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The Utah Jazz have waived guards Dee Bost and Kevin Murphy.
Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 17 players.
Bost (6-2, 176, Mississippi State) did not see action for the Jazz, while Murphy (6-5, 200, Tennessee Tech) appeared in one preseason game for Utah, totaling four points, one rebound and an assist in five minutes of action. Bost was signed as a free agent on August 15, while Murphy was added on August 27.
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The three work through the offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, including the Kevin Love trade, preview the upcoming season and hit on many other NBA topics including OKC's future, the Warriors' situation and locker room dynamics.
The Utah Jazz have signed free-agent guard Dee Bost.
Bost (6-2, 176, Mississippi State) played for the Idaho Stampede last season, averaging 15.2 points, a team-high 8.4 assists, 6.1 rebounds and team-leading 2.1 steals in 40.5 minutes in 50 games (all starts).
The 24-year-old guard attended training camp with the Portland Trail Blazers prior to the 2013-14 season.
He played four seasons at Mississippi State, averaging 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 36.3 minutes during his senior campaign and was named to the 2012 All-SEC First Team.
Toure' Murry is close to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Utah Jazz, according to sources.
The New York Knicks have been trying this month to convince Murry to hold off on signing elsewhere as they try to sort out their roster. Murry has also received interest from the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.
Murry averaged 2.7 points and 1 assist in 7.3 minutes per game last season for the Knicks.
Dante Exum should get a lot of minutes for Australia in the World Cup of Basketball next month.
The Utah Jazz see the tournament as a great opportunity for their first round pick.
"We’ve had a lot of players ... that have used the national team to help develop their game as young players," Dennis Lindsey said. "We think this is ideal for Dante, who hasn’t had a lot of experience playing against men and certainly men that are much older and much more experienced. We think the national team during the early portion of his career will be very critical to his development."
Lindsey added, "The Australian Basketball Federation is excellent, very well coached. We’re really looking forward to him learning. We see this as a real win."