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Jazz to sign forward DeMarre Carroll

Published February 8, 2012 5:08 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Jazz will sign forward DeMarre Carroll, a 6-foot-8 forward who was the 27th pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Team president Randy Rigby announced the signing during a radio interview Wednesday afternoon.Carroll attended college at Missouri and played 71 games for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2009-10 NBA season. He averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. Most recently, Carroll played for the Denver Nuggets.Carroll, 25, will be the Jazz's 14th player under contract. Teams can carry as many as 15 players. Rigby called Carroll "an insurance policy" during his radio interview.The Jazz play Oklahoma City on Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena. — Steve Luhm