Jazz bolster depth by signing Jeff Green and Emmanuel Mudiay


Green and Mudiay sign 1-year deals to add scoring punch to the bench

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz busy off-season continues.

As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Jazz have signed 11-year NBA veteran Jeff Green to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, and former lottery pick Emmanuel Mudiay to a one-year contract.

Green played last season with Washington where he averaged 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He is a career 33 percent shooter from 3-point range.

Since coming into the league in 2007, the 32-year-old forward has played for Seattle, Oklahoma City, Boston, Memphis, the Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando, Cleveland and Washington.

His best scoring season came in 2013-14 when he averaged 16.9 points per game for the Celtics.

Green missed the 2011-12 season because of a heart condition. But he has been pretty durable the last couple of seasons, missing just nine games over the last two years.

Green, who can play a variety of positions, will bolster the Jazz bench.

Jazz sign Emmanuel Mudiay

Mudiay, the 7th overall pick in the 2015 draft by Denver, where he played the first 2 1/2 seasons of his NBA career, played the last season and a half with the New York Knicks.

Last year, Mudiay averaged 14.8 points and 3.9 assists, and shot 44.6 percent from the field, including 32.9 percent from 3-point land.

A 6-foot-5 point guard, Mudiay will compete with Dante Exum for the backup point guard job behind Mike Conley.

The Jazz released point guard Raul Neto on Monday.

Utah has been very active this off-season, trading for Conley, and signing free agents Bojan Bogdanovic and Ed Davis.

All of the moves will not become official until July 6th.

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