The Utah Jazz don’t have many free agents this offseason, but they do have key decisions to make that will affect their short- and long-term future. Here’s a look at who they should keep and who they should let go.
Tyler Cavanaugh. Naz-Mitrou Long. Ricky Rubio. Thabo Sefolosha. Ekpe Udoh. These are the five “for sure” free agents the Utah Jazz have to make decisions on this summer when free agency begins on June 30.
That list does not include the decisions the Jazz front office has to make on the non-guaranteed contracts of Kyle Korver, Derrick Favors, Raul Neto, Georges Niang and Royce O’Neale. To casual NBA fans, most of these names are unrecognizable (and, possibly, to some Jazz fans too).
The most notable names on these lists come down to two veterans: incumbent starting point guard for the Utah Jazz (Ricky Rubio) and longtime big man Derrick Favors. It would be tough to see either player go, but just like every other team in the NBA, Utah has to make tough decisions.
In order to keep this thought exercise organized, each player will be sorted by their (general) position: guard, forward or big, and listed in order from “least important” decision to “toughest.”