Jazz working hard to keep roster intact

Jazz working hard to keep roster intact

Utah didn’t let Dante Exum get away.

The Jazz retained their third internal free agent of the summer Tuesday, agreeing to terms with Exum on a three-year extension that will be worth around $33 million. The extension was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the agreement, speaking on condition of anonymity because it remains unsigned.

Exum has been limited to a total of 80 regular-season games over the past three seasons. He averaged 8.1 points and 3.1 assists last season for the Jazz.

The Jazz also signed restricted free agent Raul Neto to a two-year extension.

Those deals come a day after the Jazz and Derrick Favors agreed on a two-year contract.

Neto averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 assists per game last season for Utah.

Evans to the Pacers: Tyreke Evans had plenty of suitors, and decided to sign with Indiana.


A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Evans has agreed to a one-year deal that will be worth $12 million for next season.

Evans is a proven scorer, and expanded his three-point ability last season as well. He spent last season with Memphis, averaging 19.4 points per game.

Evans has averaged 16.5 points in stints with Sacramento, New Orleans and the Grizzlies. He also had meetings with the Warriors and Oklahoma City, among others, before choosing the Pacers.

Green signs with Washington: Jeff Green is heading back to Washington, the city where he played college basketball at Georgetown, joining the Wizards to provide some front-court help.

According to a source, Green agreed to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of $2.4 million.


Washington needed to add some big men after trading starting center Marcin Gortat and losing backup power forward Mike Scott to free agency.

The Wizards play in the same arena in which Green played most of his home games while with the Hoyas, whom he led to the Final Four in 2007.

Green, who turns 32 in August, spent last season with the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. He has played 10 NBA seasons with six teams, averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Rockets add help for Harden: Michael Carter-Williams is on the move again, this time to Houston to add some backcourt depth behind MVP James Harden and Chris Paul. It’s believed to be a one-year deal.

Houston will become Carter-Williams’ fifth team in six seasons. He was a backup in Charlotte last season, averaging 4.6 points per game.

He was the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for Philadelphia in 2013-14 when he averaged 16.7 points per game. His scoring average has dropped each season since then.

No change for Bradley: Avery Bradley is staying with the Clippers.

Bradley has agreed to sign a two-year contract with Los Angeles after free agents can begin making deals official Friday.

Yahoo Sports, which first reported the agreement, said the contract will be worth $25 million.

Bradley played in 46 games last season between the Pistons and the Clippers. He was traded to the Clippers in January as part of the Blake Griffin deal, then made only six appearances with Los Angeles before being shut down with a hernia.

Bradley has averaged 12.3 points in 459 NBA games.