Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles in the fourth quarter past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) at Target Center. The Utah Jazz win 136-130 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

A quick look at the Utah Jazz roster

There has been some talk among fans on what the Utah Jazz could possibly do with their rotation next season. With the NBA Draft complete, and we know which players are now on the team, lets take a quick look at what the roster currently looks like.

PG – Trey Burke, John Lucas III, Diante Garrett (option)

SG – Alec Burks, Dante Exum, Ian Clark (option)

SF – Gordon Hayward*, Rodney Hood

PF – Derrick Favors, Jeremy Evans, Malcolm Thomas (option), Erik Murphy (option)

C – Enes Kanter, Rudy Gobert

*Hayward is a restricted free agent

Currently looking at what the Jazz have, to me, there is a pretty good chance that the Jazz won’t pick up the option on bringing back Thomas, Murphy, or Clark. Due to the way he played last season, there could be a chance that we see Garrett for at least another season.

If the Jazz do decide, however, to not bring back any of the four, that would give the Jazz ten players on the roster. Only nine, however, if you don’t count Hayward due to him being a restricted free agent.

The Jazz are going to need to find some veterans in free agency. They need to look at some point guard help, mainly a guy who can come in and mentor Trey and even Dante. They also need a big man that can stretch the floor, possibly their biggest need in free agency.

The Jazz have said that they see Favors as a center. To me, the Jazz need to keep Favors as the starting center and bring Kanter as the first big off the bench. At the power forward position, they need to look at someone who shoots well from beyond the arc. Even though he is an unrestricted free agent, I could see the Jazz looking at bringing back Marvin Williams.

Free agency begins on July 1st, and we will have more information on players that could fit with the Utah Jazz.

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