The Utah Jazz waived rookie Chris Munk and added 11-year veteran Pat Cummings, Saturday afternoon.
Munk, who played only 29 minutes and appeared in 11 of the Jazz's first 21 games, averaged 1.2 points and 1.3 rebounds. A product of Southern Cal, Munk was cast as a backup power forward to Karl Malone. Munk's high game was against the Clippers on Dec. 7, in which he had four points and three rebounds.Cummings, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward/center, played collegiately at Cincinnati. His NBA career included three years in Milwaukee, two in Dallas, four in New York and two in Miami. He was cut by the Heat last summer.
Cummings averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds since being drafted as the 59th pick overall by the Bucks in 1978. His best year was the 1984-85 season, in which he averaged 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in 63 games for the Knicks.
Cummings most recently played for Ranger Varese, an Italian team, where he averaged 12.7 points and 9.8 rebounds in games played through Nov. 25. He will make the eastern swing with the Jazz, beginning with a Monday game at New Jersey.