The Utah Jazz added former Iona point guard Scott Machado to their training camp roster, general manager Dennis Lindsey confirmed Tuesday.
Machado, 23, bounced around the NBA and D-League since going undrafted in 2012. He played six games with Houston before being waived last season and spent time with the Golden State Warriors but did not appear in any regular-season games. He played for the Warriors at the Las Vegas Summer League alongside recently signed Jazz guard Ian Clark. Machado averaged 3.3 points in 15.4 minutes over seven games. He also played with Santa Cruz and Rio Grande of the D-League in his first professional season.
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Machado, a New York City native, may best be known in Utah as being on the other side of BYU’s historic comeback from a 25-point deficit in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Machado posted 25 points and 10 assists against the Cougars.
Machado worked out for the Jazz that summer and was considered a possible target in the second round, but the Jazz selected Kevin Murphy, who was traded in July to Golden State as part of the deal that brought Brandon Rush, Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson to the Jazz.
The Jazz already have three point guards coming to training camp — first-round draft pick Trey Burke, veteran John Lucas and Jerel McNeal. Clark, the MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League, and third-year combo guard Alec Burks are also candidates to see time at point guard. The addition of Machado brings the Jazz’s roster to 15 players, the regular season maximum. NBA teams can have up to 20 players during training camp. The Jazz will host media day Monday with practices starting Tuesday.