively. Those attributes are reasons he may find himself anointed a starter for the first time in his career. “He’s very strong, he has great feet and balance,” Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell said. “He doesn’t reach and he’s composed. His physicality and mentality is great. He understands what’s expected of him. “His preparation and instincts separate him. He could be one of the best defenders in the league, he really has those tools.”