The Jazz are considering signing combo guard Toure’ Murry, Jody Genessy of The Deseret Times reports (Twitter link). Utah isn’t the only team considering signing Murry, Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com tweets, though the names of the potentially interested clubs were not relayed.
Murry currently plays in the D-League for the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ affiliate. In eight appearances this season for the Legends, Murry is averaging 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 33.7 minutes per contest. The Wizards waived the 26-year-old during the preseason. He made five appearances for Washington while on a pair of 10-day contracts last season. Murry’s career numbers through 56 regular season NBA games are 2.6 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists to go with a slash line of .433/.417/.610.
Utah currently has the regular season maximum of 15 players on its roster, meaning the team would have to make a corresponding move in order to add Murry. Both Elijah Millsap and Chris Johnson possess non-guaranteed deals, making either a prime candidate to be released, though that is merely my speculation. Both of their deals will become fully guaranteed if they remain on Utah’s roster past January 10th, which is the leaguewide contract guarantee date.