Chicago • The Utah Jazz reportedly will sign guard Travis Leslie, despite already carrying the maximum number of players.
The Most Valuable Player of the D-League All-Star game averages 16.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Santa Cruz Warriors. On Friday afternoon, the former University of Georgia player retweeted scores of messages congratulating him on joining the Jazz and posted a message of his own: "Glad to be given this opportunity. Couldn't be here with the man above." He finished the message with the hashtag, "GodIsGood."
Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey declined to comment on a Yahoo Sports report Leslie had been "called up" by the Jazz, and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin O'Connor referred questions to Lindsey.