Utah Jazz Rumors
The Cavaliers guaranteed $1 million to No. 54 pick Kay Felder, and No. 52 pick Joel Bolomboy – just signed by the Jazz – will get even more. Bolomboy’s $600,000 salary this season is fully guaranteed, and $452,625 of his salary next season is guaranteed, according to Basketball Insiders. That’s a grand total of $1,052,625 guaranteed on a three-year contract.
This likely wraps up any preseason competition in Utah for a regular-season roster spot. Bolomboy becomes the 15th Jazz player with a guaranteed 2016-17 salary, so he’ll almost certainly stick beyond the preseason – another plus of this contract. This gives him security as he tries to develop into a player worthy of a second – presumably higher-paying – NBA contract.
Utah Jazz assistant coach Johnnie Bryant will participate in the first Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa Camp in Angola, which will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Pavilhão Multiusos do Kilamba in Luanda, announced the National Basketball Association (NBA) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today.
Hayward, who had his best season with the Jazz averaging 19.7 points, 5 rebounds and 3.7 assists, shared his goals for the upcoming Jazz 2016-17 season. “I also wanted to spend the summer in Utah and commit to training. We have a big year ahead of us with the Jazz. I want us to make the playoffs this year, and I’ve been training since May to help make that happen. You miss a big chunk of that vital training time before camp when you go to do something like play in the Olympics, and it kind of changes up your routine. I want to be the best player I can be to get us to the playoffs. I want to be an All-Star this year.