Stockton, 25, is expected to join the Jazz on Friday, sources said. The Jazz were seeking another guard because of the potential of starter Ricky Rubio missing Saturday’s game against Sacramento after two cheap shots by the Phoenix Suns in Thursday night’s Jazz victory, sources said.
Utah has won eight straight, and 20 of 22 overall. The Jazz are 39-30 and holding on to the seventh seed in the Western Conference.
One of the Jazz’s scouts, David Fredman, has been recommending a Stockton call-up to GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder, sources said.
Stockton has averaged 16.3 points and 5.2 assists for the Reno Big Horns in the G League. He had a brief stop with Sacramento in the 2015 season and played for his father’s alma mater, Gonzaga, from 2010 to 2014. Stockton has had professional stops in the Croatian and New Zealand professional leagues.
John Stockton was a 10-time NBA All-Star in his 19 seasons with the Jazz, retiring from the NBA in 2003. He is the all-time NBA leader in assists with 15,806. He was elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.