Utah to add another point guard

Jazz notes » Team has players in mind, but is in no hurry.
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Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor and coach Jerry Sloan met Saturday afternoon to discuss filling the roster spot left vacant by last week's trade.

The Jazz sent Eric Maynor and the contract of retiring Matt Harpring to Oklahoma City on Tuesday for Peter Fehse , a German League player who is not an NBA prospect.

The deal left the Jazz with 12 players under contract, including only two point guards.

League rules mandate the Jazz sign a 13th player, and O'Connor said after the team's shootaround that the newcomer will be a point guard.

The Jazz aren't rushing to make a decision, however.

"... We're going to study some tapes and make some phone calls about the availability of guys and determine what direction we're going to go," O'Connor said.

Without Maynor, the Jazz have two point guards -- starter Deron Williams and Ronnie Price .

Because Utah is finally healthy and deeper at other positions, signing another point guard makes the most sense, O'Connor said.

At their meeting, O'Connor and Sloan went over a preliminary list of "10 or 12" point guards the Jazz will consider.

Utah could "go young and ... and give [somebody] a look and see if they can get better and become part of the future," O'Connor said.

On the other hand, the Jazz could "... bring somebody in who's been in the league awhile that would better protect us if somebody gets hurt."

Asked if Dontell Jefferson of the D-League's Utah Flash is a player of interest, O'Connor said, "Yes, he would be."

Korver returns again

Kyle Korver returned to the active roster against Philadelphia after missing the last two games because of soreness in his surgically-repaired knee. Korver underwent preseason surgery and missed the first 23 games.

He made his season debut Dec. 14 against Minnesota but played only 41 minutes in the next four games before being sidelined again.

Asked about his status after the morning shootaround, Korver joked he's looking forward to the day when the first question from reporters isn't about his knee.

"I can't wait to just go and grab a ball and jump and shoot, you know what I mean?" Korver said. "It seems like it's been a really long time. It's been really frustrating."

How did his knee feel prior to facing the 76ers?

"It doesn't feel amazing, by any means," Korver said. "But it feels good enough. I think. I understand there's going to be some pain for awhile, regardless. But that's OK as long as I don't have that sharp pain that shuts me down."

He played the final 3:02 and scored three points.