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Jazz reach agreement with Francisco Elson

Sep 9, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

According to Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Utah Jazz have reached an agreement with veteran center Francisco Elson:

The Utah Jazz are expected to soon sign veteran center Francisco Elson.
Calvin Andrews, Elson’s agent, said Thursday an agreement has been reached in principle for a guaranteed contract for an undisclosed duration. Elson, who is in the Netherlands, must complete a physical before the deal is finalized.
“I’m glad it worked out,” Andrews said. “I’m glad for Francisco, and I’m glad for the Jazz…”
Andrews said Elson is in “incredible” shape and has the body of a 28 year old. If he signs with the Jazz, he will help fill in for center Mehmet Okur, who is recovering from surgery on his left Achilles tendon. Elson will be expected to contribute 10-15 minutes per game, solidfying Utah’s post game and spreading defenses with his mid-range shooting.

The 34-year old Elson, a Dutch Native, played in a combined 12 games for the Bucks and 76ers last season. He has averaged 3.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and .6 blocks per game over the course of his NBA career. 

  1. johnmaine - Sep 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Read about how Pete Thamel of the New York Times purposefully misquoted a source in his Enes Kanter (Kentucky recruit) article:

  2. Bob - Sep 9, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    You’re a douche. Read about how you’re a douche.

  3. Michael Warren - Sep 9, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Francisco Elson is a solid pickup. He’s a reliable big man that the Jazz didn’t have last season with Kosta Koufos and Kyrylo Fesenko. Cisco can backup Paul Millsap or Okur. He’s athletic, strong and can rebound, block shots and run the floor. He’s a 7 footer who can also bring solid defense and has a solid mid-range jumper. He has championship experience as well. Nice pick-up.

  4. thafuture - Sep 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    Did anyone know that Francisco Elson won the Spanish League Slam Dunk Contest in 2000?

  5. Bob - Sep 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Hate to break it to you man, but Elson is terrible. The Bucks were hurting for some big men at points last season and Elson hardly touched the floor. When he did he made awful mistakes and showed no athleticism, strength, ability to rebound, ability to block shots, or ability to run the floor. He will be a garbage time player for the Jazz and nothing more.

  6. fons - Sep 11, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    of course we know

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