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What I Would Do As Utah Jazz GM.. 2024 Offseason Plan


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+1 player ($14.1m),
Cap Impact - $1.6M

+1  Wins

+1.40  MPG

+3.33  Off.

-0.07  Def.



+5 players ($39.5m),
Cap Impact + $36.1M

+6  Wins

+68.88  MPG

-4.31  Off.

+1.01  Def.



+1 pick,
Cap Impact - $20.0M

-4  Wins

-34.49  MPG

-0.33  Off.

-0.16  Def.

Comment Opinions Please. Are The Trades Fair? What Would You Do Differently? Don’t Forget To Check Out The Free Agency Signings, Draft Picks, & Season Goals Down Below.

Financials(Before Moves)

Cut Candidates: Darius Bazley, Kenneth Lofton Jr, & PJ Tucker(Via Trade)

Total Salary: $80.5M

Cap Space: $59.5M

Trade Candidates: Jordan Clarkson

TE’s: $6.4M & $3M

FA’s: Kira Lewis Jr & Talen Horton-Tucker

Targets: Young SG & Veteran Backup C


  1. 8th Pick to the Thunder for #12 & 2025 UTA 1st Back

  2. Acquire Bones Hyland, PJ Tucker, & Nikola Vucevic for Jordan Clarkson in a Three Team Trade with the Clippers & Bulls

NBA Draft

  1. Select SG Stephon Castle With #12 Pick: Projected Salary - $5M

  2. Select PF PJ Hall With #29 Pick: Projected Salary - $2.5M

  3. Select SG Terrance Shannon Jr With #32 Pick: Projected Salary - $2M

Free Agency

  1. Resign PG Kris Dunn to a Three Year Contract Worth $27M(8-9-10)

  2. Sign SF Joe Ingles to a One Year Contract Worth $6.5M

  3. Extend SF Lauri Markkanen to a Five Year Contract Worth The Max

  4. Extend PG Bones Hyland to a Two Year Contract Worth $10M(5-5)

Financials(After Moves)

Total Salary: $141M

Luxury Tax: $31M Under

First Apron: $38M Under

Second Apron: $49M Under

Ideal Starting Lineup:

Keyonte George, Colin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Taylor Hendricks, & Walker Kessler

Backup Five:

Kris Dunn, Stephon Castle, Brice Sensabaugh, John Collins, & Nikola Vucevic

Rest of Bench:

Bones Hyland, Terrance Shannon Jr, Joe Ingles, PJ Hall, & Omer Yurtseven

2024 Season Goals

  1. Lauri Markkanen becomes an All Star again and average 25 & 9 on 41% shooting from deep.

  2. Stephon Castle earns the full time starting SG spot during the season and makes Second All NBA Rookie Team.

  3. Utah stays competitive the whole year and sneaks into the playoffs as a 9th seed, winning two games in a row in the play-in tournament.