Randy Foye, an unrestricted free-agent guard who started 48 games last season for the Los Angeles Clippers, will reportedly sign a one-year contract with the Utah Jazz, according to a tweet late Monday night from Ric Bucher of ESPN. The deal is worth $2.5 million, according to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com.
Utah's backcourt will now be identical to the one the Clippers used last season, as Foye's former teammate in Los Angeles, Mo Williams, ran the point last season in "Lob City" and signed with the Jazz this offseason.
It's not clear whether Foye will start at shooting guard for the Jazz, or if head coach Tyrone Corbin will go with the taller guard-forward Gordon Hayward. In addition to Foye, Williams and Hayward, the Jazz have Alec Burks, Earl Watson, DeMarre Carroll and Jamaal Tinsley as guards currently under contract.
In 25 minutes per game last season, Foye averaged 11 points on 39-percent shooting for the Clippers. He signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the team in July 2010. https://twitter.com/RicBucher/statuses/227598346251010048