Jazz Waive Forward Malik Fitts

Jan 13, 2022, 3:00 PM | Updated: 3:02 pm

Former Utah Jazz forward Malik Fitts (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)...

Former Utah Jazz forward Malik Fitts (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz have waived two-way forward Malik Fitts.

On Thursday the team announced it was waiving Fitts after it was learned that the forward had a fractured left wrist and was set to miss the next four weeks after being placed in a hard cast earlier this week.

Fitts originally signed with the Jazz in October and appeared in seven regular season games averaging 0.9 points and 1.4 rebounds while shooting 22 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the three-point line.

Fitts was on a two-way contract with the Jazz which allowed him to split time between the main roster and the Salt Lake City Stars while making half the wage of a rookie on a minimum contract.

Second-year guard Trent Forrest currently fills the other two-way roster spot for the Jazz.

Fitts joined the Jazz shortly after the team returned from their Las Vegas training camp during the preseason but made an impression in his limited time on the floor.

The forward averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in just under 12 minutes during the preseason, but shot an impressive 83 percent from the three-point line on 1.5 attempts per game.

“I think the first thing that jumped out is just the consistency of his shooting,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I think when he shoots the ball, especially when his feet are set you think it’s going in.”

The Jazz were Fitts’s second NBA team after spending time with the Los Angeles Clippers organization last season where he averaged 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in three regular season appearances.

Fitts played a career-high 21 minutes for the Jazz in last week’s 122-108 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The second-year forward scored a career-best six points and grabbed seven rebounds in his final appearance for the team.

The Jazz have been ravaged by the coronavirus over the last week have signed a multitude of players during the stretch. The team can use Fitts former spot to add depth to the roster.

The move leaves the Jazz with two open traditional roster spots and one two-way spot.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

John Collins #20 of the Utah Jazz acknowledges the crowd after the Atlanta Hawks honored Collins in...

Ben Anderson

Hawks Spoil John Collins Homecoming In Jazz Loss

The Utah Jazz fell to the Atlanta Hawks 124-97 in a less-than-ideal start to their three-game Eastern Conference road trip.

7 hours ago

Jalen Johnson #1 of the Atlanta Hawks attacks the basket against Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Ja...

Ben Anderson

Listless Jazz Fall To Hawks

The Utah Jazz opened their three-game Eastern Conference road trip with a blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

8 hours ago

Utah Jazz Atlanta Hawks Keyonte George Dejounte Murray...

Chandler Holt

Jazz Rookie Keyonte George Catches Fire In Third Quarter Against Hawks

Keyonte George scored just two points in the first half against the Hawks. After the break, George came out and found his groove.

8 hours ago


Chandler Holt

Collin Sexton Drains Stepback Three Over Atlanta Defender

Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton broke down the Atlanta Hawks defender before stepping back and making a shot from deep.

8 hours ago


Chandler Holt

Taylor Hendricks Gives Jazz Spark In Rough First Quarter Against Hawks

Taylor Hendricks was a bright spot for the Utah Jazz in a rough first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

9 hours ago

Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) is congratulated by Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler (24)...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Mailbag: What Is Going On With Walker Kessler?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz mailbag where every week our NBA insiders answer your questions on social media about your favorite team.

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Jazz Waive Forward Malik Fitts