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Jazz Waive Raul Neto

Jul 1, 2019, 11:55 AM | Updated: 4:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 8: Raul Neto #25 of the Utah Jazz practices prior to their game against th...
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 8: Raul Neto #25 of the Utah Jazz practices prior to their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 8, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz waived guard Raul Neto, according to a release from the team.

Neto was picked 47th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks and traded to the Jazz. Over his 4-year career in Salt Lake, Neto averaged 4.8 points in 14.2 minuted per game.

Neto started 54 games for the Jazz.

Waiving Neto would reportedly create space for the team to complete the Mike Conley trade.

Neto would be a strong option off the bench for many teams who need a reserve point guard. It’s also possible the Jazz could waive and resign the Brazilian player.

The Jazz acquired Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, the 23rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a future first-round pick.

Conley is set to make $32.5 million this season and $34.5 next season. Neto was going to make $2.1 million with the Jazz, but Utah had to shed that salary before they make the trade official on Saturday.

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