Don’t worry folks, the boring-dead-in-the-water offseason will end soon. We’ll have all sorts of fun, interesting things to write about come October.
But for now, we get more kinda news. I say kinda because part of it involves Raja Bell, who isn’t really newsworthy anymore (despite my please – doth my audience not listen to my pleas!) and some guy named Trey Gilder.
First. Raja. The man is apart of the Jazz’s current 15-man roster, even if he’s not expected to play. At all. According to the Salt Lake Tribune:
Veteran guard Raja Bell isn’t expected play for the team or participate during camp, though, and his long-delayed buyout with the Jazz has yet to be resolved.
I told ya, nothing new. However, the same story mentions the addition of one other player: Trey Gilder, a 6-foot-9, 185-pound youngin from Sioux Falls.
This story falls under sorta news as well since Gilder probably wont log many minutes seeing as our bench is already stacked with similar men of his ilk. On the flip side, Jeremy Evans will have someone to talk to during games.
Here’s the Tribune’s take on Gilder:
Gilder, 27, was on the Jazz’s 2011-12 training-camp roster. He was cut from the club before the regular season started, though.
Gilder began the 2009-10 NBA season with the Memphis Grizzlies, appearing in two games before being waived.
He spent portions of the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons in the D-League with Colorado, Maine and Albuquerque, and was a 2010 D-League All-Star selection.
The Dallas native spent the 2010-11 season with the Sydney Kings in the Australian National Basketball League, averaging 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds.
The Jazz are expected to hold their annual media day Oct. 1, with camp starting Oct. 2.
And here’s a funny video of him trying to dance for the Jazz: