Suns Sign Cory Jefferson To 10-Day Contract

THURSDAY, 3:47pm: The signing is official, the team announced.

1:01pm: Jefferson had signed a D-League contract and had been set to join Phoenix’s D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam, according to Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor (Twitter links). Instead, he’ll play for the organization’s NBA side.

WEDNESDAY, 12:39pm: The Suns plan to sign Cory Jefferson to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Phoenix on Monday signed Lorenzo Brown to his second 10-day deal, but the team still has an open roster spot. Jefferson had been with the Suns from the start of the season until earlier this month, when they waived him to avoid guaranteeing his minimum salary for the balance of the season.

Jefferson will make $49,709 on the 10-day deal, assuming it’s for a prorated portion of the minimum salary, as almost all 10-day deals are. He was reportedly expected to sign with the D-League as of a few days ago, but it appears his return to the Suns will forestall that.

The 25-year-old who was the last pick of the 2014 draft played only 28 total minutes across six regular season games this season on his original contract with Phoenix, but he has a decent chance to see significant action in Thursday’s matchup with the Spurs. Fellow power forwards Markieff Morris, Jon Leuer and Mirza Teletovic are all questionable to play because of injuries.

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