Report: Jazz guaranteeing Raul Neto’s contract for the rest of the season
According to a tweet this afternoon by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Utah Jazz have decided that they will guarantee the contract of point guard Raul Neto for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
The Utah Jazz will guarantee the contract on guard Raul Neto for the rest of the season, league sources tell ESPN. He has been sidelined recently with a sprained knee.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 6, 2018
In 17 games this season for the Jazz, Neto is averaging 4.9 points, 1.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game in just 13.3 minutes of action per contest. Back in mid-November, Neto came off the bench and scored a season-high of 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting during a 117-108 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
Neto, who missed his 12th straight game on Friday night in Utah’s 99-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets, is still dealing with both a concussion and a bone bruise in his left knee. The point guard will continue to be evaluated daily, but the team is still unsure of when he will be able to return to game action.
Over the last month, the Jazz have not been playing very well and have gone 3-13 since their 100-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, those three wins have come over three very quality opponents in the Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Cleveland Cavaliers as superstar forward LeBron James lost his seventh straight game on the road against the Jazz.
Utah (16-23) will look to snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon when they travel to take on the Miami Heat (21-17) at AmericanAirlines Arena in search of their first win of 2018. Sunday afternoon’s game, which will tip off shortly after 1:30 p.m. MST, will be broadcast live locally on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain and Fox Sports Sun.