There is an impressive array of unrestricted free agents that the Utah Jazz ought to keep tabs on as they look to make major improvements this offseason.
The primary goal for the Utah Jazz this season was to make the transition from rebuild to win-now mode while proving to Gordon Hayward that the organization was headed in the right direction by winning a playoff series. After finishing with 51 wins, earning the fifth seed in the West and advancing to the Western Conference Semi-Finals there’s no question that the 2016-17 campaign was an overwhelming Mission Accomplished.
However, there’s still clearly work to be done and the Jazz’s roster as currently constructed likely won’t be enough to get them over the hump and past the true elite teams in the league such as the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers. If Utah hopes to truly take that next step and join the conversation as legitimate title contenders, they’ll need to look outward this offseason and hope to add some help in free agency.
Therefore, I’ve taken a look at free agents on each team across the league and selected the ones that could provide the Jazz with the most significant boost while also being a good fit and having at least somewhat of a realistic chance of coming to Utah.
Sure, guys like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, for example, would make excellent additions to the Jazz but we all know very well that those two are staying put. While there are certainly still some long shots on this list, each of the guys I’ve included has at least some likelihood of having a reason to join forces with the Jazz.
Furthermore, in some of these instances, certain of these players may prove too expensive depending on what the Jazz decide to do with their own key free agents – Gordon Hayward, George Hill and Joe Ingles. That of course leaves a lot of hypothetical situations, but we’ll consider those when looking at each potential player the Jazz could pursue this offseason.
Therefore, without further ado, the following is a list of the top unrestricted free agents from around the league that the Utah Jazz should consider to help them in their pursuit of taking the next step towards title contention next season.