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January 5, 2015 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Elijah Millsap of the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam to a 10-day contract. Millsap becomes the NBA’s 12th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 10th different player to be called up. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 15 players. The 27-year-old Millsap (6-6, 215, Alabama-Birmingham) appeared in 19 games (16 starts) for the Jam this season, averaging 20.6 points (12th in the D-League), 8.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.1 steals (fifth in the D-League) in 36.6 minutes per contest. He recorded eight double-doubles, including one triple-double (26 points, 16 rebounds, 12 assists vs. Rio Grande Valley on Nov. 18). He scored in double figures on 18 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in 12 games. NBA.com

January 4, 2015 Updates

With the Atlanta Hawks in town last week, Snyder saw in one of his former players, 35-year-old Elton Brand, something that he’s dying to see more of in rookie Dante Exum. "You’re 19. You’re in the NBA. That’s kind of like, ‘Wow. Let me take advantage of this,’ " Snyder said. "He’s got to play like that — like this is an experience [and he is] going to get all of it, even if it’s going to be for 15 years. The first year is a year. In Year 15, you’ll look back and say, ‘I wish I had it.’ "You know, Elton Brand is diving on the floor for loose balls. He’s trying to play another year and another year and another year. I want Dante to play like he doesn’t have all those years in front of him." Salt Lake Tribune

Toure' Murry, who was a minor hit with the Knicks last season, ends his stint in Utah having played more for the team's D-League affiliate than with the Jazz, where he logged just one minute. Agent Bernie Lee, who represents Murry, doesn't think his client was given a fair shake in Salt Lake City. "Utah just didn't see value in giving (Toure') a real opportunity to prove himself, which is their right," Lee told HoopsHype. "I had a sense things were working against him early when during the Jazz's first open scrimmage in the preseason the team-employed radio voice used the forum to crush his future NBA prospects. Just an odd situation through and through. He went to Utah as a young developing point guard who played 51 games for an extremely visible team and today leaves Utah having played his last game as an assigned player in the NBADL having been asked to play the four. Perspective and opportunity are a funny thing in basketball." HoopsHype

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived guard Toure’ Murry. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players. Murry (6-5, 195, Wichita State) was originally signed as a free agent on Aug. 28 and appeared in one regular season game for the Jazz. NBA.com

Aaron Falk: Waiving Murry clears the way for the team to add Elijah Millsap. @Tony Jones reports he could be with the team as early as tomorrow. Twitter @tribjazz

We asked Gino Pilato of the fantastic website D-League Digest for the scouting report on Millsap and this is what he had to say: "He will look to attack the basket often. Despite his knack for finding alleys in the lane, Millsap will step back or take the pull-up jumper without hesitation. He turns the ball over too much, but can really impact a game on the defensive end. When matched up against Reno, Millsap caused fits for Brady Heslip, he was in his pocket every chance he had. The following contest against L.A., Millsap took on another tough offensive assignment in Manny Harris and was once again successful. Position-wise, Millsap is in a grey area in the NBA, but can serve as a forward or guard in the D-League." HoopsHype

Chris Herring: Utah plans to waive ex-Knick guard Toure Murry, according to a league source. Murry's status in Utah led handful of teams to inquire abt his status for potential trade, but no deal was reached. Will be waived tomorrow. Twitter @HerringWSJ

January 3, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Elijah Millsap, of course, is younger brother of former Jazzman @Paul Millsap. Utah, I'm told, indeed has @nbadleague callup in works for EM Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has recalled guard Toure’ Murry from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusive NBA D-League affiliate. Murry is expected to be in uniform for the Jazz’s game tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves (6 p.m. MT, TV: ROOT Sports, RADIO: 1280 AM/97.5 FM and Jazz Radio Network). NBA.com

Like Millsap, Korver recalls his time in a Jazz uniform fondly, and said he promotes the Utah team whenever given the opportunity. "I am a strong defender of Salt Lake City in the NBA," he said. "Whenever the Jazz come up, I always let everybody know this is a great place. I've got a lot of friends here, a lot of great memories, and we had some really great times playing here." Deseret News

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood is expected to miss several games with inflammation in his left heel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After season-ending shoulder surgery for Alec Burks earlier in the week, Hood had moved into the Jazz starting lineup. He's expected to minimally miss a week, sources said. Hood sat out the Jazz's game on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Yahoo! Sports

January 2, 2015 Updates


Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.


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