A little less than a day into free agency and the Jazz have been rumored to have talked to or have interest in 6 free agents: Chris Copleand, OJ Mayo, Tiago Splitter, Jamaal Tinsley, DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap.
Even though the Jazz met with Paul Millsap, it wasn’t necessarily about resigning with Utah. They supposedly have mutual interest in bringing him back though.
The Jazz within the first 10 minutes had contacted Chris Copleand, a 6’8″ small forward rookie from New York. Copeland is definitely a guy the Jazz want due to his ability to shoot the three and can be a stretch four.
OJ Mayo is the biggest name of these free agents and 7 teams are rumored to want the shooting guard that will be in his 5th year in the league. Although the Jazz still want shooting, going after Mayo baffles me as they put up similar stats and Burks has yet to get a real chance with the Jazz. Not sure what the going rate will be for Mayo either but my guess he will get a 4 year deal worth about 36-40 million.
Tiago Splitter will be hard to sign as well as the Spurs gave him a qualifying offer of $8.5-$9 million a year, but the Jazz can offer that if they want. Not sure they should though as he will be the third big.
Jamaal Tinsley is getting interest from many teams but his loyalty stands with the Jazz and will be a good mentor for Burke as the third point guard.
DeMarre Carroll was contacted today but nothing is imminent.
Surprised to not here of any other point guards the Jazz are after, that might change in the next few hours as the Jazz gauge the interest for Mo around the league.