The Utah Jazz should look into Mac McClung this offseason

The Utah Jazz are going to need some excitement off the bench, so why not the 2x NBA Slam Dunk Champion?
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The Utah Jazz are likely to make some major moves this offseason. It's very possible that four of the five primary guards that the Jazz have leaned on this season, Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Talen Horton-Tucker and Kris Dunn are all on their way to a new team. Likely just Clarkson Horton-Tucker and sadly, Dunn, but still, that's three of the five guards used the most this season.

The team is going to need some help off the bench at the guard spot. Considering that the primary goal this offseason is to somehow flip Clarkson and John Collins into one, if not two All-Star caliber players, the Jazz are going to want to find a way to best compliment their remaining players. That means building a roster that can move up and down the court while not being hampered with one-dimensional players.

That means getting creative and going diving for guys who weren't given a chance, guys like two-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion Mac McClung. The 25-year-old hasn't had much opportunity at the next level, but more and more people know him these days for his ability to dunk, something that helped him go viral a decade ago when he was in high school. Now, he's in the G-League under contract with the Orlando Magic, and he'll likely be a free agent this offseason.

With the Jazz needing to focus a bulk of their money on bringing in a major name, that means that the Jazz will need a nice bargain-priced player who can come in off the bench and add a spark to the offense; and we think that could be McClung.

He's already starting to build a heck of a career, in the G-League he's won the G-League Championship and won their Rookie of the Year Award in consecutive seasons, and he's been impressing anyone paying attention with his talents.

He's averaging just under 23 points per game, with over seven assists, on some wicked good efficiency; 50% from the floor and 39+% from three. He's not only a good scorer, but he's a consistent plus player across the board, usually always posting a positive BPM. Granted it's not against the best competition but he may be able to come in and play meaningful minutes in a game, and elevate the offense in the process.

By no means is he Kevin Durant coming to the Golden State Warriors, but McClung could be a great bench piece for the season if the Jazz have to remake the bench. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have the o-court excitement that McClung brings to the table.