Over the weekend former San Diego State Aztecs J.J. O'Brien was rewarded with a contract with the Utah Jazz. This is somewhat as a surprise as the Jazz had a full roster after summer league and O'Brien was originally added onto the roster as a training camp invitee, but that turned into a contract.
The Jazz did not release the details of the contract.
O'Brien adds depth to a Jazz front court depth on the wing but he will be behind Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Chris Johnson. So, playing time will be a premium for the rookie. There is a good possibility that he could see time in Idaho with the D-League affiliate with the Jazz to be able to give O'Brien actual playing time and not just watch from the bench.
This is a return of sorts for O'Brien as he started his career at the University of Utah before transferring to San Diego State. In his senior year with the Aztecs, O'Brien averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists.