Jazz to guarantee Neto’s deal for season

Jazz guard Raul Neto has missed time with a knee injury.

The Utah Jazz will guarantee the contract of Raul Neto for the rest of the season, according to a report from ESPN.

Neto is a 6-foot-1 point guard and has missed the previous 12 games with a sprained knee. He is averaging 4.9 points and 1.9 assists in 17 games.

Teams have until Sunday to waive players on non-guaranteed contracts, or to pick and guarantee the deal for the rest of the season.

Neto, 23, is in his third NBA season out of Brazil.