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BREAKING: Utah Jazz sign Thabo Sefolosha for 2 years/$10.5 million

The 11 year veteran joins the Utah Jazz.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz and Thabo Sefolosha have agreed to terms on a 2 year / $10.5 million contract. It was widely known that Gordon Hayward’s free agent nationwide tour forced Utah to miss out on other prize free agents, and this hints to what Utah’s season long plans are.

This seems to show that the Jazz are canvassing the free agent market for veterans that can contribute off the bench and allow Utah to bring on their new youth movement with Rodney Hood, Dante Exum, and Donovan Mitchell. This also gives Quin Snyder flexibility in stretches.

The worry here is if Thabo Sefolosha becomes another Shelvin Mack situation where the coaching staff values an known commodity over an unknown commodity. With what happened with Dante Exum last year, Jazz fans would be justified in wondering if a repeat could occur with Mitchell, Hood, or Exum.