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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Utah Jazz has signed Cleveland forward Carlos Boozer and Detroit center Mehment Okur to multi-year-deals.
The signings were announced this morning by Utah Jazz Vice President Kevin O'Connor, though terms of the offers were not released.
The Cavaliers and Pistons have 15 days to match the deal, but neither team is expected to because they don't have enough money under the salary cap.
The Cavaliers had said they believed a verbal agreement with Boozer was in place when they did not pick up the third-year option on his contract. But Boozer denied any agreement was in place, and a last-minute five (m) million dollar offer Monday for a one-year contract wasn't enough.
Boozer is coming off a breakout season in which he averaged 15-point-five points and Eleven-four rebounds.
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