One Utah Jazz rookie is off to a rough start in his NBA career following a scary accident.
According to Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune, Jazz rookie shooting guard Johnny Juzang was involved in a car accident on Saturday. Because of that accident, he s not practicing with the Jazz Summer League Team.
It’s unclear if Juzang suffered any injuries.
The former UCLA guard worked out for the Jazz in May, and team officials thought he was “one of the best players they brought in during workout season,” The Athletic’s Tony Jones reported.
As a result, he signed a two-way contract with the Jazz last week after not being selected in the 2022 NBA draft.
He told TMZ Sports he was “so excited about being with Utah” after agreeing to the deal.
“Jazz are such a great organization, so I’m really excited. … Great opportunity,” Juzang said.
On a two-way contract, Juzang can only play in 50 of Utah’s 82 regular-season games and is not eligible to play in the postseason.
During the 2021-22 season with UCLA — the 21-year-old averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30 games, shooting 43.2 percent overall and 36.0 percent from deep.