Utah Jazz: Ranking the 10 projected rotation pieces

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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How many Utah Jazz newbies rank ahead of the probable deep returning cast? 

The Salt Lake City Summer League showcased two particularly encouraging expected Utah Jazz returnees in young floor general Trent Forrest and big man Udoka Azubuike. And this came the week after the franchise pulled off the potential steal of the 2021 NBA Draft by landing the top scorer from the reigning NCAA champs in Baylor guard Jared Butler.

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Plus, depending on injuries and how the bottom of the roster shakes out, significant playing time could find Miye Oni, Elijah Hughes, Jarrell Brantley, etc.

But don’t count on Quin Snyder employing more than 10 players in any given outing. No, recent history says the eighth-year Jazz head honcho may truly trust in only eight or nine guys from one game to the next.

Still, the offseason moves thus far suggest the front office and coaching staff foresee double-digit regular contributors. So let’s examine the presumed primary weapons, one at a time, ranking them by their projected playing time during standard 48-minute close contests next season.