Jazz Release Langford, Devoe, and Justice

‣ The Utah Jazz have waived guards Romeo Langford and Michael Devoe and forward Keshawn Justice.
‣ Langford, 23, was selected 14th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2019 NBA Draft and spent almost three seasons with the Celtics before being traded to San Antonio.
‣ Langford appeared in just four games off the bench with San Antonio in the second half of the 2021-22 season.


The Utah Jazz announced on October 17th that they have waived guards Romeo Langford and Michael Devoe, as well as forward Keshawn Justice. Langford had signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the team in August after being declined a qualifying offer by the San Antonio Spurs. Langford, who was drafted 14th overall by the Boston Celtics in 2019, spent almost three full seasons with the Celtics before being traded to the Spurs in February 2022.

During his time with the Spurs, Langford made 21 starts in 43 games and averaged career highs of 6.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He had a standout performance in a game against the New York Knicks, where he recorded a career-high 23 points. Langford’s contract with the Spurs would have earned him $16.9 million in the 2023-24 season.

Michael Devoe, who went undrafted out of Georgia Tech in 2022, played for the Ontario Clippers in the NBA G League last season. He appeared in 29 games, making 12 starts, and averaged 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. Devoe had a successful college career, making 106 starts in 117 career games and being named to the All-ACC Third Team in the 2021-22 season.

Keshawn Justice, who played five seasons at Santa Clara, also had a productive college career. He appeared in a school-record 144 games, making 105 starts, and averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Justice left Santa Clara ranking third in all-time 3-pointers and led the West Coast Conference in 3-pointers last season.

The waived players’ contracts likely included Exhibit 10 language, which means they could earn between $5,000 to $75,000 if they spend at least 60 days with the Utah Jazz’s G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars. The Jazz currently have the 26th-ranked odds to win next season’s championship in 2024, according to some NBA betting sites.

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