Utah Looking To Sign A Shooting Guard
The NBA's trade deadline passed last Thursday, but the Jazz still are shopping hard for a shooting guard ? and may sign one as soon as midweek.
"We're going to play (tonight at Golden State)," Jazz basketball operations senior vice president Kevin O'Connor said Sunday, "and then we'll take a look."
O'Connor suggested the Jazz's preference is to sign a veteran free agent sooner rather than later, and only if they cannot land one they like would they consider signing a younger player from the minors later this season.
With usual starting shooting guard Gordan Giricek still out week-to-week with Achilles tendinitis, O'Connor said the Jazz are hoping to find "somebody (who) can get us through until Giri comes back."
O'Connor would not name names.
But it's believed possibilities for the Jazz include 32-year-old Voshon Lenard, should he soon reach a buyout agreement with Portland and be waived by the Trail Blazers, and 32-year-old Tony Delk, who was waived late last week by Atlanta but reportedly is on Detroit's radar.