The Utah Jazz have seen numerous changes come to their roster already this offseason. After losing in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last season, the Jazz knew there was a chance they lose franchise centerpiece Goron Hayward to free agency and that’s exactly what happened as he decided to join the Boston Celtics. They also lost point guard George Hill and the organization is now doing everything they can to add pieces to a roster full of holes.
They recently signed reserve wing Thabo Sefolosha who could provide a two-way presence of the bench. However, the Jazz aren’t done yet and are reportedly looking to unload the contract of veteran big Boris Diaw in order to free up enough cap space to make another addition. Following from Tory Jones and Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune:
To create salary cap space to bring in another player, league sources have told The Tribune that the Jazz are looking to trade Boris Diaw’s contract, and they could waive the power forward if no suitor is found. Diaw’s contract becomes guaranteed on Saturday, so a move is expected before then.
While Diaw is a solid complimentary piece on any roster, his age is getting up there and him being scheduled to earn upwards of $7M next season have the Jazz motivated to move him.
While there aren’t many big names still available on the market, unloading Diaw would undoubtedly help the Jazz’s hunt for more talent.