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Like father, like son.
David Stockton, son of John Stockton, is a Utah Jazz.
For 10 days, at least.
According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Jazz are signing David Stockton, whose father it a legend in Utah, to a 10-day contract.
One of the most interesting 10-day contract deals in recent years: The Utah Jazz are signing David Stockton today, league sources tell ESPN. He is the son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton. David has been playing in Reno of G League.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 16, 2018
The 25-year-old Stockton is being signed as insurance as starting point guard Ricky Rubio may miss Saturday’s game against Sacramento after being cheapshotted twice against the Phoenix Suns un a Utah victory on Thursday in Salt Lake City.
Suns & Jazz scuffle after Marquese Chriss pushes Ricky Rubio to the ground.
Donovan Mitchell really wanted to get to Chriss! pic.twitter.com/qipVHJhHwy
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 16, 2018
Stockton has averaged 16.3 points and 5.2 assists for the Reno Big Horns in the G League. He played for his dad’s alma mater, Gonzaga, from 2010 to 2014 and played briefly with the Sacramento Kings in 2015. He has also played professionally in the Croation and New Zealand leagues.
John Stockton is the NBA’s all-time leader in assists with 15,806. He played 19 seasons with the Jazz, earning 10 All-Star Game appearances, retiring in 2003. He was voted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Utah (39-30) has won eight games in a heading into tonight’s contest against Sacramento in Salt Lake City, and 20 of its last 22 games. The Jazz enter play Saturday as the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoff chase.