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Breaking: Thabo Sefolosha agrees to 2-year, $10.5 million deal with Jazz

Free agent guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to a two-year, $10.5 million deal with the Utah Jazz, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sefolosha had yet another consistent season with the Atlanta Hawks as the best defender in the team, but at 33 years of age, has no future in a franchise looking to rebuild with young pieces put in place.

The 11-year veteran averaged 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game in 2016-17, once again asserting himself as an excellent perimeter defender.

Sefolosha hasn’t been reliable from the three-point line during the last four seasons, shooting 34 percent and under since having back-to-back seasons shooting at a 40-percent-plus clip from deep from 2011-13.

His acquisition is a last-ditch effort after missing out on another three-and-D talent in Otto Porter, but one that could prove a solid backup to Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson at the small forward spot.

The Jazz are shaping up to be once again one of the best defensive teams in the league from top to bottom, but still have plenty of questions to address on the scoring end of their system, a dire need they will likely need to address closer to the trade deadline with most of the premiere free agents having secured a deal 12 days into free agency.