Jazz Sign Davis, Green, Mudiay
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz finalized the last piece to their roster overhaul by signing Ed Davis, Jeff Green and Emmanuel Mudiay.
The Jazz have been busy this off-season by acquiring Mike Conley via trade from the Memphis Grizzlies and have signed Bojan Bogdanovic.
They have signed the back end of the roster as well with Nigel Williams-Goss, William Howard, Miye Oni and Stanton Kidd.
Utah also signed second round draft picks Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman to two-way contracts.
Davis recently played with the Brooklyn Nets for one season.
He is a great rebounder and is a physical post presence who can play alongside Rudy Gobert if needed or even be the backup center.
The North Carolina product was drafted 13th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft to the Toronto Raptors. After two and a half seasons with the Raptors, Davis was traded to Memphis, where he would spend the next season and a half with future Jazzman Mike Conley and the Grizzlies.
During the 2014-15 season, Davis spent one season with the Los Angeles Lakers followed by the next three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Through his nine NBA seasons, Davis has averaged 6.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Last season in Brooklyn, he posted 5.8 points, a career-high 8.6 rebounds and shot 61 percent from the field in 18 minutes per game. He appeared in 81 games last season.
He will wear number 17 for the Jazz.
Green spent the 2018-19 season with the Washington Wizards, where he averaged 12.3 points, 4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, while shooting 47 percent from the field, including 34 percent from the three-point line.
He was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2007 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Seattle Supersonics. Green played in Seattle for their final season before moving to Oklahoma City. After two and a half seasons with OKC, Green was traded to the Boston Celtics, where he played three and a half seasons.
He did not play during the 2011-12 season as he was dealing with a heart condition.
The Celtics traded him during the 2014-15 campaign to the Memphis Grizzlies, who traded the Georgetown product to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Green spent the next three seasons with three different teams that include the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Wizards. He played in the 2018 NBA Finals with the Cavaliers.
Throughout his 11 year career, Green has averaged 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
Green will bring his veteran leadership and could very well start as the power forward for the Jazz this upcoming season.
He will wear number 22 for the Jazz.
This fills a void at the point guard position with only having two point guards on the roster in Mike Conley and Dante Exum.
Mudiay can also play the shooting guard position at times if needed.
He finished his fourth NBA season with the New York Knicks, where he played two seasons in the big apple.
Mudiay had the best season of his career during the 2018-19 campaign, where he averaged 14.8 points to go with his 3.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He shot 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from downtown.
Originally drafted as the 7th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, Mudiay was traded to the Knicks after two and a half seasons in Denver.
During his career, he is posting 11.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game with 39 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from the perimeter.
He will wear number 8 for the Jazz.