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Jazz to sign Jack Cooley again, and Bryce Cotton for rest of the season

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Welcome back Jack!

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This season, so far, the Utah Jazz have signed Dante Exum, Rodney Hood, Gordon Hayward (RFA match), Trevor Booker (UFA), Dee Bost, Jack Cooley, Brock Motum, Kevin Murphy, Toure' Murry, Dahntay Jones, Tre Bussey, Jordan Hamilton, Joe Ingles, Alec Burks (Rookie scale extension), Patrick Christopher, Elijah Millsap, Elliot Williams, Chris Johnson, Bryce Cotton, Jack Cooley (a 2nd time), and Jerrelle Benimon.

Benimon's 10 day as expired, and so has Cotton's second 10 day. Cotton was signed on Feb 24th, and again on March 6th. The Jazz appear to want him back, and thus have to sign him for the rest of the season.

Time will tell if this is just the Jerel McNeal style contract to see how he progresses, send him to P3, have a PG on retainer to work out with Jazz players during the summer, and then not bring him back. I like Cotton, but I like Tre Bussey better. But I'm just crazy like that. I like Myck Kabongo better than both, and Raul Neto more than any heterosexual man should.

Benimon is gone, and the Jazz will be bringing back Jack Cooley for the 3rd time this season. He almost had a 30/30 game in the NBA-DL, so yeah, he deserves the call up. This will be his 2nd 10 day contract with the Jazz, and that will mean his contract expires on the 25th of this month. There will be 20 more days in the NBA regular season after that point. Should they sign him for the rest of the season too?

It couldn't hurt. Cooley has been on the Jazz radar for a long while now. He had two predraft workouts for the team before going undrafted. He was brought into free agent mini-camp last summer, was brought into training camp. Played for the Idaho Stampede this year, got a call up on a 10 day, went back to the Stamps, and got called up now a second time. The question remains, what more is there to Cooley that the Jazz do not already know? Or, alternatively, do what the Jazz brass know by now make them ready to commit a longer term contract to him now? Either way, I'd sign him for the rest of the season.

Welcome back Jack!