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The Utah Jazz have decided to not waive forward Thabo Sefolosha, according to a report.
Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports the move will guarantee Sefolosha’s $5.25 million salary for next season.
The Utah Jazz will not waive forward Thabo Sefolosha, guaranteeing his contract for next season, League Sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) July 2, 2018
Sefolosha played 38 games for the Jazz this season, averaging 8.2 points per game, his highest mark since the 2008-09 season, along with 1.4 steals. He shot 49 percent from the floor, 38 percent from the 3-point line and 80 percent from the free-throw line.
The 34-year-old missed the second half of the season after knee surgery following an MCL injury.
After he was injured, Sefolosha remained with the team, his veteran presence having a positive effect on youngsters Donovan Mitchell and Royce O’Neale, according to Jones.
Sefolosha received a five-game suspension for a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug program, which he will serve when next season tips off.