Josh Minott – Forward (Pick #45 – 2022 NBA Draft):
Game 2 Stats: 29 mins | 19 pts | 0.0 3P% | 6 rebs | 2 ast | 2 blk
Josh “The Lawnmower” Minott, set the tone early as an explosive roll man. He started the game with three straight pick-n-roll actions, ending in two epic dunks that nearly sparked well-being checks on the victimized rim.
Minott was everywhere early, getting up and down the court while showing an intention to find open teammates and get to the rim. Minott played everywhere and even surfaced as a small ball center as he anchored a 2-3 zone in the first half. His quickness was disruptive to the Jazz offense, which solely relied on the three-point shot for offense.
Minott is more … Wolfish
Coming into the summer league, I was personally intrigued by how Josh Minott’s shot form looked. Right off the bat in the first quarter, Minott displayed his “holster” shot in which he gathers the ball near his hip before entering a shooting motion. This was disappointing to see, as developing a respectable three is crucial to Minott developing into anything more than an energy defender off the bench.
Overall, it was a solid showing in which Minott displayed tenacity on the glass, prowess in transition, and flashed the ability to find teammates while driving to the rim. Ultimately, he has a long way to go as a shooter, and can still play a bit out of control on his way to the rim. Looking forward to what he can do the rest of the way.
Grade – B+