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Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz have broken off talks on a contract extension.
Kanter will become a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason.
“We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again in the summer,” agent Max Ergul said in a telephone interview. “Enes likes Utah and the organization very much, and now he can concentrate on continuing to grow as a player and helping them win.”
The Jazz are still engaged in discussions with shooting guard Alec Burks, who is also eligible for a rookie extension before Friday night’s deadline.
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 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.