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Nuggets Claim Ian Clark Off Waivers

Mar 30, 2015 12:22 PM

Ian Clark has been claimed off waivers by the Denver Nuggets.

Clark played in 23 games for the Utah Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in seven minutes a game. He averaged 14 points in seven games for the Jazz’s NBA Development League affiliate in Boise.

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Ian Clark Waived By Jazz

Mar 26, 2015 7:40 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived guard Ian Clark. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players.

Clark (6-3, 180, Belmont) appeared in 23 games as a reserve this season for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game. He also appeared in seven games (six starts) while on assignment with the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede, where he averaged 14.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.0 minutes per contest. 

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Chris Johnson To Sign With Jazz For Remainder Of Season

Mar 26, 2015 7:25 PM

Chris Johnson has agreed to sign with the Utah Jazz for the remainder of the season, league sources tell RealGM.

Johnson became a free agent after his second 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks expired.

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Jack Cooley Signs Multi-Year Contract With Jazz

Mar 26, 2015 3:51 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Jack Cooley to a multi-year contract. 

Cooley signed his most recent 10-day contract with the Jazz on March 16 and has appeared in six Jazz games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.3 minutes per contest.

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Jazz Purchase Idaho Stampede

Mar 24, 2015 3:14 PM

The Utah Jazz have acquired the Idaho Stampede, becoming the eighth NBA team to fully own and operate its own NBA D-League team. The Stampede has also signed a one-year contract extension with the downtown arena and will continue to play in Boise, Idaho, for the 2015-16 NBA D-League season. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. 

“Our purchase of an NBA D-League team reflects the value we place on having an exclusive affiliate for player development and building the scope of our basketball operations to support the Jazz,” said Randy Rigby, Jazz president. “It is a tremendous commitment from the Miller family to make this acquisition that will contribute to our pursuit of becoming a championship-caliber team.”

The Jazz is the eighth NBA team to own an NBA D-League franchise, joining the Cleveland Cavaliers (Canton Charge), Golden State Warriors (Santa Cruz Warriors), Los Angeles Lakers (L.A. D-Fenders), New York Knicks (Westchester Knicks), Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City Blue), Philadelphia 76ers (Delaware 87ers) and San Antonio Spurs (Austin Spurs).

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Clippers, Celtics, Jazz Expressing Interest In Eric Griffin

Mar 16, 2015 6:46 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz are showing interest in the possible call up of Eric Griffin of Texas in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM.

Griffin — one of the D-League’s best wing prospects — has averaged 17.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per night in 39 games for the Texas Legends. He joined Dallas’ affiliate after signing an offseason deal to training camp with the Mavericks.

Griffin was a starter in February’s D-League All-Star game, and met with the Clippers during the weekend in New York.

The 6-foot-8 forward played for the Miami Heat in the 2013 preseason, showcasing an elite jumping ability by jumping over the 6-foot-10 Mason Plumlee in an exhibition game.

Out of Campbell in the 2012 NBA Draft, Griffin, 24, has also played professionally in Italy, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

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Bryce Cotton, Jazz Sign Multi-Year Deal

Mar 16, 2015 12:07 PM

The Utah Jazz and Bryce Cotton are progressing in discussions on a deal for the remainder of the season, league sources tell RealGM.

The Jazz announced on Monday morning that they have signed Cotton to a multi-year deal.

Cotton has been on two 10-day contracts with the Jazz and is currently a free agent.

Cotton has appeared in three games for the Jazz.

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Jack Cooley To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Mar 15, 2015 8:17 PM

Jack Cooley will sign another 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz.

Cooley appeared in just one game with the Jazz during his previous 10-day contract.

Cooley is averaging 16.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

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Jazz Sign Bryce Cotton To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 6, 2015 12:26 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed guard Bryce Cotton to a second 10-day contract.

Cotton signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Feb. 24 and has appeared in one Jazz game, posting three points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in seven minutes in a win at Denver on Feb. 27.

When the Jazz signed him from the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, Cotton (6-1, 165, Providence) was averaging 22.4 points (third in the D-League), 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 40.5 minutes in 34 games (all starts). He scored in double figures on 31 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in 20 games. 

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Jazz Discussed David Lee Trade With Warriors At Deadline

Mar 6, 2015 11:07 AM

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors reportedly had serious discussions at the deadline on a trade involving David Lee.

The Warriors are considering moving the final year of Lee's contract due to cap concerns and his reduced role following the emergence of Draymond Green.

The Warriors and Jazz agreed upon a cap saving trade in 2013 when Utah took on the contracts of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush.

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Jerrelle Benimon To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Jerrelle Benimon has averaged 19.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 35 games with the Idaho Stampede this season in the D-League.

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Jazz To Sign Jack Cooley To 10-Day Contract
Jack Cooley was most recently with the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

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Bryce Cotton To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Bryce Cotton was playing in the D-League for the Austin Toros.

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Cavaliers Appear To Be Preferred Team Of Kendrick Perkins
One significant criteria for Kendrick Perkins in choosing a team has been the opportunity for playing time.

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Bulls, Clippers, Cavs Expected To Pursue Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins will be bought out by the Jazz.

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Reggie Jackson Traded To Pistons, Enes Kanter To Thunder
Reggie Jackson has been dealt to the Pistons, while Enes Kanter goes to the Thunder.

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Nets, Jazz, Pacers, Pistons Interested In Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson will be a restricted free agent in the offseason after he rejected a four-year, $48 million offer from the Thunder.

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Thunder Considering Trade For Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter will become a restricted free agent in the offseason.

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Jazz Maintain High Asking Price For Enes Kanter
The Jazz seek a young player and a first rounder for Enes Kanter.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Enes Kanter Hopes For Trade From Jazz Before Deadline
Enes Kanter said he has been frustrated by his role in his three-plus years in Utah.

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Jazz Let Christapher Johnson's 10-Day Contract Expire
The Jazz have let Christapher Johnson's 10-day contract expire.

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Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Chris Johnson appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest.

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Elijah Millsap To Sign Three-Year Deal With Jazz
Elijah Millsapís deal will be for the remainder of the season and holds two years of team options for the Jazz.

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Raptors, Bulls Among Teams Interested In D.J. Kennedy
The Raptors and Bulls are among four NBA teams that have shown an interest in D.J. Kennedy, sources told RealGM.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

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Jazz Sign Elliot Williams To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Elliot Williams signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 7 and has appeared in three Jazz games since, averaging 2.7 points in 8.6 minutes.

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Jazz Sign Elijah Millsap To Second 10-Day Contract
The Jazz have signed guard/forward Elijah Millsap to a second 10-day contract.

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Patrick Christopher Waived By Jazz
Patrick Christopher recently suffered a dislocated kneecap.

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Jazz To Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract
Elliot Williams has been in the D-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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