Utah Jazz: 5 best free agent signings in franchise history

Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Mehmet Okur of the Utah Jazz (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /

The Utah Jazz do not exactly have a storied history of attracting marquee free agents. Like many small market clubs in the NBA, they’ve mostly had to acquire top shelf talent by drafting well, or making shrewd trades (which, as we’ve noted, is something they’ve done a lot).

Luckily, the Jazz have consistently been led by shrewd front offices with an ability to unearth diamonds in the NBA’s rough. The capacity to do so has allowed them to remain competitive for the majority of the 90s, 00s and 10s without typically drawing the interest of major free agents.

Still, the Utah Jazz have managed to acquire a handful of quality players through free agency throughout its history as well. Ultimately, Salt Lake City may not be a bustling metropolis like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, but there will always be NBA players who are more concerned with winning games than they are with rubbing shoulders with fellow celebrities.

Plus, if you’re a lover of the great outdoors, an Utah Jazz uniform definitely has its appeal.

Yes, Utah is known for its vast mountains, sprawling deserts, and range of outdoor activities, including skiing and fishing.

Here are the five biggest free agents the Utah Jazz have managed to reel in throughout its franchise history.