The Utah Jazz are going to have a difficult time making noise in the talented and deep Western Conference this season, but with a roster full of youth the team seems set for a breakout down the road. That said, they’re still looking to put a productive product on the floor and are said to have a few holes they’d like to fill.
Despite drafting Dante Exum and Trey Burke in consecutive seasons, the Salt Lake Tribune hints that an additional point guard is of interest to the Utah Jazz along with a shooter who can help spread the floor.
The Jazz are not done making additions to their roster, a league source told The Tribune. Utah is in the market for a third point guard, and could also be looking for a shooter as well.
One name who has been linked to the Utah Jazz in recent days is that of Francisco Garcia. Such an addition makes some sense considering Garcia, a swingman by trade, can also play point guard in a pinch and could serve as the team’s third string one guard. He also likes to shoot it from beyond the arc, though, isn’t exactly effective and wouldn’t ever be classified as a ‘shooter’. Though, he could be a cheap alternative and could help both areas of need in addition to bringing well valued veteran leadership to the Jazz locker room.
More importantly, he should come relatively cheap though he may prefer to join a ‘contender’ given he’s nearing the downside of his career.