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Utah Jazz waive Nigel Williams-Goss

Utah Jazz guard Nigel Williams-Goss (0) is pressured by Adelaide 36ers point guard Deshon Taylor (2) as the Utah Jazz and the Adelaide 36ers play at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.
Utah Jazz guard Nigel Williams-Goss (0) is pressured by Adelaide 36ers point guard Deshon Taylor (2) as the Utah Jazz and the Adelaide 36ers play at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

When the Utah Jazz signed guard Shaq Harrison last week, it was widely figured that it meant fellow backcourt mate Nigel Williams-Goss would eventually be waived.

On Tuesday afternoon, that indeed occurred. The Athletic’s Tony Jones first reported the news about an hour before the team announced it.

The 55th pick of the 2017 NBA draft out of Gonzaga (he had transferred there from Washington), Williams-Goss spent the first few seasons of his professional career in Serbia and Greece before signing with the Jazz prior to last season.

He wound up playing in 10 games during the 2019-2020 campaign and scored 14 points with eight assists.

Off the court, the Oregon native took an active role in the protests for racial justice that occurred in Salt Lake City earlier this year.