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.
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.”