SALT LAKE CITY (November 10, 2016) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, announced today that they have waived Tyrone Wallace due to injury. The Jazz still retain the draft rights to the guard. The team has also waived forward Zane Knowles. Salt Lake City’s opening night roster now stands at 12 players. An updated roster is below.
The Stars open their inaugural 2016-17 season on the road against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game on YouTube.
The team returns to Salt Lake City to host their home opener on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. vs. the Northern Arizona Suns at Lifetime Activities Center-Bruin Arena.
Salt Lake City Stars’ 2016-17 roster:
|2||Jaylen Bland||Guard||6-3||205||UC Riverside/USA||Draft|
|34||Eric Dawson||Forward||6-9||250||Midwestern State/USA||Affiliate|
|20||Evrik Gary||Guard||6-3||154||Francis Marion/USA||Draft|
|22||JJ O’Brien||Forward||6-7||215||San Diego State/USA||Returning|
|4||Marcus Paige||Guard||6-0||164||North Carolina/USA||Affiliate|
|33||Da’Shonte Riley||Center||7-0||240||Eastern Michigan/USA||Returning|
|40||Patrick Simon*||Forward||6-8||220||Seattle Pacific/USA||Tryout|
|24||Jermaine Taylor||Guard||6-5||205||Central Florida/USA||Returning|
|15||Dakarai Tucker||Guard||6-5||195||University of Utah/USA||Tryout|
|23||Jeremy Williams*||Forward||6-7||200||Texas-El Paso/USA||Returning|
*Denotes inactive player
2016-17 Stars season tickets are on sale now at www.slcstars.com or by phone at (801) 325-STAR (7827). Season ticket membership benefits include the best ticket prices, exclusive events with Stars players and coaches, and more. Single-game tickets are also on sale for $5 per seat at www.slcstars.com, with no online fees, or at the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office.
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About the Salt Lake City Stars
The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA D-League team owned and operated by the Utah Jazz, will play their inaugural season in Utah in 2016-17. The Utah Jazz relocated the Boise-based Idaho Stampede in April 2016 after purchasing the team in March 2015 following a single affiliation agreement for the 2014 season. The Stars will play their home games in a family-friendly atmosphere at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. For more information on the Salt Lake City Stars, visit www.slcstars.com.