Heading into the offseason, the Utah Jazz have three first-round picks, several tradable contracts, and cap space. That means the Jazz will have plenty of flexibility to improve or retool their roster once again as they head into the first official offseason of the rebuild.
In many ways, what the Jazz end up doing in free agency, specifically, could tell the fan base of what to expect next season.
The Utah Jazz will have flexibility in free agency this offseason
Depending on the impending player option decisions that Jordan Clarkson, Talent Horton-Tucker, Rudy Gay, and Damian Jones make, the Jazz could have upwards of $40 million in salary cap space this offseason. And even more if they end up making another trade or two at the NBA Draft or during the offseason.
The big question is what the Jazz will elect to do with that salary cap space. Even if the Jazz don’t choose to spend any big money this offseason, there are several smaller gambles the team can make in free agency. Let’s explore 10 low-risk, high-reward free-agent targets that could be of interest to the Jazz this offseason.
The Indiana Pacers have a plethora of young talent on their roster. With another top-10 pick, the team will have to make some big decisions regarding some of their wing players. One that could end up on the outside looking in is Oshae Brissett, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
During his best full season (2021–22) with the Pacers, Brissett averaged nine points and five rebounds per game.
The 24-year-old Brissett, who averaged six points on just 39 percent shooting from the field this past season, could be a worthy gamble for a team like the Jazz. And considering that his role with Indiana has diminished greatly this past season, it looks more and more unlikely that he’ll be back in a Pacers uniform next year. That could open the door for the Jazz to step in.