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Report: Rudy Gay agrees to two-year, $12.1 million deal with Jazz

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SACRAMENTO, CA - MAY 7: Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on May 7, 2021 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The ensemble cast in Utah just got a little deeper.

Rudy Gay has reached a two-year, $12.1 million deal with the Utah Jazz, the second year of that being a player option, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Gay chose the Jazz over the Lakers, Celtics, and other interested suitors, likely in large part because of money and the player option on the second season.

Gay, 35, has spent the last four seasons in San Antonio and last season averaged 11.4 points a game in 21 minutes a night off the bench, shooting 38.1% from 3. He is the kind of long, versatile forward who can play a role on a contending team, a guy who hits the boards, can defend, and fits in well.

Utah got better with this signing, and kept a quality role player away from its rivals in the West.