Utah Jazz officially signed 11-year NBA veteran Thabo Sefolosha

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Utah Jazz officially announced that they added free-agent small forward Thabo Sefolosha to a multi-year contract to the team.

As per team policy, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

However, according to the reports, Sefolosha and the Jazz have agreed to a two-year deal that is worth $10.5 million.

Sefolosha was the first player to agree with the deal following the decision of All-Star Gordon Hayward to join the Boston Celtics.

Known as one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, the 33-year-old veteran spent three seasons for the Atlanta Hawks and got an average of 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game last season.

As we continue to provide the best free betting tips, Sefolosha, the 13th pick of the 2006 draft, has produced 11-year NBA career already and he has high hopes playing with Jazz.

“I know it’s a team that already prided themselves on being tough on the defensive end. Adding me, I’ll definitely bring that, the toughness on the defensive end, some veteran leadership. We have a young group and I’m really excited to come and play with them. We come here expecting to win. I know they lost a few guys and everything, but it’s a new season, a new year. It’s going to be a tough challenge, but at the same time we’re all here, all on board, for the same goal. We plan on winning games, definitely.” Sefolosha said

Throughout his 11-year NBA career, Sefolosha already played for Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City and Atlanta with a career average of 5.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 23.3 minutes and was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team in 2009-10.

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