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Utah Jazz franchise roster has youth, hunger, and lots of future capspace.

A quick look at the team, and who is going to get paid.


This is a quick and dirty breakdown of the Utah Jazz players. It's divided into three groups: point guards, wing players, and big men. So, it's easy to follow (I hope) and charts how much each player is going to make over the next few seasons. It also shows all the non-future draft pick assets of the team, including some guys who are just never going to play for the Jazz. The "Big Three" of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Rudy Gobert could all be getting a raise in the next few seasons. However, the bigger issue would be all the guys still on rookie deals, besides Gobert this also includes Dante Exum, Rodney Hood, Trey Lyles, and Trey Burke. Utah did luck up with the contract for Raul Neto, though I think they overpaid for Tibor Pleiss. Alas, the biggest question mark is going to be Trevor Booker. He's going to want to make at least his fair market value. That's going to be more than the $5 million he's making this season.

Utah Jazz 2015 2016 Cap Space - October 2015

Please note, this was completed AFTER the last round of team options the Jazz picked up for Burke, Gobert, Exum, and Hood. It does not include any information for Phil Pressey or Eric Atkins because ain't nobody got time for that.

This team is young enough to be good when the current batch of great teams are on the downswing. That's one thing the Jazz org needs to learn from the Spurs. Utah was great when there wasn't a chance for a title. We saw that as the Deron Williams teams ran up into the Lakers buzz-saw, and the John Stockton and Malone teams couldn't get by Michael Jordan. In three seasons I could see this core competing in the NBA Finals. And this time, with a chance to win it.

Of course, that's if Dennis Lindsey can keep everyone together, and Quin Snyder makes everyone better.