After making himself a major factor overseas, former lottery pick Ekpe Udoh is returning to the NBA, this time as a member of the Utah Jazz.
That’s the latest from international news agency SDNA, which reported the Jazz have inked Udoh to a two-year contract for $6.5 million.
Udoh, 30, was drafted with the No. 6 overall pick in 2010 by the Golden State Warriors. He spent last season with Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He was named Euorleague Final Four MVP in 2017.
He is 6-foot-10 but boasts a 7-4 wingspan, and will join a frontline that includes shot-swatting center Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors.
Udoh was Utah’s third free-agent signing in less than 14 hours — as the Jazz inked forward Jonas Jerebko (Boston Celtics) and swingman Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks) on Wednesday.