The Jazz have signed former VCU shooting guard Treveon Graham, the team announced. Graham played with the Spurs in summer league last month after going undrafted in June. He joins 17 others who have deals with Utah, though only 13 have any guaranteed salary. The terms of Graham’s deal aren’t immediately clear, but it seems likely that he has a minimum-salary arrangement with a partial guarantee, at best.
Graham, who turns 22 in October, averaged 16.2 points in 29.4 minutes per game with 38.1% three-point shooting as a senior this past season, though his 7.1 rebounds per game were perhaps more impressive, given his 6’6″ height. His performance on the boards wasn’t quite as strong in his 10 summer league appearances, when he put up a line of 7.8 PPG and 2.9 RPG in 16.0 MPG, and he knocked down just 30.8% of his three-pointers.
It’s not surprising to see the Jazz pluck someone off the Spurs summer league team, given that Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey is a Spurs disciple who has brought aboard former San Antonio players in the past, including Bryce Cotton, one of four members of the Jazz with non-guaranteed deals. Graham will ostensibly compete with Cotton, Chris Johnson, Jack Cooley and Elijah Millsap for the chance to stick with the team for opening night.
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