Jazz Release William Howard

The Jazz have set their roster to start the 2019/20 season by waiving forward William Howard, the team announced today in a press release. Utah now has 15 players on standard contracts and two on two-way deals.

Howard, who will turn 26 on Friday, joined the Jazz in July after spending the last two seasons with Limoges in France. He averaged 10.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, and 2.2 APG in 16 EuroCup games in 2018/19. In three preseason games with Utah, he put up 6.7 PPG and 2.0 RPG in 11.5 minutes per contest.

Howard had a $50K partial guarantee, so that cap charge will remain on the books for the Jazz unless he’s claimed on waivers on Wednesday. Stanton Kidd, who also had a partial guarantee, will now open the season as Utah’s 15th man.

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