The Utah Jazz just wrapped up a relatively weird season.
Heading into the year, they looked like they were on track to compete for one of the top lottery spots. Victor Wembanyama was often mocked to the Jazz, as were players such as Scoot Henderson and the Thompson twins.
But once the season began, it became clear that the general NBA world severely underrated the Jazz. They jumped out to an impressive start, with Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler emerging as stars.
Now, heading into next year, they have an opportunity to capitalize on their success and turn what was expected to be a rebuilding team into a potential Play-In contender.
In order to do that, however, they need to be active in free agency and address some of the clear holes on their roster. One of those is the point guard position.
5 starting-caliber point guards to shore up the Utah Jazz roster
For most of the year, Mike Conley held it down at point guard for the Jazz. But at the trade deadline, they shipped him off to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team deal involving the Los Angeles Lakers.
Guys like Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson are able to handle the ball, as is Talen Horton-Tucker, but none of the three are necessarily starting-caliber point guards.
They’re definitely good enough to start, especially on a team like the Jazz, but they aren’t elite ballhandlers or floor generals.
It’s unlikely that the Jazz will be able to find somebody like that in free agency, but there will certainly be some starting-caliber point guards available to them who could help bolster the team’s depth and potentially take over the starting spot.
With a projected $41 million available to them in free agency this year, Utah will have some nice money to work with.
Here are five starting-caliber point guards the Jazz could target this summer.