Forward Brock Motum has been waived by the Jazz, the team announced in a press release. The move cuts Utah’s roster to 14 players, one under the league maximum. It’s unclear if the Jazz intend to send Motum to the D-League, as teams can retain the rights for up to four players.
Motum’s minimum-salary contract was non-guaranteed, so the Jazz won’t be on the hook for any money as a result of cutting him. The 23-year-old Motum appeared in five games for Utah’s summer league team in Las Vegas, averaging 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds. He spent the 2013/14 season with Granarolo Bologna of the Italian Serie A League, where he averaged 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
The 6’10” Australian played at Washington State and ranks second in school history in both career points (1,530) and field goal percentage (.567). He was the Pac 12’s leading scorer as a senior at 18 points per game.