Utah Jazz: Predicting where ex-Jazzmen end up in free agency

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HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 24: Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz reacts in the second half during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs between the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz at Toyota Center on April 24, 2019 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

With the 2019 NBA free agency officially starting on Sunday, I figured it’d be fun to predict where some former Utah Jazz players could end up playing next season.

Some fans may disregard former players of their favorite team once they part ways. I, for one, enjoy supporting and rooting for said players, even when they’re on different teams. Unless, of course, the partnership ended on a sour note. Yes, like Gordon Hayward‘s did with the Utah Jazz.

There’s plenty of former Jazzmen that are ready to hit the open market. Follow along as I predict where some of them will be playing next year, beginning with one who most recently started at point guard for the Utah Jazz!

Ricky Rubio Utah Jazz (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ricky Rubio

We all know that Ricky Rubio‘s time in Utah has come to an end, after the addition of Mike Conley. Despite an up-and-down two years with the Jazz, Rubio will have many suitors as he explores free agency for the first time in his NBA career.

Teams like the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns have all reportedly expressed interest in the Spaniard.

A report recently came out that Rubio was ‘envious’ of his good friend Marc Gasol, who won a championship with the Toronto Raptors. Rubio wants to win big. For that reason alone, of the three teams listed, I predict Rubio will sign with the…

Prediction: Indiana Pacers

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