Tuesday, September 15, 2009

You, Me & Dupree

Ron Dupree is looking to sign with the Jazz as a wing forward to play in place of Matt Harpring, if and when he decides to retire.
"The Louisiana State product is described as a tough-nosed player similar in a lot of ways to Harpring. A capable shooter and explosive athlete, Dupree's greatest strength is as a defender, which he proved in one game last season with the Flash... Dupree has averaged 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 154 games with Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and Seattle. He has added familiarity with the Jazz's system after playing with the Flash, where he averaged 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in 31 games."
It seems like Dupree has been showing some quality "face time" for the Jazz since he's played last season for the Flash. The Jazz must know him quite well and understand how his abilities will contribute to the team. In this case, there will probably be no need of any awkward interviews or get-to-know-you sessions for the Jazz and Dupree. If he doesn't work out, then I guess there's always Sasha Pavlovic, our former 1st round draft pick.

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