Othyus Jeffers is living the dream. If that dream involves Salt Lake City.
Actually, his dream was playing in the NBA, and so Salt Lake City is just fine. After finishing a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz, the team made it official Monday night that they are keeping him through the end of the season, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports.
“We told him that he hasn’t got a chance to play, but he’s shown us he’ll work and he’s shown us that he’s not afraid to get in the game and put his nose in there,” (Jazz General Manager Kevin) O’Connor added. “Coach and I and the rest of the staff decided that he’s a good addition.”
Jeffers was called up from the D-League on March 4 and has played sparingly in seven games since. He is averaging 2.7 points per game.
This also fills out the numbers for the Jazz — league rules require 13 guys on a playoff roster, the Jazz only had 12. They had to add someone, they have that chance to Jeffers rather than a veteran who has been sitting around hoping for a call. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Jazz are not adding another veteran. Sorry Mikki Moore.