SALT LAKE CITY — It turns out the battle for the Utah Jazz's final roster spot wasn't over after all.
The Jazz have waived Stanton Kidd and signed Juwan Morgan from the Salt Lake City Stars, KSL.com has confirmed.
Kidd won the final roster spot over french wing William Howard coming out of training camp. He saw action in four games this season, totaling 15 minutes, three rebounds and zero points on three missed field goals.
Morgan, meanwhile, has starred in the G-League. In five games, he has averaged 15.6 points and 8.0 rebounds. He has hit on nearly 72% of his field goals, including 43% from 3-point range on 1.4 attempts per game.
Morgan, a 6-foot-7, 232-pound forward out of Indiana, was not only with the Jazz in training camp but also with the team over the summer. He played for Utah's Summer League squad in both Salt Lake and Las Vegas, where he averaged 4.7 points. He had a line of 8 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Utah's Summer League finale.
Morgan played four years at Indiana. As a senior, he averaged 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds, while shooting 55.8%. In his junior season, he scored 16.4 points per game and averaged 7.4 rebounds.