NBA Free Agency 2014: Utah Jazz free agent player movement tracker

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The month is half over, who is winning and who is losing?

One of the challenges that the 2013-2014 Utah Jazz faced was the fact that there were so many free agents on the roster. Of course, one of the challenges that the 2012-2013 team faced was the fact that there were so many new players on the roster. And of course, one of the challenges that the 2011-2012 team faced was that there were so many guys in contract years on the roster. Narratives aside, every team has a normative amount of roster turn over to worry about -- the Miami Heat went to the finals last season with a team of guys on expiring deals. I don't think a team of professionals can really use this excuse.

Still, the Jazz had a number of players last season who were going to be hitting the market in July. Some hit the ground running, eliciting interest from a number of teams. Others hit the ground without the parachute opening up at all. That is to say, they hit the ground with a thud.

Free_agency_2014_-_utah_jazz_free_agents_scoreboard_july_13

Gordon Hayward was a big news item for a while up until LeBron James made his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers public. G-Time was receiving significant interest from a few clubs, ended up signing an offer with the Charlotte Hornets, one that the Jazz would later match. Among the legion of players who have non-guaranteed contracts for next season, the Jazz shipped off Diante Garrett to the Toronto Raptors (aka, the Wall in Game of Thrones), where he is waiting to be waived (executed). He did just score 60 pts in some Milwaukee pro league. Some team will pick him up.

This brings us to our unrestricted free agents . . . and the only two guys who have signed on with a team in the NBA are Richard Jefferson, who will sign for the minimum with the Dallas Mavericks; and Marvin Williams, who will sign for two seasons at the rate of $7 million per and play in Charlotte.

The rest of the crew is still pretty much up in the air. Mike Harris is going to (or is currently?) playing in Puerto Rico. Jamaal Tinsley is in talks to play in Italy. Malcolm Thomas, Ian Clark, and Erik Murphy are all playing on the Jazz Summer League team in Las Vegas right now.

And well, what about John Lucas III and Brandon Rush? Oh, don't worry about them.


They'll be fine.

If you are going to worry about someone, I'd worry about Andris Biedrins . Anyone know if he's okay? I hope he's okay.

As for the scoreboard, yes, Gordon Hayward is winning. Marvin Williams surprised a lot of people (including myself) for getting $7m on his next contract. A bigger surprise is that Richard Jefferson found a home -- I guess Dallas needs to save some money somewhere. One year for the vet minimum seems like a steal for a starting quality small forward. But let's not pretend that he actually is that right now.

More free agency posts coming up tomorrow, including a few on Marvin and RJ. Hope this tides you all over for now.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker