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Having simply signed Thabo Sefolosha to a two-yr pact, the Jazz proceed to additionally present curiosity in free brokers Dante Cunningham, Ersan Ilyasova, and Willie Reed, in line with Tony Jones and Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Utah’s aim is so as to add one other ahead and a middle to fortify its bench.
As a way to create sufficient room for an additional signing, the Jazz might want to transfer the contract of veteran ahead Boris Diaw. Utah is purchasing Diaw throughout the league, and may even waive him if no taker is discovered earlier than July 15, at which era his $7.5-million contract turns into assured.
Cunningham averaged 6.6 factors and four.2 rebounds final season whereas splitting his time between small and energy ahead. He shot 39.2 % from deep final season, though he falls far in need of being a knockdown shooter.
Ilyasova made stops with three franchises final season and posted a robust season during which he averaged thirteen.1 factors and 5.9 rebounds whereas connecting on 35.three % of his threes. The 30-yr-previous Turkish ahead even logged a while at middle as a small-ball stretch-5, and was a helpful piece for the Atlanta Hawks of their bid for the playoffs.
In contrast to Cunningham and Ilyasova, Reed primarily performs within the paint. The 27-yr-previous loved a breakout marketing campaign with the Warmth, averaging 5.three factors and four.7 rebounds in 14.three minutes off the bench. Reed is an effective defender and boasts a strong body to wrestle within the submit.
The 35-yr-previous Diaw posted a modest season for the Jazz. He averaged four.6 factors, 2.2 rebounds, and a couple of.four assists in 17.6 minutes per recreation and hit forty four.6 % from the sector. He was a helpful distributor and a very good veteran for the locker room, however is nearing the top of his profession and is finally replaceable.