The Utah Jazz signed Thabo Sefolosha, and according to a report, they’re not done shaking the roster up. As the Jazz look to add front court depth, one man who may be on his way out of Utah is Boris Diaw, who just wrapped up his first year with the team.
Tony Jones and Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that the Jazz are hoping to add another forward, as well as a center to back up Rudy Gobert. That has made Diaw’s place on the team quite precarious.
“To create salary cap space to bring in another player, league sources have told The Tribune that the Jazz are looking to trade Boris Diaw’s contract, and they could waive the power forward if no suitor is found,” the report said. “Diaw’s contract becomes guaranteed on Saturday, so a move is expected before then.”
If Diaw is on Utah’s roster after Saturday, he will be a $7.5 million cap hit for the 2017-18 season.
Diaw, 35, played in 73 games for Utah last season, staring 33. He averaged 17.6 minutes per game, chipping in 4.6 points, 2.3 assists, and 2.2 rebounds.