MONDAY, 11:27am: The deal is official, the team announced.
SUNDAY, 2:52pm: The Jazz are set to sign Jack Cooley to another 10-day deal, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein (via Twitter). The rebounding specialist first joined Utah on February 24th and returned back to the D-League after that pact expired.
The 23-year-old (24 in early April) played a whopping two minutes during his time in Utah with his lone appearance coming on February 27th against the Nuggets. Cooley spent the bulk of the season playing Utah’s D-League affiliate and he attracted the attention of the varsity squad with his performance there.
The 6’9″ forward has averaged 16.8 points and 12.4 rebounds in 30.8 minutes per game in his first season of D-League action after having played in Turkey last season. He’s been especially impressive in his latest stint with Idaho, including a 29 rebound performance against the Los Angeles D-Fenders last week. Cooley went undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2013, but he’s remained on NBA radars, having participated in both the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues the past two years.