Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images
Jazz Assign Tibor Pleiss to Idaho Stampede
Pleiss expected to be in uniform for Stampede’s game Friday, Feb. 26
SALT LAKE CITY (February 24, 2016) – The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has assigned center Tibor Pleiss to the Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA D-League team. Pleiss is expected to be in uniform for the Stampede’s game on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Bakersfield Jam.
This will be the fifth assignment this season for Pleiss, who was previously assigned to Idaho from Nov. 29-Dec. 16, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, Feb. 4-16 and Feb. 18-24. Pleiss (7-3, 262, Germany) has appeared in 15 games (all starts) for the Stampede this season, averaging 12.6 points on 60.9 percent shooting, 9.8 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.7 assists in 31.3 minutes per game.
The 7-3 center has seen action in 12 games for the Jazz this season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game.
Pleiss is the fourth player to be assigned to the D-League under the new Jazz-Stampede single affiliation. Other players on the current Jazz roster with D-League experience include Rudy Gobert, Chris Johnson and Shelvin Mack.
Jazz fans can watch Pleiss and all the Stampede games on the NBA D-League YouTube channel and through a YouTube video player on NBA.com/dleague.