the Salt Lake City Stars has signed a two-way contract with Jazz

the Salt Lake City Stars has signed a two-way contract with Jazz

Taevion Kinsey To Sign Two-Way Deal With Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY: Taevion Kinsey, a former winger for the Salt Lake City Stars, is allegedly close to signing a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz.

Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the story on social media first.

“Sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium that guard Taevion Kinsey is joining the Utah Jazz on a two-way NBA contract,” Charania posted. “Kinsey played for the Jazz’s Salt Lake City Stars affiliate in the G League and was part of a 10-day deal with the team late in the previous season.”

Taevion Kinsey To Sign A Two-Day Contract With Jazz
Last season, Kinsey played in 34 games with the Jazz G League club, averaging 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 31 minutes.

With remarkable physical attributes, Kinsey, who is 5 feet 5 inches tall, is shooting 59% from the field, 51% from three, and 79% from the free-throw line.

In August, Kinsey signed an exhibit-10 contract with the Jazz; however, the Stars signed him right away once it was waived.

Taevion Kinsey | | NBA.com

The Marshall product played for the Jazz in the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer leagues before to signing the deal.

Kinsey spent five seasons averaging 17.1 points and 4.9 rebounds at Marshall before being undrafted in 2023.

Report: Notable Eastern Conference team shows interest in Lauri Markkanen

One of the top players available on the trade market this summer is Lauri Markkanen, of the Utah Jazz, who is apparently being pursued by another strong team.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Markkanen has drawn interest from a number of teams, including the Miami Heat. But the Jazz are rumored to have placed an absurd asking price on their sharpshooter, so a deal might not be feasible.

Jimmy Butler was rumored to be a potential trade target for the Heat, but that seems unlikely to happen. Rather, Miami is looking into possible ways to bring in a top scorer. Whether they have the resources to make a huge move is the key question.

During the previous season, Markkanen averaged 23.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and over 40% of his team’s points from three-point range. The 7-foot forward is viewed by opposing teams as a player who could have an influence similar to that of Kristaps Porzingis for the NBA champion Boston Celtics. Similar to Porzingis, Markkanen has had trouble staying healthy, missing 43 games in the previous two seasons as a result of injuries.

Markkanen is reportedly being pursued by a number of prominent teams, and Jazz president Danny Ainge will almost probably consider any offers that are made.

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