Top Free Agents Utah Jazz Should Go After

Less than 24 hours until free agency opens and the Jazz are gonna be busy.  After the draft the Jazz’s roster currently sits at:

PG: Trey Burke, (possibly Raul Neto; depends on if the teams stashes him in Europe or not)

SG: Alec Burks

SF: Gordon Hayward, Marvin Williams

PF: Derrick Favors, Jeremy Evans

C: Enes Kanter, Rudy Gobert

As you can see the Jazz are really young without really any veterans other than Marvin.  The Jazz always run three deep at point guard so expect the Jazz to sign two free agents there (one if Jazz keep Neto here).  I see the third string being Uncle Jamaal Tinsley and possibly Mo to be resigned.

I also expect the Jazz to resign Randy Foye and Demarre Carroll, which leaves a need of a backup power forward and a backup point guard along with at least one filler.  The problem is the Jazz need to reach the minimum salary of  $52.65 million, which they currently sit at 23.97 million away from that minimum with the additions of Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert.  Add in Foye for $3-4 million and Demarre Carroll for $2 million and the Jazz need roughly 3-4 players for $18 million.

Point guards the Jazz should go after:

Jarret Jack

Eric Maynor

Greivas Vasquez (restricted)

Isaiah Thomas

Jamaal Tinsley

Backup Power Forwards  the Jazz should go after:

Andray Blatche

Elton Brand

Dejuan Blair

Carl Landry

Brandon Wright

Other possibilities:

Andre Igoudala

Andrei Kirilenko

Chase Budinger

Chris Copeland

Gary Neal

Tiago Splitter

Kyle Korver

 

*The Jazz will not take any bad contracts but another possibility is sign and trades with both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson

 

Topics: NBA Free Agency, Utah Jazz

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  • RaceCarAndyMan

    The “minimum salary” thing is a myth.

    • Josh Haslam

      It’s not actually. According to the new cba a team must have 90% of the salary cap (58.5 million) committed to the salaries in every year. It use to be 85% before this cba.

      • RaceCarAndyMan

        Nope. The Jazz don’t need to spend a bunch of money just to spend it if they don’t like the free agents available.

        From the CBA:

        “If a team doesn’t meet its minimum payroll, it is surcharged at the end of the season for the shortfall. That money is distributed among the players on that team.”

        • Josh Haslam

          So the team has to pay 90% ,the 52.65 million just not necessarily on players they don’t want. Good to know. Thanks for the clarification

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