LeBron James announced today that he would be returning to play for Cleveland. Now that LeBron has decided where he is going to play the rest of the free agents can begin to sign. Signings should begin to happen quickly and often now as it seemed everyone was waiting to see what LeBron would do. How LeBron returning to Cleveland could help the Jazz is a potential trade with the Houston Rockets.
The Rockets have offered Chris Bosh a max contract. Bosh has been waiting to see if LeBron would return to Miami before agreeing to the offer. Now that LeBron will not return to Miami I anticipate Bosh will sign the max contract with the Rockets. The problem the rockets are now in is Chandler Parsons recently signed a three year $46 million offer sheet with the Mavericks and the Rockets are expected to match.
The problem becomes, for the Rockets to sign Bosh to a max deal and to match the offer sheet for Parsons they need to clear some cap space. Enter the Utah Jazz. Perhaps the Jazz could come in and take, say Terrence Jones off their hands? This would help the Rockets free up some cap space to sign Bosh to a max deal before matching the Parsons offer. For the Jazz this would give them a young stretch 4, who played well at times last season and could be a valuable player off the bench.