Jazz Signing Kenneth Lofton Jr., Darius Bazley To Three-Year Deals

The Utah Jazz intend to sign power forwards Kenneth Lofton Jr. and Darius Bazley to a pair of three-year contracts, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Kenneth Lofton Jr., Philadelphia 76ers, NBA

Both deals are reportedly non-guaranteed.

Lofton, 21, signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers in late December after being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies. He appeared in two games with the Sixers before being waived on March 1.

Overall he has appeared in 17 games this season, his second in the NBA, averaging 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds. He played in 24 games as a rookie, averaging 5.0 points and 2.1 rebounds. 

Bazley, 23, is 6-8 and is in his fifth pro season. He signed a 10-day deal with the Sixers in February.

Rather than play college basketball or join the G League, Bazley opted to work out on his own following his high school career, then enter the NBA Draft when eligible.

He was actually selected by the Jazz with the No. 23 overall pick in 2019, then traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder a week later.

Bazley was traded to the Brooklyn Nets last summer and then waived before camp. Since then, he’s been playing extremely well for the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League. 

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