That leaves Fesenko and Elson for depth behind Jefferson, Millsap and Kirilenko — for now.
Fesenko — who checked in at 285 pounds, down about 25 from this time last year — fielded some recent interest from Houston and Cleveland. But he ultimately took the Jazz's sure thing.
"I'm glad it's over," O'Connor said. "We get a big player back that knows our system."
And Fesenko hasn't at all given up on the notion as remaining as a starter, like last postseason ended.
"My goal is not to be a backup," he said. "But it is coach's call."
Elson feels the same about playing time.
"I think coach Sloan is the only coach who is just going to say who is gonna play according to your effort and whatever you bring to the team," he said. "It's not like a 'name' situation.
"In order for us to win, you've got to compete for a team," Elson added. "So it really doesn't matter who plays. As long as we're winning, I think everybody's gonna be happy."
Contributing: Jody Genessy
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