Utah Jazz Rumors
Swingman Quincy Ford was held out of the Jazz’s evening practice Wednesday after being hit in the head during the team’s morning session, but had returned to play by Thursday morning. The 23-year-old rookie free agent out of Northeastern signed a three-year deal with the Jazz earlier this month, though only $75,000 is guaranteed.
“I’m not coming here trying to be a star or starter,” Johnson said. “Me and coach Snyder have talked from time to time through texts or phone calls. He understands where I’m at and I understand what he wants from me as a player and that’s to help these young guys such as Rodney (Hood) and Gordon. I’m here to tell them about some of the things I’ve been through and help them out with their experiences.”
“The fit is a really good one,” said Snyder. “What he brings is a confidence and experience and as much as anything, maturity. This is a player who has started every game for the past 10 years. He knows that the situation here could be different, but that wasn’t a deterrent to him coming here. Everything I heard about him has been positive. He knows how much I respect him. I think he looked at this team and said, ‘Hey, this is an opportunity for me to have an impact and help build something.’ That’s satisfying. Credit him, the guy’s got no ego.”