The Utah Jazz and Thabo Sefolosha have agreed to terms on a 2 year / $10.5 million contract. It was widely known that Gordon Hayward’s free agent nationwide tour forced Utah to miss out on other prize free agents, and this hints to what Utah’s season long plans are.
The Jazz has agreed to deal with Thabo Sefolosha, league source tells ESPN— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2017
Free agent Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to a two-year, $10.5M deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2017
This seems to show that the Jazz are canvassing the free agent market for veterans that can contribute off the bench and allow Utah to bring on their new youth movement with Rodney Hood, Dante Exum, and Donovan Mitchell. This also gives Quin Snyder flexibility in stretches.
The worry here is if Thabo Sefolosha becomes another Shelvin Mack situation where the coaching staff values an known commodity over an unknown commodity. With what happened with Dante Exum last year, Jazz fans would be justified in wondering if a repeat could occur with Mitchell, Hood, or Exum.