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Jazz sign 5-year-old guard with leukemia to a 1-day contract for special scrimmage

  • JP Gibson holds his jersey as Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby, right, his father Josh Gibson and sister Elie look on during a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz signed the 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract with Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    JP Gibson holds his jersey as Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby, right, his father Josh Gibson and sister Elie look on during a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz signed the 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract with Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • JP Gibson holds his jersey as Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby looks on during a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz are signing a 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    JP Gibson holds his jersey as Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby looks on during a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz are signing a 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

The Utah Jazz are signing a 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night.

JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, plans to sign his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

JP will be joined by his parents, Josh and Megan, and his 2-year-old sister, Elsie. The family is being hosted by the Jazz and photographer Jon Diaz's "Anything Can Be" project that creates storybooks for children with cancer about their dreams and wishes.