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Utah Jazz: McNamara waived by Jazz

Published: Saturday, Oct. 25 2008 3:01 p.m. MDT

The Jazz waived point guard Gerry McNamara after practice on Saturday, reducing their roster count to the NBA maximum-allowed 15.

The move was fully expected, as all 15 who remain with the Jazz have guaranteed contracts.

McNamara, a free agent from Syracuse, has yet to play in a regular-season NBA game.

He appeared in four of seven preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 2.5 points and 0.5 assists in 7.3 minutes per game.

Also Saturday, small forward Matt Harpring (ankle rehab) and big man Jarron Collins (triceps tendinitis) both returned to full-participation practice.

Point guard Deron Williams did not practice Saturday, and continues to rehab and receive treatment on his sprained ankle.

The Jazz open their 2008-09 NBA regular-season schedule Wednesday night vs. Denver at EnergySolutions Arena.


E-mail: tbuckley@desnews.com

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