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Utah Jazz Claim Phil Pressey Off Waivers

Pressey did not have to wait long to find a new home after being waived by the Trail Blazers.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, the Utah Jazz have claimed former Portland Trail Blazers point guard Phil Pressey off waivers. The Trail Blazers waived Pressey, as well as forward Omari Johnson, on October 23 to trim their roster down to 15 for the upcoming NBA season.

This addition makes sense for the Jazz, despite having 15 players already. Pressey will join their D-League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede, and will be available for call-ups as needed while point guard Dante Exum recovers from a torn ACL.