The Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent forward Rudy Gay, ESPN and The Athletic reported on Tuesday.
The deal is reportedly worth $12.1 million with a player option in the second season. It also reunites Gay with former Memphis Grizzlies teammate Mike Conley Jr., as the two played together for more than five seasons in Memphis (2007-2013).
The 34-year-old Gay spent the last four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, where he averaged 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and shot 38.1 percent from the 3-point line over 63 games last season.
According to local Salt Lake City outlet KSL.com, the Jazz will use the full taxpayer mid-level exception to sign Gay, which means two things: Team owner Ryan Smith is OK with a big luxury tax bill, and going forward, Utah can only sign players to minimum salaries.
ESPN reportedly confirmed the news through Gay’s agent, Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation Sports.
Gay, who played college ball at UConn, joined the NBA in 2006 and spent part of seven seasons with the Grizzlies (2006-13), part of two seasons with the Toronto Raptors (2012-14), and nearly four seasons with the Sacramento Kings before joining the Spurs in 2017. His career averages are 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds.
–Field Level Media