Nets, Raptors, Hawks Pursuing Jazz’s Royce O’Neale

The Jazz are receiving “significant interest” in small forward Royce O’Neale, per Tony Jones of The Athletic.Royce O'Neale

Multiple teams are calling on O’Neal, who serves as “one of the shining examples of the past Jazz administration’s ability to develop talent,” Jones wrote.

The Hawks, Raptors and Nets are among the teams pursuing O’Neal, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, via the Marc Stein podcast.

O’Neale, 29, is 6-foot-4 and has spent all five of his NBA seasons in Utah. He averaged a career-high 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 77 games last season. He has started in each of the 148 games in which he’s appeared over the previous two years. 

The Jazz, of course, have undergone a coaching change, with former Celtics assistant Will Hardy replacing Quin Snyder, who stepped down after two seasons. It’s way too soon to say how Hardy views O’Neale’s role.

“I’ve definitely heard a lot of teams I’ve been interested in Royce O’Neale from Utah,” Fischer said. “The three teams I’ve heard the most consistent with, there have been Atlanta, Toronto and Brooklyn.”

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