Utah Jazz waive forward Jonas Jerebko, who will reportedly sign with Golden State Warriors
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz’s roster won’t look exactly the same moving forward as it did at the end of last season.
A day after the team officially re-signed Dante Exum, Derrick Favors and Raul Neto, it announced that it has waived forward Jonas Jerebko.
The 6-foot-10 Jerebko signed a two-year deal with the Jazz last summer, but the second year was not guaranteed. According to Basketball Insiders, Utah had until July 9 to guarantee the contract, worth $4.2 million, or waive him.
In 74 regular season games for the Jazz last year, Jerebko averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per contest.
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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported soon after Utah announced the transaction that there was mutual interest between Jerebko and the Golden State Warriors, and later he reported that the Swedish big man does indeed intend on signing with the Warriors once he clears waivers on Monday.
A few minutes after Wojnarowski reported that Jerebko will be signing with Golden State, the eight-year pro tweeted his gratitude for the Jazz organization and expressed excitement for the future.
Waiving Jerebko opens up a roster spot for Utah. Ekpe Udoh also has a nonguaranteed contract for next season, and the Jazz have a July 9 deadline on his deal as well.
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Published at Sat, 07 Jul 2018 16:22:00 +0000