The jumpshooting automaton Tyler Haws is making the rounds in pre-2015 NBA Draft workouts. After scoring 19.6 points per game in college, his pre-draft journey brought him back to Utah and Salt Lake City on Monday.
After Haws turned some heads in a more low-key setting in Phoenix, he returned to Utah and a media horde waiting to hear what both he and Jazz brass had to say about his workout. Here's a roundup of the comments and interviews.
First, Jazz vice president of player personnel (lead scout) Walt Perrin gave an endorsement of Haws as a deep threat, which has been one concern of how his game will transition to the next level:
Jazz VP of player personnel Walt Perrin views Tyler Haws as a SG. "I have no problems or concerns that he can shoot the NBA three."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 1, 2015
Of course, anybody who can shoot as well as Haws is going to be confident in himself:
Tyler Haws: "I feel like I'm ready for this process."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 1, 2015
Haws: I feel like I'm NBA ready mentally and physically and I'm really confident that I can play— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) June 1, 2015
There are still concerns:
The biggest concerns NBA teams will have about Tyler Haws *are* his defense and age.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 1, 2015
After Phoenix and Utah, Haws' trip around the league is just getting started:
Haws said he has several workouts lined up, including the Los Angeles Lakers, golden state and Memphis— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) June 1, 2015
Haws and Perrin both gave these interviews discussing the challenges Haws will face, the video as captured by Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune:
As will be said over and over, all it takes for Haws is one team to fall in love with him in relation to how he fits in their system, and he will get chances to prove himself in camps and possibly summer league.