Northwest Notes: Jazz, Kidd, Thunder, Nuggets

After he played well for them in the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues last month, the Jazz are reportedly interested in bringing Stanton Kidd to training camp. However, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, Kidd remains under contract with Turkish team Darussafaka for another year and his deal doesn’t have an NBA out.

Carchia reports that the Jazz and Kidd’s camp are exploring ways to get him out of his deal overseas, but until that happens, Utah won’t be able to add the former Colorado State swingman to their offseason roster. If Kidd does come stateside, it’s not clear what sort of his contract he’d sign — Carchia suggests a two-way deal is a possibility, but Naz Mitrou-Long and Tyler Cavanaugh currently occupy the Jazz’s two-way contract slots.

Here’s more from around the Northwest:

  • The Thunder are finalizing an agreement to add Bob Beyer to their coaching staff as an assistant, tweets Royce Young of ESPN.com. Beyer, who has previously served as an assistant in Toronto, Orlando, Golden State, Charlotte, and Detroit, would replace Adrian Griffin on Billy Donovan‘s bench.
  • While Paul George was already well-liked in Oklahoma City, his popularity in OKC figures to rise to another level after he decided to re-sign with the Thunder two years after Kevin Durant left, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
  • After a busy offseason, the Nuggets have their most talented top-to-bottom roster since the one that advanced to the Western Conference Finals in 2009, opines Chris Dempsey of Nuggets.com. Dempsey runs through a checklist of Denver’s summer accomplishments, which included solidifying the reserve point guard spot with Isaiah Thomas and carving out a larger role for Trey Lyles.
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7 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Jazz, Kidd, Thunder, Nuggets

  1. afsooner02

    Understatement of the century regarding okc and pg13. Kd might win 6 titles with GS but his image will likely never be repaired.

    • dust44

      R u serious? KD is still a hall of famer. All time great and will have plenty of rings. He and any other athlete could careless what people actually think of them. He and his millions of dollars and hand full of rings will keep him happy

        • yoyo137

          Exactly, no matter how you feel about him joining the Warriors, it’s a fact that he definitely cares about what haters have to say.

  2. cesc

    Why all the hate on KD? I mean he can stay or go if he wants, doesn’t belong to a team, & he gave already many good years to OKC, without a doubt the best of his career. I think is sad if a superstar leave a team just to chase rings, would be better if he just was looking to play in a place that he prefers or for a change, whatever… but at the end of the day cannot see all the hate, he is a monster on the court, a top 5 player.

  3. cesc

    I agree with Denver, people shouldn’t forget about them, they keep progressing every year, improving more & more, 2 years ago 42 wins, last year 46, so they are already a playoff level team, with their young core natural improvement & IT’s addition, they looking like the best roster I can remember they had, much better than the one that got them at the 09 WCF. Specially the difference maker is Jokic, make no mistake he is the best player I have ever seen wearing a Nugget jersey, even better than Kiki, English, Mutombo, Melo… Jokic is a top 10 already & still will get much better, can’t wait to see them playing this year, sooo exciting.

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