The Jazz signed small forward J.J. O’Brien to a 10-day contract, the team announced via press release. O’Brien was with the Idaho Stampede, Utah’s D-League affiliate. The Jazz now have 15 players on the roster.
O’Brien averaged 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game with the Stampede in 24 appearances.O’Brien’s familiarity with Utah’s system likely factored into the Jazz signing him, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News tweets. The Jazz waived O’Brien in October after he saw little action in the preseason.
The Jazz signed O’Brien to a minimum salary training camp deal in August. O’Brien, 23, went undrafted last June out of San Diego State and has yet to make his NBA regular season debut. In his NCAA career, O’Brien averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.