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Jazz sign D-Leaguers Cooley and Cotton to 10-day contracts, send Clark to Boise

Utah Jazz players Enes Kanter, Jack Cooley, and Gordon Hayward walk out for media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City at the Zions Bank basketball center.
Utah Jazz players Enes Kanter, Jack Cooley, and Gordon Hayward walk out for media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City at the Zions Bank basketball center.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have added two more players to the roster and sent another to the D-League in separate moves announced Tuesday.

As reported a day earlier, the Jazz added forward Jack Cooley and guard Bryce Cotton to the roster by signing the pair to 10-day contracts. In somewhat of a surprise move, Ian Clark was assigned to the Jazz's D-League affiliate Idaho Stampede.

The 6-foot-10 Cooley played four years at Notre Dame and participated in Jazz preseason camp before getting cut on Oct. 22. He has played for the Stampede in Boise, but has been injured much of the season. He has played in 16 games and averaged 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds and has come on strong lately, including a 25-point, 20-rebound game last week against Austin.

Cotton is a 6-1 point guard who played four years for Providence and spent training camp with the San Antonio Spurs. He has started 34 games for the Austin Spurs this year, averaging 22.4 points (third in the D-League), 4.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

Clark was signed to the Jazz before the 2013-14 season and played in 23 games, averaging 3.0 points in 7.5 minutes per game. The 23-year-old who played collegiately at Belmont also played in eight games for the Bakersfield Jam last year while on D-League assignment. This year, Clark has played in 22 games and averaged 1.9 points in 6.7 minutes per game.

Cooley and Cotton are the 28th and 29th players called up to the NBA from the D-League this year and the fifth and sixth by the Jazz, who earlier called up Patrick Christopher, Elliot Williams, Elijah Millsap and Chris Johnson from the D-League.