Utah Jazz sign former Kansas C Jeff Withey

FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) dunks against Kansas State during the first half of the championship NCAA college basketball game of the Big 12 tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Withey is a prospect in the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah Jazz have signed free agent center Jeff Withey to a multi-year contract.

The team announced the deal Monday but details weren’t released.

The 7-foot, 235-pounder was a second-round pick of the Trail Blazers in 2013 and played two seasons with New Orleans after a trade that sent Robin Lopez to Portland. Withey averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 95 games over two seasons.

Withey adds frontcourt depth behind starters Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors along with backups Trevor Booker, Trey Lyles, Tibor Pleiss, Jack Cooley and Grant Jerrett.

The Jazz finished the season 38-44 and had the sixth-best win percentage (.655) after the All-Star break.

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