Utah Jazz Early Top 5 Potential Free Agent Targets: Power Forwards

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Last week, I launched a way-too-early examination of potential free agent targets for the Utah Jazz. Given the uncertainty of Ante Tomic’s status, I elected to begin by focusing on the potential need for a quality third or fourth big to combine with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert in the Jazz frontcourt.

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Now, we continue the search by taking a look at power forwards available this offseason. Given the ability of Favors to slide up to the five spot in relief of the Stifle Tower and Trevor Booker‘s lack of size, a back-up power forward or another player that can split time at the four and the five could be a key cog in Utah’s rotation.

Again, the Tomic situation could factor heavily into the team’s plan of attack during free agency, but until he is added to the roster, we have to assume he won’t be with the team. Moreover, the seven-foot-two Euroleague star may not be the answer as third big.

Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey could always stick with Booker, who has played well this season. Regardless of whether or not Utah acquires another big man, it is my hope that the Jazz fully guarantee the second year of Booker’s deal. Lindsey could also bring back Jeremy Evans.

Looking ahead to the offseason, here are my top five free agent candidates at the power forward position to join head coach Quin Snyder’s rotation.

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