A far-too-early look at potential Utah Jazz free agent targets in 2018

Although it’s far too early to be considering such a thing, here’s a look at some solid unrestricted free agent options for the Utah Jazz that hit the market in 2018.

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In the wake of the departure of All-Star Gordon Hayward and with the free agent market quickly drying up, the Utah Jazz still managed to pull off some admirable moves despite the difficult situation they found themselves in by adding veterans Thabo Sefolosha, Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh. While it would have been nice to add a new talent that would instantly fill the void left by Hayward and soften the blow created by his absence, Utah didn’t have all that many viable options left and did a great job dealing with the hand they were dealt.

However, barring an unforeseen trade, it’s likely that Utah won’t do much more this offseason beyond inking the three vets on friendly contracts that were recently added to the mix. And if such is the case, it will largely signal that the Jazz plan to take stock of what they have on hand before making any franchise altering decisions in a year where winning a championship is a far cry regardless.

If it turns out that way, then the Jazz will more than likely have to turn their attention towards the offseason of 2018 (and perhaps beyond) in which they’ll need to then make some big decisions and perhaps some major moves if they hope to be thrust back into legitimate contention in the Western Conference.

And while we all know how unrewarding the…

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