Utah Jazz waive fan favorite David Stockton

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard David Stockton speaks with the media during exit interviews at their practice facility in Salt Lake City Wed., May 8, 2018, after losing to the Houston Rockets in game 5 of their Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

With a full 15-man roster, there wasn’t room for a fan favorite.

The Jazz waived point guard David Stockton, son of Utah’s Hall-of-Fame point guard John Stockton, on Tuesday afternoon.

In March, the Jazz signed Stockton to two 10-day contracts, then finished the season out by giving him a contract for the rest of the season, with an added non-guaranteed year. But when the Jazz were able to keep most of their own free agents, as well as newcomer Grayson Allen, Stockton’s place on the 15-man roster was no longer free.

In the end, Stockton played in three regular season and two playoff games for the Jazz, scoring a total of 12 points in about 15 minutes on the squad. Perhaps his biggest impact came as an ambassador for the franchise: last week, Stockton traveled around Utah as part of the Junior Jazz program, meeting fans from rural towns who came out for camps.

A German Bundesliga team, Medi Bayreuth, has announced that they have reached an agreement with Stockton for the 2018-19 season. David’s brother Michael plays for BG Göttingen in the same league.

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