Priority 2: Shore up the Point Guard Rotation
Since the departure of Deron Williams in 2011, the Jazz have gone through quite the list of point guards. They include Devin Harris, Earl Watson, Jamaal Tinsley, Mo Williams, Trey Burke, Diante Garrett, John Lucas III, Toure’ Murray (who?), Dante Exum, Shelvin Mack, Raul Neto and George Hill.
Heading into this season it looked like they had finally gotten the rotation set, but injuries to George Hill as well as Dante Exum needing more time to recover from his ACL injury made it a struggle.
Going into next season, the Jazz will need to finally achieve some consistency with their point guard rotation.
If he can remain healthy, George Hill is a solid NBA point guard, and a perfect fit for an equal opportunity offense like the Jazz run. He is a free agent, however, and depending on the offers he gets during the off-season, the Jazz may deem him too expensive to bring back.
Dante Exum does not appear ready just yet to take over the reins full-time, so a one year rental may be the best option if Hill leaves. I would look for the Jazz to target Deron Williams, Darren Collison or Patty Mills. Each of them are strong spot up shooters and shouldn’t have much of an issue fitting into the Jazz offense.
David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz, has also brought up the potential for the Jazz to trade for Eric Bledsoe, Ricky Rubio or Goran Dragic, prior to the first day of free agency (July 1).