Utah Jazz: 3 potential options at point guard amidst Ricky Rubio news

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1. Going after an upcoming free agent or exploring a trade

The final option that could be perhaps the most realistic, as well as the most popular option among Jazz fans, would be to go after an upcoming free agent point guard or survey the trade market to bring one into Salt Lake City.

This option would not only allow Utah to go out and get a player that both fits its system and is the type of point guard they’d want within their offense, but it could potentially also help take the Jazz to the next level after having reached the postseason three years in a row.

A few names that initially pop out when it comes to the free agent market for point guards are current Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, current Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell or current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Walker is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and it might be best for his career to get a fresh start outside of Charlotte, while Brooklyn could look to move on from Russell in order to be able to lure in its own free agent targets during the offseason. Brogdon appears to be happy with his role in Milwaukee and isn’t likely to leave as a restricted free agent, but you never know how things will work during the offseason.

When it comes to the trade market, Utah could look once again to Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who the Jazz have long been rumored to be interested in.

Conley and Rubio were both in rumors involving each other around the 2019 NBA trade deadline during the season, but ultimately Memphis and Utah were unable to complete a deal.

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Overall, there will likely be a lot of potential targets out there to explore at the point guard position for Utah this offseason. Going after an upcoming free agent or a player via trade might be the best way to address the Jazz’s need at the 1.