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Utah Jazz: New guard Travis Leslie hopes to last beyond 10-day deal
NBA » D-LeagueAll-Star MVP looks to show he belongs.

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One thing Leslie has going for him is familiarity with the Jazz. In addition to training with Carroll, he is a Georgia native who played high school games against Derrick Favors and Kevin Murphy. He spent his rookie year with the Clippers before being cut in October, and was teammates with Randy Foye and Mo Williams.

"He’s athletic as they come," Williams said. "In these 10 days, just be solid. Don’t expect him to come in and lead us in scoring, but come in and give us solid minutes."

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Travis Leslie file

Age » 22

College » Georgia

Career » Drafted No. 47 by the Clippers in 2011. … Scored 14 points in 10 appearances with the Clippers last year. … Averaged 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Santa Cruz Warriors and was D-League All-Star Game MVP. … Called up and signed to 10-day contract by the Jazz on Sunday.

Jazz at Thunder

O Chesapeake Arena (Oklahoma City)

Tipoff » Wednesday, 6 p.m.

TV » ROOT Sports, ESPN

Radio » 1280 AM,97.5 FM

Records » Jazz 33-31; Thunder 47-17

Season series » 1-1

About the Jazz » Jamaal Tinsley did not travel with the Jazz due to illness and will not play. Paul Millsap is a game-time decision with inflammation in his right knee. … The Jazz have lost seven of their last nine games.

About the Thunder » Oklahoma City is coming off Saturday’s 105-93 loss to San Antonio, the only team ahead of them in the Western Conference. … Kevin Durant ranks first in the NBA with 28.4 points per game.

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Carroll said he was in touch with Leslie after hearing that the Jazz planned to sign him. The self-described "Junkyard Dog" had some words of wisdom for his friend. In Utah, he told him, the executives are true to their word. Play defense. Grab rebounds. The offense will come.

"Even if you’re not playing the first couple of games," Carroll remembered saying, "you never know what might happen."


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Jazz at Thunder

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