Jazz, Elson close to finalizing deal

Published September 15, 2010 1:33 pm

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The Utah Jazz have moved closer to signing free agent veteran center Francisco Elson.

The Jazz have targeted Elson during recent weeks as a reiiable, defensive-minded fill in for injured center Mehmet Okur.

Elson took his required physical Tuesday, and the sides are close to agreeing to terms.