Jazz Sign Nigel Williams-Goss

JULY 19: The Jazz have officially signed Williams-Goss, per NBA.com’s transactions log. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link), the three-year deal is worth $4.8MM, with a fully guaranteed first season.

A minimum-salary contract for Williams-Goss would only be worth about $4.2MM, so it sounds as if Utah used its remaining cap room to give him a larger first-year salary.

JULY 13: The Jazz are signing Nigel Williams-Goss to a three-year contract, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic (hat tip to EuroHoops.net).

Utah selected the former Gonzaga star in the second round of the 2017 draft and retained his rights. He drew interest from two other teams who wanted to acquired him via trade, but the Jazz chose to retain him and add him to their roster (Twitter links here).

Williams-Goss played in Europe last season for Olympiacos in Greece. He averaged 11.3 PPG and 4.6 APG in 25.0 MPG in 23 games.

The 6’3” Williams-Goss, 24, spent the previous season with Serbian club Partizan.

He joins a crowded backcourt that includes point men Mike Conley, Dante Exum and Emmanuel Mudiay.

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2 thoughts on “Jazz Sign Nigel Williams-Goss

  1. Theone23

    I like this kid. Has potential to be a super in the league. Good move by the Jazz.

    • Just to create conversation because I beg to differ, why do you believe this kid has a chance to be super? What are the reasons?

      Two reasons I believe he won’t are.. he’s not quick enough at his size and he doesn’t shoot the ball well enough.

      If he was 6-6 his game and “solid” play on the floor would translate better. But at 6-2, maybe 6-2 1/2 it’s not going to happen for him.

      I hope it works out because I hear he’s a terrific kid and a wonderful teammate.

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