May 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) points after scoring against the Indiana Pacers in game one of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Washington defeats Indiana 102-96. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz: Free Agent Fits

The Utah Jazz will need some quality veterans and 3-point shooters to help fill out the teams roster for the 2014-15 season.  Here is a list of a few guys I think the Utah Jazz will look at it in the upcoming month(s).

Restricted Free Agents:

*The Jazz could throw some money at these guys to see if the home town team will match.

Mike Scott: Similar to what Portland did to Utah with Wesley Matthews, the Jazz could do to the Hawks with Mike Scott.  Mike is a great three point shooter and has a lot of upside after just one year in the league.

Kent Bazemore: The Lakers picked him up in a trade during the season and when healthy Kent performed quite nicely.  He would be a nice scorer off the bench for the Jazz and could replace Burks as the sixth man if Alec gets the starting nod.

PJ Tucker: The Suns found out they have some players that other teams might want and PJ showed he can be one of those.  Tucker averaged 9.4 ppg and 6.5 rpg in 29 minutes.  Not great, but he could add some depth off the bench.

Unrestricted Free Agents:

Chris Kaman:  This guy has always killed the Jazz and I could see the Jazz offering him a veterans minimum offer.  He’d be great for Kanter and would provide quality relief if anyone goes down.

Wesley Johnson: Depending on how the draft goes the Jazz could need a small forward and Wesley Johnson has improved enough to add efficient minutes when he’s out on the floor.

Udonis Haslem: My brother from another mother.  Haslem is a good sized power forward that can hit the 16-18 foot jumper and could play behind Favors at the PF position.  Whether him or Evans is a better option I don’t know.

Trevor Ariza:  Again depending on what happens in the NBA draft the Jazz could throw some money at Ariza and see if he’ll sign here.  He’d be a great addition to this young team and would be a consistent player every night.




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