Diaw waived by Jazz, enters free agency

Former NBA forward Boris Diaw is retiring after 14 seasons.

Following about 12 hours of multiple free-agent signings, the Utah Jazz have waived forward Boris Diaw, according to a report from The Vertical.

The Jazz reportedly tried to trade Diaw in effort to move him before his contract became guaranteed Saturday. They found no takers, so they placed Diaw on waivers, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent 48 hours following the move.

Diaw, 35, averaged 4.6 points and a career-low 2.2 rebounds in 73 games with the Jazz last season. He spent the previous four and a half years with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Jazz have been one of the league’s most active teams after losing start forward Gordon Hayward to the Boston Celtics in free agency.

Added in free agency Wednesday were forward Jonas Jerebko (Celtics), swingman Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks) and big man Ekpe Udoh (Turkey).