Jazz to sign veteran forward Rudy Gay to 2-year deal

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz have added veteran depth off the bench, agreeing to a free agent deal with 15-year NBA veteran Rudy Gay.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports it is a 2-year deal worth h $12.1 million with a player option.

Gay, who will turn 35 in August, has spent the last four years with the San Antonio Spurs. Last season, Gay averaged 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 63 games for the Spurs, shooting 42 percent from the field.

Gay began his career in 2006 with Memphis, and played six seasons with Jazz point guard Mike Conley with the Grizzlies.

He also made stops in Toronto and Sacramento. For his career, Gay has averaged 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He is a career 35.0 percent shooter from 3-point range.

Gay’s best season came in 2014-15 when he averaged 21.1 points per game for the Kings. He has averaged scoring in double figures in every year of his career.

The deal cannot become official until Friday.

Gay was the eighth overall draft pick out of UConn by the Houston Rockets, who traded him to Memphis.

The Jazz have now used their mid-level exception, so any other moves this off-season will have to come through a trade or an NBA minimum salary signing.

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