SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz signed three free agents — veteran forwards Mike Harris and Dominic McGuire and guard Scott Machado — on Thursday, putting the team’s roster at 16 players in preparation for the start of next week’s training camp at Zions Bank Basketball Center.
Harris is a 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward who has played portions of three NBA seasons with the Houston Rockets (2007-08, 2009-11) and Washington Wizards (2009-10). He has averaged 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in his NBA career. Last season, the 30-year-old Harris played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, where he averaged 26.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 31 games.
A native Texan who played his college ball at Rice University, Harris also has pro playing experience in Puerto Rico, the Ukrainian Super League (2005-06) and the NBA Development League (2006-07, 2009-10).
Machado (6-1, 205) split his time between the NBA and the D-League as a rookie in 2012-13, beginning the season with the Houston Rockets before D-League stints with Rio Grande Valley and Santa Cruz. He then finished the season with Golden State, playing in five playoff games with the Warriors. He played in 28 D-League contests between Rio Grande Valley and Santa Cruz, averaging 8.9 points and 5.1 assists per game, and earned NBA D-League All-Rookie First-Team honors.
A native of Queens, N.Y., Machado averaged 12.2 points, 6.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals in his collegiate career at Iona (2008-12), where he became the Gaels’ career leader in assists (880) and ranked 17th in NCAA history. As a senior in 2011-12, he led the nation in assists with 9.9 per game.25 comments on this story
McGuire (6-9, 235) has appeared in 342 career NBA games (84 starts) over six seasons, spending time with seven different franchises — Washington, Sacramento, Charlotte, Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans and Indiana. He has career averages of 2.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing an average of 15.6 minutes.
During the 2012-13 season, McGuire appeared in a combined 26 games (10 starts) with Toronto, New Orleans and Indiana, averaging 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Previously, he spent the 2011-12 season with Golden State, appearing in 64 games and averaging 3.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists. McGuire, who played collegiately at Fresno State, was selected by the Washington Wizards in the second round (47th overall) of the 2007 NBA draft.