The latest on where former Utah Jazz players from the last two seasons will be playing ball in the year to come.
OK, so the LA Clippers went out and got Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. And sure, the LA Lakers are teaming Anthony Davis up with LeBron James. Also — Russell Westbrook is now a member of the Houston Rockets (what?!). Still, if you’re a hoops fan in Salt Lake City, you shouldn’t let those things get you down — the Utah Jazz killed the offseason.
More than any summer in recent memory, Jazz brass went balls to the wall in shaking up the squad and turning it into a legitimate threat to challenge for an NBA title.
Time will tell if those moves were enough to make the difference, but adding said pieces to the existing core of Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale and Dante Exum (he still plays in the league, right?) definitely made a splash in that swing-for-the-fences way Jazz fans have yearned for.
But what about those that departed?
In order to make their big moves happen, the Jazz had to part with nearly half of their main roster. And with all the action going down during the free agent frenzy, you really had to follow along to see where all the former Jazzmen landed when all was said and done.
For the casuals that haven’t been perma-refreshing their Twitter feeds since the offseason officially tipped off on June 30, here’s the latest on what has happened with several players that finished last season with the Jazz, as well as a couple of the team’s distinguished alums.