"Utah looks at Oni as its best perimeter defender. The Jazz don’t think he’s quite as good a defender as Royce O’Neale, because O’Neale is so versatile in defending below the free-throw line and so able to switch between defending bigger and smaller players. But the Jazz were impressed with Oni last season and his development, and his development in the offseason. Whether he claims a spot in Quin Snyder’s rotation depends on what happens in free agency. But, he projects to be solidly on the roster as he heads into his second professional season."