According to Tony Jones, the Utah Jazz chose not to waive Omer Yurtseven and Luka Samanic, effectively guaranteeing their contracts for the rest of the season.
The Utah Jazz will not waive Luka Samanic or Omer Yurtseven, guaranteeing their contracts for the remainder of the season, according to League Sources— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) January 7, 2024
This isn’t the biggest surprise, Yurtseven and Samanic have spent most of the season at the end of the rotation, but it may mean the Jazz aren’t looking to bring on any other end of the rotation players any time soon. It also may be as simple as the Jazz like what they’ve seen enough from Samanic and Yurtseven that they want to continue seeing them develop.
We’ve seen more from Yurtseven this season and have even see him play meaningful minutes at multiple times. He’s been a very nice third center and, if the Jazz can extend him at a low cost, they probably wouldn’t mind keeping him on the team long-term. His rebounding has been great and he’s a competent scorer inside.