Report: Utah signing Nigel Williams-Goss to three-year deal
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Williams-Goss was the 55th pick by the Jazz in the 2017 draft. However, instead of playing for Utah’s G-League team, the Gonzaga product decided to go overseas, signing a contract with Serbian club Partizan.
Williams-Goss found plenty of success playing in Serbia. He won the league’s Finals MVP as well as the championship in his second year in Serbia, averaging 17 points, 6.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Additionally, he shot 50 percent from the three-point line and 49 percent from the field.
Now, Williams-Goss will try his hand in the best league in the world. It’s clear that he has the talent and potential to be a productive NBA player. We will see if his skills translate from the Euro-League.
The Jazz are gearing up for a serious run after remodeling their roster. Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic were both added to strengthen the core of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. The team has plenty of shooting now but needs some perimeter defense. This is where Williams-Goss can make his mark as a long guard and willing defender.
Look for the Jazz to use Williams-Goss off the bench to sop up minutes while Joe Ingles and Bogdanovic rest. Hopefully he can contribute immediately to their championship hopes.