Justinian Jessup Rumors
Wes Goldberg: Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody will be part of the Warriors’ summer league roster. So will Justinian Jessup. Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall will technically be part of the roster but won’t play much, if at all.
Drew Schiller: Bob Myers just now on @957thegame about Justinian Jessup’s possible role with the Warriors in 2021-22: “We’ll see. I think the plan is for him to come over for Summer League. Then we can make that call as far as can he be helpful next year.”
Midway through the NBL season, the Warriors decided to send a scout, Michael Lee, to Australia to oversee Justinian Jessup’s development; a show of faith from the franchise that lifted the 22-year-old’s spirits. “It boosted it a lot,” Jessup said of how the Warriors’ decision helped his confidence. “I guess it is a little reassuring that they’re serious about me as a prospect… It helped my confidence a lot, and just gave me a little comfort, I guess. But, at the same time, I’m still trying to be where my feet are and focus on this season, and just stay present in this year.”
Justinian Jessup: “I think it’s gonna prepare me a lot. Every (NBL) team has those fringe NBA guys, or guys who have made stops in the NBA. Playing against those dudes and being able to produce against those teams and those guys just, once again, gives me more confidence. It’s another stepping stone along to the path to where I wanna go.”
The Golden State Warriors have sent a scout to Australia to monitor the development of Justinian Jessup, league sources told ESPN. Jessup, who was taken by the Warriors with the 51st overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, was stashed with the NBL’s Illawarra Hawks for the 2021 season and has impressed the franchise’s executives to the point where they’ve decided to more closely oversee his progress.