Report: Cooley trying to mix finesse and physicality

Jack Cooley is hoping to win a spot on the 2015-16 opening night roster, so with that in mind he has been working really hard to improve his overall game. Cooley's work is paying off as he has played well during summer league action and the goal is to carry the momentum into training camp and the preseason. From Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune:

    "So Cooley's summer has featured trips to the P3 sports science facility in California, where trainers focused on improving his hips to help him move more nimbly on the court. He's also worked significantly with the Utah coaching staff on expanding his shooting range and his touch around the basket. ... But don't think Cooley's going soft. The second-year player out of Notre Dame still loves to scrap and mix it up in the paint. ... Cooley signed a multiyear contract with the Jazz. But with his deal not guaranteed and a crowded frontcourt in Utah, Cooley's fight to stick around will continue. So far this summer, Cooley is reaffirming what he's best at. He averaged 9.7 rebounds in three games in Salt Lake City and grabbed eight more boards during his first contest in Las Vegas. The Jazz don't have a 7-footer on the summer roster. Instead, general manager Dennis Lindsey was content to let the 6-foot-9 Cooley do the dirty work and control the paint."