On Wednesday, a report came out that said the Utah Jazz were interested in Los Angeles Lakers free agent, Kent Bazemore. Today, it seems that the Jazz and Bazemore are continuing to speak. First reported by Dave McMenamin, Lakers beat writer for ESPN Los Angeles.
Source says the talks between Kent Bazemore and the Utah Jazz have moved past the preliminary stage, but the sides are not close to a deal
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 3, 2014
When the first report came out on Wednesday, we wrote about how there may not be an available spot at the shooting guard position, where Bazemore plays. Currently, the Jazz have quite a few different players that they can put at the two guard. That list includes Dante Exum, Alec Burks, potentially Gordon Hayward (if the Jazz bring back the restricted free agent), and Rodney Hood. Also, even though he is undersized, with the Jazz drafting Exum, the Jazz could be using a two point guard line up and Trey Burke could play a little bit off the ball.
Bazemore played very well when given the minutes last season after he was traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Lakers. However, if signed to the Jazz, and was put into the rotation, he would essentially be pushing someone out of the rotation, which in turn could upset Jazz fans.
Talks have seemingly progressed, which usually means there could be a deal made sooner or later. The question becomes, how do Jazz fans feel about that?