Wizards sign Jarrod Uthoff as substitute player

Wizards sign Jarrod Uthoff as substitute player


Wizards sign Jarrod Uthoff as substitute player


The Washington Wizards announced today that they have signed forward Jarrod Uthoff (pronounced “YOU-toff”) as a substitute player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Scott Brooks declined to share who Uthoff is actually substituting for, potentially Gary Payton II (tested positive for COVID-19 with Thomas Bryant who returned to practice Friday) or Garrison Mathews (personal). Tommy Sheppard expressed good things to Brooks about the forward that Washington will be adding to a roster full of developing players. Uthoff is in the Orlando bubble and has begun his quarantine period.

Uthoff (6-9, 221) spent most of the season with the Memphis Hustle (the Grizzlies’ G League affiliate), where he appeared in 34 games (all starts) and averaged 18.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks in 34.9 minutes. The 26-year-old was also named to the Western Conference Midseason All-NBA G League Team in February. Uthoff saw limited action in four games with the Memphis Grizzlies after signing a 10-day contract on Feb. 27.

His previous NBA stop included a nine-game stint with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2016-17 season, where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.8 minutes. Uthoff originally went undrafted out of the University of Iowa in 2016, where he was named to the All-Big Ten First Team as a senior. Uthoff makes the second Hawkeye the Wizards have had an interest in recently, including former second-round pick Aaron White.

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