There have been quite a few Rhode Island Rams alums getting chances with professional teams as of late. Jeff Roy was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sean Furney was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jason Foster is entering his second season with the Oakland Raiders. And we can now add Delroy James to list.
Delroy was added to the Utah Jazz Summer League roster last week, and he’ll have just a few games to prove himself to the big club in hopes of gaining a roster spot for the 2013-14 NBA season. More likely, James could snag a spot in the NBA Developmental League where he can hone his skills in hopes of contributing later in the year. He played for the Tulsa 66ers in the D-League in 2011-12, and for the Atlanta Hawks Summer League squad last year. Delroy eventually played last season in Italy, averaging 16.2 points per game for FMC Ferentino. And now he’s taking another crack at making it with the big boys.
There’s just one problem, though. The Jazz have played two of their five Summer League games so far and James has not seen the floor yet. All that’s logged in his box scores is a pair of DNP-CD’s. But from the looks of it, Utah’s Summer League coach Tyrone Corbin has mixed in as many players as he could over the first two games, so it’s quite likely that James will get some playing time in one (or more) of his final three contests. Is more D-League play in his future this season? It could all hinge on what he shows in the next few days. Go get ‘em, Delroy.