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Friday, August 23, 2019 9:10 pm

Former IU forward Morgan signs with Jazz

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

Former Indiana forward Juwan Morgan, a two-time All-Big Ten honoree, reportedly signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Utah Jazz.

Morgan played with the Jazz in the NBA Summer League after going un-selected in the NBA Draft in June. He averaged 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in six games in the Summer League, while shooting 42% from the field. 

An Exhibit 10 contract is non-guaranteed, but it typically includes an invite to training camp and an opportunity to play in preseason games. The player receives a bonus if he is waived, signs with the team's G League affiliate and remains with the affiliate for 60 days. Essentially, the bonus is an incentive for the player to remain with the organization rather than signing a contract to play overseas. It means the Jazz see some value in Morgan and want to keep him with the franchise.

The contract likely clears the way for Morgan to play this season with the Salt Lake City Stars of the G League and try to prove himself at the professional level.

dsinn@jg.net