Utah Jazz: Offseason Summary 2020

by December 14, 2020
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Derrick Favors

The Utah Jazz were a solid team in the Western Conference last season, but were without one of their best offensive players in Bojan Bogdanovic after he suffered a season-ending injury late in the regular season.

After taking a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, they lost three straight games and were eliminated. With that in mind, the Jazz looked to get healthy and make small roster tweaks heading into the 2020-21 NBA season.

Jazz Roster Additions

PlayerTransaction
Udoka Azubuike Draft (27th)
Elijah Hughes Draft (29th)
Derrick FavorsFree Agency (NOP)
Trent ForrestFree Agency (UDFA)
Jake ToolsonFree Agency (UDFA)

Biggest Acquisitions

  • Derrick Favors: After playing for the Jazz from age 19 through age 27, Favors spent last season in New Orleans playing for the Pelicans. Now, he will make his way back to Utah for a second stint, bolstering their frontcourt.
  • Udoka Azubuike: Rudy Gobert is one of the best centers in the entire NBA, but you can never have too much depth. With their first selection in the recent draft, they took Azubuike, who stands at 7-feet tall and weighing 270 pounds.

Jazz Roster Subtractions

PlayerTransaction
Emmanuel MudiayFree Agency
Justin Wright-ForemanFree Agency
Ed DavisTrade (NYK)
Tony BradleyTrade (DET)
Rayjon Tucker Trade (CLE)

Biggest Losses

  • Emmanuel Mudiay: Although he had a down year with the Jazz last season, Mudiay was still an important rotation player and facilitator off the bench. He was a consistent three-point shooter and took great care of the ball.
  • Tony Bradley: Still just 22 years old, Tony Bradley is still developing his game. He appeared in limited action for Utah last season but was productive when he was on the court. He will bet yet another player under 25 who will no longer be a part of the Jazz core of the future.

All NBA Team Offseason Summaries

AtlanticCentralSoutheast
BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
OklahomaLA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio

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