The Utah Jazz began training camp for the 2020-21 season Tuesday, and with it came the release of the official roster, along with jersey numbers for new players.
None of the 18 names on the roster were a surprise (teams are allowed to have up to 20), as the Jazz had previously announced new signees. Beside the 16 regular rostered players, second-year forward Jarrell Brantley and former Florida State guard Trent Forrest are on two-way contracts, while former BYU guard Jake Toolson and former Seton Hall center Romaro Gill are on Exhibit 10 contracts.
Two-way players are allowed to spend up to 45 days of a season with an NBA team, and they spend the rest of it in the NBA G League, although those rules might be altered this season because of the pandemic. Players on Exhibit 10 deals will almost surely be waived during camp and spend the season in the G League (the Jazz’s affiliate is the Salt Lake City Stars).
The Jazz roster must be trimmed to 15 players plus up to two two-way players before the start of the season.
As part of the training camp roster announcement, jersey numbers for newcomers were also unveiled. First-round draft pick Udoka Azubuike will wear No. 20 (his college number, 35, is retired by Utah), Derrick Favors will once again wear No. 15 in his return to the Jazz, Forrest will wear No. 3, Gill will don No. 17, second-round pick Elijah Hughes is No. 33 and Toolson is No. 22.
Utah’s preseason will begin Dec. 12 with a game against the Phoenix Suns at Vivint Arena.